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Sniffer dogs increase trauma and risks of overdose

New research has found that deploying drug detection dogs at music festivals and public places encourages users to adapt their drug consumption, often with harmful consequences.

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Toxic cocktail of booze, drugs key cause for medical care at festivals

Four in five Australian music festival attendees that seek medical help are consuming an average of 15 standard drinks when using drugs, finds a new report.

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Why the physical health of people with mental illness is a critical human rights issue

Originally published on croakey.org on Apr 7, 2019 Editor Mellisa Sweet Author Marie McInerney The harmful effects of mental health treatments – especially medication but also seclusion and restraint – were much-discussed at a recent symposium seeking to address health inequalities experienced by people with mental health conditions. Efforts to improve the physical health of […]

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Emotions and Wellbeing over the Perinatal Period – a book launch and roundtable

Supported by the Social and Global Studies Centre, the Social Research in Health program held a two-part event on Thursday 28 February to showcase the program’s research outputs from their Healthdirect Australia-funded project Emotional Experiences in Early Parenthood of Australian Families.

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Nearly half of tenants exit social housing early for the wrong reasons

A new RMIT report reveals that 43% of social housing tenancies end within 18 months, with indigenous, formerly homeless and young tenants at the greatest risk of losing their accommodation early.

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Interpreting Trauma

Symposium on Interpreting in Domestic and Family Violence Settings

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Past Events

Intersectionality: navigating identities in research, advocacy and activism

7 March 2019, 4:00PM-5:30PM

The RMIT Social & Global Studies Centre presents its first seminar for 2019

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The World’s Youngest Failed State: Interrogating Western Interventions in South Sudan

The full recording of the lecture is available at charlesthunt.com/public-talks En route to conduct research in Juba, South Sudan, Dr Charles T Hunt, a Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow in the Social & Global Studies Centre, along with Adam Day from the United Nations University’s Centre for Policy Research, gave a public lecture on the […]

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Caring at a Distance

Insight in Dr Julian Lee’s story, and the impacts of migration on families.

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International Security Policy & Putin’s Russia

Professor Joe Siracusa joins the panel Night Owl Session at Lithuania's 2019 Snow Meeting

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