Groundbreaking research in Personal Finance and Superannuation

The Centre undertakes innovative and high quality research projects and advises national and international organisations on the strategic and technical aspects of financial decision making. Our research excellence is driven by the comprehensive approach we give to all our projects. We integrate the expertise of our highly qualified team of academics and researchers, industry experience and the knowledge drawn from different disciplines including finance, financial planning, economics, accounting, business law and taxation.

Our research streams

Personal finance and superannuation

  • Superannuation and funds management
  • Default option design
  • Pension finance


  • Long term portfolio decisions
  • Infrastructure and public private partnerships (PPPs)
  • Alternative investments

Professionalisation of financial services

  • Development of a financial planning and financial services profession
  • Ethical standards in financial services
  • Impact of regulatory change on financial products, services, businesses professionals
  • Professional entry requirements and standards for new entrants to financial services

Financial education

  • Financial literacy
  • Tertiary financial education
  • Professional education standards


We are committed to disseminating our research findings through our publications. Our goal is to be able to share and transfer our knowledge with industry, government organisations and the general public.

Research projects

View the list of our research grants, which provide significant funding for our members delivering world-class research.

Financial Capability Research Network

Griffith University is an active member of the ASIC's Financial Capability Research Network which brings together researchers from over 110 organisations across Australia and the world.

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A research degree gives you the freedom to follow your interest, explore new ideas and create new knowledge. If you are passionate about personal finance and superannuation, a research degree could help you become an expert in this field and make a real difference in the world.

Research supervision

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