Associate Professor Susan Goodwin

BA(Hons)(ANU), PhD(Sydney)
Associate Professor

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 93513282
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Biographical details

Ass. Professor Susan Goodwin undertakes research on social policy, gender, and social change. She is engaged in collaborative research projects with a range of government, nongovernment and civil society organisations and contributes to local, national and international policy processes. Her recent book with Carol BacchiPoststructural Policy Analysisoutlines an innovative approach to policy analysis that has application across the full range of policy fields and governmental projects. In addition, she employs action research and participatory research methodologies in her work addressing poverty and disadvantage in communities in Australia and elsewhere. Sue teaches social policy in the undergraduate program and the Master of Policy Studies program and supervises postgraduate research students undertaking projects on gender, social policy, poverty and inequality, and community capacity building.

Research interests

Social structures, inequalities and social justice

  • Gender relations and gender identity
  • Social change

Social work and social policy

  • Social policy

Current research students

Project title Research student
In the Face of Danger: On Disaster Law and the Equality of Autonomy Matthew COLE
Representations of Adat Communities in Indonesia: a postcolonial analysis of discourses of indigeneity in state policy and social movements Jazak HIDAYAT
Boys, masculinity and bodies in an elite school: the role of sport, health and physical education Rachel O'BRIEN
Law: what is it good for? Women's Experiences of Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders (ADVOs) in the context of Intimate Partner Homicide Bethany WILKINSON
Digitised diasporic motherhood: How do social networks and digital communication affect the identity formations and parenting practices of migrant mothers? Leah WILLIAMS VEAZEY
Youth Offending: What' s the Problem Represented to be? A Post-Structuralist Study of Juvenile Justice Policy Documents Lobna YASSINE

Current projects

  • Working from the Ground Up: participatory approaches to community development in low-income and public housing neighbourhoods. This work is based on a large ARC Linkage project with public housing residents in South Eastern Sydney. The model developed is being extended to other regions and Hong Kong (Hong Kong GRF 2017-2019).
  • The Good Mother: interrogating class, gender, 'race' and motherhood. This ongoing research project is exploring contemporary constructions of mothering and motherhood in Australia.
  • Research and Policy Capacity in Non-government community service organisations: This project is exploring developments in the NGO community sector in Australia and internationally.
  • Collaborative Social Justice Research Practices: This project is exploring new institutional structures and practices for social justice impact.

Associations

Co-convenor Social Policy Research Network.

Co-convenor Sydney Social Justice Network.

Executive member Academics Stand Against Poverty, Oceania.

Editorial advisory board member Sydney University Press.

Awards and honours

2016 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Research Higher Degree Supervision

2014 Scholar-in-residence, Department of Social Work, Hong Kong Baptist University.

2011 Visiting Research Fellow, UNSW Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

2010 University of Sydney Thompson Fellow.

2005 Visiting Research Fellow, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, Illinois.

Conference presentations

International links

Hong Kong S.A.R.

(Hong Kong Baptist University) Hong Kong Research Council General Research Fund, 'Working from the Ground Up: A Participatory Approach to Community Revitalization in Old Urban Neighbourhoods in Hong Kong' with Prof KK Fung and Associate Professor Shirley Lin, 2017-2019.

Selected grants

2017

  • Messages from the Frontline: Australian domestic violence workers' policy advice for the implementation of national domestic violence policy and implementation.; Phillips R, Heward-Belle S, Goodwin S; DVC Research/Sydney Policy Lab.

2014

  • Improving Dyslexic Childrens Reading Abilities: the Role of Action Video Games and Hypermedia Texts; Goodwin S, Trevisan P; European Commission (Belgium)/Marie Curie Outgoing International Fellowship.

2013

  • IPDF:- Evaluating the effectiveness of the Ultra Poor Graduation Program in India; Voola R, Briley D, Goodwin S, Henry P, Ratnakar D, Mudambi S; Office of Global Engagement/IPDF Grant.

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).

2008

  • Working from the Ground Up: A Participatory Approach to Community Regeneration in Public Housing Neighbourhoods; Irwin J, Maljkovic M, Baldry E, Vinson T, Goodwin S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2006

  • New trends in Australian social policy: Young peoples perspectives on social provision; Goodwin S, Elliot A; University of Sydney/Early Career Researcher.

