Professor Gabrielle Meagher

PhD(Sydney), BEc(SocSci)Hons(Sydney)
Associate Dean, Office of Doctoral Studies
Professor of Social Policy
Co-convenor, Social Policy Research Network

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 93516610
Fax +61 2 93512606

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Biographical details

Gabrielle trained as a political economist, and her current interdisciplinary research program explores the impact of privatisation and personalisation on the way social care services are practised (by social service workers), organised (within and between different kinds of social service agencies), distributed (between social groups), experienced (by service users) and understood (by broader publics).

Gabrielle has been a strong supporter of the development of the Australian Social Policy Association (ASPA), serving on its Executive Committee from 2009-2012. She was co-editor, with Dr Tony Eardley,of ASPA's research journal, the Australian Journal of Social Issues, from 2010-2013.

In 2009,Gabrielle spent six months as a guest professor in the Department of Social Work at Stockholm University, where she began work with Professor Marta Szebehely on research into the marketisation of elder care in Sweden. In 2011, Marta, Gabrielle and Professor Anneli Anttonen (University of Tampere, Finland) received funding for the Nordic Research Network on Marketisation in Eldercare. In 2013, the network published a comprehensive research report on marketisation in Nordic eldercare, edited by Gabrielle and Marta, and available online here. Gabrielle will continue her Nordic collaborations asa visiting professor in Stockholm from October 2013 to July 2014, funded by the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare.

Research interests

Social structures, inequalities and social justice

  • Gender relations and gender identity

Social work and social policy

  • Social policy
  • Ageing and end-of-life

Keywords: care work, marketisation, elder care, comparative social policy, public opinion on inequality and the welfare state

Teaching and supervision

Gabrielle's research areas for PhD supervision include:

  • the organisation and experience of work in female dominated occupations, especially in care work in community service industries such as elder care, child care, and child welfare;
  • the role of for-profit providers in social services;
  • the impact of marketisation and managerialism on social service organisations and policies;
  • public opinion on social policy;
  • the development of the Australian welfare state;
  • applied ethics in social care services; and
  • comparative social policy.

Her previous doctoral students include Dr Natasha Cortis, Dr Christina Ho, Dr Ben Spies-Butcher, Dr Toby Fattore and Dr John Girdwood.

Current research students

Project title Degree Research student
The experience of Aboriginal parents in the NSW child welfare system. PhD Cynthia BRIGGS

Current projects

  • The Equal Remuneration Case 2009-2012: strategy and outcome from the perspective of participants(with Dr Natasha Cortis)
  • Australian attitudes to privatisation and the role of the public sector (with Dr Shaun Wilson and Adam Stebbing)
  • The role of market ideas and organisations in social service provision in Australia and Sweden (with Professor Marta Szebehely)
  • A comparative study of the work and working conditions of home care workers in Australia and Sweden (with Associate Professor Jane Mears and Professor Marta Szebehely)
  • Marketisation in Australian social services (with Associate Professor Susan Goodwin and members of the Privatisation and Social Policy Network)
  • A study of problem definitions and proposed solutions in submissions to the Productivity Commission's inquiry, 'Caring for Older Australians' (with Dr David Wilkins)
  • Workforce implications of individual funding in disability services (with Dr Natasha Cortis and Ms Sharni Chan)

Associations

Awards and honours

  • Norman Smith Research Award for best research article in Australian Social Work 2007 (won jointly with Professor Karen Healy)

  • Norman Smith Research Award for best research article in Australian Social Work 2012 (won jointly with Dr Natasha Cortis)

Online publications

International links

Sweden

(Stockholm University) In collaboration with Professor Marta Szebehely, research on marketisation of eldercare in Nordic countries, with a focus on Sweden

Sweden

(Stockholm University) Research on the privatisation of residential care for children in Sweden, with Professor Tommy Lundström, Professor Marie Sallnäs and Dr Stefan Wiklund, funded by the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare.

Selected grants

2012

  • The Sydney Social Justice Project; Carney T, Celermajer D, Connell R, Freebody P, Goodwin S, Graycar R, Ivison D, Keane J, Kinley D, Meagher G, Schlosberg D, Sluga G, Tormey S; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).

