Alan Morris

Alan Morris is a professor in the Institute for Public Policy and Governance at the University of Technology Sydney. He obtained his PhD in Sociology from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1996 and has published extensively in highly rated peer reviewed journals in Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States and South Africa. His most recent book, Gentrification and Displacement: The Forced Relocation of Public Housing Tenants in Inner-Sydney was published by Springer in 2019. It maps out the forces behind and the impacts of the forced relocation of 600 public housing tenants in inner-Sydney. The Australian Dream: Housing Experiences of Older Australians (2016, CSIRO Publishing) examines the impact of housing tenure on older Australians who are dependent on the age pension. A Practical Introduction to In-depth Interviewing (2015) was published by SAGE. At present he is working on a book examining the circumstances of tenants in the private rental sector. His list of publication are available here.

Gaby Ramia

Gaby Ramia is Associate Professor in Public Policy in the Department of Government and International Relations at The University of Sydney. He is also research Co-Leader of the NSW Public Policy Institute’s Smart and Working Theme. Gaby’s research is in public and social policy, particularly in relation to work, employment, education and welfare. His research has been funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) through its Discovery and Linkage grants programs. His projects are typically multi-university, collaborative and government-engaged. These have included projects on: social and governance networks and employment services for long-term unemployed people; international student housing; social security in China; international education and the welfare of international students. Gaby has broader research interests in employment, employment relations and social policy. His latest book is entitled, Governing Social Protection in the Long Term (Palgrave Macmillan 2020), which is available in either hard copy or in full-text online

As well as a being a researcher and teacher in policy studies, Gaby has significant academic leadership experience, including such University of Sydney roles as Interim Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences, Associate Dean (Postgraduate Coursework Programs) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Director of the Graduate School of Government. You can connect with Gaby on Twitter: @GabyRamia

Shaun Wilson

Shaun is an associate professor at Macquarie University. His full profile and publications are available here.

Emma Mitchell

Emma has a PhD in Sociology from Macquarie. Her research and teaching experience has primarily focused on social policy and the sociology of everyday life. She specialises in qualitative methodologies. Policy Press is publishing a book based on her doctoral research on culturally diverse perspectives of the welfare system, provisionally titled, Moral Selves and Mean Welfare: Responsibility and Vulnerability in Multicultural Sydney. Emma is also a Postdoctoral Research Fellow part-time at Macquarie University exploring community development in multicultural high-rise apartments.