The Social Policy Research Centre makes a positive impact through independent and leading research that tackles critical social issues.
We're dedicated to tackling critical social issues through research with a focus on poverty, inequality, wellbeing and justice. Explore our research areas to learn more.
Our researchers are leaders in their fields, with a strong reputation in the academic community, lending authority to our work and influence to public debate.
We focus on projects that enhance the lives and wellbeing of individuals and communities. Our research enlightens public debate and enhances policy formation, both nationally and internationally.
ARC funding supports UNSW academics participating in cooperative national and international facilities and partnering with business, industry and the community.
This 2022 round of grants will support research across UNSW Sydney’s six faculties, with topics ranging from cooling technologies for urban heat mitigation to systemic risk in insurance.
UNSW Sydney continues to see a year-on-year increase in the number of researchers named as providing global leadership.
New Fellows elected in recognition of their excellence in the social sciences.
UNSW Sydney’s Kensington campus is built on the land of the Aboriginal people. We pay our respects to the Bedegal people of the Eora nation who are the Custodians of this land.
We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the First Australians, whose lands, winds and waters we all now share, and pay respect to their unique values, and their continuing and enduring cultures which deepen and enrich the life of our nation and communities.