April 2014
ISSR Postdoctoral Research Fellowships for 2015: Applications Now Open

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Closing date: 19 May 2014 The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) at the University of Queensland (UQ) invites applications for early career researchers to commence with ISSR in 2015... read more

February 2014
Best paper award

Thursday, February 20, 2014

PhD candidate Jenny van der Arend was awarded best paper at the 2014 Public Policy Network (PPN) Graduate Conference in Canberra this year. The PPN annual conference, on January 29 January,... read more

Will voter ID laws endanger compulsory voting?

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Institute Research Fellow, Dr Tracey Arklay, has weighed into a debate about a Queensland government bill before parliament that will require Queensland voters to show ID before they can vote in... read more

January 2014
Symposium bridges “research-policy” divide

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A symposium at the close of last year brought together social policy professionals from government agencies and academic researchers to bridge the divide between academic research and policy. The... read more

December 2013
Industry and community engagement funding

Thursday, December 19, 2013

This year the Institute had one of its most successful rounds of UQ Collaboration and Industry Engagement Fund (UQ CIEF) and FirstLink Grants funding with six applications receiving more than $235,... read more

New Life Course Centre formed to break the cycle of disadvantage

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) will host a new $28 million research centre to improve the lives of children and families who experience social disadvantage across generations.... read more

November 2013
Network data, more than pretty pictures

Monday, November 18, 2013

There was great interest from researchers at the Institute for Social Science (ISSR) in Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Rochelle Côté’s presentation on network data collection at the Institute... read more

Bold housing model to reduce homelessness to be evaluated

Monday, November 18, 2013

Leader of the Social Wellbeing, Health and Housing Program, Dr Cameron Parsell, and a research team at the Institute for Social Research (ISSR) will conduct an evaluation of an innovative supportive... read more

Demystifying longitudinal data analysis and statistical modelling

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Participants at a statistics training workshop at the University of Queensland (UQ) on October 29 were shown how to manage longitudinal data and use the analysis features now available in STATA, a... read more

ARC grants a boost for complex policy problems

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Researchers from the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) and their teams were successful in gaining more than $1.5 million from the recent round of Australian Research Council (ARC) grants... read more

Are policy-makers interested in academic social research?

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Researchers and students from The University of Queensland (UQ) interested in social policy attended a seminar on October 17 entitled, Are policy-makers interested in academic social research? The... read more

Evidence-Based Policymaking Symposium

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Academics and public sector policymakers will come together in a symposium at The University of Queensland (UQ) to discuss the impact of academic research on policy. The symposium, Evidence-based... read more

Research Fellow's career leaps

Monday, November 11, 2013

Research Fellow and criminologist, Dr Elise Sargeant, was awarded her PhD in 2012 and since then has made huge leaps in her career as an academic working in Professor Lorraine Mazerolle’s... read more

Workshop for social researchers on life course perspective research

Thursday, November 7, 2013

What is a life course research perspective? What are the methodologies? And how does it provide such a powerful framework for social researchers to understand what determines people’s health,... read more

August 2013
"Envisioning Real Utopias" - a conversation

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Author of "Envisioning Real Utopias", Professor Erik Olin Wright, in the short video below talks about the concept of "real utopias" and his experience teaching the ISSR Winter... read more