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Associate Professor in Sociology, James Cook University

Nick Osbaldiston is an Associate Professor in Sociology at James Cook University in the College of Arts, Society and Education. Previous to his position he worked at Federation University, Monash University and the University of Melbourne as both a lecturer in sociology and a postdoctoral research fellow. His predominant interests include lifestyle migration and coastal communities as well as cultural sociology.


  • 2015–present
    Senior Lectuer in Sociology, James Cook University
  • 2014–2014
    Lecturer in Sociology, Federation University
  • 2012–2014
    Lecturer in Sociology, Monash University
  • 2010–2012
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow , University of Melbourne


  • 2010 
    Queensland University of Technology, PhD Sociology

Research Areas

  • Sociology (1608)
  • Human Geography (1604)
  • Rural Sociology (160804)
  • Cultural Theory (200204)
  • Social Theory (160806)