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Professor Gregory Marston

Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work

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Name
Professor Gregory Marston
Position(s)
Professor of Social Policy
Faculty of Health,
School - Public Health and Social Work
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Public Health and Social Work - HDHS
Discipline *
Social Work, Policy and Administration, Sociology
Phone
+61 7 3138 4767
Fax
+61 7 3138 0296
Email
Location
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Social Media
LinkedIn
Qualifications

PhD (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Member of ARC College of Experts Social Behavioural and Economic Sciences
  • Member of International Sociological Association RC 19 Social Policy and Poverty
  • Member of Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth
  • Member of International Editorial Board – Journal of Social Policy
Keywords

Australian welfare state, comparative welfare studies, income security, policy implementation, poverty, social housing, social inequality, social theory, unemployment

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Professor Marston has an extensive record in undertaking applied social policy research. He has led a number of Australian Research Council grants into long-term unemployment, disability and employment services and household debt and the fringe lending industry in Australia. Professor Marston has held academic positions at The University of Queensland and RMIT University. He has also been a visiting research fellow at the Centre for Public Policy, The University of Melbourne and the Department of Sociology, University of Lund, Sweden. Prior to entering academia Greg worked in various research and policy positions in national and state community service organisations. He started his professional career as a youth worker in the early 1990s, before working in policy and community development roles for a variety of non-profit community organisations. Greg’s main research interests are the impact of various social and economic policies on ordinary Australians, comparative social policy, contemporary social theory, the organisational dimensions of human service practice and the role of social policy in transitioning to a low-carbon society. He has co-authored a book about  living on a low-income in Australia (Allen and Unwin, 2011), a co-edited book on the implementation of welfare-to-work in a variety of countries (Georgetown University Press, 2013) and another on who benefits from the Australian welfare state (Palgrave, 2013). He is co-editing a forthcoming book on prospects for a universal basic income in Australia and New Zealand, to be published by Palgrave in 2015.

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Teaching

  • SWB108 Australian Society, Systems and Policies
  • SWN003 Political Economy and Policy Making 
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Experience

Prior to entering academia Greg worked in various research and policy positions in national and state community service organisations. He started his professional career as a youth worker in the early 1990s, before working in policy and community development roles for a variety of non-profit community organisations.

Greg undertakes research for government and community groups in a range of areas.

This information has been contributed by Professor Gregory Marston.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2011
Details
International Editorial Adviser since 2007
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
2010 Award for Teaching Excellence - Early Career

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Who You Know or Where You Go? The Role of Formal and Informal Networks in Finding Employment and Maintaining Wellbeing
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP140100033
Start year
2014
Keywords
The Unemployed, Employment Services, Social Networks

Supervision