Dr Amanda Elliot

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Research interests

Dr Amanda Elliot's key research interests focus around the relationship between social movements and welfare states, the politics of policy-making and the restructuring of contemporary welfare states. She has particular expertise in the field of Australian and comparative health policy and financing having spent two years as a senior health policy analyst in the Australian Parliament. Current research projects include the use of language and metaphor in policy making and comparative analysis of the relationships between social movements and welfare regimes.

Teaching and supervision

  • SCLG2613 - Sociology of Childhood and Youth
  • SCPL2601 - Australian Social Policy
  • SCLG6901 - Citizenship Rights and Social Movements

Postgraduate Supervisions:

Rhys Michie: A Critical Discourse Analysis of the Victorian Parliaments Inquiry into Sexting (Primary Supervisor, completed 2016)

Leanne Stevenson (PhD): Investigating the experiences of working mothers in the labour market (Primary Supervisor)

Current research students

Project title Research student
Commodification of Fandom Communities: Implications and Lived Experiences Georgia CARROLL
Making labour platforms work: examining the relationships between human users,non human agents and virtual workplaces. Monique MCKENZIE
Women who work as entrepreneurs: a comparative investigation into the motivations and experiences of female entrepreneurship in Australia the UK and Hong Kong. Carolyn VAUGHAN BRENNAN

Associations

Consultancies:

2001 Sailing into the Future, Young Endeavour Foundation and Department of Defence Research Consultancy

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2019

  • Advancing energy justice through economic democracy; Chester L, McMaster R, Elliot A, Crossley P, Cumbers A; Office of Global Engagement/Partnership Collaboration Awards.

2018

  • Energy: Its institutions, networks and lived experiences; Chester L, Bryant G, Elliot A, Pearse R; School of Social & Political Sciences/SSPS Collaborative Research Support Scheme.

2017

  • CDIP Industry & Community Engagement Fund 2017_ Affordable Energy Solutions for Low-Income Households - SOLAR ANALYTICS- CHESTER; Chester L, Crossley P, Elliot A; DVC Research/Industry & Community Engagement Seed Fund (I&CEF).

2015

  • Everyday Social Media Network; Goggin G, Vromen A, Martin F, Bednarek M, Bollmer G, Brevini B, Calvo R, Chen P, Chesher C, Driscoll C, Dwyer T, Elliot A, Hutchinson J, Mann A, Martin G, Michael M, Navarria G, Race K, Rolph D, Tormey S, Weatherall K; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.

2006

  • School of Philosophic and Historical Inquiry; Collyer F, Elliot A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Research Support.
  • New trends in Australian social policy: Young peoples perspectives on social provision; Goodwin S, Elliot A; University of Sydney/Early Career Researcher.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Elliot, A., Manwaring, R. (2018). 'Mediscare!': Social Issues. In Anika Gauja, Peter Chen, Jennifer Curtin, Juliet Pietsch (Eds.), Double Disillusion: The 2016 Australian Federal Election, (pp. 549-569). Canberra: ANU Press. [More Information]
  • Elliot, A. (2018). Speaking to the Other: Digital Intimate Publics and Gamergate. In Amy Shields Dobson, Brady Robards, Nicholas Carah (Eds.), Digital Intimate Publics and Social Media, (pp. 231-245). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]
  • Elliot, A. (2012). Health. In Rodney Smith, Ariadne Vromen, Ian Cook (Eds.), Contemporary Politics in Australia: Theories, Practices and Issues, (pp. 345-354). Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]
  • Elliot, A. (2011). Policy Analysis and Social Transformation: Making Connections Between Policy Fields and Contemporary Social Life. In Markauskaite L, Freebody P, Irwin J (Eds.), Methodological Choice and Design: Scholarship, Policy and Practice in Social and Educational Research, (pp. 181-186). New York: Springer. [More Information]
  • Elliot, A. (2008). Work and the Economy. In Brian Furze, Pauline Savy, Robert J Brym, John Lie (Eds.), Sociology in Todays World, (pp. 141-170). South Melbourne: Cengage Learning Australia.

Journals

  • Chester, L., Elliot, A. (2019). Energy Problem Representation: The Historical and Contemporary Framing of Australian Electricity Policy. Energy Policy, 128, 102-113. [More Information]
  • Elliot, A. (2006). The best friend Medicare ever had? Policy narratives and changes in Coalition Health Policy. Health Sociology Review, 15(2), 132-143.

Conferences

  • Chester, L., Elliot, A., Crossley, P. (2018). New forms of solar PV provisioning needed to advance energy justice for lower income households. 2018 Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, Sydney: Australian PV Institute. [More Information]
  • Elliot, A., Goodwin, S. (2006). Young people on welfare: young Australians and social provision. The 39th Social Policy Association Conference: The State of Welfare: Past, Present and Future, An International Social Policy Conference, Birmingham: University of Birmingham Press.
  • Elliot, A. (2005). The Mirror of Erised: Health Care Reform and John Howard's Heart's Desire. TASA 2005 - The Australian Sociological Association Conference : Community, Place, Change, Hobart, Tasmania: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Chester, L., Elliot, A., Crossley, P. (2018). Improving energy affordability for Australian low-income renter households, 29-32. IAEE Energy Forum. [More Information]

