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The School of Humanities and Social Sciences undertakes outstanding research in diverse fields.
Academic staff are actively engaged in publishing in high quality journals and with prestigious book publishers, in gaining research grants and consultancies, and they give frequent public lectures, talks and seminars.
They are also regular contributors to the print and broadcast media, and are regularly interviewed by Australian and international media for their knowledge and views.
There is research expertise on state, national and regional politics and policy issues; international relations; democracy and democratisation; public ethics; psychoanalysis; humanitarian and disaster relief; and community development. The School includes Australia's foremost experts in the fields of psychoanalysis, democratic theory and practice, international and community development, politics including of Australia, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, China/Taiwan/Tibet; and global strategic relations.
There is further research expertise in areas including: Sri Lankan religion and ethnicity; Australian national identity; late 19th and 20th century Australian cultural history; Australian immigration and settlement policy; changing forms of policing and security in Australia and overseas; the role of the Australian collecting sector in promoting culturally diverse societies; Pacific Island history; Maternal Health and ‘Global Suburbs’.
Academics in the School welcome enquiries from the media, publishers and prospective research students. See further the individual webpages of each of the School Staff.
Associate Professor Andrew Scott
Associate Head of School (Research)