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

July 2014
Evidence-based policy project LSE blog article

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A team of ISSR researchers who worked on the Australian Research Council funded linkage project, “The Utilisation of Social Science Research in Policy Development and Program Review”,... read more

Institute PhD candidates’ first 3MT elevator pitch

Thursday, July 17, 2014

ISSR held its first Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition that challenges Research Higher Degree students to present their research topic in a three minute “grab” that is both... read more

Most Inspiring International Student of Australia award

Monday, July 14, 2014

PhD student Erlyn Macarayan was awarded this year’s “Most Inspiring International Student of Australia”, by the Council of International Students Australia (CISA). Ms... read more

April 2014
Evidence Based Policing Masterclass

Monday, April 28, 2014

Leading University of Queensland criminologist, Professor Lorraine Mazerolle, and a team of experts in using research evidence to improve policing practice conducted the 2014 Masterclass in Evidence... read more

First intake of postgraduates

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

An important milestone for the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) has been reached – the direct enrolment of PhD students. From January 1, 2014, ISSR became an enrolling unit... read more

Deans Award for two PhD graduates

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Two recently graduated PhD students, who were supervised by ISSR staff, are the proud recipients of The University of Queensland’s 2013 Dean’s Award for Research Higher Degree Excellence... read more