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 1, 2017 Seminars & Workshops


Week 5:
Wednesday, 29 March

Seminar:  The disruptions of gold: some archaeology of the literary cultures of the global south

IASH Seminar Room, Level 4, Forgan Smith Tower (Bldg #1)

Prof Philip Mead, Chair of Australian Literature at the University of Western Australia

Week 6:
Friday, 7 April

Seminar: Strategising communication and collective action towards sustainable nomadic livelihoods (Mongolia)​

Room 601, Michie Building (#9)

A/Prof Elske Van de Fliert

Week 8:
Friday, 28 April

Seminar: Ageing in a foreign land: A social identity approach to enhancing connectedness and well-being

Room 601, Michie Building (#9)

A/Prof Shuang Liu

Week 9:
Friday, 5 May

Workshop: ARC Applications - What I Wish I'd Known

Room 601, Michie Building (#9)

Afternoon tea will be served in the kitchen area of level 6 of Michie building at the end of the session

Dr Kim Wilkins

Aims: To provide information on the do's and don'ts related to preparing for ARC grant applications

Audience: Early Career Researchers; Staff new to the ARC

Week 10:
Friday, 12 May

Workshop: ARC Fellowships - When, Why & How

Room 601, Michie Building (#9)

Afternoon tea will be served in the kitchen area of level 6 of Michie building at the end of the session


A/Prof Anna Johnston and Dr Jessica White

Aims: To provide information on ARC future Fellowship, DECRA, & other fellowships

Audience: Staff who are planning to apply for ARC fellowships, and/or other fellowships


Week 11:
Friday, 19 May

Seminar: Hyperlocal Journalism & Digital Disruption

Room 601, Michie Building (#9)

Dr Scott Downman and Mr Richard Murray
Week 12: 
Friday, 26 May

Seminar: Copyright and Creativity: Is Australian Policy Hurting Creators?

Room 601, Michie Building (#9)

University Professor Patricia Aufderheide (School of Communication, American University)
Friday 9 June

Seminar: The Poetics of Religious Toleration in the Long British Eighteenth Century

Room 601, Michie Building (#9)

Dr Brandon Chua
Exam Period:
Friday, 16 June

Workshop: ARC Linkage Grants - When, Why & How

Room 601, Michie Building (#9)

Afternoon tea will be served in the kitchen area of level 6 of Michie building at the end of the session

A/Prof Shuang LiuMs Sarina Hobbin, Prof Annemaree Carroll

Aims: To provide information on building ARC Linkage grant applications including negotiating with partner organisations

Audience: Staff who are considering developing ARC Linkage grant applications


Level 6, Michie Building (#9)