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 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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#1 IN SA FOR QUALITY EDUCATION IN LAW

ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2021-22, Law and Paralegal Studies – Overall Quality of Educational Experience Indicator (Undergraduate). Public universities).

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#1 IN SA FOR GRADUATE CAREERS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES* AND SOCIAL WORK^

*ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2021-23, Humanities, Culture and Social Sciences – Full-time Employment Indicator (Domestic Postgraduate). SA public universities. ^ ComparED (QILT) Graduate Outcomes Survey 2021-23 – Full-time Employment Indicator (Domestic Postgraduate). SA public universities.

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#1 IN SA FOR GRADUATE SKILLS* AND LEARNING RESOURCES^ IN PSYCHOLOGY

*ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2021-22, Skills Development Indicator (Undergraduate). SA public universities. ^ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey 2021-22, Learning Resources Indicator (Undergraduate). SA public universities.

Career and study areas

Explore our research

As Australia’s University of Enterprise, our research centres work closely with industry on projects that deliver new insights, advice and plans for action.

Globally accredited programs

Our programs are recognised by word-class accreditation bodies

Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
APAC
Law School Standards

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.

What's new at UniSA Justice & Society

Events

Community engagement

  • Legal Advice Clinic minus-thick plus-thick

    Legal Advice ClinicThe UniSA Legal Advice Clinic provides advice on a range of law matters including criminal, family, tenancy, and debt claims. Law students offer free and confidential legal advice while closely supervised by qualified legal practitioners.

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  • Psychology Clinic minus-thick plus-thick

    Psychology ClinicUniSA’s Psychology Clinic provides high-quality, affordable psychological services to children and adults in the general community. Therapeutic services are provided by postgraduate clinical psychology students under the supervision of fully qualified professionals.

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  • The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre minus-thick plus-thick

    The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial CentreThe Hawke Centre is a community-focused centre devoted to generating ideas and solutions to achieve cohesive, sustainable societies. The Hawke Centre engages with local and international communities through public learning activities including lectures, seminars, and research projects. 

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  • Kerry Packer Civic Gallery minus-thick plus-thick

    Kerry Packer Civic GalleryPart of the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre at UniSA, the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery hosts a range of public exhibitions that reflect the themes and ideals of the Hawke Centre. The Gallery can be hired for events and functions.  

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  • UniSA Sport and Fitness Facilities minus-thick plus-thick

    UniSA Sport and Fitness FacilitiesWith gym, pool and indoor court facilities spread across our four metropolitan campuses, UniSA offers a range of affordable and convenient fitness activities. Casual visits and memberships are open to the general public, as well as to UniSA students and staff.  

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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 & Society
H2-24, Magill Campus
Cate Hudson
Dean of Programs (Justice & Society), UniSA Justice & Society
H2-27, Magill Campus
Jill Dorrian
Deputy Vice Chancellor: Research and Enterprise , Chancellery and Council Services
H2-36, Magill Campus
Ben Raw
General Manager, UniSA Justice & Society
H2-23, Magill Campus

Contact UniSA Justice & Society

UniSA Justice & Society

Location Level 2 Amy Wheaton building, Magill campus