March 2012
ISSR researchers awarded prizes for Honours theses

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

University of Queensland Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) research assistants Renee Zahnow and Andrew Clarke have both won School of Social Science prizes for their Honours... read more

February 2012
UQ study uncovers covert prejudice in the suburbs

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Covert prejudice and negative perceptions towards minority groups are a significant problem for Australian communities, according to a new Australian study.  The Australian Community... read more

Do we no longer care about the collective good?

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Transformation of Solidarity, a book co-edited by University of Queensland sociologist Dr Mara Yerkes, tackles the subject of globalization of national economies and societies where we put a high... read more

December 2011
Social Wellbeing of Queenslanders

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

UQ's Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) released findings of a major, three-year longitudinal study of 4000 Queenslanders on their social wellbeing by region, gender and age... read more

Just a little respect goes a long way

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Criminology researchers at the University of Queensland completed a world-first trial that tested the theory of procedural justice in policing and found that respectful dialogue with citizens during... read more

Using evidence to set the political and social agenda

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Former senior public servant and University of Queensland researcher Professor Brian Head is setting out to change a widely held perception that while evidence-based research is necessary in medicine... read more

November 2011
ISSR welcomes its Summer Research Scholarship winners

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) welcomed its 11 Summer Research Scholarship winners for 2011/2012 at a morning tea on Tuesday 29 November. The UQ Summer Research... read more

Double Accolade for ISSR

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Within a period of two weeks University of Queensland sociologist and director of the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Professor Mark Western received two prestigious accolades. He was... read more

October 2011
Changing face of Australian families explored at UQ workshop

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Experts from government will attend presentations by the nation's leading researchers on families and family policy at a two-day workshop, Family, Work and Well-being over the Life Course,... read more

September 2011
Innovation Award for homelessness research

Monday, September 19, 2011

Dr Cameron Parsell was awarded the 2011 Institute for Social Science (ISSR) Research and Innovation Award last week for his research on homelessness. The Research and Innovation awards for... read more

UQ to host unique research centre to benefit Queenslanders

Monday, September 19, 2011

UQ will be the headquarters for a new world class research centre that will improve the social and economic wellbeing of Queensland communities.  The University will collaborate with the... read more

August 2011
Professor John Western remembered

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

UQ will host a public lecture on Wednesday September 28 to honour the legacy of the late Emeritus Professor John Western AM – the founding father of sociology at the University.... read more

Summer Research Scholarships

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Applications for Summer Research Scholarships are now open at the Institute for Social Science Research!  In 2013/14 ISSR will offer three Summer Vacation Research Scholarships. 

Research and Innovation Awards 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

The Institute for Social Science Research and the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences are committed to encouraging innovation and creativity in our early career researchers to help... read more

May 2011
UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellowships now CLOSED

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The University of Queensland invites applications for a limited number of Postdoctoral Research Fellowships commencing in 2012, to be awarded to persons wishing to conduct full-time research at the... read more