2007

  • Constituencies for welfare: Public responses to Australias new welfare state; Wilson S, Meagher G; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • How are welfare-to-work and workplace reforms affecting young people and children at risk?; Meagher G; Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth (ARACY)/Seed grant funded by ARC/NHMRC via ARACY.

2003

  • Enhancing services to Australian children and families: linking workforce characteristics job quality and quality and outcomes in social services; Meagher G, Healy K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2002

  • Currencies of Care: Establishing the scope of performance indicators in child and family welfare services; Meagher G, Healy K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).
  • Linkage 2002 - Currencies of Care: Establishing the scope of performance indicators in child and fam; Meagher G; Uniting Care Burnside/Project Support.

2001

  • Conceptualising performance measurement in social services - commissioned Discussion Paper; Meagher G; Uniting Church in Australia/Research Grant.

Selected publications & creative works

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Books

  • Fawcett, B., Goodwin, S., Meagher, G., Phillips, R. (2009). Social Policy for Social Change. Australia: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Meagher, G. (2003). Friend or Flunkey: Paid Domestic Workers in the New Economy. Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.

Edited Books

  • King, D., Meagher, G. (2009). Paid Care in Australia: Politics, Profits, Practices. Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Bottrell, D., Meagher, G. (2008). Communities and change: selected papers. Sydney: Sydney University Press. [More Information]
  • Denmark, D., Meagher, G., Wilson, S., Western, M., Phillips, T. (2007). Australian Social Attitudes 2 : Citizenship, Work and Aspirations. Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Wilson, S., Meagher, G., Gibson, R., Denemark, D., Western, M. (2005). Australian social attitudes : the first report. Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.

