About Us

About Us

 

EVERY COUNTRY STRUGGLES TO ADDRESS questions LIKE HOW TO ENSURE PROSPERITY, WELLBEING, QUALITY OF LIFE, FAIRNESS AND SECURITY.

OUR WORK AS SOCIAL SCIENTISTS IS TO PROVIDE THE EVIDENCE that is needed to improve policy and practice, AND TO ENSURE OUR RESEARCH IS RELEVANT AND TRANSLATABLE TO THE BIG QUESTIONS AND to the GLOBAL CHALLENGES OF INEQUALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY.

Institute for Social Science Director
Professor Mark Western

Structure
Our people

Our people

Discipline backgrounds

The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) has a staff of approximately 100 people with researchers from diverse backgrounds including criminology, psychology, sociology, demography, economics, statistics, geography, social policy, political science, mathematics and physics.

Our researchers have strong international and regional linkages and collaborate with leading universities across Australia and in Europe, North America and South-east Asia.

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Facilities

Facilities

CATI lab

Cutting-edge research facilities

Our research facilities and software for data collection and analysis include:

  • A sophisticated statistical computing environment with advanced analysis software
  • Tools and facilities for spatial modeling, geographic information systems visualisation and the integration of survey and spatial data
  • Capacity for scientific qualitative analysis (including textual data concept visualization and mapping) using Leximancer software
Publications
Global & local

Global & local

Welcome research partners and students

We welcome partners from commercial organisations and research collaborations both nationally and internationally. We have a global outlook with all our activities from research to and training and mentoring.

Strengths & Expertise

Strengths & Expertise

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Strong portfolio of skills and achievements

The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) has a strong portfolio of skills and expertise in research methods and applied social research.  See below for more information.