Professor Gerry Redmond
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Professor, Public Policy, Flinders University
Gerry Redmond is a Professor in public policy at the College of Business, Government and Law, Flinders University, where he has worked since 2012. Prior to that he worked at University of NSW, UNICEF and the University of Cambridge, UK.
His academic training is in sociological and social policy research and involves both qualitative and quantitative analysis children’s and young people’s well-being in Australia and in other countries.
His research aims to privilege the perspectives of marginalised young people, how they negotiate challenges in their lives, and how these challenges impact their wellbeing, development and life chances.
He has a strong interest in research engagement with policymakers and advocacy groups, and in knowledge translation of academic research. He is currently leading two Australian Research Council Discovery Projects, on social exclusion and wellbeing in adolescence, and on the opportunities that young people with disability and young carers can access, and the contributions they make to Australian society.
His aim in both these projects is to draw attention to the wide range of economic, societal and policy factors that influence young people’s life chances in Australia and in other countries, and how they respond to the challenges they face.