In the project, police and schools form a partnership to discourage at-risk youth from embarking on a downward spiral of school truancy and entering the criminal justice system.

The University of Queensland’s Professor Lorraine Mazerolle last night told an international gathering of more than 500 criminologists how a five-year trial successfully reduced truancy among at-risk youth in Queensland.

10 June 2015
Bondi, December 1892. Photo: Charles Kerry, UQ Anthropology Museum Collection

The members of a 19th century Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performance troupe are being remembered in an exhibition at The University of Queensland’s Anthropology Museum.

19 February 2015
If you’re a Queenslander, don’t forget to pack some ID to comply with new rules at the upcoming state election.

In a first for an Australian general election, when Queenslanders head to the polls on January 31 they’ll need more than loose change for the sausage sizzle and cake stalls – they now also need to bring proof of identity.

14 January 2015
Professor Kathryn Edin.

Poor urban fathers often perceived as “deadbeat dads” have instead been revealed to be seeking a loving bond with their child rather than the mother, according to a study to feature at a Brisbane seminar.

19 July 2012
Professor Lorraine Mazerolle (left) and Dr Sarah Bennett

In a world-first trial, criminology researchers at The University of Queensland have tested the theory of procedural justice in policing and found that respectful dialogue with citizens during routine encounters makes a big difference to the way...

19 December 2011
Inaugural Project Reference Group meeting (left to right), Dr Tim Lucas (DEEDI), Ms Maureen O'Connor (Qld Health), Dr Adrian Cherney (Chief Investigator), Ms Sharon Bailey (Qld Premier's Dept), Prof Paul Boreham (Chief Investigator), Prof Brian Head (Chief Investigator) and Dr John Dungan (DET).

Former senior public servant and University of Queensland researcher Professor Brian Head is setting out to change a widely held perception that while evidence-based research is necessary in medicine and science, the leap to making social policy...

15 December 2011
Project chief investigators (left to right) Professor Boreham, A/Professor Geoff Dow, A/Professor Warren Lafffan and Professor Mark Western

UQ's Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) released findings of a major, three-year longitudinal study of 4000 Queenslanders on their social wellbeing by region, gender and age at a symposium last week.

15 December 2011

Experts from government will attend presentations by the nation's leading researchers on families and family policy at a two-day workshop, "Family, Work and Wellbeing over the Life Course", at The University of Queensland, held on October 20–21.

18 October 2011
Playing football in Ghana

Playing Djembe and football with some Ghanaian friends was an enjoyable part of Charles Hunt's recent research trip to West Africa.

6 December 2010

Family-friendly workplaces are increasingly on the political agenda – but there are still many issues to address in making this a reality for Australian families.

20 September 2010

Researchers from UQ’s Institute for Social Science Research have found that marriage no longer enjoys the privileged status it once did.

20 September 2010

A collaborative research team led by Professor Bill Martin of UQ’s Institute for Social Science Research will conduct the Federal Government’s Paid Parental Leave (PPL) scheme evaluation.

7 July 2010

The University of Queensland is part of a $4 million research partnership to develop evidence to underpin policies aimed at reducing the amount of homeless people in Australia.

21 June 2010