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Webinar; Managing & publishing sensitive data in the Social Sciences

RSSS - events - Fri, 2017-03-17 10:35
Date and time:  Wednesday, 29th March 2017 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm webinar.jpg Presenter:  Dr. Steven McEachern Presenter:  Professor George Alter Contact Person:  CSRM Contact email:

Co-hosted by the Australian Data Archive (ADA) and  the Australian National Data Service (ANDS), join us for a webinar on Wednesday 29 Mar 12.30pm AEDT.

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An analysis of the proposed changes to the government's Paid Parental Leave program

RSSS - events - Tue, 2017-03-07 12:06
Date and time:  Wednesday, 15th March 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm Location or Venue:  Jean Martin Room, Level 3, Beryl Rawson Building, ANU Presenter:  Mr Matthew Taylor Contact Person:  CSRM Contact email:

Parental Leave Pay (PLP) provides $12,000, to just under 170,000 families every year. At an annual (gross) cost of $1.97 billion PLP provides $672.60 a week for up to 18 weeks that the primary claimant, 99.4 per cent of whom are birth mothers, remain on parental leave after the birth of a child.

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Mental health and the employment careers of young people in Australia – What is the causal relationship?

RSSS - events - Tue, 2017-03-07 12:02
Date and time:  Wednesday, 8th March 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm Presenter:  Dr. Hans Dietrich

What is the causal relationship between unemployment and mental health amongst young people in Australia?

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Social sciences and the self in the age of the brain masterclass

RSSS - events - Wed, 2017-03-01 10:17
Date and time:  Tuesday, 14th March 2017 - 9:30am - 4:30pm neuron.jpg Location or Venue:  Jean Martin Room, Beryl Rawson Building (#13) Presenter:  Professor Nikolas Rose (Kings College London) Presenter:  Dr Gavin Smith (ANU) Contact email:

Professor Nikolas Rose (Kings College London) is coming to the ANU's Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) to provide a day-long HDR/ECR masterclass on 'Social sciences and the self in the age of the brain' (an overview of the masterclass thematic is provided below). This interactive event will feature Professor Rose discussing selected works relating to the topic, but also offering constructive feedback on the research programs of the masterclass participants who will be given the opportunity to present their current work.

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The Urban Brain: Living in the neurosocial city

RSSS - events - Wed, 2017-03-01 10:11
Date and time:  Wednesday, 15th March 2017 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm city-cars-road-traffic 440x220.jpg Location or Venue:  Finkel Lecture Theatre, JCSMR (#131) Presenter:  Professor Nikolas Rose (Kings College London) Contact email:

Hear Professor Nikolas Rose argue that we should rethink the experience of living in the city in the light of recent developments in the sciences of life. We now know a great deal about the corporeal and cerebral impacts of the varieties of forms of life that we call ‘urban’. He will argue that social scientists need to work with researchers in the life sciences to understand how urban experience, and urban adversity ‘gets under the skin’ and shapes the bodies and brains of urban citizens and denizens.

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CSRM Seminar Series - The role of informal wage negotiations in explaining the gender wage gap

RSSS - events - Thu, 2017-02-23 09:44
Date and time:  Wednesday, 1st March 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Professor Matthew Gray and Dr Sriram Shankar

A long run focus of labour market research has been on understanding the reasons why women receive, on average, a lower hourly wage than men. A range of explanations have been proposed including gender differences in characteristics that impact upon wages (e.g., human capital, caring responsibilities), gender differences in the types of jobs held, and discrimination in the workplace.

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CSRM part of exciting international cooperation

RSSS - news - Tue, 2017-02-21 11:29
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The ANU and the University of British Columbia (UBC) have signed a statement of cooperation.  CSRM will be the ANU’s methods focused research Centre in this agreement.

The objective of the cooperation is to strengthen the relationship between the two Institutions and encourage collaboration between the ANU, including the Social Research Centre, and UBC in the area of Child Development Monitoring and the creation of a population level child development monitoring system.

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Ensuring young people's social and emotional fitness - lessons from Canada and the USA

RSSS - events - Tue, 2017-02-21 09:35
Date and time:  Tuesday, 14th March 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

In conjunction with the upcoming Universitry of British Columbia Visits in March 2017, the CSRM will be hosting a public lecture with international guest speaker Dr Kimberly Schonert-Reichl.

What can we do to ensure young people are socially and emotionally fit enough to flourish in learning and in life? Dr Kimberly Schonert-Reichl will discuss the concept and outcomes of educating the whole child.

