Associate Professor Gaby Ramia

BCom, MCom W'gong, Grad. Cert. Ed. Stud. (Higher Ed.), PhD UNSW

Member of China Studies Centre

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Biographical details

Gaby Ramia is Associate Professor in Public Policy within the Department of Government and International Relations, School of Social and Political Sciences. Gaby’s research lies in public and social policy and governance, particularly in relation to work, employment, education and welfare. He is currently leading an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project across three universities, on governance networks, social networks and the employability and wellbeing of long-term unemployed people. He has also conducted ARC funded, multi-university and collaborative research on: social security in China; international education and the welfare of international students; and a recently won ARC Discovery project on precarious housing among international students.

Gaby has significant leadership experience. In the first half of 2018 he was Interim Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences. In 2016 and 2017 he was Associate Dean (Postgraduate Coursework Programs) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and in 2015 he was Director of the Graduate School of Government.

Gaby has taught in a wide range of policy-related areas, including public administration, public policy, and international policy.

Current research students

Project title Research student
Performance Budgeting and National Culture of Indonesia: How Good is the Fit? Basis WIRATAMA

Selected grants

2019

  • The experience of precarious housing among international students; Morris A, Ramia G, Wilson S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2017

  • Improving the Employment Outcomes of Youth Through Sport and Social Engagement: Utilising Social Networks in Employment Services; Ramia G, Peterie M; DVC Research/Sydney Policy Lab.

2015

  • Who You Know or Where You Go? The Role of Formal and Informal Networks in Finding Employment and Maintaining Wellbeing; Ramia G, Marston G, Patulny R, Ward L, Gaton C, Ibboston K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Ramia, G., Marginson, S., Sawir, E. (2013). Regulating International Students Wellbeing. Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press. [More Information]
  • Carney, T., Ramia, G. (2002). From Rights to Management: Contract, New Public Management and Employment Services. Netherlands: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business (Kluwer Law International).

Edited Books

  • Ramia, G., Farnsworth, K., Irving, Z. (2013). Social Policy Review 25. Bristol, UK: The Policy Press.
  • Kilkey, M., Ramia, G., Farnsworth, K. (2012). Social Policy Review 24. Bristol: The Policy Press.
  • Holden, C., Kilkey, M., Ramia, G. (2011). Social Policy Review 23. Bristol: Policy Press.
  • Carney, T., Yeatman,, A., Ramia, G. (2001). Contractualism and Citizenship. Australia: Federation Press.

Book Chapters

  • Ramia, G. (2015). The Regulation of International Higher Education. In Sally Varnham, Patty Kamvounias, Joan Squelch (Eds.), Higher Education and the Law, (pp. 53-63). Sydney, Australia: The Federation Press.
  • Ramia, G. (2013). Contemporary debates and developments in the UK. In Gaby Ramia, Kevin Farnsworth, Zoe Irving (Eds.), Social Policy Review 25, (pp. 1-2). Bristol, UK: The Policy Press.
  • Ramia, G. (2013). Introduction. In Gaby Ramia, Kevin Farnsworth, Zoe Irving (Eds.), Social Policy Review 25, (pp. xi-xii). Bristol, UK: The Policy Press.
  • Ramia, G. (2006). Administering Global Welfare: Public Management, Governance and the New Role of INGOs. In P. Henman and M. Fenger (Eds.), Administering Welfare Reform: International Transformations in Welfare Governance, (pp. 185-211). Bristol UK: Policy Press.
  • Carney, T., Ramia, G., Chapman, A. (2006). Which Law is Laggard? Regulation and the Gaps Between Labour Law and Social Security Law. In C. Arup, P. Gahan, J. Howe, R. Johnstone, R. Mithchell & A. ODonnell (Eds.), Labour Law and Labour Market Regulation - Essays on the Construction, Constitution and Regulation of Labour Markets and Work Relationships, (pp. 383-409). Sydney: Federation Press.
  • Wailes, N., Ramia, G. (2001). Knitting the Social Safety Net: Reassessing the ROle of Federation in Shaping SOcial Protection, 1901-1914. In Mark Hearn & Greg Patmore (Eds.), Working the Nation: Working Life and Federation, 1890-1914, (pp. 136-158). Annandale, NSW: Pluto Press.

