The world we live in is changing rapidly. From unprecedented technological advancements to increasing globalisation, our everyday reality is becoming more and more complex. To get a real perspective on these changes and how they will affect the citizens of the future, an understanding of humanity - and the laws and institutions that govern how we live together - is essential.
Flinders University’s research into people and society covers a broad spectrum of human endeavour, from government, business and the law to how we respond to and contribute to society through cultural production. Knowing how society works, and how we operate in it, will help us plan for the future on the local, national and international level.
Discover how Flinders is making a difference to our culture, economy, environment, society and world.
We spend roughly one third of our lives asleep. It’s vital for recharging our bodies and minds, and may be linked to decluttering our busy brains.
And yet, there is still so much we don’t know about what happens after we hit the hay.
Flinders experts are spending their waking hours looking into sleep. How can parents get babies to sleep when they won’t stop crying at bedtime? Does technology influence our ability to sleep? What affect do disorders like sleep apnoea or insomnia have on working Australians?
Making a difference.
It’s the reason our researchers get up in the morning.
Professor Neil Brewer has been working to correct the flaws in the eyewitness line-up processes to reduce misidentification rates.Read more
Professor John Halsey is working to make rural towns a chosen destination for outstanding teachers.Read more
Professor Murray Drummond is an international expert in men’s health, sport and body image.Read more
Professor Anna Ziersch is examining the impact of marginalisation on groups from various backgrounds.Read more
Professor Adam Graycar is an international expert on policies and practices required to prevent corruption.Read more
Driving the cultural change around appearance, Professor Tiggemann hopes one day we will be happy in our own skin.Read more
Emeritus Professor John Vincent Stanley Megaw is exploring how Indigenous people adapted their artistic techniques.Read more
It's what Dr Giselle Bastin is talking about.Read more
Dr Wendy Van Duivenvoorde is diving into the history behind shipwrecks on the Australian coast.Read more
Professor Mike Nicholls and Dr Nicole Thomas looking at the difference in attentional capacities between the two sides of the brain.Read more
Professors Andrew Goldsmith and Mark Halsey are seeking answers behind the increasing rate of offences involving firearms.Read more
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Revolutionalising appeal laws
Originally training as an economist, Professor Meyrick is involved in Australian drama at all levels, and as a director and dramaturge has developed many award-winning individual Australian plays.
Trained as a lawyer, Professor Goldsmith specialises in anti-corruption and public sector governance, as well as the impact of organised crime on post-conflict situations.
With an extensive background in cognitive developmental psychology, Professor Vosniadou’s research shows that children learn through a complex constructive process, which has potential implications for their comprehension of scientific and mathematical concepts.
Professor John Spoehr leads a multi-disciplinary team focusing on industry and workplace transformation in the context of technological change and innovation.
He has written extensively on economic and industry development, employment, unemployment and the socio-economic impact of change.
Professor Nicholls specialises in the realm of cognitive neuroscience, which examines cognitive processes in relation to brain function, behaviour and perception, spatial attention, language and facial expression.
Professor Graycar is an international expert on policies and practices required to prevent corruption.
He has had vast experience in policy making, research, and research management at the most senior levels in Australia.
The Órama Institute is a multi-disciplinary research institute for mental health, wellbeing, and neuroscience at Flinders University, with a focus on research and discovery related to brain and mind and their relationship to the body.
The Australian Industrial Transformation Institute (AITI) is a national leader in industry and workplace innovation research. Our multi-disciplinary team undertakes industry, economic and workforce research in response to major change. This includes industry foresighting, demand mapping, value chain analysis and the drivers of successful university/industry collaboration.
The Torrens Resilience Institute (TRI) is one of Australia’s longest-standing research institutes dedicated to disaster preparedness and management. Our research is advancing the concept of resilience and helping organisations, communities and nations balance disaster preparedness and prevention, response and recovery.
Assemblage is Flinders University’s research centre for artistic enquiry and art creation.
It is the meeting point of art and science, health, technology, engineering, industry and community. We embrace new technologies and ambitious collaborations to dissolve perceived barriers between artforms, disciplines and areas of research to uncover boundless possibilities.
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