Book Chapters

  • Meagher, G. (2014). Persistent Inequalities: The Distribution of Money, Time and Care. In Susan K. Schroeder, Lynne Chester (Eds.), Challenging the Orthodoxy: Reflections on Frank Stilwell’s Contribution to Political Economy, (pp. 79-100). Heidelberg: Springer.
  • Meagher, G., Szebehely, M. (2013). Long-Term Care in Sweden: Trends, Actors, and Consequences. In Costanzo Ranci & Emmanuele Pavolini (Eds.), Reforms in Long-Term Care Policies in Europe: Investigating Institutional Change and Social Impacts, (pp. 55-78). New York: Springer.
  • Wilson, S., Meagher, G., Hermes, K. (2012). A New Role for Government? Trends in social policy preferences since the mid-1980s. In Juliet Pietsch & Haydn Aarons (Eds.), Australia: Identity, Fear and Governance in the 21st century, (pp. 107-131). Canberra, ACT: ANU E Press. [More Information]
  • Meagher, G., Szebehely, M. (2012). Equality in the social service state: Nordic childcare models in comparative perspective. In Jon Kvist, Johan Fritzell, Bjorn Hvinden, Olli Kangas (Eds.), Changing Social Equality: The Nordic welfare model in the 21st century, (pp. 89-117). Bristol, UK: Policy Press.
  • King, D., Meagher, G. (2009). Introduction: Politics, profits and practices in child and aged care. In King, Debra~Meagher, Gabrielle~ (Eds.), Paid Care in Australia: Politics, Profits, Practices, (pp. 1-11). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Meagher, G., Cortis, N., Healy, K. (2009). Strategic challenges in child welfare services: a comparative study of Australia, England and Sweden. In Rummery, Kirstein~Holden, Chris~Greener, Ian~ (Eds.), Social Policy Review 21: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, (pp. 215-242). Bristol, UK: Policy Press.
  • Meagher, G., Cortis, N. (2009). The political economy of for-profit paid care: Theory and evidence. In King, Debra~Meagher, Gabrielle~ (Eds.), Paid Care in Australia: Politics, Profits, Practices, (pp. 13-42). Sydney: Sydney University Press. [More Information]
  • Meagher, G., Wilson, S. (2007). Are Unions Regaining Popular Legitimacy in Australia? In Denemark, D., Meagher, G., Wilson, S., & Western, M., Phillips, T (Eds.), Australian Social Attitudes 2 : Citizenship, Work and Aspirations, (pp. 195-216). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Meagher, G. (2007). Contested, Corporatised and Confused? Australian Attitudes to Child Care. In Elizabeth Hill, Barbara Pocock and Alison Elliott (Eds.), Kids Count: Better early childhood education and care in Australia, (pp. 137-153). Sydney: Sydney University Press. [More Information]
  • Wilson, S., Meagher, G. (2007). Howard's Welfare State: How Popular is the New Social Policy Agenda. In Denemark, D., Meagher, G., Wilson, S., & Western, M., Phillips, T (Eds.), Australian Social Attitudes 2 : Citizenship, Work and Aspirations, (pp. 262-285). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Denemark, D., Wilson, S., Meagher, G. (2007). Introduction. In Denemark, D., Meagher, G., Wilson, S., & Western, M., Phillips, T (Eds.), Australian Social Attitudes 2 : Citizenship, Work and Aspirations, (pp. 11-36). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Marsh, I., Meagher, G., Wilson, S. (2005). Are Australians open to globalisation? In Wilson, S., Meagher, G., Gibson, R., Denemark, D. and Western, M. (Eds.), Australian Social Attitudes: The First Report, (pp. 240-257). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Meagher, G., Gibson, R., Wilson, S., Denemark, D., Western, M. (2005). Introduction. In Wilson, S., Meagher, G., Gibson, R., Denemark, D. and Western, M. (Eds.), Australian Social Attitudes: The First Report, (pp. 1-11). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Meagher, G., Wilson, S., Reusch, T. (2005). Where to for the Welfare State? In Wilson, S., Meagher, G., Gibson, R., Denemark, D. and Western, M. (Eds.), Australian Social Attitudes: The First Report, (pp. 101-121). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Buchanan, J., Watson, I., Meagher, G. (2004). The Living Wage In Australia: History, Recent Developments, And Current Challenges. In Deborah M. Figart (Eds.), Living Wage Movements: Global Perspectives, (pp. 122-137). London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Healy, K., Meagher, G. (2004). The Reprofessionalization of Social Work: Collaborative Approaches for Achieving Professional Recognition. In Linda Davies and Peter Leonard (Eds.), Social Work in a Corporate Era: Practices of Power and Resistance, (pp. 91-107). Aldershot, Hants, UK: Ashgate.
  • Bryan, R., Meagher, G. (2001). The Economy. In F. Doig (Eds.), Australia: The Complete Story, (pp. 158-171). Willoughby: Academic Press Elsevier.

