Engage with us

We invite scholars, educational institutions, industry, government, non-government and community organisations to work with us to undertake innovative and socially relevant research.

The Social Change Research Group can provide organisations with access to highly skilled academic researchers and research students, with local, national and international expertise.

Our research is strongly applied and our focus is on using our expertise collaboratively with communities to make a difference to our social world. Our experience as leading academics, professional social workers and psychologists has been critical in the development of our research agenda that is innovatively and critically focused on social issues and problems.

Collaborative Research

The Research Group's work is embedded in an international research network of scholars and organisations. We are at the cutting edge of research about understanding social divisions and exclusions and on social justice and transformations.  We collaborate with key organisations and scholars with similar interests.

We engage in collaborative research with a number of key research institutes focused on social change. We have a current Partnership of Agreement with the Institute for the Study of Social Issues, University of California, Berkeley, California. The partnership enables us to engage in collaborative research activities associated with global issues of social concern, arrange staff exchanges and share or jointly hold lectures and symposia.

Partner with us

If you would like to collaborate with us and discuss your research ideas please contact us.

Community Engagement

Community research seminar titled “Community Engagement, Social Policy and Change” at Uniting Communities. Speakers were our students: Robyn Burton, Durkhani Wahabzada and Olivia Skelton.

Social Work and Social Science students presenting their work on Policy, Community Impact and Change at Uniting Communities. Pictured above from Left to Right: UniSA Students: Olivia Skelton, Durkhani Wahabzada and Robyn Burton; Associate Professor Lia Bryant (Associate Head of Research, School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy); Ms Deirdre Tedmanson (Program Director: Social Sciences, Human Services School of Psychology, Social Work & Social Policy); Professor Kurt Lushington, (Acting Pro Vice Chancellor, Division of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, UniSA; Mr Christopher Talbot (Executive Manager Uniting Communities).


Prospective students, researchers and collaborative partners are encouraged to get in touch. We are always happy to discuss ways in which we can engage with you or your organisation.

Associate Professor Lia Bryant, Group Leader
Social Change Research Group

School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
Magill Campus
St Bernards Road
Magill SA 5072

Telephone: + 618 8302 4262
Facsimile: + 618 8302 4242
Email: PSW.SocialChange@unisa.edu.au