- Charles Sturt academics to host series of online and in-person events for Social Sciences Week, all events are open to the public
- The social sciences include accounting, criminology, education, political science, human geography, and statistics
- Social Sciences Week will be held from Monday 5 to Sunday 11 September in 2022
Charles Sturt University academics will showcase the impactful research they are conducting as they aspire to make meaningful differences and improvements to the world during Social Sciences Week.
Social Sciences Week is held this year from Monday 5 to Sunday 11 September to demonstrate and promote how the social sciences – including accounting, criminology, economic history, education, marketing, political science, human geography, social medicine and statistics – have shaped our nation.
Lecturer in Human Geography in the Charles Sturt School of Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences Dr Jennifer Bond (pictured) said social sciences will play an important role in the future of our nation.
She said Charles Sturt academics are committed to research that produces real-world solutions to help across many facets of everyday life.
“The world is complex and the grand challenges of the present and future will need input from the social sciences,” she said.
“Social Sciences Week is a great opportunity for academics to share their social science research with industry and community groups, have discussions and contribute to vibrant communities and sustainable development of our regions.
“All of the presentations and lectures are open to the public.
“It’s also a great opportunity for us within the University to see how much great work is going on in this space.”
Charles Sturt academics will take part in online and in-person events as part of the week, including:
- ‘Fish passage: Motivations and challenges in Southeast Asia’ by Dr Jennifer Bond, Dr John Conallin, Dr Nick Pawsey
- ‘SICS Radio Show – Community Value in Street Libraries’ organised by Dr Kasey Garrison
- ‘Implications of Climate Change for Regional Work and Organisational Resilience’ by the Regional Work and Organisational Resilience Sturt Group
- ‘Critical Race and Whiteness Studies for the Professions’ by Dr Holly Randell-Moon
- ‘Activities in democracy and kindness in tertiary learning’ by Ms Rohena Duncombe, Ms Katrina Gersbach, Dr Peta Jeffries, Dr Louise Whitaker (Southern Cross University) and Dr Monica Short
- ‘Impacting society for good: how the church can partner with community organisations to make a lasting difference’ by Dr Monica Short, Mr Anthony Maher, Mr Ben Paton, Reverend Sarah Plummer, Mr Jeremy Halcrow and Mark Short
Dr Will Dobud will host several sessions, including:
- ‘Human Rights in Adventure Therapy’
- ‘The Intersectionality of Grief Work and Adventure Therapy’
- ‘Being your best as an Adventure Therapy practitioner’
- ‘Help the Helper – Adventure Therapy for Burnout Syndrome’
- ‘The Walk of Life program: An Australian Crime Prevention and Child Protection Program’
- ‘Individualising care approaches: Travel Projects in the NSW care system’
- ‘It’s Not My Adventure, It’s Yours: How Shifting our Lens on Facilitated Adventure Can Create Amazing Results’
- ‘Creating safety: Outdoor and Nature-Based Therapies in an Increasingly Stress-Full World’
- ‘Keeping Clients Safe in the Outdoor Therapies’
More information, dates and how to register for events are available at the links above or on the Social Sciences Week website.