Journals

  • Cortis, N., Meagher, G. (2012). Recognition at Last: Care Work and the Equal Remuneration Case. Journal of Industrial Relations, 54(3), 377-385. [More Information]
  • Cortis, N., Meagher, G. (2012). Social Work Education as Preparation for Practice: Evidence from a Survey of the New South Wales Community Sector. Australian Social Work, 65(3), 295-310. [More Information]
  • Wilson, S., Meagher, G., Hermes, K. (2012). The social division of welfare knowledge: policy stratification and perceptions of welfare reform in Australia. Policy and Politics, 40(3), 323-346. [More Information]
  • Connell, R., Fawcett, B., Meagher, G. (2009). Neoliberalism, new public management and the human service professions: Introduction to the special issue. Journal of Sociology, 45(4), 331-338. [More Information]
  • Healy, K., Meagher, G., Cullin, J. (2009). Retaining Novices to Become Expert Child Protection Practitioners: Creating Career Pathways in Direct Practice. British Journal of Social Work, 39, 299-317. [More Information]
  • Cortis, N., Meagher, G. (2009). Women, work and welfare in the activation state: an agenda for Australian research. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 35(4), 629-651.
  • Meagher, G., Wilson, S. (2008). Richer, but more unequal: perceptions of inequality in Australia 1987-2005. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 61, 220-243. [More Information]
  • Tham, P., Meagher, G. (2008). Working in Human Services: How Do Experiences and Working Conditions in Child Welfare Social Work Compare? British Journal of Social Work, 2008, 1-21. [More Information]
  • Briggs, C., Meagher, G., Healy, K. (2007). Becoming an Industry: The Struggle of Social and Community Workers for Award Coverage, 1976-2001. Journal of Industrial Relations, 49(4), 497-521. [More Information]
  • Healy, K., Meagher, G. (2007). Social Workers' Preparation for Child Protection: Revisiting the Question of Specialisation. Australian Social Work, 60(3), 321-335. [More Information]
  • Meagher, G. (2007). The Challenge of the Care Workforce: Recent Trends and Emerging Problems. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 42(2), 151-167.
  • Meagher, G., Wilson, S. (2006). After Howards Decade, Is Australia More Conservative? Australian Review of Public Affairs, , online.
  • Meagher, G. (2006). What can we expect from paid carers? Politics and Society, 34(1), 33-53.
  • Meagher, G. (2004). 'Do Australians want a private welfare state? Are they getting one anyway?'. The Drawing Board: An Australian Review of Public Affairs.
  • Meagher, G., Parton, N. (2004). Modernising Social Work And The Ethics Of Care. Social Work and Society, 2(1), 10-27. [More Information]
  • Meagher, G., Nelson, J. (2004). Survey Article: Feminism In The Dismal Science. Journal of Political Philosophy, 12(1), 102-126.
  • Healy, K., Meagher, G. (2004). The Reprofessionalization of Social Work: Collaborative Approaches for Achieving Professional Recognition. British Journal of Social Work, 34(2), 243-260.
  • Meagher, G., Healy, K. (2003). Caring, controlling, contracting and counting: Governments and non-profits in community services. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 62(3), 40-51.
  • Meagher, G., Wilson, S. (2002). Complexity and Practical Knowledge in the Social Sciences: A Comment on Stehr and Grundmann. British Journal of Sociology, 53(4), 659-666.
  • Meagher, G. (2002). Is it wrong to pay for housework? Hypatia: a journal of feminist philosophy, 17(2), 52-66.
  • Healy, K., Meagher, G. (2001). Practitioner Perspectives on performance assessment in family support services. Children Australia, 26, No.4, 22-28.

Edited Journals

  • Meagher, G., Connell, R., Fawcett, B. (2009). Special Issue: Neoliberalism, New Public Management and the human service professions. Journal of Sociology, 45(4).

Original Creative Work

  • Cortis, N., Meagher, G., Chan, S., Davidson, B., Fattore, T. (2013). Building an Industry of Choice: Service Quality, Workforce Capacity and Consumer-Centred Funding in Disability Care (Final Report for United Voice, Australian Services Union, and Health and Community Services Union). SPRC report 02/13, (pp. 1 - 47). Sydney, Australia, Australia: Social Policy Research Centre: University of NSW. [More Information]
  • Meagher, G., Meagher, G., Szebehely, M., Szebehely, M. (2013). Marketisation in Nordic eldercare: a research report on legislation, oversight, extent and consequences. Marketisation in Nordic eldercare: a research report on legislation, oversight, extent and consequen, (pp. 1 - 289). Stockholm, Sweden: Stockholm University. [More Information]
  • Meagher, G., Meagher, G., Szebehely, M., Szebehely, M. (2010). Private financing of elder care in Sweden: Arguments for and against, 2010:1, (pp. 1 - 38). Stockholm, Sweden: The Institute for Futures Studies. [More Information]

Report

  • Meagher, G., Cortis, N. (2010). The Social and Community Services Sector in NSW: Structure, Workforce and Pay Equity Issues.
  • Meagher, G., Healy, K. (2006). Who Cares? Volume 2: Employment structure and incomes in the Australian care workforce. [More Information]
  • Meagher, G., Healy, K. (2005). Who Cares? Volume 1: A Profile of Care Workers in Australia's Community Service Industries. [More Information]
  • Meagher, G. (2002). Making Care Visible: Performance Measurement in Welfare Services.
  • Meagher, G. (2002). The Politics of Knowledge in Social Service Evaluation.
  • Buchanan, J., Schofield, K., Briggs, C., Considine, G., Hager, P., Hawke, G., Kitay, J., Meagher, G., Macintyre, J., Mounier, A., Ryan, S. (2001). Beyond Flexibility: skills and work in the future.

