UQ Anthropologists consider the Asia-Pacific region including Australia to be at the core of Anthropology’s strategic research interests for the future.  We have significant expertise in theoretical and conceptual areas of the discipline and are renowned for our strengths in applied research. The Anthropology Museum’s scholarly exhibition program provides the discipline, among others, with a forum for public engagement with academic ideas. The Museum brings unique potential to our teaching and research as does UQCHU (UQ Culture & Heritage Unit), which employs anthropologists on research consultancies.

Three areas of research strength among UQ Anthropologists – environment, knowledge, and identity – are identified as recognisable areas of research and teaching expertise. We intend to grow these areas through the development of national and international research funding and partnerships, high impact publications, and high-quality student recruitment.