Past ISSR Winter and Summer Research Scholars

Each year the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) participates in the UQ Summer and Winter Research Scholarship Program.

As the largest social science research institute in Australia, and a national leader in advanced interdisciplinary social science and evidence based policy research, the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) is uniquely placed to offer high quality research training. Scholars actively participate in an ongoing research project or undertake a substantial piece of supervised research work during either the Summer or Winter holiday periods. 

By participating in undergraduate research programs, students gain valuable academic and professional skills, have an opportunity to develop links with industry and academic contacts, and are able to test drive research before embarking on further research studies or higher degree research projects.

“Scholars are a great way for early career researchers to gain experience supervising junior colleagues and to develop skills in planning tasks, communicating expectations and providing mentorship. ” Dr Renee Zahnow, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ISSR

“The most incredible experience in my years as a student has been participating as a research scholar at ISSR. This opportunity provided me with valuable insight into the real-world research that takes place at the Institute, and the chance to learn from world-class researchers from various disciplines. ” Ms Heidi Hoffmann, 2016 Winter and Summer Scholar

Heidi went on to enrol as an Honours student, and work as a research assistant at ISSR, and is starting her PhD at ISSR in 2020.

First Name

Last Name

Supervisor/s

Research Project 

Sophie

Austerberry

Dr Jenny Povey and Prof Janeen Baxter

Investigating the effectiveness of a parent engagement course for school staff to improve the parent engagement school culture and student outcomes in disadvantaged communities

Tayla

Barber

Dr Caroline Salom

Analysis of illicit substance use in a regional setting

Gabrielle

Behm

Dr Shamsi Shekari

Investigation of strategies for delayed school time and their impact on household wellbeing in Australia

Dzulfikaar

Bin Sutandar

Dr Nam Tran

To what extent is the association between mental health disorder and obesity in adolescents mediated by school bullying? A causal mediation analysis from middle and low income countries

Madeline

Donaghy

Dr Paco Perales

How Discrimination Affects the Lives of LGB People in Australia

Lachlan

Green

Dr Jack Lam

Population ageing and family dynamics in Australia

Archibald

Hodge

Prof Janeen Baxter and Dr Jack Lam

Transition to young parenthood and impact on educational and employment aspirations

Nadine

Lorimer

Dr Alicia Allan

Sleep routines in daily life

Sara

Mejia Munoz

Prof Lisa McDaid

Exploring community of diversity as empowering and protective for navigating uncertainties around climate change and wellbeing

Lucy

Neilson-Senise

Dr Kalina Rossa

Exploring relationships between sleep, socio-emotional functions and risk taking in young people

Lawrence

Rivera

Dr Joemer Maravilla

Multi-country analysis of domestic and family violence among adolescents in low and middle income countries

Olivia

Van Halen

Dr Sally Staton

Mealtimes Matter: Childcare as window  into food insecurity and food socialisation in low-income communities

First Name

Last Name

Supervisor/s

Research Project 

Olivia

Bayliss

Dr Sally Staton

Mealtimes Matter: Childcare as window  into food insecurity and food socialisation in low-income communities

Gabrielle

Behm

Dr Shamsi Shekari

Investigation of legislations and strategies  for improving sleep in young adults in Australia

Dzulfikaar

Bin Sutandar

Dr Jack Lam

Population ageing and family dynamics in Australia

Ella

Bond

Dr Caroline Salom

Analysis of illicit substance use in a regional setting

Madeline

Donaghy

Dr Paco Perales

How Discrimination Affects the Lives of LGB People in Australia

Alexander

Dornan-Lund

Dr Yangtao Huang

Inequalities in education and labour market outcomes among Australians from different socioeconomic backgrounds

Martin

Fahy

Dr Alicia Allan

Measuring sleep environments

Archibald

Hodge

Professor Janeen Baxter and Dr Jack Lam

Transition to young parenthood and impact on educational and employment aspirations

Areeya

Rungruangwanij

Dr Sara Kalucza

Lifecourse outcomes for young parent: when is early parenthood a problem?

Brinda

Taparia

Mr Joemer Maravilla

Multi-country of domestic and family violence among adolescents in low and middle income countries

Zhaoxi

Zheng

Dr Sandy Houen

Early Childhood Educators’ perspectives on children’s sleep, rest and relaxation

Enquiries

For more information about UQ Undergraduate research opportunities click here or email our ISSR contact:
Dr Lisa Pope | Reporting and Analysis Coordinator

l.pope@uq.edu.au

+61 7 3365 1298