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Welcome to UniSA Justice & Society

The key to understanding the world around us is asking why. At the University of South Australia, curiosity drives us to investigate the motivations and consequences of human behaviour.  

UniSA Justice & Society combines complementary disciplines that target areas of critical social need, including psychology, law, social work, human services, arts, and Aboriginal and Australian studies.

Our multidisciplinary research explores the connections between these areas, with a focus on transformative solutions. Our relationships with industry and government bodies lead to improved public policy, community development, and social and economic outcomes.  

Meaningful learning and engagement is fundamental to future success. UniSA students connect directly with members of the community through our Legal Advice and Psychology Clinics, applying critical thought and reasoning to genuine cases.  

Whether in the lab or in the field, UniSA Justice & Society is innovating for change, leading the way in analysis, communication and advocacy to target the rapidly evolving needs of the contemporary world. 

Read on to find out more about UniSA Justice & Society.

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No.1 IN SA FOR LAW  

2020 THE Subject Rankings 

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WORLD TOP 100 IN LAW

2020 THE Subject Rankings

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TOP 10 IN AUSTRALIA FOR GRADUATE CAREERS IN SOCIAL WORK

ComparED (QILT): Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-19 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). Public SA-founded universities only.

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No.1 IN SA FOR GRADUATE CAREERS IN PSYCHOLOGY

ComparED (QILT): Graduate Outcomes Survey 2017-19 – Overall Employment Indicator (Undergraduate). Public SA-founded universities only.

Career and study areas

Research and industry

At the University of South Australia, our world-class research is helping to improve the way we live, work, think and grow. Our research is inventive and adventurous, and we create new knowledge that is central to global, economic, and social prosperity. We are taking on the challenges of tomorrow, delivering innovative and sustainable solutions that respond to the most pressing needs of our world today.

Executive Education and short courses

Whether you want to learn new skills, update your qualifications, or undertake professional development training, UniSA’s Executive Education and short courses can rapidly further your knowledge and grow your business.

World-class partners

We are a globally connected university with over 2,500 industry and professional relationships that support student internships, research and community engagement.

Uniting Communities
Minter Ellison
Government of South Australia

What's new at UniSA Justice & Society

Community engagement

Connect with UniSA Justice & Society

Discover our local and international partnerships, thriving alumni community, and enterprising connections.

People at UniSA Justice & Society

Executive

Paula Geldens
Executive Dean, Justice and Society, UniSA Justice and Society
C2-05, Magill Campus
Deirdre Tedmanson
Dean of Programs (Justice & Society), UniSA Justice and Society
DP2-27, City West Campus
Jill Dorrian
Dean of Research, UniSA Justice and Society
C1-82, Magill Campus
Vicki Waye
Professor of Law, UniSA Justice and Society
LB1-05, City West Campus
Kirsten James
General Manager, UniSA Justice and Society
LS2-01, City West Campus

Contact UniSA Justice & Society

UniSA Justice & Society

Location Level 2 Amy Wheaton building, Magill campus