Other

  • Wilson, S., Gibson, R., Meagher, G., Denemark, D., Western, M. (2006), Australian Survey of Social Attitudes 2005.
  • Gibson, R., Wilson, S., Denemark, D., Meagher, G., Western, M. (2004), Australian Survey of Social Attitudes 2003.

2014

  • Meagher, G. (2014). Persistent Inequalities: The Distribution of Money, Time and Care. In Susan K. Schroeder, Lynne Chester (Eds.), Challenging the Orthodoxy: Reflections on Frank Stilwell’s Contribution to Political Economy, (pp. 79-100). Heidelberg: Springer.

2013

  • Cortis, N., Meagher, G., Chan, S., Davidson, B., Fattore, T. (2013). Building an Industry of Choice: Service Quality, Workforce Capacity and Consumer-Centred Funding in Disability Care (Final Report for United Voice, Australian Services Union, and Health and Community Services Union). SPRC report 02/13, (pp. 1 - 47). Sydney, Australia, Australia: Social Policy Research Centre: University of NSW. [More Information]
  • Meagher, G., Szebehely, M. (2013). Long-Term Care in Sweden: Trends, Actors, and Consequences. In Costanzo Ranci & Emmanuele Pavolini (Eds.), Reforms in Long-Term Care Policies in Europe: Investigating Institutional Change and Social Impacts, (pp. 55-78). New York: Springer.
  • Meagher, G., Meagher, G., Szebehely, M., Szebehely, M. (2013). Marketisation in Nordic eldercare: a research report on legislation, oversight, extent and consequences. Marketisation in Nordic eldercare: a research report on legislation, oversight, extent and consequen, (pp. 1 - 289). Stockholm, Sweden: Stockholm University. [More Information]

2012

  • Wilson, S., Meagher, G., Hermes, K. (2012). A New Role for Government? Trends in social policy preferences since the mid-1980s. In Juliet Pietsch & Haydn Aarons (Eds.), Australia: Identity, Fear and Governance in the 21st century, (pp. 107-131). Canberra, ACT: ANU E Press. [More Information]
  • Meagher, G., Szebehely, M. (2012). Equality in the social service state: Nordic childcare models in comparative perspective. In Jon Kvist, Johan Fritzell, Bjorn Hvinden, Olli Kangas (Eds.), Changing Social Equality: The Nordic welfare model in the 21st century, (pp. 89-117). Bristol, UK: Policy Press.
  • Cortis, N., Meagher, G. (2012). Recognition at Last: Care Work and the Equal Remuneration Case. Journal of Industrial Relations, 54(3), 377-385. [More Information]
  • Cortis, N., Meagher, G. (2012). Social Work Education as Preparation for Practice: Evidence from a Survey of the New South Wales Community Sector. Australian Social Work, 65(3), 295-310. [More Information]
  • Wilson, S., Meagher, G., Hermes, K. (2012). The social division of welfare knowledge: policy stratification and perceptions of welfare reform in Australia. Policy and Politics, 40(3), 323-346. [More Information]

2010

  • Meagher, G., Meagher, G., Szebehely, M., Szebehely, M. (2010). Private financing of elder care in Sweden: Arguments for and against, 2010:1, (pp. 1 - 38). Stockholm, Sweden: The Institute for Futures Studies. [More Information]
  • Meagher, G., Cortis, N. (2010). The Social and Community Services Sector in NSW: Structure, Workforce and Pay Equity Issues.

