March 2018
Weekly Dose: cocaine, the glamour drug of the ’70s, is making a comeback

Friday, March 9, 2018

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Jason Ferris, The University of Queensland; Barbara Wood, The University of... read more

February 2018
Congratulations: Assoc Prof Jason Ferris receives honorary professorial appointment with a leading national drug and alcohol centre

Friday, February 16, 2018

ISSR congratulates Associate Professor Jason Ferris for his honorary professorial appointment with Turning Point, one of Australia’s leading drug and alcohol treatment centres that supports and... read more

December 2017
Gay relationships can be happier than hetero, study finds

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Originally published on UQ News, 15 December 2017 Hot on the heels of the same-sex marriage bill, new research shows that gay and lesbian couples tend to have higher-quality relationships than... read more

November 2017
The early childhood workforce: Do we need to care more for the carers?

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Authors: Prof Karen Thorpe and Dr Sally Staton Evidence from the USA suggests that stressful and increasing work demands alongside incommensurate pay and conditions is taking its toll on... read more

Congratulations: Four ISSR researchers recognised through UQ promotions

Thursday, November 16, 2017

  ISSR congratulates four of its esteemed researchers who were successful in the 2017 UQ academic promotions process. This rigourous examination of research performance resulted in a well-... read more

Working paper: Sources of Variation in the Income Gradient in Child Mental Health: Evidence from Australia

Monday, November 13, 2017

Understanding the factors that enhance or limit children’s physical and mental health is a topic of increasing interest to researchers and policymakers alike, as child health is known to have... read more

Nature publication: Wellbeing and alcohol use in ayahuasca users

Friday, November 10, 2017

  ISSR Associate Professor Jason Ferris and collaborators used data from the Global Drug Survey 2016 to examine well-being and problematic alcohol use in ayahuasca users, as well as... read more

Relationship quality in ECEC predicts NAPLAN outcomes

Monday, November 6, 2017

Authors: Prof Karen Thorpe and Dr Sally Staton International studies of the early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs in the USA and the UK have developed measures to assess... read more

October 2017
ISSR PhD graduate presents to UK House of Commons

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

One and a half years after completing a PhD through ISSR on the influence of legislative frameworks on hate crime victimisation and reporting patterns, Dr Susann Wiedlitzka, together with her UK... read more

Policy brief: Stakeholder perspectives on sleep, rest and relaxation in ECEC

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

  Sleep, rest and relaxation are an essential part of the ECEC day, providing both learning opportunities and support for healthy bodies and minds. The Early Years Learning Framework includes... read more

Policy brief: Achieving responsive sleep, rest and relaxation practices in ECEC

Monday, October 9, 2017

Supporting healthy sleep development in early childhood is vital for ensuring that children can flourish and meet their individual potential. As with other areas of child development, such as walking... read more

Sleep and the restless preschooler: Why policies need to change

Friday, October 6, 2017

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The Australian regulatory standards for sleep, rest and relaxation in early childhood... read more

Harms from polysubstance use depend on use patterns and drug combinations

Thursday, October 5, 2017

  Authors: Caroline Salom and Kim Betts Are more harms associated with some injectable drugs than others? Is it worse to use substances singly or in combination?  Do opioid... read more

September 2017
A man in the centre: What are the benefits of male educators in childcare?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Authors:  Prof Karen Thorpe and Victoria Sullivan Available international data indicates that men represent only 3% of the early education and care (ECEC) workforce in Australia, and up to... read more

Warm mother-child bonds counteract substance misuse risks

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Author: Dr Caroline Salom Families, with their intricacies and interpersonal dynamics, play a complex role in the development of substance use and mental health disorders among young people... read more