Youth cultures unmasked

Griffith Centre for Cultural Research
Youth, music, ageing, gender, ethnicity and lifestyle practices are just some of the topics to be explored at the Youth Cultures conference at South Bank this week (November 23-24). Convenor Professor Andy Bennett says it’s important that youth cultures be recognised as a legitimate part of society. “A key theme of the conference is belonging, […]

Fijian scientist joins cancer fight at Eskitis

Fijian Scientific Officer Mr Rohitesh Kumar
Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery (GRIDD)
Fijian scientist, Mr Rohitesh Kumar (pictured) will spend the next six months working on a cancer drug discovery project at Griffith University’s Eskitis Institute. A scientific officer at the Institute of Applied Sciences at The University of the South Pacific in Fiji, Mr Kumar is this year’s recipient of the Greg Urwin Award. Funded by […]

Shift work taking toll on mining workforce

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
Uncontrollable shift patterns in the mining and energy sector may have far-reaching implications for the physical and psychological health of industry workers, a newly-released report says. Researchers at Griffith University today released preliminary findings of the Australian Coal and Energy Survey. They highlight the mixed experiences of workers in the sector. The first wave of […]

Lessons learned from natural disaster

Anne Tiernan
School of Government and International Relations
Associate Professor Anne Tiernan was a featured speaker at the State Services Commission and ANZSOG applied learning event in Christchurch earlier this month, which focused on the Australasian experience of post-disaster policy management. The event was one in a series of events that aimed to draw on the experiences of Australians and New Zealanders in […]

Minister praises Griffith’s work on suicide

Griffith Health
The work of Griffith’s Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention (AISRAP) has been praised following a visit by the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, the Hon Mark Butler MP. The Minister paid a visit to the Institute at the university’s Mt Gravatt campus andwasgreeted by AISRAP’s director Professor Diego de Leo and Emeritus […]