March 2015
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

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