Professor Matt sanders

An international parenting program developed at The University of Queensland is featuring in United Kingdom election campaigning.

17 May 2017
Dr Tom Aechtner ... Over the past decade communities in scientifically advanced nations have experienced devastating vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks

The influence of media and religion on anti-vaccine attitudes in Australia will be the focus of University of Queensland research enabled by a Westpac Bicentennial Foundation fellowship.

16 February 2017
Recovering drug addicts are often impaired socially

Negative stereotypes about injecting drug-users may be hampering their recovery. A study has found that recovering drug addicts who believe they are the target of stereotypes find it harder to function within society.

7 February 2017
Trump establishes himself as a champion and as a voice for people who feel unchampioned and voiceless, the professors said.

United States President-elect Donald Trump’s “crudity and incivility” increase his appeal, says a prophetic book chapter co-authored by a Queensland academic several months ago, and due to be published in the New Year.

18 November 2016
The research focused exclusively on recreational bodybuilders, to understand how their motivations to use drugs, and patterns of use.

Prohibition is failing to curb recreational bodybuilders’ use of performance and image-enhancing drugs, and the policy is sexist and causes harm, according to participants in a first-of-its-kind University of Queensland study.

9 November 2016
Military veterans' long-term suffering shows that time does not resolve all issues. (Shutterstock image).

University of Queensland researcher Dr Robyne Le Brocque believes trauma is a fact of life. That’s why the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work senior lecturer sees such importance in her role as organising committee chair of next week’s...

2 September 2016

The University of Queensland has a list of experts available for comment on issues relating to the Olympic Games Rio 2016.

3 August 2016
Gail Wiltshire.

A musical about women - for women - will raise vital funds for women’s cancer research this May.

23 March 2016

Joining a book club after retirement could extend your life just as much as doing weekly exercise.

16 February 2016
Head and brain injuries are infants' most frequent injuries from assault

Assault-related injuries are significantly more severe and lead to greater long term disability in Queensland than do childhood injuries from accidents, a child safety researcher says.

1 October 2015
Good social support for mums - before and after birth - prevents mental health decline.

New mums are at lower risk of postnatal depression if they stay connected with their important social networks.

29 September 2015
Adolescents can use exclusion to get others offside and isolate them, thereby exerting their own dominance and power in a group.

A UQ researcher has found that social exclusion among teens can be more harmful than direct bullying.

3 September 2015

University of Queensland research suggests overconfidence may help people win romantic partners.

16 June 2015
Until e-cigarettes are approved as medicines, smokers must obtain them from the black market.

A leading Australian substance abuse expert is pleading for moderation in e-cigarettes policies.

5 June 2015
Relaxation and social activities are important in preventing excessive stress.

Stress is the physical and emotional response we all experience when faced with demanding situations.

7 January 2015
Leaders who create a shared sense of purpose and identity within their work teams can help improve employee health and wellbeing.

Researchers from The University of Queensland have found managers can increase productivity levels and prevent burnout by helping employees feel part of a group.

17 December 2014
Our tendency to think that we will “beat the odds” is risky, and mostly wrong. malik ml williams, CC BY-SA

For most of us, death conjures up strong feelings. We project all kinds of fears onto it. We worry about it, dismiss it, laugh it off, push it aside or don’t think about it at all. Until we have to. Of course, death – our own, a friend’s, a family...

27 November 2014
The app will make it easier for young people to get quick and accessible help

A University of Queensland project to develop a smartphone app to prevent Indigenous youth suicide in the State has received more than $800,000 from the Federal Government.

1 September 2014
UQ’s Associate Professor Charles Claudianos is leading a study that will help unravel the genetic basis of autism.

University of Queensland researchers have led a study that will help unravel the genetic mystery of autism and, for the first time, help diagnose children under two years of age with the disorder.

5 June 2014
Researcher Hosam Mamoon Zowawi said the ‘phantom’ superbugs were found during a region-wide collaborative study on superbugs.

University of Queensland researchers have discovered antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the Middle East which is cloaking itself in genetic material to avoid detection and placing the population at increased risk of deadly infections.

2 June 2014