Studies in Human Society
Studies in Human Society (FoR 16) is a broad-based Field of Research which necessitates the formation of multidisciplinary teams, and the ability to prepare materials on a diversity of topics. Research outputs in FOR 16 have been across the subgroups of 1608 Sociology and 1604 Urban and Regional Planning, with emerging strength in 1605 Policy and Administration. Output rate is increasing and the outlook for Studies in Human Society going forward is strong with a solid core of researchers now established at CQUniversity.
EI2018 – Case Study
Domestic and Family Violence – Improving Outcomes through Research, Education and Engagement
Research by the Queensland Centre for Domestic & Family Violence Research (QCDFVR) which focuses on social planning, policy development and sector engagement has delivered impact through legislative analyses and parliamentary submissions that have had a positive influence on government and community understandings of domestic and family violence (DFV) and how the response to DFV can be improved. Specifically, QCDFVR research has led to improved professional practice in the DFV sector through enhanced training opportunities, network development and the application of research into practice. This has subsequently led to changes in public policy to manage DFV responses, specifically the cross-border enforcement of DFV protection orders in Australia and ‘Not Now, Not Ever’ DFV reform program.