2000

  • Gender equity and public institutions in NSW: Enhancing democratic participation; Connell R, Schofield T, Goodwin S, Bamberry L; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research and Training (SPIRT).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Bacchi, C., Goodwin, S. (2016). Poststructural policy analysis: A guide to practice. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • Fawcett, B., Goodwin, S., Meagher, G., Phillips, R. (2009). Social Policy for Social Change. Australia: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Finkelstein, J., Goodwin, S. (2005). The Sociological Bent. Inside Metro Culture. Melbourne: Thomson (Learning Australia).

Edited Books

  • Meagher, G., Goodwin, S. (2015). Markets, rights and power in Australian social policy. Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Bottrell, D., Goodwin, S. (2011). Schools, Communities and Social Inclusion. South Yarra: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Goodwin, S., Huppatz, K. (2010). The Good Mother: Contemporary Motherhoods in Australia. Sydney: Sydney University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Meagher, G., Goodwin, S. (2015). Introduction: Capturing marketisation in Australian social policy. In Gabrielle Meagher, Susan Goodwin (Eds.), Markets, Rights and Power in Australian Social Policy, (pp. 1-27). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Goodwin, S., Phillips, R. (2015). Policy capacity in the community sector. In Brian Head, Kate Crowley (Eds.), Policy Analysis in Australia, (pp. 245-258). Bristol: Policy Press.
  • Goodwin, S., Phillips, R. (2015). The marketisation of human services and the expansion of the not-for-profit sector. In Gabrielle Meagher, Susan Goodwin (Eds.), Markets, Rights and Power in Australian Social Policy, (pp. 97-113). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Goodwin, S. (2012). Women, Policy and Politics: Recasting policy studies. In Angelique Bletsas and Chris Beasley (Eds.), Engaging with Carol Bacchi: Strategic Interventions and Exchanges, (pp. 25-36). Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press.
  • Goodwin, S. (2011). Analysing Policy as Discourse: Methodological Advances in Policy Analysis. In Markauskaite L, Freebody P, Irwin J (Eds.), Methodological Choice and Design: Scholarship, Policy and Practice in Social and Educational Research, (pp. 167-180). New York: Springer.
  • Fawcett, B., Goodwin, S., Phillips, R. (2011). Challenges and Futures for Social Work and Social Policy Research Methods. In Markauskaite L, Freebody P, Irwin J (Eds.), Methodological Choice and Design: Scholarship, Policy and Practice in Social and Educational Research, (pp. 267-276). New York: Springer.
  • Bottrell, D., Goodwin, S. (2011). Contextualising schools and communities. In Dorothy Bottrell and Susan Goodwin (Eds.), Schools, Communities and Social Inclusion, (pp. 1-20). South Yarra: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Bottrell, D., Goodwin, S. (2011). School-community engagement: beyond neoliberalism? In Dorothy Bottrell and Susan Goodwin (Eds.), Schools, Communities and Social Inclusion, (pp. 282-294). South Yarra: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Bottrell, D., Goodwin, S. (2011). Schools, communities and the achievement turn: the neoliberalisation of equity. In Dorothy Bottrell and Susan Goodwin (Eds.), Schools, Communities and Social Inclusion, (pp. 22-37). South Yarra: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Goodwin, S., Huppatz, K. (2010). Mothers making class distinctions: the aesthetics of maternity. In Susan Goodwin and Kate Huppatz (Eds.), The Good Mother: Contemporary Motherhoods in Australia, (pp. 69-88). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Goodwin, S., Huppatz, K. (2010). The good mother in theory and research: an overview. In Susan Goodwin and Kate Huppatz (Eds.), The Good Mother: Contemporary Motherhoods in Australia, (pp. 1-24). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Goodwin, S. (2006). Working from the outside in: NSW women's advisory committees. In D.Brennan, L.Chappell (Eds.), "No Fit Place for Women"? Women in New South Wales Politics 1856-2006, (pp. 178-199). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Goodwin, S. (2005). 'Community' and social inclusion. In P. Smyth, T. Reddel and A. Jones (Eds.), Community and Local Governance in Australia, (pp. 94-107). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Goodwin, S. (2003). Gender and social Exclusion in Australia. In Weiss (Eds.), Social Exclusion: An Approach to the Australian Case, (pp. 375-390). Germany: Peter Lang Publishing.

