International Recognition for Life Course Centre Chief Investigator

Congratulations to Life Course Centre Chief Investigator Professor Lorraine Mazerolle, who has been selected as the 2019 winner of the Jerry Lee Lifetime Achievement Award of the Division of Experimental Criminology.

The Division of Experimental Criminology (DEC) is a division of the American Society of Criminology. It seeks to promote...

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How many Australians are not heterosexual? It depends on who, what and when you ask

Almost two years after the heated discussions accompanying the 2017 marriage equality postal survey, LGB Australians remain at the centre of public debates. For example, there are ongoing issues around religious freedoms, and homosexuality was at the centre of Israel Folau’s controversial statements.

But one aspect about the Australian...

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Life Course Centre students receive Candidate Development Awards to visit France and USA

Congratulations to Life Course Centre students Nikita Sharma and Laura Simpson Reeves who have been awarded University of Queensland Graduate School Candidate Development Awards.

Nikita’s PhD topic is on immigrants in the Australian labour market, and she will use the award grant to attend the Paris School of Economics Summer School on...

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Examining Pasifika migration, labour mobility and well-being in Auckland and Brisbane

A series of Life Course Centre Working Papers has been published on the well-being of Samoan and Tongan groups living in, and moving between, Auckland and Brisbane.
The papers comprise three separate literature reviews - covering Pasifika diaspora, Pasifika well-being, and Pasifika methodology - as well as two further papers on Pasifika...

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The relationship between depression and risk taking

A new Life Course Centre Working Paper examines the way that depressive episodes shape risk preferences and risk-taking behaviours.

The paper, authored by Life Course Centre researchers Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark, Dr Sarah Dahmann and Dr Nathan Kettlewell of the University of Sydney’s School of Economics, uses large-scale representat...

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Evidence on the long-term negative effects of school bullying

Being bullied at school has long-lasting negative impacts on academic performance, employment, income and mental health, according to new evidence produced by a Life Course Centre Working Paper.

School bullying is a widespread problem and policy issue, but there is little evidence on whether being bullied causes poorer outcomes in late...

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New Life Course Centre Scholarship for University of Sydney Students

The University of Sydney’s School of Economics has launched its latest Life Course Centre Scholarship for research addressing social and economic disadvantage.

Applications are now open for students who have an unconditional offer of admission or are currently enrolled full-time in one of the following at the University of Sydney:

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Sharing Life Course Study Synergies with New Zealand

The Life Course Centre was pleased to host a recent visit by the Director and Deputy Director of the Centre of Methods and Policy Application in the Social Sciences (COMPASS) at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Dr Barry Milne, Director and Dr Nichola Shackleton, Deputy Director, spent two days visiting the Life Course Centre’s ...

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Fussy eating can be a big problem in low-income, food-insecure families

A new study by Life Course Centre researchers has examined the impact of ‘fussy’ or ‘picky’ child eating behaviours in low-income households. It found that mothers in low-income households reporting food insecurity were less likely to have fruit frequently available in the home.

Providing fussy eaters with a narrow range of foods that ...

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Life Course Centre researcher receives award for outstanding research thesis

Congratulations to Life Course Centre Research Fellow Dr Michelle Sydes who was recently selected by The University of Queensland Graduate School as a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Higher Degree by Research Theses.

This award gives formal recognition to outstanding PhD and MPhil graduates of The University of Queensland...

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