22 January 2014

University of Queensland projects to combat the misuse of pharmaceuticals, classify the risk of prisoners reoffending, investigate violent crimes and assist ex-prisoners with disabilities have received prestigious and lucrative recognition.

The Australian Institute of Criminology has awarded the four projects more than $160,000 in Criminology Research Grants.

UQ School of Social Science Criminology Program Head Dr Adrian Cherney said it was an amazing outcome to secure the four grants.

“As far as I know, never has one university secured four grants in a single round,” he said.

“It speaks to the strength and quality of criminological research at UQ.”

Submissions to the highly competitive scheme are peer-assessed by the Criminology Research Advisory Council, comprising government policy-makers and academic criminologists.

The four projects span UQ’s School of Social Science, the Institute for Social Science Research, and the Queensland Centre for Intellectual and Developmental Disability.

Details of the projects can be found here.

Media enquiries: Dr Adrian Cherney, a.cherney@uq.edu.au, 07 3365 6663. Kristen Bastian, Faculty Communications, 07 3346 1633 or k.bastian@uq.edu.au