State of the Social Sciences 2021
CONSULTATION NOW CLOSED. Submissions and survey responses closed on Friday 19 March 2021.
The State of the Social Sciences Report 2021 is a 12-month project led by the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia to take stock of social science disciplines in Australia and plan for their future.
From how its taught in schools, to the resources and infrastructure supporting university research, to what social science graduates bring to the workplace and economy, this report will provide Australia with a clear understanding of the current state and capability of Australian social science. It will also discuss key opportunities and challenges for the sector over the coming years.
The final report will provide a foundation for the Academy’s efforts to ensure Australia has the policy settings, funding and infrastructure that support and enable world-class education and research in the social sciences.
- Sept-Dec 2020 Discussion paper development
- Jan-April 2021 Consultation
- April-May 2021 Data analysis
- May-June 2021 Report preparation
- June-Aug 2021 Exposure Draft
- Early Sept 2021 Report launch
Are you a social science researcher or educator? Do you work in HR or recruitment and look for employees with social science skills? We are seeking to draw on the expertise, knowledge and experience of Australians from education, research, government and the private and community sectors to inform the reports content.
To spark a conversation the Academy has prepared this discussion paper to capture the views, ideas and concerns of social science researchers, teachers, students, professionals, policymakers and employers across Australia.
A Steering Group of Academy Fellows and leading social science scholars provides oversight and governance for this project:
Professor Mark Western FASSA (Chair), Director, Institute for Social Science Research, the University of Queensland
Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark FASSA, Professor of Economics, University of Sydney
Professor Deborah Lupton FASSA, SHARP Professor, Centre for Social Research in Health and Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW
Professor Peter Shergold AC FASSA, Chancellor, Western Sydney University
- Dr Elise Klein OAM Senior Lecturer Public Policy, Crawford School, ANU
- Emeritus Professor Fred D’Agostino FAHA University of Qld
- Professor Amanda Davies, Head of School of Social Sciences, University of Western Australia
This project is managed by the Academy’s Policy team. For any project enquiries contact our Policy Manager firstname.lastname@example.org.