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Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Higher Education), Victoria University

Professor John Germov is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Higher Education) at Victoria University and a Professor of Sociology, with research interests spanning the social determinants of health, the social origins of food and alcohol habits, ethical consumption, and workplace change. He has published numerous books, including: Second Opinion (2019, 6th edn), the 4th edition of his introductory text, Public Sociology (2019, with A/Prof Marilyn Poole), Hunter Wine: A History (2018, with Dr Julie McIntyre), and the 4th edition of A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite (2017, with Professor Lauren Williams).


  • 2021–present
    Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Victoria University


  • 2001 
    University of Newcastle, PhD (Sociology)

Research Areas

  • Sociology (1608)