June 2015
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

2015 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The University of Queensland’s Professor Paul Memmott has been awarded the Neville Quarry Architectural Education Prize for his contributions to the tertiary sector at last night’s 2015... read more

The case of multilevel modelling and missing data

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

International expert on multilevel modelling, Professor Harvey Goldstein, presented a seminar at the University of Queensland on 12 February. Professor Goldstein, Professor of Social Statistics at... read more

Women’s Day message to young women – be empowered

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The first International Women’s Day was celebrated more than 100 years ago in 1909 in New York and continues to be celebrated around the world on March 8 each year. Postdoctoral Research... read more

Two-day Leximancer course on big data visualisation

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The first Leximancer training course, held on February 18-19 this year, attracted a wide range of participants from a wine marketing analyst to an engineer turned accountant. Participants in the... read more

Leading UK sociologist visits UQ

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Heather Laurie, Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex, visited the University of Queensland in February this year to develop research collaborations and deliver a seminar on the UK’... read more

February 2015
‘Wild Australia’ photos brought to light

Monday, February 23, 2015

The members of a 19th century Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performance troupe are being remembered in an exhibition at The University of Queensland’s Anthropology Museum. A valuable... read more

Report on ‘three strikes’ policy for tenants in social housing released

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

A report on issues facing tenants in social housing who suffer from mental health and substance abuse problems has been released by The Queensland Mental Health Commission. The Commission engaged... read more