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.

After the steelworks Alex Haines

The Port Kembla Steelworks has been downsizing its workforce for decades. But once retirement and...

How we can all work to prevent suicide Alex Haines

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Suicide Prevention Collaborative is working hard to address the unacceptable rates of suicide…

Omega-3, our brains and behaviour TAB

The study that’s taking omega-3 into classrooms, prisons and preschools.

Clearing the air on causes of diabetes TAB

Could our car-dependent way of life be contributing to the global chronic health issue of diabetes?

On the hunt for invasive hawkweeds  Cyberbullying

They may look like innocent daisies, but hawkweeds pose threat for Australia’s...

The Practice and Promise of Mindfulness  Cyberbullying

Mindfulness offers the promise of a healthier mind for everyone, raising questions on how to develop...

Why you Can’t Commit to Exercise Cyberbullying

Ever wondered why we struggle to commit to exercise? This is the research aiming to help you stick to it...

Prams and the City Cyberbullying

Walking should be the easiest, healthiest way for us to explore the world around us. But for some parents...

It’s time to care about what you wear! Cyberbullying

We live in the age of mass consumption. We buy clothes we don’t need, don’t really want, and will never wear...

Shining A Light On Cyberbullying Cyberbullying

In this 24/7 digital age, bullying is no longer limited to the classroom or playground...

Manufacturing gets creative Charles Gillon

Australian manufacturing hasn’t died, it’s just transformed. It employs thousands and makes...

Investing in the great Australian dream Charles Gillon

Human geographer Charlie Gillon finds the great Australian dream of a block of land and house in the suburbs...

Who we are: multiculturalism at home Who we are

Ideas of racial segregation in Australia don’t hold true when it comes to choosing a life partner...

Rebuilding a life Rebuilding a Life

Helping survivors of domestic violence to break the cycle and thrive.

Fifty shades of green Fifty shades of green

Celebrated for medicinal properties but recognised as a trigger for mental illness, the good and the bad of cannabis...

Indigenous storytelling finds new voices jane Warren Story

From ancient dreaming stories to Indigenous youth of today, Kirli Saunders is giving back through Indigenous storytelling.

Early Intervention the Key jane Warren Story

Special programs are helping children with developmental delays or disabilities make the transition to school...

Timbers with a Sustainable Timbre Gibson and Warren

How guitar makers and the timber industry are striking a chord for sustainably grown and harvested woods...

The Baby Boomer Legacy Lyn Phillipson

Helping an aging population grow old with dignity is possible by creating dementia friendly communities...

The Rise of Competitive Parenting Elisabeth Duursma

How can parents create a bright future free from the shadow of stress and anxiety of competitive parenting?

Distance Worker's Labour of Love Nick Skilton

Maintaining a healthy love life and personal life while managing a career in distance work raises challenges...

Smart Cities at the Crossroads Pauline McGuirk

Are smart cities another fad that benefits only big tech companies, or can the power of citizen sensing help...

Move to Improve Learning Shawn Burns

What if increasing the amount of physical activity each day could improve children’s learning?

Cultivating Community Through Farming Shawn Burns

Developing small farms on unused land in urban areas could help alleviate chronic unemployment for refugees...

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Last reviewed: 6 September, 2018