Associate Professor Susan Goodwin

BA(Hons)(ANU), PhD(Sydney)

Associate Professor

Email:

Phone: +61 2 9351 3282

Fax: +61 2 9351 3783

Building.Room: A35.730

Research interests

Social structures, inequalities and social justice

  • Gender relations and gender identity
  • Social change

Social work and social policy

  • Social policy


Professional biography

Sue teaches social policy in the undergraduate program and in the Master of Policy Studies program. She also supervises postgraduate research students undertaking projects in her areas of research, which include gender; social policy and the welfare state; and community capacity building policies and practices.

She has been involved in collaborative research with a range of organisations, including a large study of gender equity in public institutions, as well as research projects with a variety of non-government organisations. Her current ARC research project is with TAFE NSW, Housing NSW and NSW Health. She has held positions non-government organisations; in public sector policy positions; at the University of Queensland and in Sociology at the University of Sydney.

She is member of the Social Policy Research Network.



Awards

  • University of Sydney Thompson Fellow 2010



Current projects

  • PLACE: Partnerships in Learning and Community Engagement. This research project is exploring opportunities for vocational engagement and community enterprise for homeless communities in inner city Sydney. (with TAFENSW Outreach)
  • Schools, Communities and Social Inclusion: This project aims to contribute to research and practice in the emergent field of school-community interaction.(with Dorothy Bottrell)
  • Gender Capital at Work: This project is exploring the way gender and class intersect in occupational choices and trajectories (with Kate Huppatz)
  • Research Capacity in Non-government community service organisations: This project is exploring the emergence of research positions and research units located in community-based organisations and how ngo researchers engage in policy processes.
  • The Good Mother: interrogating class, gender and motherhood. This research project is exploring contemporary constructions of mothering and motherhood in Australia.
  • Working from the ground up:a participatory approach to community regeneration in public housing neighbourhoods. This ARC Linkage project is undertaking research and community development with public housing residents in South eastern Sydney.


Current research students

Project title Degree Research student
Professional female migrants in Australia: social inclusion or social exclusion? PhD Marina Jurman
The experience of Aboriginal parents in the NSW child welfare system. PhD (Social Work Cynthia Briggs
TBA PhD Lobna Yassine
Law: what is it good for? An exploration of the efficacy of apprehended domestic violence orders (ADVO’s) to protect women who experience domestic violence in NSW Australia. PhD Bethany Wilkinson


Selected publications

Books

Book chapters

  • Goodwin, S. (2012). Women, policy and politics: recasting policy studies . In C. Beasley and A. Bletsas (Eds.), Engaging with Carol Bacchi: Strategic Interventions and Exchanges Adelaide: Adelaide University Press.
  • Bottrell, D. & Goodwin, S. (2011). School-community engagement: Beyond neoliberalism? . In Bottrell, D. & Goodwin, S (Ed.), Schools, Communities and Social Inclusion (pp. 282–294), Melbourne: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Bottrell, D. & Goodwin, S. (2011). Schools, communities and the achievement turn: The neo-liberalisation of equity. . In Bottrell, D. & Goodwin, S (Ed.), Schools, Communities and Social Inclusion (pp. 22–37), Melbourne: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Bottrell, D. & Goodwin, S. . (2011). Contextualising schools and communities. . In Bottrell, D. & Goodwin, S. (Ed.), Schools, Communities and Social Inclusion (pp. 1–20), Melbourne: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Goodwin, S and Huppatz, K. (2010). Mothers making class distinctions: the aesthetics of maternity. In Goodwin, Susan and Huppatz, Kate (Eds.), The Good Mother: Contemporary motherhoods in Australia (pp. 69–88), Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Goodwin, S and Huppatz, K. (2010). The Good Mother in theory and research. In Goodwin, Susan and Huppatz, Kate (Eds.), The Good Mother: Contemporary motherhoods in Australia (pp. 1–24), Sydney: SUP.
  • Fawcett, B, Goodwin, S. and Phillips, R. (2010). Challenges and futures for social work and social policy research methods. In Markauskaite, Lina; Freebody, Peter; Irwin, Jude (Ed.), Methodological Choices and Research Designs for Educational and Social Change: Linking Scholarship, Policy and Practice New York: Springer.
  • Goodwin, S. (2010). Analysing Policy as Discourse: methodological advances in policy analysis. In Markauskaite, Lina; Freebody, Peter; Irwin, Jude (Ed.), Methodological Choices and Research Designs for Educational and Social Change: Linking Scholarship, Policy and Practice New York: Springer.
  • Goodwin, S. (2006). Working from the outside in: NSW women's advisory committees. In D.Brennan, L.Chappell (Ed.), "No Fit Place for Women"? Women in NSW Politics 1856-2006 (Vol. 1, pp. 178–199), Sydney: UNSW Press.
  • Goodwin, S. (2005). '"Community" and Social Inclusion'. In Smyth, P. Reddell, T and Jones, A. (Eds.), Community and Local Governance in Australia (pp. 94–107), Sydney: UNSW Press.
  • Goodwin, S. (2003). Gender and social Exclusion in Australia. In Weiss (Ed.), Social Exclusion: An Approach to the Australian Case (pp. 375–390), Germany: Peter Lang.

Journal articles

  • Phillips, R. & Goodwin, S. (in press). Third Sector Social Policy Research in Australia: New Actors, New Politics. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. DOI:10.1007/s11266-013-9351-z
  • Huppatz, K. & Goodwin, S. (2013). Masculinised jobs, feminised jobs and men’s ‘gender capital’ experiences: Understanding occupational segregation in Australia. Journal of Sociology, 49(2-3), 291–308. DOI:10.1177/1440783313481743
  • Schofield, T, Goodwin, S. (2006). Gender politics and public policy making: prospects for advancing gender equality. Policy and Society: journal of public, foreign and global policy, 24(4), 25–44.

Conference papers

  • Goodwin, S and Jetti, A . (in press). Framing microfinance in Australia – Gender neutral or gender blind?. In Australian Social Policy Association Conference
  • Goodwin, S and Huppatz, K . (2011). Marginalising mothers through maternal style: ‘slummy mummies’ and the making of class distinctions’. In Mothers at the Margins' 6th Australian International, Interdisciplinary Conference on Motherhood. Brisbane, Brisbane, 27-30 April 2011.
  • Huppatz, K and Goodwin, S . (2011). Gender Capital at Work: Intersections of Gender, Class and Occupation in Australia . In Antipodean Fields: Bourdieu and Southern Cultures Conference. University of Western Sydney, 8-10 June 2011.
  • Couch, C and Goodwin, S . (2011). Engaging homeless communities in vocational education & training’ . In 2nd Annual Integrating Services to Reduce Homelessness Conference. Melbourne, 15-16 November,2011.
  • Bottrell, D., Freebody, K. and Goodwin, S. (2011). ‘School–community engagement: shifting boundaries of policy and practice’ . In Jan Wright AARE Conference 2011. Hobart, Tasmania., 17 November - 1 December.
  • Phillips, R. & Goodwin, S. . (2010). ‘Social Policy Research in Human Service NGOs’. In ‘Facing Crises: Challenges and Opportunities Confronting the Third Sector and Civil Society’ ISTR 9th International Conference. Kadir Has University Istanbul, Turkey, July 7-10, 2010.
  • Goodwin, S. . (2010). Local democracy: Alternative approaches to public housing neighbourhoods’. In Estates in the Balance Shelter NSW Conference. Sydney, June 2010.

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