Professor Colm Harmon appointed to Vice Provost position at University of Sydney

Congratulations to Life Course Centre Chief Investigator Professor Colm Harmon who has been appointed to the position of Vice Provost (Academic Performance) at The University of Sydney.

Colm takes on this academic leadership position within the Office of the Provost and Deputy Vice Chancellor following six years as Head of School at Th...

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Gender and work explored at 2018 Brisbane Feminist Festival

Recognition of women’s work is a vital part of the movement towards gender equality and was the focus of a Q&A panel session at the 2018 Brisbane Feminist Festival including Life Course Centre Director Professor Janeen Baxter.

The festival is organised by the One Woman Project, a youth-led, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to ...

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Workshop promotes broader view of sentencing and incarceration

Solutions to rising rates of mass incarceration in Australia cannot be found solely in the criminal justice system and should also take into account a range of interrelated social issues such as poverty, mental health, addiction, homelessness, education and employment.

There is also a need to ‘humanise’ the lived experiences of people ...

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Sorry, men, there’s no such thing as ‘dirt blindness’ – you just need to do more housework

Caption: While the gender gap is narrowing, women still do seven hours more housework per week than men (and that doesn't include child-caring). Shutterstock

The problem with housework is that it is never-ending drudgery. As soon as the floor is cleaned, the dog throws up, the kids spill slime ingredients into the wood grain, and the t...

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Learning from the experiences of First Nations people in creating positive change

Life Course Centre student travel award recipient Cari McIlduff says her study tour to North America to learn from the experiences of First Nations people has provided valuable lessons for her research on the positive engagement of remote Indigenous communities in Australia.

A PhD student with the Parenting and Family Support Centre of...

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Life Course Centre researcher secures ARC Future Fellowship

Congratulations to Associate Professor Cameron Parsell of The University of Queensland

School of Social Science on being successfully awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship in the ARC August 2018 Grants.

A Life Course Centre Associate Investigator, Cameron has been awarded an ARC Future Fellowship over fo...

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Assessing the impact of mentoring on refugees and immigrants – a view from Europe

There is a huge amount of social innovation underway in Europe relating to the mentoring of refugees and immigrants, but very little information exists on the effectiveness of such programs.

Associate Professor Òscar Prieto-Flores of the University of Girona in Catalonia, Spain, is working to address this by leading a major new researc...

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US researchers examine key life course linkages

Important life course linkages, from inequalities in mother’s lives and children’s education to economic uncertainty and family building in young adulthood, were put under the spotlight by two US social researchers during their recent visit to the Life Course Centre.

Professor Robert Crosnoe and Associate Professor Shannon Cavanagh fro...

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Administrative data opens new possibilities for research and policy insights

A new Life Course Centre Working Paper by Melanie Spallek, Michele Haynes, Janeen Baxter and Nicole Kapelle explores the use of Australian Government Administrative Data in assessing the association between income support and relationship breakdown.

The paper, titled ‘Relationship Separation and Length of Time in Receipt of Income Supp...

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Researching the impact of terrorism on individual well-being

The Life Course Centre is delighted to have Dr Orla Doyle, Associate Professor at the School of Economics at University College Dublin, as a visitor at our University of Sydney and University of Melbourne nodes.

Orla is a Life Course Centre Partner Investigator and her core focus of research is a micro analysis of human behaviour.

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