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

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

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 Australin 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

August 2017
Discrimination stands between IV drug users and much needed health care

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Author: Camila Couto e Cruz, Phd Candidate People who inject drugs often experience discrimination from the general public, who may view their substance abuse as the result of personal... read more

ISSR expands expertise in life course beginnings with new research team in child development, education and care

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

ISSR welcomes a new multidisciplinary research group with a focus on optimising early experiences through family supports and early education interventions. The team is headed by Professor Karen... read more

July 2017
In-house administrative data spanning 10 years affirms how NGOs can make an enduring impact

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

St Vincent de Paul commissioned ISSR to evaluate the impact of the NGO’s services in addressing needs through analysis of their internal data. Two questions formed the basis of this research:... read more

We need more than just laws to ensure responsible alcohol service

Monday, July 17, 2017

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. There is little evidence that training alone reduces the propensity for over-service of... read more

June 2017
The Wild Australia Show Officially on Tour

Monday, June 12, 2017

ISSR’s Professor Paul Memmott, in partnership with a national multi-disciplinary team of researchers and curators, took the Wild Australia Show 1892-93 back on the road, commencing with the... read more