UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award for Dr Renee Zahnow

28 Sep 2022

Congratulation to Dr Renee Zahnow from the School of Social Sciences who has received a UQ Foundation Research Excellence Award to help continue her research investigating how the reporting of minor crimes on community social media pages can make residents feel their neighbourhood is less safe, even when statistics show actual crime is low.

Dr Renee Zahnow  and her research team surveyed a cross-section of Brisbane residents about their perceptions of crime in their suburb and compared it with crime data for the study Neighbourhood crime: real or constructed online?  

The UQ Foundation Research Excellence Awards (FREA) scheme is a means by which the University recognises demonstrated excellence and promise of future success in research. It also recognises the leadership potential of individual young researchers in their respective fields.