Our Research Centres represent a long-term statement of our research directions. They will contain different programs of research from time to time.  Most postgraduate students are associated with a Research Centre.

The Medical Device Research Institute (MDRI) is a uniquely multi-disciplinary research network that aims to be the national research leader in the medical devices industry.  MDRI is a network of researchers, highly skilled in the development and application of a diverse range of medical technologies. This collaborative approach to the research for innovative solutions and services makes MDRI ideal as a single site for product development and testing - taking projects from fundamental concepts right through to preliminary clinical trialing.
The MDRI includes more than fifty researchers and clinicians from Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre and the Repatriation General Hospital. This Area of Strategic Research has been selected competitively to represent one of Flinders University's key research capabilities.  MDRI collaborates in research, development, application and commercialisation of medical devices and technologies to benefit the community.


The Centre for Interaction and Knowledge Technologies (CKIT) contributes to the development of the theory, practice and tools applicable to modern, knowledge-based, data-rich, human-centric systems.  As an enabling technology, CKIT both supports activities in other Flinders research areas while at the same time has its own intellectual identity. Each of our research programs addresses at least one of the opportunities, challenges or risks that our technological advancement in communication and computing has brought.  We are interested in every aspect of how our technology affects human-machine and human computer interaction, and how our understanding of communication and society, knowledge and thought, is changing as we enter the age of the ubiquitous intelligent machine.
Over forty researchers from a dozen different disciplines work on traditional and non-traditional research projects and contracts from Augmented Reality Brain Computer Interface and Talking Heads to communication, collaboration, gaming, assistive and/or educational technology products for conventional, web and mobile platforms.


The Centre for Maritime Engineering, Control and Imaging (CMECI) contributes to research in the areas of autonomous systems, control systems, video/image/signal processing and embedded systems with respect to their application, primarily in (but not limited to) the area of maritime systems.  The Centre's research activities work closely with external research and commercial partners as well as with other Flinders research areas.


By acknowledging the essential dichotomy of mathematics we in the Flinders Mathematical Sciences Laboratory (FMSL) recognise that for mathematics to flourish as a discipline, we must pursue excellence in both modern applied and pure mathematics. On the one hand the new fundamental theories of pure mathematics are often inspired by the common threads of diverse applied mathematical models. On the other hand applied mathematics relies on the translation of new theories to an application context where they are realised.


The Flinders Transport Systems Centre (FTSC) is an international centre of excellence for multi-disciplinary study of the economic, operational, social and environmental issues associated with transport and logistics. FTS offers a unique, integrated and multi-disciplinary approach to improving the performance, operation and understanding of transport and logistics through:
  • education at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • training and technology transfer through regular short courses, workshops and seminars tailored to the needs of industry and the community
  • research and development
  • consulting and expert advisory services
FTSC maintains close links with industry and Government in South Australia, Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, and can provide practical and cost-effective solutions to traffic, transport and logistics problems. FTSC is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in travel demand modelling, transport systems modelling, environmental modelling and transport policy analysis.