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Director, Australian Industrial Transformation Institute, Flinders University

John Spoehr is Director of the Australian Industrial Tranformation Institute at Flinders University where he is a Professor. He has over 20 years experience as a social and economic analyst focusing on employment and industry policy, inequality and social justice.

John is playing a leading role in the establishment of the Stretton Centre - a partnership with the City of Playford, Renewal SA and the SA Government, The Centre was recently awarded a major grant by the Australian Government Suburban Jobs Program.

John has an extensive track-record analysing the impact and implications of policy and programs and advising government, industry, unions and NGOs on strategy and policy. He is a regular media commentator on social and economic issues and columnist for The Adelaide Review.

His major publications include 'The Engaging State - South Australia's engagement with the Asia Pacific Region' with Purnendra Jain, 'State of South Australia - from crisis to prosperity?' and 'Power Politics - the electricity crisis and you'. His latest edited book is 'State of South Australia - turbulent times', published by Wakefield Press.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, The University of Adelaide, Australian Institute for Social Research


    University of SA, PhD