Research is needed to design the best childcare system possible.

Policymakers have little detailed understanding of the kind of flexible childcare arrangements families need, says University of Queensland researcher Dr Michelle Brady.

11 June 2015
Live music creates $1.2 billion of economic activity in Australia each year

Australia’s musicians are a happy bunch, despite many being poorly paid, having little job security, working long hours – and drinking heavily.

13 March 2015
Queensland voters will go to the polls on January 31

The following experts are available to comment to media on issues relating to the Queensland election and subsequent developments. Journalists can search for experts on a wide range of topics at UQ Experts.

4 February 2015
An LNP billboard on the Captain Cook Highway, Cairns. Picture: Margo Kingston, via Twitter.

Driving back to Brisbane from my childhood home of Nambour, I saw the most extraordinary political billboard. In monumental black and white, it simply said: Hung Parliament. Chaos.

2 February 2015
Paul Knittel, left, and Tristan Mathias have made web design a faster process.

If necessity is the mother of invention, then frustration must be its father because that is what drove entrepreneur and University of Queensland engineering student Paul Knittel to develop a visual on-line tool for website designers.

29 April 2014

Despite our inclination to believe equality within a team or group is important, new research suggests that a built-in hierarchy leads to fewer group conflicts and higher productivity.

24 May 2012
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

UQ's performance in the highly competitive Australian Research Council (ARC) funding arena has gone from strength to strength with the announcement of successful Future Fellowships and Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA) yesterday (...

15 November 2011

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

Professor at UQ's School of Economics, John Quiggin, has called for an election to restart the debate over the sale of the State government's coal assets.

15 July 2010