Barrow Island

A team of international archaeologists say evidence from a remote cave in Australia’s North West pushes back human occupation of Australia to around 50,000 years ago.

19 May 2017

A senior University of Queensland academic has been appointed Executive Director for Humanities and Creative Arts at the Australian Research Council (ARC).

15 March 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
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

Australian researchers have identified Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum ’No’ campaign had a deeply negative impact on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people and their families.

10 October 2016
An adult female buried with a small child at her feet. Photo by A. Fairbairn

DNA found in human bones on two Turkish dig sites has shed new light on the ancestry of European farmers, demonstrating a close link between Europe and Asia.

5 August 2016
Adze fragment

A long-standing debate on the colonisation process of Oceania has been put to rest with new research finding Polynesia was deliberately settled in one of the greatest maritime migrations in human history.

6 July 2016
Les Dés Sont Jetés

A magnificent tapestry commissioned more than 50 years ago has finally found its rightful place in the Sydney Opera House, thanks to a University of Queensland researcher’s academic detective work.

29 March 2016
The research focused on ballet dancers because their strict training regimes are similar to those of elite athletes – but they are also performing artists.

Prima ballerinas Anna Pavlova and Margot Fonteyn reported entering altered states of consciousness and having “spiritual” experiences during performance, a UQ researcher says.

14 March 2016

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

16 February 2016
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
A new UQ study has revealed that independent women have more romantic success.

Women have an outdated idea of what men want in a potential partner – and they should feel more comfortable being themselves, according to University of Queensland research.

23 April 2015
Yes boys are more likely to dislike school, but it’s more a matter of the social than the biological.

While research generally agrees that boys are more likely to be disengaged with school than girls, there is far less agreement as to why.

14 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
Image: Evidence suggests that men who react adversely to romantic rejection and act violently towards women are more likely to be socially dominant (iStock).

University of Queensland researchers have found evidence to suggest that men who react adversely to romantic rejection and act violently towards women are more likely to be socially dominant. In two online surveys of more than 550 men, researchers...

4 December 2014