Social Science

URam_Choe_imageA FISH-like creature that floats freely through dense mud beneath the city, a nitrogen oxide-inhaling being that descends to earth after midnight and a colony of light-eating ‘anima machines’ offer a glimpse into the future at John Curtin Gallery.

Salmon_holes_01POEMS, drawings, memories and ancient stories all stirred up emotions and a deep need for Western Australians to dig up their long-forgotten endemic sense of place—their endemophilia—at Murdoch’s Institute for Social Sustainability (ISS)’s last week seminar.

GrandparentsRESEARCHERS from UWA and the University of Basel are exploring why grandparents invest resources in their grandchildren.

Aussie kid's playtime documented

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Chidrens_playRECORDINGS, photographs and written observations of children at play have been part of a nation-wide account of children’s playlore—the first of its kind since the 1950s.

palliative-care-bedsideWA researchers are undertaking a groundbreaking research project aimed at improving the needs of in-home carer’s looking after the state’s terminally ill patients.

Lyn_DimerTHE Heart Foundation WA (HFWA) recently released a paper advocating other not-for-profit organisations to take a whole-of-organisation top-down approach to effectively reduce health disparities for Aboriginal people.

LGBT_flagTHE health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex (LGBTI) Australians requires more research and awareness, according to the WA Centre for Health Promotion Research (WACHPR).

Lake_MongerTHE City of Subiaco has been named Australia’s best water-saving council.