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Department of Social Sciences

Paula Geldens

Sociology of youth; Young people living in and leaving rural areas; Young people living on family farms; Young people and issues of health and wellbeing; Young people and their transitions into higher education
Accredited Supervisor
Paula has been combining her passion for teaching with leadership roles in Learning and Teaching for several years now. Paula has convened and delivered a broad suite of units to Swinburne cohorts based on our Hawthorn campus, including Young people in Glo...

Andrew Gunstone

Accredited Supervisor
Professor Andrew Gunstone is the inaugural Executive Director (Reconciliation Strategy and Leadership) and Professor of Indigenous Studies at Swinburne University. Through working collaboratively across the university, Indigenous communities and the wider ...

Karen Hughes

Accredited Supervisor
I find working in the field of Indigenous studies life-sustaining because this is a vocation in which it is possible to be an agent for change: students are transformed when they begin to understand the complexity behind the history and politics they have ...

Julie Kimber

History; Vagrancy; Political History; Social Justice; Public Order Offences; Protest Movements; Labour History; Radical History; War and Peace; Legal History
Accredited Supervisor
Julie teaches history and politics, is the discipline group leader for history, and convenes the history and international studies majors (see She is a co-editor (with Dr Maggie Nolan) of the Journal of Australian St...

Michael Leach

Politics of East Timor; Politics of Melanesia (Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, PNG, New Caledonia); Refugee and Immigration Policy; Temporary Protection Visas; Anti-immigration movements (eg One Nation)
Accredited Supervisor
Michael Leach is a Professor in Politics and International Relations, and Chair of the Department of Education and Social Sciences. He teaches in Comparative Politics, and the Politics of the Pacific. His research interests include nation-building in the A...

David MacKenzie

Homelessness and social disadvantage; Housing issues; Youth issues, youth development and youth policy
Accredited Supervisor
David MacKenzie is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Social Research, and Executive Director of Youth Development Australia (YDA). Before coming to Swinburne in early 2003, David taught youth workers and other students at undergraduate and postgr...

Bruno Mascitelli

Economics; International business; Italian business; Italian culture; Italian language; Italian politics; European studies; Immigration and multiculturalism
Accredited Supervisor
Before joining academia in 2000, Bruno was employed by the Australian Consulate in Milan, Italy from 1982 until 1997. Much of his activities in the Consulate revolved around support to Australian companies entering the Italian market. On returning to Austr...

Craig McIntosh

Accredited Supervisor
Craig returned to study in 1994 at Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn where he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree with first class honours. In 2010 Craig was conferred his PhD, the subject of his thesis being: "Crisis management: the Kennett ...

Glenn McLaren

Accredited Supervisor