UNSW’s School of Social Sciences is a valued partner to National and State government departments, agencies and other public sector entities through our extensive research, as well as our involvement in advisory committees and other government-appointed bodies.

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NSW Department of Housing

Since 1995, the UNSW Community Development Project (UNSW CDP) has developed strong relationships between UNSW, public housing tenants in Sydney and the NSW Department of Housing, and provided resources and support to build the capacity of the local community for neighbourhood improvement/renewal.

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NSW Department of Justice

The School of Social Sciences has been instrumental in UNSW’s 20-year relationship with the NSW Department of Justice through continuous ARC and Category 2/3 grants involving divisions such as Juvenile Justice, Corrective Services, Legal Aid and the Police. In addition to building expert research and knowledge in key areas, our staff members contribute to the Department’s role through numerous ministerial, law reform and advisory committees.


NSW Health

The School of Social Science’s longstanding relationship with NSW Health has resulted in ARC and NHMRC research projects to measure, understand and catalogue best practice responses to intimate partner violence. This has included the development of close working relationships with rural and urban Local Health Districts and Aboriginal Maternal Infant Health services.

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Visit our Disciplines to find out more about our external engagement: