The world we live in is changing rapidly. From unprecedented technological advancements to increasing globalisation, our everyday reality is becoming more and more complex. To get a real perspective on these changes and how they will affect the citizens of the future, an understanding of humanity - and the laws and institutions that govern how we live together - is essential.
Flinders University’s research into people and society covers a broad spectrum of human endeavour, from government, business and the law to how we respond to and contribute to society through cultural production. Knowing how society works, and how we operate in it, will help us plan for the future on the local, national and international level.
Cultivating positive sporting club cultures for healthier men.
When humans land on Mars, what law will apply? It’s an important legal riddle that now reaches far beyond a science fiction plotline.
Revealing the hidden histories of past lives to understand human adaptation.
It’s time for behaviour support practices that protect human rights and build better lives.
Lifting the quality of food relief services, tackling both hunger and poverty.
Family is the greatest protection for young Aboriginal lives.
Academic advocacy has transformed law to make abortion care health care.
What does home mean to children whose parents have separated, or to those in state care? The answer has profound ramifications for their futures.
Three Flinders University researchers have been awarded Future Fellowships worth almost $3 million in the Australian Research Council’s first round of 2022.
Australia’s decision to engage in a dynamic space program shows bold ambition, but securing a share of space power among superpower nations means that Australia needs to precisely define its purpose and understand the extent of its capabilities.
Modern slavery hides in plain sight in South Australia.
Criminology Professor Mark Halsey has unearthed a worrying truth – that intergenerational incarcerations represent a significant number among the nation’s 40,000 prisoners. The problem disproportionately impacts Indigenous prisoners, who report both parents as having been incarcerated at three times the rate of non-Indigenous prisoners.
Donald Trump failed to win a second term as President of the United States, but his rise as a populist figure has signalled seismic change reverberating through traditional political parties around the world.
Social work is a family business for Dr Michelle Jones, a Senior Lecturer at Flinders University’s College of Education, Psychology and Social Work – her Popa worked at Yatala prison and her aunt in the health field.
How connected is our behaviour and our environment to our genetics? Can genes be turned on and off in response to our environment, and consequently can we steer them towards positive outcomes? It’s likely, according to Associate Professor Sarah Cohen-Woods, who is examining epigenetics and behaviour through a range of groundbreaking studies.
The welfare of veterans in Australia has been written in a false narrative. Although 6,000 people leave the Australian Defence Forces each year, focus has been placed on the 20% who are broken. The reality is that every veteran needs a hand to make the transition into regular society.
Uncovering the rich Aboriginal history of the Murray River.
As Associate Professor Udoy Saikia was completing his master's in economics from the prestigious Gokhale Institute in Pune, his friends were lining up traditional careers in finance and banking.
Verbatim Theatre can be a powerful expression of real life.
Relief appeals. COVID-19. 5G conspiracy theories. Black Lives Matter. Anti-lockdown protests. All these decisive moments have triggered surging social media interaction, and all demand clear answers as to why people react and respond.
A new plan represents a pivotal change in how mental health assistance is being sought and delivered in the era of COVID-19.
By the time the alarm bells ring, an eating disorder may already be well established. Seeking help early is essential for both individuals and families.
Professor Sarah Wendt doesn’t flinch when she asks tough questions of men who have instigated violence against women.
Narungga woman Dr Natalie Harkin comes from a “three mission history” – that’s the number of times her family were uprooted and shunted from one state-run Aboriginal settlement to another.
Suddenly, the boundaries of how we study Australian history dramatically changed with the discovery of ancient Aboriginal stone tools located on the Pilbara seabed.
The days when the threat to our democracy came solely from tanks, ships and fighter aircraft have long gone. Digital technologies these days have the ability to destroy trust in our institutions without a physical shot being fired.
Decades of work trying to understand the social structures and dynamics of organised crime is now providing invaluable insights into the terrorist networks that have come to dominate security concerns in the 21st Century.
Artistic expression has never had limiting boundaries for Professor Garry Stewart.
It was in Brazil where anthropologist Professor Amanda Kearney’s thinking about Australian Aboriginal people, and the language we use to describe their lives, took the profound turn that has helped usher in a new, optimistic and positive way to view the future of Indigenous culture in Australia.
Transnational crime has grown exponentially, thanks to globalisation, the booming illicit drug trade and the emergence of new cybertechnology.
Australians have staged some of the world’s most ambitious and innovative live productions. AusStage is committing them to the national memory.
Detective work by a leading Flinders maritime archaeologist is revealing the secrets of a ship from Ancient Greece. And at the heart of it all are some humble copper nails.
Their tireless crusade against miscarriages of justice turned more than 100 years of established law on its head, giving hope to those jailed for crimes they didn’t commit.
A new Flinders research centre is setting out to rebuild democratic values.
Flinders pioneering Aboriginal archaeologist, Ngarrindjeri man Chris Wilson, is in high demand.
How a new academic centre is bringing together all social work’s stakeholders.
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