Social science research in Queensland is focused on improving economic and social wellbeing for individuals, households, communities and regions in Australia and internationally.
Queensland has internationally recognised social science research strengths in:
- indigenous studies
- accident and safety
- governance and public policy
- sustainable development
- community resilience.
Leading social science research centres
Queensland has nine universities including three of Australia’s largest. Details of 200 plus research centres in Queensland are available by searching the Queensland science capability directory.
All Queensland universities undertake social science research. Over 120 Queensland institutes, facilities, precincts, laboratories and other research organisations are involved in the social science sector.
A University of Queensland research team has been awarded $5 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) to help reduce smoking in Australia.
Queenslanders are incapable of assessing their own intoxication levels, especially when their blood alcohol level is high, according to research co-led by The University of Queensland.
Griffith research has been at the forefront of the development and establishment of Australia's long-awaited National Anti-Corruption Commission
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