Patrick Brownlee

BA(Hons)(UOW), MA(journalism)(UOW), GradDip(TESOL)(UTS)

Senior Research Associate


Phone: +61 2 9351 2616

Fax: +61 2 9351 8946

Building.Room: A35.338

Research interests

Educational systems: administration, management and leadership

  • Higher education

Social structures, inequalities and social justice

  • Social change
  • Sociology of knowledge


Research policy, globalisation, higher education, multiculturalism

Professional biography

I have worked in Higher Education in research development and policy roles for approximately 15 years. Currently, I am researching global knowledge production for an ARC funded project led by Professor Raewyn Connell and Dr Fran Collyer. That project, entitled Global Arenas of Knowledge, aims to understand the processes and practices that reinforce the organisation and accumulation of knowledge in the Global North. The experiences of researchers in countries on the 'periphery' - Brazil, South Africa and Australia - will be documented through life histories to explain how research careers are partly determined by certain knowledge regimes.

I have a long standing interest in research as academic work and the role of Universities as public institutions.

My PhD (under examination, October 2014) is a study of the political economy of Australian multiculturalism and migration programming.


  • The International Award for Excellence for the Top Ranked article, 2012 - The Diversity Collection.

    See - 

Selected publications


Book chapters

Journal articles