While discipline-based research continues to thrive in individual departments throughout the Faculty of Science, the borders between each field of study have become less distinct.
In 2005 the Faculty of Science took advantage of this potential for cross-disciplinary investigation and developed a research plan co-ordinated about five general themes:
A review of these themes within the Faculty of Science was commissioned by the Dean of Science in January 2011. Two initiatives from the inquiry have developed:
The remaining themes are currently under review.