Journals

  • Phillips, R., Goodwin, S. (2014). Third Sector social policy research in Australia: New actors, new politics. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 25(3), 565-584. [More Information]
  • Goodwin, S., Young, A. (2013). Ensuring Children and Young People Have a Voice in Neighbourhood Community Development. Australian Social Work, 66(3), 344-357. [More Information]
  • Goodwin, S., Voola (née Jetti), A. (2013). Framing microfinance in Australia - gender neutral or gender blind? Australian Journal of Social Issues, 48(2), 223-239.
  • Huppatz, K., Goodwin, S. (2013). Masculinised jobs, feminised jobs and men's 'gender capital' experiences: Understanding occupational segregation in Australia. Journal of Sociology, 49(2-3), 291-308. [More Information]
  • Schofield, T., Goodwin, S. (2006). Gender Politics and Public Policy Making: Prospects for Advancing Gender Equality. Policy and Society, 24(4), 25-44.
  • Goodwin, S. (2001). Lost on the (Third) Way? The Drawing Board: An Australian Review of Public Affairs, 37116, 1-3.

Conferences

  • Goodwin, S., Voola (née Jetti), A. (2011). Framing microfinance in Australia –Gender neutral or gender blind? 12th Australian Social Policy Conference (ASPC) 2011 - Social Policy in a Complex World.
  • Bottrell, D., Freebody, K., Goodwin, S. (2011). School-community engagement: shifting boundaries of policy and practice. AARE Conference 2011, Hobart, Tasmania: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
  • Phillips, R., Goodwin, S. (2010). Social Policy Research in Human Service NGOs. Facing Crises: Challenges and Opportunities Confronting the Third Sector and Civil Society. ISTR 9th International Conference, http://www.istr.org/conference/istanbul/WorkingPapers/index1118.htm: ISTR (International Society for Third Sector Research) - Based at John Hoplins University.
  • Connell, R., Schofield, T., Goodwin, S. (2005). Gender equity in public institutions. Reinventing Gender Equality and the Political Workshop.

2016

  • Bacchi, C., Goodwin, S. (2016). Poststructural policy analysis: A guide to practice. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]

2015

  • Meagher, G., Goodwin, S. (2015). Introduction: Capturing marketisation in Australian social policy. In Gabrielle Meagher, Susan Goodwin (Eds.), Markets, Rights and Power in Australian Social Policy, (pp. 1-27). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Meagher, G., Goodwin, S. (2015). Markets, rights and power in Australian social policy. Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Goodwin, S., Phillips, R. (2015). Policy capacity in the community sector. In Brian Head, Kate Crowley (Eds.), Policy Analysis in Australia, (pp. 245-258). Bristol: Policy Press.
  • Goodwin, S., Phillips, R. (2015). The marketisation of human services and the expansion of the not-for-profit sector. In Gabrielle Meagher, Susan Goodwin (Eds.), Markets, Rights and Power in Australian Social Policy, (pp. 97-113). Sydney: Sydney University Press.

2014

  • Phillips, R., Goodwin, S. (2014). Third Sector social policy research in Australia: New actors, new politics. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 25(3), 565-584. [More Information]

2013

  • Goodwin, S., Young, A. (2013). Ensuring Children and Young People Have a Voice in Neighbourhood Community Development. Australian Social Work, 66(3), 344-357. [More Information]
  • Goodwin, S., Voola (née Jetti), A. (2013). Framing microfinance in Australia - gender neutral or gender blind? Australian Journal of Social Issues, 48(2), 223-239.
  • Huppatz, K., Goodwin, S. (2013). Masculinised jobs, feminised jobs and men's 'gender capital' experiences: Understanding occupational segregation in Australia. Journal of Sociology, 49(2-3), 291-308. [More Information]

2012

  • Goodwin, S. (2012). Women, Policy and Politics: Recasting policy studies. In Angelique Bletsas and Chris Beasley (Eds.), Engaging with Carol Bacchi: Strategic Interventions and Exchanges, (pp. 25-36). Adelaide: University of Adelaide Press.

