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Lecturer in Sociology, University of Newcastle

Dr Julia Cook is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Her research interests include the sociology of youth, time and housing, and the intersections of each of these topics and economic sociology. Her most recent research addresses young adults’ pathways into home ownership; regional, rural and remote tertiary students’ experiences of housing after relocating to pursue their studies; and young adults’ navigation of debt and financial assistance. She is co-director of the Newcastle Youth Studies Network, a chief investigator on the current phase of the long-running ARC-funded Life Patterns research programme (2021-2025) and a 2022-2024 ARC DECRA awardee.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Sociology, University of Newcastle


  • 2017 
    University of Melbourne , PhD