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.
- 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
Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett delivers an Accredited Training Presentation to CUPIC in the USA
Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett presented her work on international students and crime at the College and … Continue reading Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett delivers an Accredited Training Presentation to CUPIC in the USA
Hope in Health: The Socio-Politics of Optimism
A new book by Alan Petersen, recently published by Palgrave. “The language of hope permeates … Continue reading Hope in Health: The Socio-Politics of Optimism
Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett leads major study on International Students and Crime
International Students and Crime by Helen Forbes-Mewett, Jude McCulloch and Chris Nylan was published this month … Continue reading Dr Helen Forbes-Mewett leads major study on International Students and Crime
Emotional Experiences of early parenthood project
A new online resource supporting Australian families in early parenthood produced by The Health in … Continue reading Emotional Experiences of early parenthood project