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

ISSR researchers contribute to new journal on work, aging and retirement

Wednesday, May 20, 2015


Institute researchers have featured strongly in the second issue of a new interdisciplinary journal Work, Aging and Retirement launched by Oxford University Press in February this year. Two... read more

Seminar on policy makers and academic research

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Dr Joshua Newman presented the seminar, ‘Do Policy Makers Use Academic Research? Re-examining the “Two Communities” Theory of Research Utilization’ on Friday 1 May at The... read more

April 2015
Social science funding in the UK tied to impact

Monday, April 6, 2015

Sociologist Professor Jane Elliott delivered a seminar ‘Pathways to Impact, evidence-based policy and making the case for the social sciences: a funder’s perspective’ on March 31... read more

March 2015
Michele Ferguson, researching social science and policy impact

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

This year Michele Ferguson began a PhD on the impact of research on public policy. Her PhD topic is, ‘The possibilities and perils of the research impact agenda: Understanding and mapping... read more

Queensland RBT program rates among Australia’s best

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A University of Queensland study on the relationship between Random Breath Testing (RBT) and alcohol-related traffic accidents in Australia has ranked the New South Wales RBT program the best in the... read more

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