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TR Ashworth Professor in Sociology, The University of Melbourne

Professor Dan Woodman is the TR Ashworth Professor in Sociology at the University of Melbourne. He is immediate past President of Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Australia, was a two-term President of The Australian Sociological Association and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the International Sociological Association. Dan is co-Chief Investigator on the Life Patterns project, one of the largest and longest running studies of young lives, tracking three generations of young Australians from the end of secondary school into adulthood. He is co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Youth Studies and has written widely on young people’s lives and the sociology of generations.


  • 2017–present
    TR Ashworth Associate Professor in Sociology, University of Melbourne
  • 2009–2011
    Research Fellow - Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University


  • 2010 
    University of Melbourne, PhD (Sociology and Education)

Professional Memberships

  • President - The Australian Sociological Association; Vice President Research Committee 34 - Sociology of Youth - International Sociological Association