Following the lecture, there will be an opportunity for a Q&A discussion between the audience and Dr Kimberly Schonert-Reichl.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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Survey of family law system professionals

RSSS - news - Fri, 2017-02-17 15:31
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Family law professionals face many challenges when working with high-conflict families, including those in dispute about shared-time parenting arrangements. CSRM's Dr Bruce Smyth is conducing an anonymous web survey to identify strategies used by practitioners when working with high-conflict cases. 

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CSRM modelling shows huge cost to top 20% of income earners

RSSS - news - Thu, 2017-02-16 14:10
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Modelling by the CSRM shows that an increase to a 4 per cent Medicare levy, as proposed by the Queensland and Victorian governments in 2016, would cost the top 20 per cent of income earners an extra $5200 a year. 

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CSRM's modelling of the distributional impact of the Medicare levy

RSSS - news - Thu, 2017-02-16 13:59
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Modelling by CSRM shows an increase to a 4 per cent Medicare levy, as proposed by the Queensland and Victorian governments in 2016, would cost the top 20 per cent of income earners an extra $5200 a year.

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CSRM 2017 Seminar Series

RSSS - news - Thu, 2017-02-16 13:34
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After the success of last year's Seminar Series the CSRM will continue to run seminars throughout 2017. The seminar series will include speakers from a range of research backgrounds, all with an applied research methods focus.

Seminars will usually be held between 2:00pm and 3:00pm most weeks during the 2017 teaching period in the Beryl Rawson Building 13 at the ANU.

To register your interest in these series please contact Monica Glasgow at or on 02 6125 9269. 


CSRM Associate Professor Ben Phillips produces research note on Australia's household energy cost

RSSS - news - Mon, 2017-02-13 14:00

CSRM Associate Professor Ben Phillips has just released a research note that summarises the methods and results of an analysis of household energy costs for Australia. Energy costs have increased sharply in recent years placing an increasing burden on household living costs.

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More growth for CSRM

RSSS - news - Wed, 2017-02-08 16:14

CSRM has continued to expand with the Centre for Gambling Research (CGR)  being incorperated in to the Centre.As the ANU's primary centre for research in this field, CGR aims to engage in rigorous academic debate and inform policy and public discourse around gambling and broader community impacts. This is an exciting addition to the Centre that will support CSRM in fulfilling it's role as a national leader in social research. 

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CSRM welcomes professional staff members

RSSS - news - Wed, 2017-02-08 14:14

CSRM has kicked off 2017 with the addition of two professional staff members. Joining the CSRM team are Corey Worcester and Monica Glasgow.

Corey comes on board as the Centre Manager. Prior to commencing at CSRM, Corey has worked in research management since 2008. Most recently, Corey was the Operation Coordinator for the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Biology at the ANU’s Research School of Biology. Corey brings a wealth of experience in all aspects of administration within a University context and will be fundamental in the effective management of the Centre. 

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Criminology joins CSRM

RSSS - news - Wed, 2017-02-08 13:27

CSRM continues to grow with Criminology joining the Centre. The ANU has a world wide reputation for high quality research in Crime and Justice. Our flagship Bachelor of Criminology Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to draw on social dimensions of crime and deviancy and assess the effectiveness and implications of crime control methods.

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CSRM's Naomi Priest wins fellowship to study racism and child development

RSSS - news - Thu, 2016-12-22 13:52

CSRM's Naomi Priest has won a prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellowship (CDF) to continue her research on how early life adversity “get under the skin” to influence lifelong health among Aboriginal and ethnic minority peoples.

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Cultural heritage and the mediation of identity, memory and historical narratives

School of Sociology - events - Fri, 2012-08-17 10:41
Date and time:  Mon, 22/10/2012 - 13:00 - 14:30

Dr Laurajane Smith,
ARC Future Fellow, School of Archaeology & Anthropology,

The Australian National University,

Larry Saha Room 2175 Haydon-Allen Building

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The Deployment of Informal Knowledge in Bangladeshi Flood Management

School of Sociology - events - Wed, 2012-08-08 17:14
Date and time:  Mon, 19/11/2012 - 13:00 - 14:30

Dr Brian R. Cook, Department of Resource Management and Geography, School of Land and Environment, University of Melbourne,

Larry Saha Seminar Room 2175, Level 2, Haydon-Allen Building, The Australian National University,

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Rethinking resilience: surveillance, community and the UK riots

School of Sociology - events - Mon, 2012-08-06 11:16
Date and time:  Mon, 15/10/2012 - 13:00 - 14:30 Dr Peter Rogers, Co-Director Climate Futures, Department of Sociology,
Macquarie University, Larry Saha Seminar Room 2175, Level 2, Haydon-Allen Building,
The Australian National University,

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