Date: 28 April, 2017
Time: 3pm-4pm
Location: Room 601, Michie Building (#9)



Provision of care for older people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds is increasing as a sizable population worldwide is, and will be, ageing outside their heritage culture. Research shows that older people ageing in a foreign land experience a greater level of social isolation due to the dual challenge of dealing with loss of cultural connectedness over and above ageing. Yet, how best to turn social isolation into social connectedness is far from clear. This presentation is based on the preliminary findings from an ARC Linkage project (2016-2019; Partner Organisation: Diversicare/ECCQ), which aims to understand how older people from diverse backgrounds adjust socially and culturally to living in Australia and answer some key questions about the factors that contribute to a sense of social isolation and low psychological well-being.

Acknowledgment: This project is supported by the Australian Research Council (LP160100374). We also acknowledge the support of the partner organisation, Diversicare.


Presenter’s Bio

Shuang Liu is an Associate Professor at the School of Communication and Arts. She researches and publishes in the areas of immigration, multiculturalism, acculturation, intercultural conflicts, ageing migrants, and intergroup relations. She also researches the media effect on how people perceive themselves, how they think they are perceived by others, and how self- and other perceptions interact with each other to influence attitudes, behaviours, and intergroup relations.

A/Prof Shuang Liu
A/Prof Shuang Liu


About Research Seminar and Workshop Series

The research seminar and workshop series' occur each semester, each with a different topic and guest speaker from UQ or otherwise.

The seminars occur on a Friday afternoon from 3-4 pm in Room 601 in the Michie Building (#9).

Semester 2, 2017 Seminars & Workshops


Friday, 11 August

Technologies for the Analysis of Communication

Room 601, Michie Building (#9)

Dr Dan Angus

Friday, 18 August

Hotel October: The Deaths and Dates of Jacques Derrida and Walter Benjamin

Room 601, Michie Building (#9)

Prof. John Schad
(Department of English Literature and Creative Writing, Lancaster University)

Friday, 1 September

The Writer on the Road

Room 601, Michie Building (#9)

Dr James Cowan

Friday, 15 September

Birds of a feather? Trump, Chavez and the populist communication style in times of discursive disruption

Room 601, Michie Building (#9)

Dr Elena Block


Friday, 29 September

Making Hollywood Mobile: Labour in Global Film and Television Production

Room 740, Michie Building (#9)

Dr Kevin Sanson
(School of Communication, QUT)
Friday, 13 October

The Datafication of Religious Media:
Pulpit Plagiarism and the Spiritual Commons in American Sermons

Room 601, Michie Building (#9)

Dr Andrew Ventimiglia
(TC Beirne School of Law, UQ)
Friday 27 October

Cirrus: Innovative, Digitally Engaged Assessment for High Level Thinking

Room 601, Michie Building (#9)

Dr Natalie Collie, Dr Jennifer Clement, Kerry Kilner
Friday, 3 November

"The State of Fun": How Singapore's Fun Campaigns Legitimise an Emerging Casino Economy

Room 601, Michie Building (#9)

Dr Juan Zhang

Friday, 10 November

Historical Moods in Film

Room 601, Michie Building (#9)

Dr Robert Sinnerbrink
(Macquarie University)


Level 6, Michie Building (#9)