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Department of Environment and Science

Queensland Government

Science portfolio of the Department of Environment and Science

Department of Environment and Science

Social sciences

Social science research in Queensland is focused on improving economic and social wellbeing for individuals, households, communities and regions in Australia and internationally.

Queensland has internationally recognised social science research strengths in:

  • psychology
  • health
  • indigenous studies
  • accident and safety
  • criminology
  • governance and public policy
  • sustainable development
  • community resilience.

Leading social science research centres

Queensland has nine universities including three of Australia’s largest. Details of 200 plus research centres in Queensland are available by searching the Queensland science capability directory.

All Queensland universities undertake social science research. Over 120 Queensland institutes, facilities, precincts, laboratories and other research organisations are involved in the social science sector including:

Last updated
1 July 2017