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ADSRI newsletter

Australian Demographic & Social Research Institute

ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences

 

Number 3/2013

 

graduation

Veronica Walter

New book

Web Social Science: Concepts, Data and Tools for Social Scientists in the Digital Age, written by Robert Ackland, is a comprehensive guide to the theory and practice of Web Social Science.

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graduates

Farewell to Peter McDonald

ADSRI said goodbye to Peter McDonald at a dinner on 28 June. He has been awarded a strategic appointment in the Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU by the Vice Chancellor.

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graduates

IUSSP conference & alumni dinner

ADSRI will have a large presence at the IUSSP International Population Conference to be held in Busan, Korea from 26-31 August.

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ADSRI friends and alumni are invited to a dinner on Tuesday 27 August.

» register for the dinner

 

Online & offline: Social networks and successful ageing

Heather Booth organised a session at the 20th IAGG Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics which reported results of the ADSRI-based Social Networks and Ageing Project (SNAP), investigating the nature of the relationship at older ages between social support and social networks and health, retirement and wellbeing.

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Veronica Walter

CEPAR conference

ADSRI staff and students gave papers at the 1st International CEPAR Conference in July. Videos are available of some of the highlights.

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Living to 100 and beyond

Canberra Centenarians: Statistics, Science and Stories of Living to 100 in the National Capital

Heather Booth was one of the speakers at this successful forum organised by the Australian Association of Gerontology on 2 August.

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BKKBN / ADSRI collaboration

Iwu Utomo met recently with Professor Fasli Jalal, the new head of the BKKBN (National Population and Family Planning Coordinating Board) in Indonesia. He welcomes collaboration and policy input from ADSRI.

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ARC Linkage grant to James Raymer

James Raymer, with Nicholas Biddle as Principal Investigator, received a grant for the project, 'Improved Indigenous population projections for policy and planning'.

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Kien Van Nguyen awarded PhD

Congratulations to Kien Van Nguyen who has been admitted to the Doctor of Philosophy degree. His thesis was titled, Social capital, livelihood diversification and households’ resilience to floods in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta. Kien's panel consisted of Peter McDonald (Chair), Adrian Hayes, Helen James and Philip Taylor.

 
Liz Allen

PhD submissions

Mulyadi and Liz Allen have submitted their theses recently. Congratulations to both of them.

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Commercialising research workshop

Mahin Raissi has been selected to attend the ATP Successful Innovations Workshop. This relates to her work on the design and development of the AuSON software.

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Grants to Masters students

Master of Social Research students, Yan (Lizzy) Duan and Fei Mao were awarded grants to attend and present papers at an international conference. Fei reports on the experience.

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Veronica Walter

Australia-China Youth Dialogue delegate

ADSRI Masters student, Veronica Walker, has been selected as an Australian delegate at the 2013 Australia-China Youth Dialogue.

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ADSRI leadership team

James Raymer, who became Director of ADSRI in July, has appointed a leadership team to assist in the management of ADSRI. The team is:

Deputy Director Education:
     Robert Ackland
Masters Coordinator:
     Zhongwei Zhao
HDR Convenor:
     Iwu Dwisetyani Utomo
Research Coordinator:
     Heather Booth
Outreach Coordinator:
     Steven McEachern

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Demography of Disasters conference

graduates

18 - 20 September
Australian National University

As natural disasters impact inequitably on vulnerable populations around the world, disaster preparedness, recovery and reconstruction is increasingly being approached through the lens of integrated public policies on development, demographics, and disaster risk reduction.

» registration & more information

Innovations in Australian mortality workshop

11 November
Australian National University

The focus of this Workshop is innovation in Australian mortality and methods for mortality research.

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Alumni & friends news

Lado Ruzicka passes away.

Tapiwa Jhamba working with UNFPA.

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Publications

Recently published and forthcoming publications.

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Contact us

demography.anu.edu.au

+61 2 6125 3629

jenny.white@anu.edu.au

 


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