Research Clusters

The themes of our research are classified into ten clusters; CommunitiesFamiliesIndigenous
SustainabilityHousingPolicingEmploymentPolicy & Evaluation, Development and Methodology.

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Research Programs

Research staff work within an organisational framework of Research Programs. Each Program is led by a program leader and has its own research staff with many staff working in two or more programs. The programs are, Employment and Education, Sustainability and Environment, Policy Analysis, Social Wellbeing, Health and Housing, Policing and Security and Research Methods and Social Statistics.

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ISSR also participates in several national research initiatives, some of which are located within these Research Programs.

Life Course Centre (LCC)

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (the Life Course Centre) is based in the Institute for Social Science Research at The University of Queensland and has nodes has nodes at The University of Western Australia, The University of Melbourne and The University of Sydney

The Life Course, launched on October 2014, is tackling the problem of deep and persistent disadvantage characterised by the spread of social and economic poverty within families and across generations.

The Centre combines the strengths of the leading researchers in their fields, nationally and internationally, with strong partnerships with government and non-government organisations involved in human service delivery and policy.

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The Aboriginal Environments Research Centre (AERC)

AERC is a multidisciplinary centre for research and teaching into the culture, environment and architecture of Australian Indigenous peoples. While the Centre is hosted by the School of Architecture, ISSR and AERC have strong connections, including joint staff appointments.

Centre staff and postgraduate students work on numerous consulting projects for government and non-government agencies and organisations. The Centre maintains a substantial collection of research material, including literature, images and sound recordings. The work undertaken at the Centre is nationally recognised and helps support a stimulating research culture, which any student, researcher or other interested party is welcome to enquire about.

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