Fabian has a PhD in Sociology from Monash University. His thesis explored the governance of academic workers in Australian universities and the career narratives that they develop through their work. He has published on the political economy of higher education, work/life balance in academia and the culture of creative workers. He has also conducted research into the broader production of culture and heritage in Melbourne, Australia. He is currently a member of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and co-convenor of the Work, Labour & Economy Thematic Group.