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

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

People travelling into Australia will now have to self-isolate for 14 days – one of a range of measures announced at the weekend by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, with the aim of slowing the spread of the coronavirus and easing 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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Working towards wellbeing

Creating pathways to employment and wellbeing for refugee women.

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Who to contact

Professor Bruce Northcote is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Engagement) within the Division of Research & Innovation at the University of Adelaide where he is responsible for providing leadership in achieving the University's strategic goals in relation to industry engagement and commercial partnerships.

P: (08) 8313 3278
E: bruce.northcote@adelaide.edu.au

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