Journals

  • Peterie, M., Ramia, G., Marston, G., Paltuny, R. (2019). Emotional Compliance and Emotion as Resistance: Shame and Anger among the Long-Term Unemployed. Work, Employment and Society. [More Information]
  • Peterie, M., Ramia, G., Marston, G., Paltuny, R. (2019). Social Isolation as Stigma-Management: Explaining Long-Term Unemployed People's 'Failure' to Network. Sociology. [More Information]
  • Patulny, R., Ramia, G., Feng, Z., Peterie, M., Marston, G. (2019). The strong, the weak and the meaningful: do friends or acquaintances help us get 'any' job, or 'meaningful' work? International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 39, 376-394. [More Information]
  • Marston, G., Zhang, J., Ramia, G., Patulny, R., Peterie, M. (2019). To Move or Not to Move: Mobility Decision-Making in the Context of Welfare Conditionality and Employment. Mobilities. [More Information]
  • Piper, N., Ramia, G. (2018). Social regulation of transnational migration: Perspectives from the Asia Pacific. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 59(1), 87-91. [More Information]
  • Ramia, G. (2018). The Development of Policy on International Student Welfare and the Question of Crisis Response. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 53(1), 71-82. [More Information]
  • Ramia, G., Patulny, R., Marston, G., Cassells, K. (2018). The Relationship Between Governance Networks and Social Networks: Progress, Problems and Prospects. Political Studies Review, 16(4), 331-341. [More Information]
  • Ramia, G. (2017). Higher Education Institutions and the Administration of International Student Rights: A Law and Policy Analysis. Studies in Higher Education, 42(5), 911-924. [More Information]
  • Ramia, G., Marginson, S., Sawir, E. (2013). The Regulation of International Student Welfare in Australia. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 71, 106-129.
  • Sawir, E., Marginson, S., Forbes-Mewett, H., Nyland, C., Ramia, G. (2012). International student security and English language proficiency. Journal of Studies in International Education, 16(5), 434-454. [More Information]
  • Ramia, G., Marginson, S., Sawir, E., Nyland, C. (2011). International Business and Cross-Border Education: A Case of the Janus Face of Globalisation? Global Business and Economics Review, 13(2), 105-125. [More Information]
  • Kong, E., Ramia, G. (2010). A Qualitative Analysis of Intellectual Capital in Social Service Non-Profit Organisations: A Theory-Practice Divide. Journal of Management and Organization, 16(5), 656-676. [More Information]
  • Ramia, G., Carney, T. (2010). The Rudd Government's Employment Services Agenda: Is it Post-NPM and Why is that Important? Australian Journal of Public Administration, 69(3), 263-273. [More Information]
  • Carney, T., Ramia, G. (2010). Welfare Support and 'Sanctions for Non-Compliance' in a Recessionary World Labour Market: Post-Neoliberalism or Not? International Journal of Social Security and Workers Compensation, 2(1), 29-40.
  • Forbes-Mewett, H., Marginson, S., Nyland, C., Ramia, G., Sawir, E. (2009). Australian University International Student Finances. Higher Education Policy, 22(2), 141-161. [More Information]
  • Nyland, C., Forbes-Mewett, H., Marginson, S., Ramia, G., Sawir, E., Smith, S. (2009). International Student-Workers in Australia: A New Vulnerable Workforce. Journal of Education and Work, 22(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Ong, D., Ramia, G. (2009). Study-Work-Life Balance and the Welfare of International Students. Labour and Industry, 20(2), 181-206.
  • Sawir, E., Marginson, S., Nyland, C., Ramia, G., Rawlings-Sanaei, F. (2009). The pastoral care of international students in New Zealand: Is it more than a consumer protection regime? Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 29(1), 45-59. [More Information]
  • Sawir, E., Marginson, S., Nyland, C., Ramia, G., Rawlings-Sanaei, F. (2009). The Social and Economic Security of International Students: A New Zealand Study. Higher Education Policy, 22(4), 461-482. [More Information]
  • Davies, G., Ramia, G. (2008). Governance Reform Towards "Serving Migrant Workers": The Local Implementation of Central Government Regulations. The China Quarterly, (193), 140-149. [More Information]
  • Sawir, E., Marginson, S., Deumert, A., Nyland, C., Ramia, G. (2008). Loneliness and International Students: An Australian Study. Journal of Studies in International Education, 12(2), 148-180. [More Information]
  • Lambell, R., Ramia, G., Nyland, C., Michelotti, M. (2008). NGOs and International Business Research: Progress, Prospects and Problems. International Journal of Management Reviews, 10(1), 75-92. [More Information]
  • Ramia, G., Davies, G., Nyland, C. (2008). The compliance challenge: Implications for social security in the People's Republic of China. International Social Security Review, 61(1), 1-19. [More Information]
  • Carney, T., Ramia, G., Chapman, A. (2007). Comparativism, the labour-social policy nexus and intra-national analysis: a case study. Policy and Politics, 35(2), 233-250. [More Information]
  • Ramia, G., Wailes, N. (2006). Putting Wage-Earners into Wage-Earners' Welfare States: The Relationship Between Social Policy and Industrial Relations in Australia and New Zealand. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 41(1), 49-68.
  • Deumert, A., Marginson, S., Nyland, C., Ramia, G., Sawir, E. (2005). Global migration and social protection rights: The social and economic security of cross-border students in Australia. Global Social Policy, 5(3), 329-352. [More Information]
  • Ramia, G., Chapman, A., Michelotti, M. (2005). How well do Industrial Relations and Social Policy Interact? Labour Law and Social Security Law in the Social Protection of Sole Parents. The International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, 21(2), 249-279.
  • Ramia, G. (2005). Industrial Relations in the Context of Workfare: Comparing Australia and New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 30(3), 65-78.
  • Ramia, G. (2003). Global Social Policy, INGOs and the Importance of Strategic Management: an emerging research agenda. Global Social Policy, 3(1), 79-101. [More Information]
  • Wailes, N., Ramia, G., Lansbury, R. (2003). Interests, institutions and industrial relations. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 41(4), 617-637. [More Information]
  • Ramia, G., Carney, T. (2003). New public management, the job network and non-profit strategy. Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 6(2), 253-275.
  • Wailes, N., Ramia, G. (2002). Globalisation, Institutions and Interests: Comparing Recent Changes in Industrial Relations Policy in Australia and New Zealand. Policy and Society, 21(1), 74-95.
  • Carney, T., Ramia, G. (2002). Mutality, Mead & McClure: More 'Big M's' for the Unemployed? Australian Journal of Social Issues, 37(3), 277-300.
  • Carney, T., Ramia, G. (2001). Contactualism and Citizenship: Rivals or bedfellows? Law in Context, 18, 8-33.
  • Carney, T., Yeatman,, A., Ramia, G. (2001). Introduction. Law in Context, 18, 1-7.
  • Carney, T., Ramia, G. (1999). From Citizenship to Contractualism: The Transition from Unemployment Benefits to Employment Services in Australia. Australian Journal of Administrative Law, 6(3), 117-139.

