Dr Yaqoot Fatima honoured at 2021 Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Awards

Dr Yaqoot Fatima, a Research Fellow and Life Course Centre Associate Investigator at the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) at The University of Queensland, has been honoured with a 2021 Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Award.

The annual Queensland Young Tall Poppy Science Awards are hosted by the Australian Institute of P...

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Mothers and babies can be saved by controlling caesarean deliveries

A 30-year global study led by University of Queensland researchers has found rates of childbirth by caesarean section are rising and exceeding safe levels in many developing countries.

UQ’s Life Course Centre investigated rates of caesarean delivery in 74 low and middle-income countries, reporting increasing risks to the lives of mothe...

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Wealthy, educated and urban women more prone to being overweight

An international study of 55 countries has shown a marked increase in the number of overweight women globally, with wealthy, educated and urban women heavier than their counterparts.

Life Course Centre PhD candidate Md. Mehedi Hasan from The University of Queensland’s Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) said the number of over...

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Helping educators manage behavioural challenges in early childhood services

Congratulations to Life Course Centre student Narayan Panthi, the winner of the 2021 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) heat held at the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) at the University of Queensland last week. Similar to last year, this year’s event was held in a virtual format via video submission due to COVID-19 lockdown and social di...

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Tips on how families can cope with school holidays spent in COVID lockdown

Life Course Centre Chief Investigator and Director of UQ’s Parenting and Family Support Centre Professor Matthew Sanders features in this ABC News article providing tips for parents to guide children through Australia's COVID-19 lockdowns during school holidays.
Psychologist advises focusing on what's within your control
Since the...

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Politicians criticising women for ‘outsourcing’ parenting need a reality check. Here it is.

During a heated exchange in a Coalition party room meeting about childcare subsidies, a male MP stated working women are “outsourcing parenting”. The notion that working mothers are failing their children is nothing new. Derived from the Victorian era, notions of women as moral guardians of the family were a way to showcase new-found wealth. ...

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Loneliness, sleep and alcohol are keys to tackling teenage bullying and suicidal behaviours

Screening and early interventions to address loneliness, sleep disturbances and alcohol consumption can help to reduce the association between being bullied at school and suicidal behaviours. This is a recommendation of a global study from Life Course Centre researchers at the University of Queensland that examined the relationship between bu...

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COVID-19 lockdown policies linked to reduction in urban crime

Stay-at-home restrictions implemented around the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have been associated with an average 37 per cent reduction in crime across the globe, an international study has found.

University of Queensland researchers analysed daily cases of crime in 27 cities in 23 countries across the Americas, Europe, ...

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68% of millennials earn more than their parents, but boomers had it better

A lot of us are pessimistic about our children’s future. According to the most recent data from the Pew Global Attitudes Survey (in 2019), just 29% of Australians believe today’s children will be better off financially than their parents.

Such pessimism is common in many developed nations. In Japan, just 13% believe children will be be...

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Examining the labour market outcomes of immigrant women

The interaction of immigration and gender on women’s employment outcomes has been a key research question for Life Course Centre Senior Research Fellow, Dr Rennie Lee.

Dr Lee, who joined the Life Course Centre at the Institute for Social Science Research at The University of Queensland in October 2020, recently presented a Centre semin...

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