Welcome to the Research Institute for Social Inclusion and Wellbeing (RISIW)
The Research Institute for Social Inclusion and Wellbeing at the University of Newcastle (RISIW) is Australia's premier international research grouping that focuses explicitly on social inclusion and wellbeing as significant factors which impact on equity, social justice and citizenship. In Harriet Mayor Fulbright we are fortunate in having an Intellectual Patron who shares our vision of finding sustainable solutions for today's problems for the benefit of all society and nations.
The Institute is dedicated to advancing the understanding of inclusion and wellbeing, and applying new knowledge and methods to helping people, institutions and societies develop their full capabilities. Our researchers have a track record of making significant contributions in quality publications, policy advisory roles and research analysis. The Institute provides a supportive research environment and infrastructure that furnishes the development of world-class research in social inclusion and wellbeing.
We are a forward looking and dynamic group of researchers who participate in major collaborative research of international repute. The Institute brings together some of the world's leading researchers and policy makers in the interdisciplinary field of social inclusion and wellbeing. Leading researchers combine in undertaking theoretical, empirical and policy driven research.
RISIW has developed an excellent research capability around the social dimension of energy resources. We have been successful in securing some major research grants in this field including $680K from New South Wales DPI to study public perceptions of carbon capture and storage strategies.
Dr Colin Barr, Ave Maria University, USA
Dr Bruce King, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Professor Paul Oslington, Australian Catholic University, Australia
Dr Collin Webster, University of Wollongong, Australia