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The Future Workforce of Australian Social Science: Two-day Workshop

Nexus 26:3 published November 14, 2014 Karen Soldatic, Director of Teaching, Centre for Social Impact, UNSW TASA Post Grad Representative (2013-2014) On Thursday 24 and Friday 25 July, TASA hosted a two-day national workshop to give air to critical issues emerging for the social sciences and the impact these are having, and will have, for […]

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Introductory Presentation to the Social Science Workshop: Intellectual workforce and social science

Raewyn Connell, University of Sydney Social scientists are part of a distinctive workforce. We are knowledge workers, intellectually-trained workers, part of a significant sector of contemporary economies – about which there has been a great deal of debate. To summarize drastically, the sociology of intellectuals has documented the class position, the institutional life, and the […]

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Panel 1: The role of social scientists in understanding Australia’s changing landscape

Marian Simms, Executive Director, Australian Research Council Iain Walker: Former A/Program Leader, Social & Economic Sciences, CSIRO Kath Gelber, University of Queensland The panellists were Professor Marian Simms, Executive Director at the Australian Research Council, Dr Iain Walker, former Program Leader of Social and Economic Sciences at the CSIRO, and Professor Kath Gelber, former President […]

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Panel 2: Producing Australia’s social science future workforce and challenges ahead

Steven Schwartz, CEO, Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Science Jeannie Rea, National President, National Tertiary Education Union Jane Kenway, ARC Professorial Fellow, Monash University The panel, introduced by TASA’s President, Jo Lindsay, provided a diverse range of views, beginning with a presentation by Steven Schwartz, CEO of CHASS, followed by NTEU President Jeannie […]

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Panel 3: Understanding the needs of Early Career Researchers

Nick Osbaldiston, Federation University Theresa Petray, James Cook University Kirsten Harley University of Sydney and Karen Soldatic, University of New South Wales The needs of Early Career Researchers/Academics (ECRs) in the sphere of universities occupies the minds of many of TASA’s members. Given that a decent majority of the membership are ECRs or MCRs (mid-career […]

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Panel 4: Can social scientists tackle our most intractable social problems?

Kristy Muir, Research Director (Social Outcomes) at the Centre for Social Impact at the University of New South Wales. Panel 4 consisted of presentations by representatives of key policy institutes, Dr Peter Harper, Deputy, Population, Labour, Social Statistics Group at the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Dr David Kalisch, Head, Director, Australian Institute of Health & […]

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Panel 5: The future of social scientists in the third sector

Naomi Berman, Former Research/Policy Manager, Foundations for Young Australians Dina Bowman, Research Manager, Brotherhood of St Laurence Sue Malta, Research Fellow/Project Coordinator, National Ageing Research Institute Professor Jane Kenway, ARC Professorial Fellow at Monash, introduced the panel and emphasised how the third sector has had an increased part to play in Australian social welfare and […]

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Health Sociology Review

The Health Sociology Review is one of two official, peer-reviewed academic journals of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).  The journal is published and owned by Taylor & Francis (print ISSN 1446-1242 and online ISSN 1839-3551).  A new editorial team was appointed in late 2014 for the period 2015 – 2018. Joint Editors in Chief, Dr […]

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Journal of Sociology is the official journal of The Australian Sociological Association. It carries peer refereed articles of sociological research and theory on issues of interest to Australian sociology and aims to promote dialogue and exchange between Australian sociologists and the international community of sociology. The journal is a Sage publication and the current Editor-in-Chief is TASA […]

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