The Faculty of Social Sciences with its component Schools and Research Areas is uniquely placed to make a significant contribution to Wollongong and the Illawarra region, nationally and internationally, in areas of social and community impact. The Faculty of Social Sciences has a robust track record in research across a broad range of disciplines. Our leading-edge scholars provide a rich environment for the continued development of theoretical and interdisciplinary research. Currently, the major research strengths in the faculty are:
- The Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research (AUSCCER) combines a leading team of geographers whose innovative research looks at the cultural and social aspects of environmental and societal issues.
- Our Early Start Research Institute (ESRI) works across a range of disciplines including education, psychology, health sciences, arts and creative arts, to improve life and educational outcomes for all learners, especially young people and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The research breadth in the Faculty will continue to provide a strong environment to attract future HDR students.
Areas of Research
Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research
Early Start Research Institute
Illawarra Institute For Mental Health
Six reasons why you might be waking up tired
Do you find yourself waking up tired because you're not sleeping well? Dr Christopher Magee talks about his research in an article on poor sleep.
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More men die in bushfires: how gender affects how we plan and respond
Men and women prepare and respond differently to the threat posed by bushfires.
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Properties under fire: why so many Australians are inadequately insured against disaster
Around 20% of Australians are not insured against disasters, and even a quarter of those who do may be under-covered.
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Australian research shows the benefits of early adoption
Helmut Uhlmann was adopted at five years old and appreciates the security it gave him.
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