The Institute for Culture and Society is the largest dedicated research concentration of its kind in Australia. Led by its Director, Professor Paul James, and Research Director, Associate Professor Juan Francisco Salazar, its membership of over 50 researchers includes 22 full professors, with a balanced research profile incorporating mid- and early career researchers, post-doctoral fellows and adjunct appointments and over 50 Higher Degree Research candidates.

Since 2005, Institute researchers have been awarded 45 Australian Research Council grants. See the Projects page for a list of current projects.

From 2011 to 2016, the Institute also hosted two programs in the government-funded Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre (opens in a new window), led by Dr Philippa Collin and Associate Professor Amanda Third. This Centre conducted research into how digital technologies can be used to increase wellbeing and happiness among young Australians.

ICS has numerous local, national and international partnerships and links with Australian and international academic visitors.

Guards at Machu Picchu, standing on the edge of the hillside
A ship and containers at port
A man walks in Kandy







Photos by Denis Byrne, Ned Rossiter and Paul James.

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