UOW’s The Stand

Social Sciences in The Stand

The Stand exists to unlock the knowledge and expertise inside the University of Wollongong (UOW), telling stories about our people and their accomplishments that inform, educate and inspire.

Worlds Collided Shawn Burns

From news director to journalism educator: how a collision with disability changed the course for Shawn Burns...

Immerse Yourself Michael Adams

Associate Professor Michael Adams explores the fine line between life and death through freediving...

The Future of Housing Sophie-May Kerr

It might be a squeeze on space, but for many families apartments are the housing of the future...

(Anti) Social Media Peter Leeson

Is being constantly connected via social media destroying sense of self and our ability to communicate?...

Big School, Bright Start Big School bright start

A smooth transition to big school can have a lasting impact on a child’s education...

Meet the mavericksMeet the mavericks

To understand the impact of technology’s ‘next big thing’ – from 3D printers to electric cars – follow the people who...

Up In SmokeUp In Smoke

Are we doing enough to prepare houses and people for the dangers of bushfire? On Sunday 12 February, a massive...

After the gameStewart Vella and Helen Ferguson

It is often said that an athlete dies twice. Once when they take their last breath, and the other when they retire from sport...

Sleep on itSarah Loughran

Busting myths and setting the record straight on what happens when we close our eyes...

Fight or Fly?Dr Christian Swann

How mental toughness can lead to better decision making under pressure...

Let's talk about sexKate Senior lets talk about sex

The seminal coming-of-age film Puberty Blues thrust the subject of teen sex into the public eye in 1981 with the...

Why true crime captivatestrue crimes

From grisly murder cases to serial killers, what is it about tragedy that fascinates us?

A garden to call homeNatascha Klocker

For years, the block in Mildura sat unused. A mess of weeds and unruly plants was slowly consuming the land... 

On The Road AgainKate Senior

As a child, Kate Senior was not familiar with the traditional concept of work. There were no nine-to-five jobs in her family...

The Urban Farmer Callum Champagne

Callum Champagne shows us how changing the way we interact with our food can have far-reaching and lasting...

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Last reviewed: 31 August, 2017