2011

  • Goodwin, S. (2011). Analysing Policy as Discourse: Methodological Advances in Policy Analysis. In Markauskaite L, Freebody P, Irwin J (Eds.), Methodological Choice and Design: Scholarship, Policy and Practice in Social and Educational Research, (pp. 167-180). New York: Springer.
  • Fawcett, B., Goodwin, S., Phillips, R. (2011). Challenges and Futures for Social Work and Social Policy Research Methods. In Markauskaite L, Freebody P, Irwin J (Eds.), Methodological Choice and Design: Scholarship, Policy and Practice in Social and Educational Research, (pp. 267-276). New York: Springer.
  • Bottrell, D., Goodwin, S. (2011). Contextualising schools and communities. In Dorothy Bottrell and Susan Goodwin (Eds.), Schools, Communities and Social Inclusion, (pp. 1-20). South Yarra: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Goodwin, S., Voola (née Jetti), A. (2011). Framing microfinance in Australia –Gender neutral or gender blind? 12th Australian Social Policy Conference (ASPC) 2011 - Social Policy in a Complex World.
  • Bottrell, D., Goodwin, S. (2011). School-community engagement: beyond neoliberalism? In Dorothy Bottrell and Susan Goodwin (Eds.), Schools, Communities and Social Inclusion, (pp. 282-294). South Yarra: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Bottrell, D., Freebody, K., Goodwin, S. (2011). School-community engagement: shifting boundaries of policy and practice. AARE Conference 2011, Hobart, Tasmania: Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE).
  • Bottrell, D., Goodwin, S. (2011). Schools, Communities and Social Inclusion. South Yarra: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Bottrell, D., Goodwin, S. (2011). Schools, communities and the achievement turn: the neoliberalisation of equity. In Dorothy Bottrell and Susan Goodwin (Eds.), Schools, Communities and Social Inclusion, (pp. 22-37). South Yarra: Palgrave Macmillan.

2010

  • Goodwin, S., Huppatz, K. (2010). Mothers making class distinctions: the aesthetics of maternity. In Susan Goodwin and Kate Huppatz (Eds.), The Good Mother: Contemporary Motherhoods in Australia, (pp. 69-88). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Phillips, R., Goodwin, S. (2010). Social Policy Research in Human Service NGOs. Facing Crises: Challenges and Opportunities Confronting the Third Sector and Civil Society. ISTR 9th International Conference, http://www.istr.org/conference/istanbul/WorkingPapers/index1118.htm: ISTR (International Society for Third Sector Research) - Based at John Hoplins University.
  • Goodwin, S., Huppatz, K. (2010). The good mother in theory and research: an overview. In Susan Goodwin and Kate Huppatz (Eds.), The Good Mother: Contemporary Motherhoods in Australia, (pp. 1-24). Sydney: Sydney University Press.
  • Goodwin, S., Huppatz, K. (2010). The Good Mother: Contemporary Motherhoods in Australia. Sydney: Sydney University Press.

2009

  • Fawcett, B., Goodwin, S., Meagher, G., Phillips, R. (2009). Social Policy for Social Change. Australia: Palgrave Macmillan.

2006

  • Schofield, T., Goodwin, S. (2006). Gender Politics and Public Policy Making: Prospects for Advancing Gender Equality. Policy and Society, 24(4), 25-44.
  • Goodwin, S. (2006). Working from the outside in: NSW women's advisory committees. In D.Brennan, L.Chappell (Eds.), "No Fit Place for Women"? Women in New South Wales Politics 1856-2006, (pp. 178-199). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.

2005

  • Goodwin, S. (2005). 'Community' and social inclusion. In P. Smyth, T. Reddel and A. Jones (Eds.), Community and Local Governance in Australia, (pp. 94-107). Sydney: University of New South Wales (UNSW) Press.
  • Connell, R., Schofield, T., Goodwin, S. (2005). Gender equity in public institutions. Reinventing Gender Equality and the Political Workshop.
  • Finkelstein, J., Goodwin, S. (2005). The Sociological Bent. Inside Metro Culture. Melbourne: Thomson (Learning Australia).

2003

  • Goodwin, S. (2003). Gender and social Exclusion in Australia. In Weiss (Eds.), Social Exclusion: An Approach to the Australian Case, (pp. 375-390). Germany: Peter Lang Publishing.

2001

  • Goodwin, S. (2001). Lost on the (Third) Way? The Drawing Board: An Australian Review of Public Affairs, 37116, 1-3.

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