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Loneliness; Social Isolation; the Sociology of Emotions; Emotion Management; Social Capital; Social Inclusion and Connection; Unemployment and the Future of Work; Social Mix in Public Housing; Gendered Social Networks; Volunteering; Trust; and Digital Interaction


Roger Patulny joined the department in 2023. Prior to this, he held positions at the University Wollongong and the Univesity of New South Wales, Australia, and the University of Surry, UK. His research interests include socilogical studies of loneliness, social isolation, the sociology of emotions, emotion management, social capital, social inclusion and connection, unemployment and the future of work, social mix in public housing, gender and social networks, volunteering, trust, and digital interaction. He has been a CI on competitive grants that have attracted over $1.1 million AUS in funding. These include the ARC Discovery 2009-11: ‘Poor Women and Lonely Men: Examining Gendered Social Inclusion and Connection in Australia’, the ARC Linkage 2015-17: ‘Who You Know or Where You Go? The Role of Formal and Informal Networks in Finding Employment and Maintaining Wellbeing’, and the ARC Discovery 2023-25 ‘How parents manage climate anxiety: coping and hoping for the whole family’. He has served on the executive of the Australian Sociological Association (TASA), and co-founded TASA's Sociology of Emotions and Affect (TASA_SEA) Thematic Group.

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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