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Postdoctoral research fellow, Western Sydney University

Emma has a PhD in Sociology from Macquarie University. She is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University, working on the ARC Discovery Project ‘Shadow Care Infrastructures: Sustaining Life in Post-welfare Cities’ (2021-2024). Emma specialises in qualitative methodologies. Policy Press is publishing a book based on her doctoral research in late 2022 titled Making a Life on Mean Welfare: Voices from Multicultural Sydney.


  • 2020–2021
    Research officer, Institute for Public Policy and Governance, University of Technology
  • 2020–2021
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Geography and Planning, Macquarie University
  • 2018–2019
    Lecturer, Sociology, Macquarie University


  • 2018 
    Macquarie University, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Vertical Villages: Community, Place, and Urban Density Pilot
    Chief Invesitagor
    Funding Source:
    Macquarie University Enterprise Partnership Scheme Pilot Project Grant