2009

  • King, D., Meagher, G. (2009). Introduction: Politics, profits and practices in child and aged care. In King, Debra~Meagher, Gabrielle~ (Eds.), Paid Care in Australia: Politics, Profits, Practices, (pp. 1-11). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Connell, R., Fawcett, B., Meagher, G. (2009). Neoliberalism, new public management and the human service professions: Introduction to the special issue. Journal of Sociology, 45(4), 331-338. [More Information]
  • King, D., Meagher, G. (2009). Paid Care in Australia: Politics, Profits, Practices. Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Healy, K., Meagher, G., Cullin, J. (2009). Retaining Novices to Become Expert Child Protection Practitioners: Creating Career Pathways in Direct Practice. British Journal of Social Work, 39, 299-317. [More Information]
  • Fawcett, B., Goodwin, S., Meagher, G., Phillips, R. (2009). Social Policy for Social Change. Australia: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Meagher, G., Connell, R., Fawcett, B. (2009). Special Issue: Neoliberalism, New Public Management and the human service professions. Journal of Sociology, 45(4).
  • Meagher, G., Cortis, N., Healy, K. (2009). Strategic challenges in child welfare services: a comparative study of Australia, England and Sweden. In Rummery, Kirstein~Holden, Chris~Greener, Ian~ (Eds.), Social Policy Review 21: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, (pp. 215-242). Bristol, UK: Policy Press.
  • Meagher, G., Cortis, N. (2009). The political economy of for-profit paid care: Theory and evidence. In King, Debra~Meagher, Gabrielle~ (Eds.), Paid Care in Australia: Politics, Profits, Practices, (pp. 13-42). Sydney: Sydney University Press. [More Information]
  • Cortis, N., Meagher, G. (2009). Women, work and welfare in the activation state: an agenda for Australian research. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 35(4), 629-651.

2008

  • Bottrell, D., Meagher, G. (2008). Communities and change: selected papers. Sydney: Sydney University Press. [More Information]
  • Meagher, G., Wilson, S. (2008). Richer, but more unequal: perceptions of inequality in Australia 1987-2005. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 61, 220-243. [More Information]
  • Tham, P., Meagher, G. (2008). Working in Human Services: How Do Experiences and Working Conditions in Child Welfare Social Work Compare? British Journal of Social Work, 2008, 1-21. [More Information]

2007

  • Meagher, G., Wilson, S. (2007). Are Unions Regaining Popular Legitimacy in Australia? In Denemark, D., Meagher, G., Wilson, S., & Western, M., Phillips, T (Eds.), Australian Social Attitudes 2 : Citizenship, Work and Aspirations, (pp. 195-216). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Denmark, D., Meagher, G., Wilson, S., Western, M., Phillips, T. (2007). Australian Social Attitudes 2 : Citizenship, Work and Aspirations. Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Briggs, C., Meagher, G., Healy, K. (2007). Becoming an Industry: The Struggle of Social and Community Workers for Award Coverage, 1976-2001. Journal of Industrial Relations, 49(4), 497-521. [More Information]
  • Meagher, G. (2007). Contested, Corporatised and Confused? Australian Attitudes to Child Care. In Elizabeth Hill, Barbara Pocock and Alison Elliott (Eds.), Kids Count: Better early childhood education and care in Australia, (pp. 137-153). Sydney: Sydney University Press. [More Information]
  • Wilson, S., Meagher, G. (2007). Howard's Welfare State: How Popular is the New Social Policy Agenda. In Denemark, D., Meagher, G., Wilson, S., & Western, M., Phillips, T (Eds.), Australian Social Attitudes 2 : Citizenship, Work and Aspirations, (pp. 262-285). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Denemark, D., Wilson, S., Meagher, G. (2007). Introduction. In Denemark, D., Meagher, G., Wilson, S., & Western, M., Phillips, T (Eds.), Australian Social Attitudes 2 : Citizenship, Work and Aspirations, (pp. 11-36). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Healy, K., Meagher, G. (2007). Social Workers' Preparation for Child Protection: Revisiting the Question of Specialisation. Australian Social Work, 60(3), 321-335. [More Information]
  • Meagher, G. (2007). The Challenge of the Care Workforce: Recent Trends and Emerging Problems. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 42(2), 151-167.

