The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at UQ produces nationally and internationally respected research across its many and varied disciplines.  In addition to strong performance with external funding, UQ researchers in humanities and social sciences have won prizes, gained reputations for research excellence, performed exceptionally in the Excellence for Research in Australia (ERA) exercise and in global university rankings, among many other measures. One might expect this in a comprehensive university, but even among different enumerations of research strength, HASS at UQ is a leader.  

Our researchers collaborate extensively with partners in the public and private sector, and our research has considerable impact in academic and non-academic circles. Research arising from the Faculty has been commercialised through education programs, software development, start-up company endeavours and consultancy units.

The dynamism and diversity of the research in the Faculty are clear. As we continue to explore how we may better understand our world and both creative and critical responses to it, we welcome you to join the conversation.


Professor Annemaree Carroll
Associate Dean (Research)
​Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Research in the humanities and social sciences

Stronger communities. Social inclusion. Sustainable development. International engagement. Communication to change the world … our research serves these goals.

Research in the humanitites and social sciences

Our research
Our researchers collaborate with partners in the public and private sector, and our research has considerable impact in academic and non-academic circles.
Faculty researchers
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Higher Degree by Research
Our Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) students produce new knowledge and expertise that is innovative, relevant and progressive.

Our featured projects

We have established productive partnerships with key Australian and international organisations. Our research has impact in both the public and private sectors, as together we strive to find innovative solutions to old and new.

Featured researcher

Prof Alastair Blanshard

Professor Alastair Blanshard is the Deputy Head of the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, and the inaugural Paul Eliadis Chair of Classics and Ancient History. The Chair is named after Dr. Paul Eliadis, a UQ graduate, who established the position through a generous donation prompted by his passion for classics.

Alastair talks to us about his study of how the world has been shaped and moulded by the ancient past, and his own passion for the classics.

Read more about Alastair's story

About the Faculty Research Office

The Faculty Research Office provides relevant and current information to staff and research students in the humanities and social sciences that will maximise options for funding your research.