Meet our experts
Here is a selection of some of our experts who teach in the Executive Master of Arts and Social Sciences (EMASS).
Dr Richard Stanton is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Media and Communications in the School of Letters, Arts and Media within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. His research interests are in urban politics and communication, regional and rural engagement and community activism. His focus also includes international investment in Australian agribusiness and mining, acquisitions in the Australian dairy industry, and the role of the media in corporate and political activity.
Associate Professor Belinda Smith has interests in anti-discrimination law, gender equity, and work-family conflict. She has conducted research and written extensively on many related topics including using law to balance work and family, a human rights approach to social security and domestic violence victims at work.
Dr John Mikler is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government and International Relations within the the School of Social and Political Sciences at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. His research interests are International Political Economy, Comparative Political Economy, Multinational Corporations, Climate Change, Business-Government Relations, Private Authority, State Sovereignty and Globalisation. He is currently researching the intersection of public and private authority in world affairs, and the national institutional contexts that inform approaches to climate change mitigation.
Associate Professor Sue Goodwin is the Associate Dean (Research) at the Faculty of Education and Social Work. Her research focuses on social structures, inequalities and social justice and social work and social policy. She is interested in gender relations and gender identity, social change and social policy. Her current projects include undertaking research and community development with public housing residents in South eastern Sydney and exploring contemporary constructions of mothering and motherhood in Australia.
Associate Professor Simon Atkinson research interests include Project Risk Management and Project Innovation Management. His research into complex systems has applications as diverse as improving the delivery of humanitarian relief and ensuring that the current global recession does not follow the trajectory of the Great Depression.
Dr Susan Banki's current teaching and research interests lie in orced displacement and international migration, refugee resettlement, transnational social movements, human rights at the United Nations
and humanitarian assistance. Her focus is in the Asia-Pacific region, where she has conducted extensive field research in Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh and Japan on refugee/migrant protection, statelessness and border control. She is currently investigating the local, regional and international mechanisms (and the interactions between them) that serve as potential levers for change.