November 2015
A place to call home

Monday, November 23, 2015

A team of social scientists from The University of Queensland produced a research report with recommendations that will improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable in the community – those... read more

Silke Meyer weighs into the domestic violence debate

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Dr Silke Meyer is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Science Research. Her research on domestic and family violence is published widely and is recognised by scholars,... read more

Funding boost for social science research

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Social science research at ISSR received a funding boost in the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Major Grants Announcement on October 30. ISSR Director Professor Mark Western said the... read more

Life Course Centre conference

Monday, November 9, 2015

The inaugural ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (Life Course Centre) conference on October 28-30 brought together more than 150 delegates, leading national... read more

October 2015
Policy Analysis in Australia

Monday, October 12, 2015

A book on the state of policy analysis in Australia edited by the ISSR Policy Analysis Program Leader, Professor Brian Head, and Associate Professor of public policy from the University of Tasmania... read more

September 2015
UQ BIG Data for Change FORUM at Parliament House

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Leaders from universities, government, industry and the not-for-profit sector gathered at the “UQ BIG Data for Change FORUM” at Parliament House in Canberra on September 16 to discuss the... read more

John Western honoured in memorial lecture

Monday, September 28, 2015

Continuing in the tradition of the two previous memorial lectures, an eminent social scientist delivered the John Western Public Lecture, which was held on 21 September. The biennial lecture... read more

Early Career Researcher Award for Dr Ferris

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Dr Jason Ferris won an Early Career Research Excellence Award (ECR) in this year’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Research Awards. He is a drug and alcohol epidemiologist who... read more

ISSR moves to the UQ Long Pocket Precinct in Indooroopilly

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Institute for Social Science Research has moved to The University of Queensland Long Pocket Precinct in Indooroopilly, only ten minutes from the main campus at St Lucia. The refurbishment of... read more

First seminar at Long Pocket precinct

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The first seminar at the new ISSR premises at the Long Pocket precinct was held on 17 September. David Ribar, the Acting Deputy Director of the Melbourne Institute delivered the seminar, ‘A... read more

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

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