August 2015
Big Data to lead bigger change

Monday, August 31, 2015

Social data such as children’s numeracy skills and social security records are laying foundations for major social change, thanks to new research. University of Queensland and government... read more

ISSR joins Australia’s leading development network

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) has been accepted as an affiliate member of a leading body that provides intellectual leadership for Australia’s aid programs. The Australian... read more

New report highlights need for mining companies to work better with Indigenous communities

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Mining continues to be an issue that divides communities, both in Australia and abroad. Projects are often hotly contested, with environmental and economic interests often competing – both... read more

Women and work in the last three decades

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The most significant change in the Australian labour market over the past three decades has been the growth in women’s participation. What has this meant for society, the economy,... read more

First ISSR PhD graduate

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The big question of how can we help improve the living standards of the extremely poor is the driving force of the first PhD student to graduate from ISSR. Dr Art Martinez was awarded his degree... read more

July 2015
ISSR set for a spring move to UQ St Lucia Long Pocket Precinct

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) is moving to the University of Queensland (UQ) Long Pocket Precinct in September. UQ has made a significant investment in the social sciences by... read more

Australia needs new birth cohort data

Monday, July 27, 2015

A recent Institute for Social Science (ISSR) report, The case for a new Australian birth cohort study, puts forward strong arguments for data from a new birth cohort of Australian children that will... read more

80,000 words in three minutes

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

How do you explain detailed and technical research to a generalist audience in three minutes? Research and higher degree students on July 13 did just that in the annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT... read more

Intergenerational Equity seminar

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Sean Innis from the Department of Social Services (DSS) delivered a seminar on the relationship between intergenerational equity and lifetime wellbeing in Australia. The May 21 seminar, ‘... read more

June 2015
Navigating the Twittersphere just got easier

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Newcomers to the Twittersphere can find it confronting and alienating, somewhat like being in a fishbowl with an invisible audience and no voice. narratif Place is a new app that helps the user,... read more

Career advancement a strong incentive for medicos to ‘go rural’

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A recent University of Queensland (UQ) report commissioned by Rural Health Workforce Australia shows doctors will take up opportunities to work in country areas if there are career and lifestyle... read more

Expert takes Queensland truancy trial to the world

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The University of Queensland’s Professor Lorraine Mazerolle last night told an international gathering of more than 500 criminologists how a five-year trial successfully reduced... read more

Big data and social science

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Accessing ‘big data’ can enrich social science research, which often uses surveys to gather information, including national cohort and population surveys such as the longitudinal... read more

May 2015
Senate housing affordability report

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Dr Maree Petersen’s research on older people at risk of homelessness has been cited in the recently released Commonwealth Government Senate report, Out of reach? The Australian housing... read more

Spotlight on homelessness and older women

Thursday, May 21, 2015

There was a 12 percent increase in older women reporting as homeless during the period of the last two Australian Bureau of Census collections of 2006 and 2011. Service providers are also... read more