The School of Social and Political Sciences features four Research Clusters which target speciality areas of research. Within the clusters you can find information about SSPS researchers, publications, projects and more.
Conflict, Development and Justice
The research cluster advances a framework that investigates the ways in which 'peace' and 'conflict', including contentious politics and other forms of political expression, are able to co-exist.
Governance, Chaos, Control and Complexity
Complex governance challenges across a range of issues, from transnational crime to the global governance of climate change to domestic health policy, increasingly challenge settled ways of looking at the world.
On Culture, Power & Practice
Researchers in this cluster are centrally concerned with making visible the ways that culture not only is framed by but also shapes, constrains, inspires, and otherwise motivates individual, social and political action.
Generations, Place and Temporality
Researchers in the Generations, Place and Temporality cluster seek to understand how the timing and societal organisation of life transitions have significant and long-term consequences for individuals and societies.
Indigenous Settler Relations Collaboration (ISRC)
The multidisciplinary team of the ISRC research unit explores the challenges that lie at the heart of relations between Indigenous and settler Australians.
Comparative Network on Refugee Externalisation Policies (CONREP)
CONREP is an international, interdisciplinary six university network which researches the impact and effects of the externalisation of refugee policies in two regions.
The Policy Lab
The Policy Lab explores public policy decision making, policy design, and how we know what's working.
Getting Welfare to Work: Research on Employment Services
Getting Welfare to Work is a long-standing research program on welfare and employment services reform at a national and international level.
Medicinal Psychedelics Research Network (MPRN)
MPRN brings together multidisciplinary researchers, policymakers and regulators to focus on the emerging field of medicinal psychedelics.
Recent books authored or edited by School of Social and Political Sciences researchers.
Further research projects
The School of Social and Political Sciences has some exciting research projects which do not fall under the research cluster themes.