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Roger Patulny is a Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University. He has served in various positions at UNSW, UOW, and as the Public Sociology Portfolio Leader for the Australian Sociological Association.

He has published widely on social capital, and on topics related to social inclusion and connection, including on volunteering, trust, social contact time, and social mix in public housing, primarily using quantitative methods.

He has completed the ARC Discovery 2009-11: ‘Poor Women and Lonely Men: Examining Gendered Social Inclusion and Connection in Australia’, concerned with gendered patterns and emotional wellbeing associated with social connection, exclusion, and daily time-use patterns.

He has also completed several studies on emotions, and is a co-founder and current co-convenor of the Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Thematic Group on the Sociology of Emotions and Affect (SEA), and the Contemporary Emotions Research Network (CERN).


  • –present
    Lecturer in Sociology, University of Wollongong


  • 2007 
    UNSW, PhD Sociology