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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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Pride Week panel wrap: RMIT News

The Social and Global Studies Centre welcomed a panel of speakers to share their insights and vision for contemporary LGBTQI lives and social justice, rounding out our Pride Week celebrations.

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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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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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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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Media, Politics and Multiculturalism in Victoria

Far-right, anti-Muslim groups with a vision for “heroic and salvational masculine violence” a threat to social cohesion in Victoria.

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Call for Papers: ‘Real and Digital Experiences: Latin American Migrants in Australia’ Symposium

‘Real and Digital Experiences: Latin American Migrants in Australia’ is a symposium hosted at RMIT University and supported by the Migration and Mobility Lab (Digital Ethnography Research Centre, DERC) and the School of Global, Urban and Social Sciences, RMIT.

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PhD Scholarships on offer in Urban Homelessness and Housing Program

SGSC and Unison Housing, Victoria's largest social housing provider join forces to explore community, public, affordable and transitional housing.

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Dr Anastasia Powell presents on a new framework for crime and justice in digital society

Dr Anastasia Powell who is one of the Lead Researcher’s in the Gendered Violence & Inequality Research Program and also works across the Law, Justice and Social Policy Research Program, recently participated in a meeting of the International Interdisciplinary Research Consortium on Cybercrime (IIRCC). The consortium was held at the International Institute for the Sociology […]

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Meet Colette Einfeld: Doctoral candidate exploring ‘nudge policy’

Colette Einfeld’s PhD aims to capture the development, implementation and evaluation of a ‘nudge’ policy, with a focus on understanding the processes and best practice of nudge policy development.

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New approach to address increasing rates of homelessness

A new partnership between Yarra Community Housing and RMIT will combine academic research and street smarts to improve the lives of the more than 650,000 Australians facing housing issues.

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Victoria invests in social service change

The Victorian Government is investing in the future of social services, with new funding to support a leading research and teaching institute at RMIT University.

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Media successes celebrated

Online gaming research and commentary on terrorism and US politics have proven to be winners at RMIT’s annual Media Star of the Year awards.

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Alliance formed to address gendered violence and abuse

A new alliance has been formed to apply research to policy, prevention and practice in the area of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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RMIT to host social service institute

RMIT is hosting a new research and teaching institute that puts Victoria in the box seat ahead of significant change in the delivery of social service.

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Grant awarded to assist premier research duo

Two of the world’s leading child support researchers have been awarded a grant to assist their international collaboration.

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ARC success to examine flexible childcare arrangements

Dr Kay Cook from RMIT and Dr Michelle Brady have succeeded in obtaining Australian Research Council funding to examine childcare arrangements in Australian families.

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Researching the value of sponsoring a child

RMIT is working in collaboration with World Vision International to evaluate the impacts of their child sponsorship programs.

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Choosing appropriate designs and methods for impact evaluation

Researchers from RMIT’s Centre for Applied Social Research and ARTD Consulting have authored a report that will make evaluating the impact of investment in industry and innovation much clearer.

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PhD partnership to explore community sector

Liz Hudson has been awarded the inaugural RMIT-VCOSS PhD scholarship, enabling her to examine the experiences of people with episodic disability under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

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Online abuse affects 3 in 5 Australians: study

Three in five Australians have been the target of online harassment and abuse, landmark RMIT University research has revealed.

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