ARC success

SoSS scholars will use their ARC success in the most recent round to conduct research into health and medical treatments, migrant labour, philosophical thought, and conflict and sexual violence. Congratulations to Dr Marie Segrave (DECRA), Dr Michael Ure, Professor Alan Petersen, Professor Jacqui True, and Associate Professor Renata Kokanovic.

Summaries of our funded projects

DP140100996 Fraser, A/Prof Suzanne M; Kokanovic, A/Prof Renata; Moore, Prof David; Treloar, Prof 
Carla; Dunlop, A/Prof Adrian J
2014 $171,000.00
2015 $178,000.00
2016 $150,000.00
Total $499,000.00
Primary FOR 1608 SOCIOLOGY
Funded Participants: 
Administering Organisation Curtin University of Technology
Project Summary
Alcohol and other drug addiction is a major health and social issue in Australia. Treatment success rates are modest and little is known about how people experience and manage addiction and the stigma that accompanies it. This project will generate new knowledge on alcohol and other drug addiction by applying a proven qualitative methodology to these issues for the first time. It will produce an effective, innovative online resource for affected Australians, their family and friends, and the wider Australian community including health professionals and policymakers.
DP140101129 Davies, Dr Sara E; True, Prof Jacqui
2014 $150,000.00
2015 $130,000.00
2016 $100,000.00
Total $380,000.00
Funded Participants: 
Administering Organisation Griffith University
Project Summary
Widespread and systematic Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) has been recognised by the United Nations Security Council since 2000 as a matter of international peace and security. Under the 1998 Rome Statute it is a crime against humanity, a war crime and an act of genocide. There are two explanations for mass SGBV: the presence of armed conflict and the existence of extreme gender inequality and oppression prior to onset of conflict. Yet, to date, there is little knowledge of how variations in the type of conflict and gender inequality contribute to SGBV crimes. This project will test and refine the two dominant and competing explanations for SGBV crimes to inform strategies for the prevention of SGBV where risk is high.