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Lecturer, UNSW Sydney

Andrew is a sociologist with expertise in the areas of urban sociology, social policy, housing studies, and social theory. He researches a variety of topics including housing insecurity and homelessness, social housing provision, urban governance, and the role of charity in contemporary welfare systems. He is currently working on an ARC Linkage Project investigating the lives of people on social housing waitlists, as well as several industry-funded studies into homelessness.

Andrew’s methodological expertise lies in the use of ethnographic and other qualitative methods to investigate social policies and programs and their effects. He has a strong background in social theory and he is passionate about integrating theoretically-informed sociological analysis with applied social policy research. Andrew also has experience in combining ethnographic research with analysis of administrative data in policy and program evaluations.

Andrew is the Australasian editor of Housing Studies, and he was formally the 'urban sociology thematic group' convener for the Australian Sociological Association. Prior to joining UNSW, Andrew held a series of research fellowships at the University of Queensland (2016-2022). Andrew received his PhD in sociology from the University of Queensland in 2017.