2006

  • Meagher, G., Wilson, S. (2006). After Howards Decade, Is Australia More Conservative? Australian Review of Public Affairs, , online.
  • Wilson, S., Gibson, R., Meagher, G., Denemark, D., Western, M. (2006), Australian Survey of Social Attitudes 2005.
  • Meagher, G. (2006). What can we expect from paid carers? Politics and Society, 34(1), 33-53.
  • Meagher, G., Healy, K. (2006). Who Cares? Volume 2: Employment structure and incomes in the Australian care workforce. [More Information]

2005

  • Marsh, I., Meagher, G., Wilson, S. (2005). Are Australians open to globalisation? In Wilson, S., Meagher, G., Gibson, R., Denemark, D. and Western, M. (Eds.), Australian Social Attitudes: The First Report, (pp. 240-257). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Wilson, S., Meagher, G., Gibson, R., Denemark, D., Western, M. (2005). Australian social attitudes : the first report. Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Meagher, G., Gibson, R., Wilson, S., Denemark, D., Western, M. (2005). Introduction. In Wilson, S., Meagher, G., Gibson, R., Denemark, D. and Western, M. (Eds.), Australian Social Attitudes: The First Report, (pp. 1-11). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Meagher, G., Wilson, S., Reusch, T. (2005). Where to for the Welfare State? In Wilson, S., Meagher, G., Gibson, R., Denemark, D. and Western, M. (Eds.), Australian Social Attitudes: The First Report, (pp. 101-121). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Meagher, G., Healy, K. (2005). Who Cares? Volume 1: A Profile of Care Workers in Australia's Community Service Industries. [More Information]

2004

  • Meagher, G. (2004). 'Do Australians want a private welfare state? Are they getting one anyway?'. The Drawing Board: An Australian Review of Public Affairs.
  • Gibson, R., Wilson, S., Denemark, D., Meagher, G., Western, M. (2004), Australian Survey of Social Attitudes 2003.
  • Meagher, G., Parton, N. (2004). Modernising Social Work And The Ethics Of Care. Social Work and Society, 2(1), 10-27. [More Information]
  • Meagher, G., Nelson, J. (2004). Survey Article: Feminism In The Dismal Science. Journal of Political Philosophy, 12(1), 102-126.
  • Buchanan, J., Watson, I., Meagher, G. (2004). The Living Wage In Australia: History, Recent Developments, And Current Challenges. In Deborah M. Figart (Eds.), Living Wage Movements: Global Perspectives, (pp. 122-137). London: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Healy, K., Meagher, G. (2004). The Reprofessionalization of Social Work: Collaborative Approaches for Achieving Professional Recognition. In Linda Davies and Peter Leonard (Eds.), Social Work in a Corporate Era: Practices of Power and Resistance, (pp. 91-107). Aldershot, Hants, UK: Ashgate.
  • Healy, K., Meagher, G. (2004). The Reprofessionalization of Social Work: Collaborative Approaches for Achieving Professional Recognition. British Journal of Social Work, 34(2), 243-260.

2003

  • Meagher, G., Healy, K. (2003). Caring, controlling, contracting and counting: Governments and non-profits in community services. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 62(3), 40-51.
  • Meagher, G. (2003). Friend or Flunkey: Paid Domestic Workers in the New Economy. Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.

2002

  • Meagher, G., Wilson, S. (2002). Complexity and Practical Knowledge in the Social Sciences: A Comment on Stehr and Grundmann. British Journal of Sociology, 53(4), 659-666.
  • Meagher, G. (2002). Is it wrong to pay for housework? Hypatia: a journal of feminist philosophy, 17(2), 52-66.
  • Meagher, G. (2002). Making Care Visible: Performance Measurement in Welfare Services.
  • Meagher, G. (2002). The Politics of Knowledge in Social Service Evaluation.

2001

  • Buchanan, J., Schofield, K., Briggs, C., Considine, G., Hager, P., Hawke, G., Kitay, J., Meagher, G., Macintyre, J., Mounier, A., Ryan, S. (2001). Beyond Flexibility: skills and work in the future.
  • Healy, K., Meagher, G. (2001). Practitioner Perspectives on performance assessment in family support services. Children Australia, 26, No.4, 22-28.
  • Bryan, R., Meagher, G. (2001). The Economy. In F. Doig (Eds.), Australia: The Complete Story, (pp. 158-171). Willoughby: Academic Press Elsevier.

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