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Professor of Education, Deakin University

I am a social researcher who has published extensively on young people, social theory and globalisation. My current research interests include a critical engagement with young people and new cultures of education/work/democracy in the context of the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis, and with the challenges associated with the emergence of the Anthropocene. I am currently the 2nd CI on an ARC Linkage Project (LP200301027) Creative industries pathways to youth employment in the COVID-19 recession. From 2017-2021 I was the lead CI on an ARC Discovery Project (DP 170100547) Art Based Social Enterprises and Marginalised Young People's Transitions.


  • –present
    Principal Research Fellow (Social Sciences), Deakin University


  • 1998 
    Deakin University, PhD/Sociology of Youth