Societal Wellbeing

Thriving communities require not only quality ‘ingredients’, but effective ways of mixing them. Freedoms must be balanced with restraint. Form with function. Productivity with contentment. We enhance the recipe daily.

Led by our Professions and Arts faculties, we address multidisciplinary problems in numerous areas critical to advancing quality of life: water, health, security, social innovation, economic development and more. Our research outcomes influence policy and planning. And we constantly explore how we can apply this influence to make life better for all—at home, interstate and abroad.

Impact stories

Abuse of Powers of Attorney under the spotlight

In the face of increasing concerns about the abuse of Powers of Attorney, legal experts are asking for submissions as part of their review of existing South Australian law.

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A return to the wild for better immune health

Revegetating green spaces within cities can improve soil quality and has been linked to human health benefits.

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The many faces of social housing in Australia

Social housing has been home to many Australians over its 80+ year history. 

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How to flatten the curve of coronavirus, a mathematician explains

Slowing the spread of the coronavirus is of utmost importance for Australians, with the Federal government continuing to provide new updates about hygiene and social distancing requirements to ease the stress on hospital beds. 

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Newstart debate must focus on people, not politics

Economics researchers at the University of Adelaide are urging politicians to address the issue of the Newstart Allowance with maturity and consider increasing it by as much as $120 per week.

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Emergency communication in a digital world

Enhancing information flows and strengthening communication systems for use during emergencies can save lives, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide.

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