The Practical Justice Initiative is a major new UNSW Arts and Social Sciences research initiative focused on tackling some of the most difficult social issues that face our society and the globe today.
The Initiative brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars from across the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, to better understand key social problems, and seek to solve them in innovative and creative ways.
UNSW's Practical Justice Initiative couples innovative research on the theoretical dimensions of justice together with a practical and applied focus on significant social and political problems such as climate change; health; and sexuality, gender and justice.
The Co-Directors and Stream Convenors of the Practical Justice Initiative are Professor Alex Broom (Co-Director and Convenor, Health Stream), Professor Jeremy Moss (Co-Director and Convenor, Climate Justice Stream) and Scientia Professor Peter Aggleton (Convenor, Sexuality, Gender and Justice Stream).
The Practical Justice Initiative focuses on developing cutting-edge translational research, drawing on the skills and experiences of leading scholars in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences nationally and internationally.
We bring leading researchers and writers together and build capacity by providing opportunities for early career researchers and supporting the development of the next generation of researchers.
The UNSW Arts & Social Sciences Initiative engages with community members, not-for-profit organisations, practitioners and policy makers in order to work collaboratively toward meaningful and sustainable social change.
From an initial focus on climate justice; the social aspects of health and illness; and sexuality, gender and justice; the Practical Justice Initiative is broadening its scope to embrace other cutting edge issues important to our communities including:
Working collectively across Arts & Social Sciences disciplines, we seek to: