Social Affairs

Blood borne virus

A group of UNSW Sydney researchers has released a groundbreaking report expected to improve the lives of people with bloodborne viruses. 

heavy flooding from monsoon rain samutprakarn near bangkok thailand

Tackling corruption could help alleviate the scale of crises and its impact on vulnerable people, says international construction management and economics expert Professor George Ofori. 

fernie swastikas hockey team 1922

Great care is needed when symbols can evoke powerful emotional responses, says UNSW's Rebecca Green.

iPod shuffle and earphones with the word bias written on a sticky-note

The way we feel about music is shaped not only by the music itself but by our mindset, a new study shows.

a woman hailing a taxi at the roadside at night

New research shows while most taxi and rideshare journeys are completed safely, there is still an unacceptable level of harassment and intimidation.

Joe Biden hero image

A Biden presidency grappling with domestic discord could leave Australia out in the Indo-Pacific cold, says UNSW’s William Clapton.

A robot and human interacting

Designers who use ethics to shape better companion robots will end up making better humans, too, say UNSW researchers.

ageing couple holding hands

A little support could go a long way to help us stay in our homes and age with grace.

A man with head in his hands

People are more likely to turn to drugs in times of heightened stress and anxiety, says UNSW’s Dr George Dertadian.

US satirical political cartoon

UNSW’s Dr Mark Rolfe says satire was historically a way to express emotions such as anger, contempt and fear in safe and cathartic ways.

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