Report

  • Elliot, A., Hancock, N. (2003). Health Care (Appropriation) Amendment Bill 2003.
  • Elliot, A., Hancock, N. (2003). Health Legislation Amendment (Medicare and Private Health Insurance) Bill 2003.
  • Elliot, A., Martyn, A. (2003). Health Legislation Amendment (Private Health Insurance Reform).
  • Elliot, A. (2002). Health Care (Appropriation) Amendment Bill 2002.
  • Elliot, A., Martyn, A. (2002). Health Insurance Amendment (Diagnostic Imaging, Radiation Oncology and Other Measures) Bill 2002.
  • Elliot, A., Hancock, N. (2002). Health Insurance Amendment (Professional Services Review and Other Matters) Bill 2002.
  • Elliot, A. (2002). Health Insurance Commission Amendment Bill 2002.
  • Elliot, A. (2002). Health Legislation Amendment (Private Health Industry Measures) Bill 2002.
  • Elliot, A. (2002). Is Medicare Universal?.
  • Elliot, A. (2002). The Decline in Bulk Billing: Explanations and Implications.
  • Elliot, A. (2002). The Regulation of Private Health Insurance Premiums.

Other

  • Chester, L., Elliot, A. (2018), Energising the nation: The historical and contemporary framing of Australian energy policy. Paper prepared for the 14-15 June 2018 University of Sydney Workshop 'Energy: Its Institutions, Networks and Lived Experiences'. [More Information]

2019

  • Chester, L., Elliot, A. (2019). Energy Problem Representation: The Historical and Contemporary Framing of Australian Electricity Policy. Energy Policy, 128, 102-113. [More Information]

2018

  • Elliot, A., Manwaring, R. (2018). 'Mediscare!': Social Issues. In Anika Gauja, Peter Chen, Jennifer Curtin, Juliet Pietsch (Eds.), Double Disillusion: The 2016 Australian Federal Election, (pp. 549-569). Canberra: ANU Press. [More Information]
  • Chester, L., Elliot, A. (2018), Energising the nation: The historical and contemporary framing of Australian energy policy. Paper prepared for the 14-15 June 2018 University of Sydney Workshop 'Energy: Its Institutions, Networks and Lived Experiences'. [More Information]
  • Chester, L., Elliot, A., Crossley, P. (2018). Improving energy affordability for Australian low-income renter households, 29-32. IAEE Energy Forum. [More Information]
  • Chester, L., Elliot, A., Crossley, P. (2018). New forms of solar PV provisioning needed to advance energy justice for lower income households. 2018 Asia-Pacific Solar Research Conference, Sydney: Australian PV Institute. [More Information]
  • Elliot, A. (2018). Speaking to the Other: Digital Intimate Publics and Gamergate. In Amy Shields Dobson, Brady Robards, Nicholas Carah (Eds.), Digital Intimate Publics and Social Media, (pp. 231-245). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. [More Information]

2012

  • Elliot, A. (2012). Health. In Rodney Smith, Ariadne Vromen, Ian Cook (Eds.), Contemporary Politics in Australia: Theories, Practices and Issues, (pp. 345-354). Melbourne, Australia: Cambridge University Press. [More Information]

2011

  • Elliot, A. (2011). Policy Analysis and Social Transformation: Making Connections Between Policy Fields and Contemporary Social Life. In Markauskaite L, Freebody P, Irwin J (Eds.), Methodological Choice and Design: Scholarship, Policy and Practice in Social and Educational Research, (pp. 181-186). New York: Springer. [More Information]

2008

  • Elliot, A. (2008). Work and the Economy. In Brian Furze, Pauline Savy, Robert J Brym, John Lie (Eds.), Sociology in Todays World, (pp. 141-170). South Melbourne: Cengage Learning Australia.

2006

  • Elliot, A. (2006). The best friend Medicare ever had? Policy narratives and changes in Coalition Health Policy. Health Sociology Review, 15(2), 132-143.
  • Elliot, A., Goodwin, S. (2006). Young people on welfare: young Australians and social provision. The 39th Social Policy Association Conference: The State of Welfare: Past, Present and Future, An International Social Policy Conference, Birmingham: University of Birmingham Press.

2005

  • Elliot, A. (2005). The Mirror of Erised: Health Care Reform and John Howard's Heart's Desire. TASA 2005 - The Australian Sociological Association Conference : Community, Place, Change, Hobart, Tasmania: The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).

2003

  • Elliot, A., Hancock, N. (2003). Health Care (Appropriation) Amendment Bill 2003.
  • Elliot, A., Hancock, N. (2003). Health Legislation Amendment (Medicare and Private Health Insurance) Bill 2003.
  • Elliot, A., Martyn, A. (2003). Health Legislation Amendment (Private Health Insurance Reform).

2002

  • Elliot, A. (2002). Health Care (Appropriation) Amendment Bill 2002.
  • Elliot, A., Martyn, A. (2002). Health Insurance Amendment (Diagnostic Imaging, Radiation Oncology and Other Measures) Bill 2002.
  • Elliot, A., Hancock, N. (2002). Health Insurance Amendment (Professional Services Review and Other Matters) Bill 2002.
  • Elliot, A. (2002). Health Insurance Commission Amendment Bill 2002.
  • Elliot, A. (2002). Health Legislation Amendment (Private Health Industry Measures) Bill 2002.
  • Elliot, A. (2002). Is Medicare Universal?.
  • Elliot, A. (2002). The Decline in Bulk Billing: Explanations and Implications.
  • Elliot, A. (2002). The Regulation of Private Health Insurance Premiums.

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