Research in these areas include: national and state housing policies, social exclusion, housing management, homelessness, public and private rental markets, home ownership, community empowerment and regeneration, housing for the elderly, citizenship and the policy process.
Research in this area examines the relationship between nature and society, the place of animals in Australian global cultures, the development of "green" issues and movements, environmental harm and environmental regulation, corporate reporting and environmental management.
Research focuses on issues such as juvenile justice, restorative justice, youth crime prevention, ethnicity and crime, prison reform, offender employment histories, youth gangs, hate crime, delinquency and uncivil behaviour and corporate crime.
Research in this field covers immigrant and refugee settlement experiences; ethnic minorities and access to services; migrant health and mental health; social capital and ethnic communities; globalization, migration and citizenship; transnationalism, social networks and communities; diasporas and the politics of identity; the role of migration in relation to population ageing; migration and development including remittance-led development.
Research on religion and spirituality in contemporary society. This includes New Age, Christianity, Witchcraft, Islam and various new religious movements with a focus on contemporary religious experience and practice in the context of consumerism and the new information technologies.
Research in this area investigates changing concepts of citizenship and national identity. Also studied are the changing salience of class identity and other sources of identity- such as gender, sexuality, generation and ethnicity- in contemporary society.
Research topics studied include the changing state of mental health; the effect of new health and medical technologies such as mammography and xenotransplantation; embodied experiences of health; the corporatisation of general practice; public health, primary healthcare, allied health and the healthcare workforce and practices; women's health issues; the politics of men's health; health, disability, risk and illness; lifestyle and health; health inequality; lay and medical/scientific knowledge; evidence based medicine; new genetic technologies and genetic testing; gender, health and medicine; dementia; chronic illness; cancer; transplantation; smoking; ageing; end of life and palliative care; and human/animal relations in scientific experimentation.
Research topics include bodily practice and performance; body modification; cosmetic surgery; Botox; and embodied experiences of health.
Research in these areas include contemporary social work and human services in Australia; policy; equity and access in human services; human service organisations; rural services; ageing.
Research in these areas include professional practice and practice frameworks; ethical practice; policy practice; professional practice in mandated contexts; specialist fields of professional practice including mental health, aged care, disability, health, children and families, cross-cultural work; indigenous practice; work with young people; methods of practice including working with individuals, families, groups, communities.
Research in these areas include policy and social inclusion; socially inclusive practice; building inclusive and sustainable communities; strengths and solutions-focused practice;
Homelessness and housing, public space issues, social inclusion, social policy, qualitative methods, action research learning, community engagement, consultation with 'hard to reach' groups. More information about Dr Anne Coleman.
Medical science and medical technologies, health and illness, lay and medical/scientific knowledge, animals in medicine and science, science and technology studies, sociology of the body, sociology of science, sociology of cancer, actor-network theory. More information about Dr Peta Cook.
Urban sociology, social anthropology, animals and culture, sociology of nature, sociology of consumption. More information about Prof. Adrian Franklin.
Housing affordability, changes in Australian housing careers and domestic life, housing and social policy. More information about Dr Michelle Gabriel.
Social inequality, housing, social policy. More information about Dr Daphne Habibis.
Health and illness, public health, primary health care, medicine, medical knowledge, allied health, healthcare workforce, lifestyle and health, inequality, lay and medical knowledge, healthcare practices, evidence based medicine, chronic illness, risk, bodies, smoking, infant feeding, pharmacy, mixed methods and qualitative research, dementia. More information about Dr Emily Hansen.
End of life issues and palliative care. More information about Dr Margaret Hughes.
Housing and urban policy, multiculturalism. More information about Prof. Keith Jacobs.
Immigration, ethnicity and multiculturalism; identity; policing; forensic science; crime and deviance; qualitative methodology. More information about Assoc. Prof. Roberta Julian.
Sociology of body, sociology of reproduction, gender, pregnancy and motherhood, feminism, feminist visual culture, visual sociology. More information about Dr Meredith Nash.
Housing, risk, families, youth. More information about Dr Kristin Natalier.
Elites, democratisation, post-communism, social movements, social inequality. More information about Prof. Jan Pakulski.
Tourism, urban design and architecture, sociology of science, actor-network theory. More information about Dr Felicity Picken.
South Asian cultures, gender and development; migration, religion (Islam in particular) and identity; inter-communal relations; medical sociology including reproductive health, genetics, and medical pluralism. More information about Dr Santi Rozario.
Risk, social inclusion, theorising social work practice, ethics, critical reflection, mental health problems/illness, child and family issues. More information about Dr Sonya Stanford.
Health, illness, disability and risk; professional practice in healthcare; gender and health; rural health; genetic counselling; psychosocial, ethical and legal aspects of human genetic technologies; social inclusion. More information about Prof. Sandy Taylor.
Australian identity, environmental social movements, postmaterial values, political attitudes and behaviour. More information about Assoc. Prof. Bruce Tranter.
Sociology of law, criminology, qualitative research methods, ethnography. More information about Dr Max Travers.
Social policy, communities, social inclusion, health, ageing, dementia, research methods. More information about Dr Anthea Vreugdenhil.
Family, inequality, social policy, indigenous issues. More information about Dr Maggie Walter.
Youth gangs, youth subcultures, juvenile justice, criminological theory, prison reform, crime prevention, environmental harm, ecological justice, environmental regulation, policing and environmental law enforcement, youth studies. More information about Prof. Rob White.
Authorised by the Interim Head of School, Social Sciences
19 February, 2013