Areas of expertise: economic sociology; political sociology; sociology of emotions; sociological theory; sociology of China
HDR Supervisor accreditation status: Full
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-4212-7929
Location: ACU Melbourne Campus
My research is focussed on a number of key themes, including social solidarity, social interaction, and institutionalization. These themes are explored across a number of sub-fields of sociology, especially in political sociology, economic sociology, the sociology of emotions and the sociology of modern China.
The approach taken in my research is conceptual refinement and theory development directed to understanding social change and societal transition.
My undergraduate degree is from Flinders University and my PhD from Adelaide University. My first academic appointment was at the University of Papua New Guinea and the longest held at the Australian National University. Since then, I have had appointments at the University of Leicester as well as Hong Kong Baptist University, before coming to the ACU.
Member, Editorial Board, Sociology (from 2022).
Member, Editorial Board, Sociological Theory (from 2021).
Member, Editorial Board, Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour (from 2020).
Member, Advisory Board, Emotions and Society (from 2019).
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