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

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