Institute for Social Change

Supporting positive social change and the 'good life' in Tasmania and beyond through internationally recognised and locally impactful research.

The Institute for Social Change draws on the expertise of researchers in the College of Arts, Law and Education and from across the University of Tasmania to understand social change.

We work with partners in community, government and industry to address pressing problems and to help deliver a good, just and sustainable society.

Institute staff, together with our colleagues across the university, undertake research on topics relevant to Tasmania and beyond, such as food security and food systems, migration and population, environment and heritage, and social and economic wellbeing.

Our research is published in high-impact academic journals as well as publicly available reports, and has informed major policy and strategy initiatives including the Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council report, Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy and the Cultural and Creative Recovery Strategy.

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