Associate Professor Susan Goodwin

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

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 93513282
Fax +61 2 93513783

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Biographical details

Sue teaches social policy in the undergraduate program and in the Master of Policy Studies program. She also supervises postgraduate research students undertaking projects in her areas of research, which include gender; social policy and the welfare state; and community capacity building policies and practices.

She has been involved in collaborative research with a range of organisations, including a large study of gender equity in public institutions, as well as research projects with a variety of non-government organisations. Her current ARC research project is with TAFE NSW, Housing NSW and NSW Health. She has held positions non-government organisations; in public sector policy positions; at the University of Queensland and in Sociology at the University of Sydney.

She is a member of the Social Policy Research Network.

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 Degree Research student
TBC (Co-supervisor) PhD Suzanne EGAN
Juvenile justice policy making in NSW 1990 - 2005. PhD Elaine FISHWICK
Professional female migrants in Australia: social inclusion or social exclusion? PhD Marina JURMAN
Beyond the economics of microfinance: expanding capabilities to address gender inequalities in the policy and practice of microfinance in India and Australia. PhD Archana VOOLA
TBA PhD Lobna YASSINE

Current projects

  • Working from the ground up:a participatory approach to community regeneration in public housing neighbourhoods. This ARC Linkage project is undertaking research and community development with public housing residents in South eastern Sydney.
  • The Good Mother: interrogating class, gender and motherhood. This research project is exploring contemporary constructions of mothering and motherhood in Australia.
  • Research Capacity in Non-government community service organisations: This project is exploring the emergence of research positions and research units located in community-based organisations and how ngo researchers engage in policy processes.
  • Gender Capital at Work: This project is exploring the way gender and class intersect in occupational choices and trajectories (with Kate Huppatz)
  • Schools, Communities and Social Inclusion: This project aims to contribute to research and practice in the emergent field of school-community interaction.(with Dorothy Bottrell)
  • PLACE: Partnerships in Learning and Community Engagement. This research project is exploring opportunities for vocational engagement and community enterprise for homeless communities in inner city Sydney. (with TAFENSW Outreach)

Awards and honours

  • University of Sydney Thompson Fellow 2010

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).

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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

  • 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]
  • Phillips, R., Goodwin, S. (2013). Third Sector social policy research in Australia: New actors, new politics. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, Online first. [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.

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]
  • Phillips, R., Goodwin, S. (2013). Third Sector social policy research in Australia: New actors, new politics. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, Online first. [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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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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