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.

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...

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...

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Last reviewed: 3 November, 2017