March 2018
Dr Wojtek Tomaszewski and Anne Hampshire appointed to Equity Research and Innovation Panel

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training announced a new Equity Research and Innovation Panel to advise on Australian Government-funded research and trials on higher education... read more

ISSR-led evaluation to help break the cycle of welfare reliance

Monday, March 26, 2018

This article was originally drafted as a UQ media release. See also the related media release from the Ministers for the Department of Social Services. A $96 million Australian Government fund... read more

Low-paid ‘women’s work’: why early childhood educators are walking out

Friday, March 23, 2018

  This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Susan Irvine, Queensland University of Technology; Karen Thorpe, The University of... read more

Nature publication: Mandatory naptimes in childcare do not reduce preschooler cortisol levels

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Professor Karen Thorpe, Dr Simon Smith and Dr Sally Staton, together with colleague Dr Cassandra Pattinson, examined cortisol levels in preschool children to determine the the association between... read more

Weekly Dose: cocaine, the glamour drug of the ’70s, is making a comeback

Friday, March 9, 2018

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Jason Ferris, The University of Queensland; Barbara Wood, The University of... read more

February 2018
The Long Arm of Parental Advantage: Socio-Economic Background and Parental Wealth Transfers over Adult Children’s Life Courses

Thursday, February 22, 2018

A wealth of social science scholarship has established that better-off parents make greater investments in their children while they are growing up, contributing to social inequalities in child... read more

Congratulations: Assoc Prof Jason Ferris receives honorary professorial appointment with a leading national drug and alcohol centre

Friday, February 16, 2018

ISSR congratulates Associate Professor Jason Ferris for his honorary professorial appointment with Turning Point, one of Australia’s leading drug and alcohol treatment centres that supports and... read more

December 2017
Gay relationships can be happier than hetero, study finds

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Originally published on UQ News, 15 December 2017 Hot on the heels of the same-sex marriage bill, new research shows that gay and lesbian couples tend to have higher-quality relationships than... read more

November 2017
The early childhood workforce: Do we need to care more for the carers?

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Authors: Prof Karen Thorpe and Dr Sally Staton Evidence from the USA suggests that stressful and increasing work demands alongside incommensurate pay and conditions is taking its toll on... read more

Congratulations: Four ISSR researchers recognised through UQ promotions

Thursday, November 16, 2017

  ISSR congratulates four of its esteemed researchers who were successful in the 2017 UQ academic promotions process. This rigourous examination of research performance resulted in a well-... read more

Sources of Variation in the Income Gradient in Child Mental Health: Evidence from Australia

Monday, November 13, 2017

Understanding the factors that enhance or limit children’s physical and mental health is a topic of increasing interest to researchers and policymakers alike, as child health is known to have... read more

Nature publication: Wellbeing and alcohol use in ayahuasca users

Friday, November 10, 2017

  ISSR Associate Professor Jason Ferris and collaborators used data from the Global Drug Survey 2016 to examine well-being and problematic alcohol use in ayahuasca users, as well as... read more

Relationship quality in ECEC predicts NAPLAN outcomes

Monday, November 6, 2017

Authors: Prof Karen Thorpe and Dr Sally Staton International studies of the early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs in the USA and the UK have developed measures to assess... read more

October 2017
ISSR PhD graduate presents to UK House of Commons

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

One and a half years after completing a PhD through ISSR on the influence of legislative frameworks on hate crime victimisation and reporting patterns, Dr Susann Wiedlitzka, together with her UK... read more

Policy brief: Stakeholder perspectives on sleep, rest and relaxation in ECEC

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

  Sleep, rest and relaxation are an essential part of the ECEC day, providing both learning opportunities and support for healthy bodies and minds. The Early Years Learning Framework includes... read more

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