Report

  • Carney, T., Ramia, G. (2009). Emerging Patterns of Social Protection in Australia.

2019

  • Peterie, M., Ramia, G., Marston, G., Paltuny, R. (2019). Emotional Compliance and Emotion as Resistance: Shame and Anger among the Long-Term Unemployed. Work, Employment and Society. [More Information]
  • Peterie, M., Ramia, G., Marston, G., Paltuny, R. (2019). Social Isolation as Stigma-Management: Explaining Long-Term Unemployed People's 'Failure' to Network. Sociology. [More Information]
  • Patulny, R., Ramia, G., Feng, Z., Peterie, M., Marston, G. (2019). The strong, the weak and the meaningful: do friends or acquaintances help us get 'any' job, or 'meaningful' work? International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 39, 376-394. [More Information]
  • Marston, G., Zhang, J., Ramia, G., Patulny, R., Peterie, M. (2019). To Move or Not to Move: Mobility Decision-Making in the Context of Welfare Conditionality and Employment. Mobilities. [More Information]

2018

  • Piper, N., Ramia, G. (2018). Social regulation of transnational migration: Perspectives from the Asia Pacific. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 59(1), 87-91. [More Information]
  • Ramia, G. (2018). The Development of Policy on International Student Welfare and the Question of Crisis Response. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 53(1), 71-82. [More Information]
  • Ramia, G., Patulny, R., Marston, G., Cassells, K. (2018). The Relationship Between Governance Networks and Social Networks: Progress, Problems and Prospects. Political Studies Review, 16(4), 331-341. [More Information]

2017

  • Ramia, G. (2017). Higher Education Institutions and the Administration of International Student Rights: A Law and Policy Analysis. Studies in Higher Education, 42(5), 911-924. [More Information]

2015

  • Ramia, G. (2015). The Regulation of International Higher Education. In Sally Varnham, Patty Kamvounias, Joan Squelch (Eds.), Higher Education and the Law, (pp. 53-63). Sydney, Australia: The Federation Press.

