December 2014
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

October 2014
Home ownership on community land becomes reality on Palm Island

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Luella Bligh became the first person to sign a 99-year residential lease over communal title land in Queensland, in March this year. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in Queensland are now... read more

New intensive course on longitudinal data analysis

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Building on the success of the longitudinal data analysis two-day courses – the Institute is now offering a five-day intensive from 24-28 November. Institute statistician and manager of the... read more

Life Course Centre launched to tackle the big question of social disadvantage

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Experts from universities, governments and NGOs across seven countries are tackling the urgent problems of deep and persistent disadvantage through a $28 million centre led by the University of... read more

September 2014
Criminology work experience day at ISSR

Friday, September 19, 2014

Twelve university and school students attended a one-day work experience event hosted by the Policing and Security Research Program at ISSR. Professional researchers spoke about what it’s... read more

Tackling environmental challenges by bridging traditional boundaries

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A recent forum, ‘Tackling the big environmental challenges’ marked the first major event for the UQ Network of Environmental Social Scientists (NESS). The forum was co-hosted by the... read more

Research and Innovation Awards

Thursday, September 18, 2014

As part of the September Research Week festivities, two of the Institute’s outstanding researchers have been recognised at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) annual awards... read more

August 2014
Dr Ferris, turning data into meaningful knowledge

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Institute Senior Research Fellow, Dr Jason Ferris*, had his PhD conferred in July. His research passion is to turn data on drugs, alcohol and related social problems into meaningful knowledge. Dr... read more

UQ researchers team up with police

Monday, August 25, 2014

Social science researchers will evaluate the success of a new mobile community policing van launched at St Lucia in Brisbane. Researchers from The University of Queensland’s Institute for... read more

Family changes & wellbeing Future Fellowship

Monday, August 18, 2014

Dr Belinda Hewitt was awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship on July 23 in the highly competitive grant scheme, which saw The University of Queensland (UQ) awarded a total of 16... read more