January 2015
Spinifex collaborative project

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

For Professor Paul Memmott, 2014 marked the seventh year of collaboration across the university with a professor from the School of Chemical Engineering and a professor from the School of Agriculture... read more

December 2014
John Western Sociology prize awarded

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Georgie Bingham was awarded the John Western TASA* Sociology Prize, at an awards ceremony at the School of Social Science, after topping her 2014 honours degree. The John Western TASA sociology... read more

One year of the inaugural RHD cohort

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

At the beginning of 2014 the Institute achieved a milestone with the first intake of Research and Higher Degree (RHD) students that were directly enrolled with the Institute. Previously academics... read more

PhD opens doors in Germany

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Dr Sandra Buchler received her PhD in 2012, titled, Cohabitation in Australia: Characteristics, Transitions and Outcomes. Her PhD thesis received the Dean’s Award for Research Higher Degree... read more

Poster competition addresses challenging social issues

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

More than 70 people attended the Bachelor of Social Science Poster Showcase in October 2014, including senior academics, and community sector and industry partners from Queensland Corrective Services... read more

Professors elected to social sciences academy

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Professors Lorraine Mazerolle and Paul Memmott have been elected as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA).  Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) Director... read more

NHMRC award for Dr Ferris

Monday, December 8, 2014

Dr Jason Ferris is the recipient of a four-year, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Award, announced on October 17. The award, valued at $309,436, will allow Dr... read more

Mapping the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Australia Report

Thursday, December 4, 2014

The recent report, ‘Mapping the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Australia’, outlines the important contributions to the nation of the humanities, arts and social sciences... read more

Five-day statistics course wraps up a big year for MFSAS

Thursday, December 4, 2014

A five-day course on the analysis of longitudinal social data, held in the last week of November, was the 28th professional development course in statistical analysis conducted by the Institute.... read more

Students to experience professional research

Monday, December 1, 2014

Three University of Queensland (UQ) undergraduate students will work with researchers at the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) over the summer vacation to experience what it’s like... read more

Growing use of mobile devices and social research

Monday, December 1, 2014

The Institute’s Research Services Manager, Ms Sue York, recently co-authored a book, The Handbook of Mobile Market Research: Tools and Techniques for Market Researchers. It is a practical... read more

November 2014
Engaging parents in schools to improve school children’s educational outcomes

Monday, November 17, 2014

Research shows that when schools, families and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more. But what type... read more

Hypermancer reveals social chatter insights in real-time

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A new social media monitoring tool developed at The University of Queensland will help journalists, bloggers and public relations practitioners find out what the public is really saying about people... read more

Global Youth Forum coincides with G20

Thursday, November 13, 2014

As a result of winning the Institute’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition this year, PhD candidate Susann Wiedlitzka, was invited to attend Brisbane’s Global Café Youth Forum... read more

DECRA for Dr Parsell and Discovery Award for Dr Fielding

Thursday, November 6, 2014

In an Australian Research Council announcement yesterday, two Institute researchers and teams, were awarded more than half a million to conduct research on homelessness and the environment. Leader... read more