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Research assistant, Monash University

Ernest Healy’s research contributions over the past decade have included the areas of population growth, labour market outcomes, participation in higher education, social disadvantage and housing outcomes, population growth and greenhouse policy, the occupational outcomes of skilled migrants to Australia, and ethnic diversity and migrant settlement.

His research also involves the generation of population and labour market projections, for example:
Healy E. (2011) Optometric Demand and Supply (estimation), Melbourne, Vic., Australia, report for Optometrists Association Australia; Wainer, Joyce, Owada and Healy, (2008) Predicting Supply and Demand for General Practice Training, Monash Institute of Health Sciences.

He was recently lead Editor and contributing author to a monograph on social cohesion in Australia and Japan, published by Palgrave.

Most recently, he has been involved in coauthoring a critical examination of dingo management policies on Fraser Island, Queensla.


  • 1997–2011
    Research Fellow, Centre for Population and Urban Research


  • 1997 
    Monash University, PhD/Sociology


  • 2011
    Is an ‘exponential decline’ in car use a plausible greenhouse abatement measure? (forthcoming), Australian Planner
  • 2009
    ‘High net migration during a period of no net job growth’, , People & Place, vol. 17, no. 3

Research Areas

  • Sociology (1608)
  • Demography (1603)
  • Urban Analysis And Development (120507)