Social Impact

Social Impact

Through their work, our researchers aim to empower both individuals and communities - particularly those who are most vulnerable - to live meaningful, healthy, secure and sustainable lives. Their work promotes positive social change bought about through high quality and high impact research and teaching, facilitating public debate on major social issues and through deep engagement with our communities.

Green space & healthier children green space image

Setting aside at least one fifth of urban land for quality parks and green space could help...

Early Start celebrates second birthday ES second birthday

To celebrate its second birthday, Early Start UOW is hosted a week of music-inspired games, workshops, special guests...

Talking to your baby Talk to your baby

Early Start Speakers Series offers info to parents focusing on the years of rapid development from birth to two years...

Helping preschoolers understand autism Alex and the pirate ship

Books targeted at preschoolers exploring the experiences of children with autism who attend mainstream preschools...

Illawarra athletes get Ahead of the Game Stewart Vella

Ahead of the Game, a new mental health program targeting adolescent males launches Saturday 5 Nov...

Project Air Strategy for Schools launched Project Air Strategy for Schools

A new project - 'Project Air Strategy for Schools' launched by NSW Minister for Mental Health The Hon Pru Goward...

Schools receive mental health support Dr Michelle Townsend

Prof Brin Grenyer's Project Air Strategy for Schools, helping industry staff to recognise & respond to complex mental...

Mental health campaign for young males Stewart Vella mental health campaign

UOW researchers calling on sporting clubs for Dr Stewart Vella's new project called Ahead of the Game...

Board Game Helps Adolescents Kate Senior Board Game

Life Happens, a board game made by A/Prof Kate Senior, helps adolescents navigate life’s ups and downs...

Kids influenced by unhealthy food Bridget Kelly

Illawarra public health expert Dr Bridget Kelly is urging parents to teach kids to be critical of the unhealthy food...

Advocating for disabled children The Parent Room

Dr Amy Conley Wright's program, The Parent Room provides skills & support to advocate for children with special needs...

Last reviewed: 19 October, 2017