News: Societal wellbeing

Jailing is Failing: Rehabilitation in the Australian Prison System

A prison building

The women entering Australia’s prison system are invariably accompanied by significant histories of trauma and abuse. Some have had children forcibly removed, and many women are experiencing levels of self-harm and suicidal ideation that would be completely unacceptable if identified in the outside world.

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Research unpacking student scholarships for work experience

applying for a scholarship

Financial support for students undertaking work integrated learning is essential for improving the accessibility of internships and work placements. Research from the University of Adelaide Law School has identified key gaps in these programs and generated recommendations for maximising their accessibility.

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As the Aussie home ownership dream fades, it’s time to lift our game for renters

Front door of a rental property

The number of people renting in Australia is growing at twice the rate of home ownership, and a new dataset generated by University of Adelaide researchers will help inform future policy that supports renters and guides infrastructure spending.

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A cool change is coming to city streets

tree lined street

Our cities are heating up and we need to find innovative ways to lower urban temperatures, or life will become increasingly harder for residents. In Adelaide, the number of days when outdoor temperatures soared above 40°C increased from only two days per year in 2000 to six days per year in 2020.

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The solution to staying safe could lie in the virtual world

Virtual reality

Whilst many of us escape into virtual worlds as a fun diversion, Researchers believe the secret to teaching people to behave safely and act decisively in the real world can also be found amongst online realms.

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Battling the complexities of diagnosing Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson's patient with doctor

New research is hoping to create more accurate diagnostic tests to allow earlier intervention.

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What people’s beef is with gene editing?

Australian cattle

Gene editing in the beef industry could provide significant new strategies for producing far superior livestock. It could be used to produce cattle that are heathier, more environmentally resilient and allow for higher levels of animal welfare by eliminating the need for painful common procedures.

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Disjointed sleep can be a health nightmare for women

Disjointed sleep can be a health nightmare for women

Most people remember when they wake during the night. But it’s the many briefer moments of stirring from slumber that can dramatically impact health – particularly for women.

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The secret to powerful storytelling

The secret to powerful storytelling

Have you ever wondered why some stories draw people into another world or even affect their lives? What are the key elements a story needs to grab a reader’s attention, engage them with the subject, evoke emotions and prompt a change in their behaviour?

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Professorial Lecture Series: Professor Jodie Conduit

Professor Jodie Conduit

Engaging for Social Good: Using the principles of customer engagement to improve individual and societal well-being.

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