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Lecturer in Sociology, University of Newcastle

Dr Julia Cook is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Newcastle. Her research interests include the sociology of youth, time and housing, and her most recent research addresses Australian young adults' pathways into home ownership, focusing particularly on the role of intergenerational transfers in facilitating entry into the property market. She co-convenes the Sociology of Youth thematic group in The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and is on the editorial board of the journals Time & Society and Journal of Applied Youth Studies. She recently published her first book Imagined Futures: Hope, Risk and Uncertainty (Palgrave, 2018).


  • –present
    Lecturer in Sociology, University of Newcastle


  • 2017 
    University of Melbourne , PhD