2013

  • Ramia, G. (2013). Contemporary debates and developments in the UK. In Gaby Ramia, Kevin Farnsworth, Zoe Irving (Eds.), Social Policy Review 25, (pp. 1-2). Bristol, UK: The Policy Press.
  • Ramia, G. (2013). Introduction. In Gaby Ramia, Kevin Farnsworth, Zoe Irving (Eds.), Social Policy Review 25, (pp. xi-xii). Bristol, UK: The Policy Press.
  • Ramia, G., Marginson, S., Sawir, E. (2013). Regulating International Students Wellbeing. Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press. [More Information]
  • Ramia, G., Farnsworth, K., Irving, Z. (2013). Social Policy Review 25. Bristol, UK: The Policy Press.
  • Ramia, G., Marginson, S., Sawir, E. (2013). The Regulation of International Student Welfare in Australia. Journal of Australian Political Economy, 71, 106-129.

2012

  • Sawir, E., Marginson, S., Forbes-Mewett, H., Nyland, C., Ramia, G. (2012). International student security and English language proficiency. Journal of Studies in International Education, 16(5), 434-454. [More Information]
  • Kilkey, M., Ramia, G., Farnsworth, K. (2012). Social Policy Review 24. Bristol: The Policy Press.

2011

  • Ramia, G., Marginson, S., Sawir, E., Nyland, C. (2011). International Business and Cross-Border Education: A Case of the Janus Face of Globalisation? Global Business and Economics Review, 13(2), 105-125. [More Information]
  • Holden, C., Kilkey, M., Ramia, G. (2011). Social Policy Review 23. Bristol: Policy Press.

2010

  • Kong, E., Ramia, G. (2010). A Qualitative Analysis of Intellectual Capital in Social Service Non-Profit Organisations: A Theory-Practice Divide. Journal of Management and Organization, 16(5), 656-676. [More Information]
  • Ramia, G., Carney, T. (2010). The Rudd Government's Employment Services Agenda: Is it Post-NPM and Why is that Important? Australian Journal of Public Administration, 69(3), 263-273. [More Information]
  • Carney, T., Ramia, G. (2010). Welfare Support and 'Sanctions for Non-Compliance' in a Recessionary World Labour Market: Post-Neoliberalism or Not? International Journal of Social Security and Workers Compensation, 2(1), 29-40.

2009

  • Forbes-Mewett, H., Marginson, S., Nyland, C., Ramia, G., Sawir, E. (2009). Australian University International Student Finances. Higher Education Policy, 22(2), 141-161. [More Information]
  • Carney, T., Ramia, G. (2009). Emerging Patterns of Social Protection in Australia.
  • Nyland, C., Forbes-Mewett, H., Marginson, S., Ramia, G., Sawir, E., Smith, S. (2009). International Student-Workers in Australia: A New Vulnerable Workforce. Journal of Education and Work, 22(1), 1-14. [More Information]
  • Ong, D., Ramia, G. (2009). Study-Work-Life Balance and the Welfare of International Students. Labour and Industry, 20(2), 181-206.
  • Sawir, E., Marginson, S., Nyland, C., Ramia, G., Rawlings-Sanaei, F. (2009). The pastoral care of international students in New Zealand: Is it more than a consumer protection regime? Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 29(1), 45-59. [More Information]
  • Sawir, E., Marginson, S., Nyland, C., Ramia, G., Rawlings-Sanaei, F. (2009). The Social and Economic Security of International Students: A New Zealand Study. Higher Education Policy, 22(4), 461-482. [More Information]

