The Social Futures and Life Pathways (“Our Lives” project) is a longitudinal study of young Queenslanders who began high school in 2006, aged 12/13 years. As they grow older, the study investigates how participants’ values, aspirations, and future plans develop and influence their entry into the labour market, tertiary education, family life, and civic/political participation.
The goal of this study is to examine the impact global change and uncertainty is having on young people’s experiences in these domains, and to better understand how existing social traditions and institutions can mediate this impact. By combining large scale survey research with in-depth interviewing, the Our Lives project assesses major theories about contemporary social change and its implications for young people’s emerging life pathways.
Sociology PhD publishes her first book
Dr Fiona MacDonald (Sociology PhD 2014) has just published a book drawing on her thesis … Continue reading Sociology PhD publishes her first book
Testing times: new research project looks at expectations in healthcare testing
Australians have high expectations of tests in healthcare. But are they higher than warranted? And are they impacting on healthcare expenditure?
PewDiePie, new media stars and the court of public opinion
PewDiePie is the username of the world’s most famous YouTube video blogger, 27-year-old Swede, Felix Kjellberg. PewDiePie’s vlogs, centred on his comedic video game commentaries, attract more than 53 million (mostly young) subscribers.
Let’s talk about sex: inclusion in the classroom and beyond with Dr Kirsten McLean
Dr Kirsten McLean received a Vice Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in 2016 – one of the top awards from Monash University for teaching – for creating an inclusive environment for teaching Sexuality and Society.
- Kirsten McLean recognised in 2016 Vice Chancellor’s Teaching awards
Alan Petersen elected to the UK’s Academy of Social Sciences
Professor Alan Petersen who has recently been elected to the Academy of Social Sciences in … Continue reading Alan Petersen elected to the UK’s Academy of Social Sciences
Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett welcomed to the Victorian Government Research Institute on Social Cohesion (RIOSC)
Helen will help build this interdisciplinary Community of Practice (COP) and participate in research, policy and program development, and enhance the dialogue around social cohesion, multiculturalism, community resilience and preventing violent extremism.
Sociology’s Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett awarded MPA Supervisor of the Year 2015
Congratulations to Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett who has been awarded the honour of MPA Supervisor of … Continue reading Sociology’s Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett awarded MPA Supervisor of the Year 2015
Dr Kirsten McLean wins Faculty Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
Dr Kirsten McLean has been awarded a 2015 Faculty of Arts Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.
Sociology Honours student in the media
Carley Fraser, one of the 2015 Honours cohort in Sociology, was recently interviewed by ABC … Continue reading Sociology Honours student in the media
Public Lecture: Dialogues on hope and health
In this public lecture, renowned health sociologists, Alan Petersen and Alex Broom, will discuss the … Continue reading Public Lecture: Dialogues on hope and health
Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett launches her latest book
Sociology recently hosted the launch of the recent Palgrave Macmillan published book – International Students … Continue reading Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett launches her latest book