2008

  • Davies, G., Ramia, G. (2008). Governance Reform Towards "Serving Migrant Workers": The Local Implementation of Central Government Regulations. The China Quarterly, (193), 140-149. [More Information]
  • Sawir, E., Marginson, S., Deumert, A., Nyland, C., Ramia, G. (2008). Loneliness and International Students: An Australian Study. Journal of Studies in International Education, 12(2), 148-180. [More Information]
  • Lambell, R., Ramia, G., Nyland, C., Michelotti, M. (2008). NGOs and International Business Research: Progress, Prospects and Problems. International Journal of Management Reviews, 10(1), 75-92. [More Information]
  • Ramia, G., Davies, G., Nyland, C. (2008). The compliance challenge: Implications for social security in the People's Republic of China. International Social Security Review, 61(1), 1-19. [More Information]

2007

  • Carney, T., Ramia, G., Chapman, A. (2007). Comparativism, the labour-social policy nexus and intra-national analysis: a case study. Policy and Politics, 35(2), 233-250. [More Information]

2006

  • Ramia, G. (2006). Administering Global Welfare: Public Management, Governance and the New Role of INGOs. In P. Henman and M. Fenger (Eds.), Administering Welfare Reform: International Transformations in Welfare Governance, (pp. 185-211). Bristol UK: Policy Press.
  • Ramia, G., Wailes, N. (2006). Putting Wage-Earners into Wage-Earners' Welfare States: The Relationship Between Social Policy and Industrial Relations in Australia and New Zealand. Australian Journal of Social Issues, 41(1), 49-68.
  • Carney, T., Ramia, G., Chapman, A. (2006). Which Law is Laggard? Regulation and the Gaps Between Labour Law and Social Security Law. In C. Arup, P. Gahan, J. Howe, R. Johnstone, R. Mithchell & A. ODonnell (Eds.), Labour Law and Labour Market Regulation - Essays on the Construction, Constitution and Regulation of Labour Markets and Work Relationships, (pp. 383-409). Sydney: Federation Press.

2005

  • Deumert, A., Marginson, S., Nyland, C., Ramia, G., Sawir, E. (2005). Global migration and social protection rights: The social and economic security of cross-border students in Australia. Global Social Policy, 5(3), 329-352. [More Information]
  • Ramia, G., Chapman, A., Michelotti, M. (2005). How well do Industrial Relations and Social Policy Interact? Labour Law and Social Security Law in the Social Protection of Sole Parents. The International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, 21(2), 249-279.
  • Ramia, G. (2005). Industrial Relations in the Context of Workfare: Comparing Australia and New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 30(3), 65-78.

2003

  • Ramia, G. (2003). Global Social Policy, INGOs and the Importance of Strategic Management: an emerging research agenda. Global Social Policy, 3(1), 79-101. [More Information]
  • Wailes, N., Ramia, G., Lansbury, R. (2003). Interests, institutions and industrial relations. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 41(4), 617-637. [More Information]
  • Ramia, G., Carney, T. (2003). New public management, the job network and non-profit strategy. Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 6(2), 253-275.

2002

  • Carney, T., Ramia, G. (2002). From Rights to Management: Contract, New Public Management and Employment Services. Netherlands: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business (Kluwer Law International).
  • Wailes, N., Ramia, G. (2002). Globalisation, Institutions and Interests: Comparing Recent Changes in Industrial Relations Policy in Australia and New Zealand. Policy and Society, 21(1), 74-95.
  • Carney, T., Ramia, G. (2002). Mutality, Mead & McClure: More 'Big M's' for the Unemployed? Australian Journal of Social Issues, 37(3), 277-300.

2001

  • Carney, T., Ramia, G. (2001). Contactualism and Citizenship: Rivals or bedfellows? Law in Context, 18, 8-33.
  • Carney, T., Yeatman,, A., Ramia, G. (2001). Contractualism and Citizenship. Australia: Federation Press.
  • Carney, T., Yeatman,, A., Ramia, G. (2001). Introduction. Law in Context, 18, 1-7.
  • Wailes, N., Ramia, G. (2001). Knitting the Social Safety Net: Reassessing the ROle of Federation in Shaping SOcial Protection, 1901-1914. In Mark Hearn & Greg Patmore (Eds.), Working the Nation: Working Life and Federation, 1890-1914, (pp. 136-158). Annandale, NSW: Pluto Press.

1999

  • Carney, T., Ramia, G. (1999). From Citizenship to Contractualism: The Transition from Unemployment Benefits to Employment Services in Australia. Australian Journal of Administrative Law, 6(3), 117-139.

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