Position

Associate Professor
School of Social & Policy Studies

Biography

Associate Professor Gerry Redmond joined the School of Social and Policy Studies in February 2012. Prior to that he worked at the Social Policy Research Centre, the University of NSW, Sydney. He has has also worked for UNICEF (2001-2006), where he did research on children's well-being in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and at the University of Cambridge, UK (1992-1997). The main focus of his research is measurement of, and analysis of policies relating to child poverty and well-being in Australia and in other countries, with a particular focus on poverty and inequality, child rights, and children's own perspectives on their well-being. He is currently leading the Australian Child Wellbeing Project, which aims to use child-centred approaches to develop a survey teo measure children's wellbeing in their middle years. See australianchildwellbeing.com.au/

Qualifications

PhD, Social Policy, University of NSW, Australia.
MSc, European Social Policy Analysis, University of Bath, UK.
Grad. Dip. (Computing), Athlone Regional Technical College, Ireland.
B.Soc. Sc., University College, Dublin, Ireland.

Honours, awards and grants

Current Grants

UNICEF Malaysia (contract research) 'Child Disparities and Deprivation in Malaysia' 2015-2016 (with A/Prof Noore Siddiquee and Dr Rodrigo Praino, Flinders University) ($92,000)

Australian Research Council and industry partners (Linkage scheme) 'Are the kids alright? Understanding the wellbeing of Australian children in their middle years' 2012-2015 (with Dr J Skattebol and Prof P Saunders, University of NSW) ($1.4 million)
http://australianchildwellbeing.com.au/

National Council for Vocational Education Research (National VET Research and Evaluation Scheme) 'Intergenerational mobility: New evidence from LSAY and HILDA data' 2011-12 (with Dr M Wong, Dr B Bradbury and Prof I Katz, University of NSW ) ($.97,400)

Australian Research Council and industry partners (Linkage scheme) 'Supporting families: Horizontal and vertical equity in the Australian tax-benefit system in historical and comparative perspectives' 2010-2013 (with Prof P Whiteford, University of NSW) ($428,000)

External positions
Adjunct Associate Professor, Social Policy Research Centre, University of NSW (http://www.sprc.unsw.edu.au/ )
Member, Data Expert Reference Group for Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (http://www.growingupinaustralia.gov.au/ )
Member, Australian Bureau of Statistics Gender Statistics Advisory Group
Convenor, ARACY Student Wellbeing Action Network (http://www.aracy.org.au/networks/student-wellbeing-action-network)

Member, National Youth Indicators Advosory Group, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Discovery and Linkage Projects Grants Assessor, Australian Research Council

Key responsibilities

Chair, Research Committee, School of Social and Policy Studies

Topic Coordinator:

  • POAD8007  Policy Analysis
  • POLI2025  Politics of the Australian Welfare State

Research expertise

  • Policy and administration
  • Sociology

Research interests

  • Child poverty
  • Child wellbeing
  • Child rights
  • Inequality
  • Social policies impacting on children
  • Social policies relating to poverty and inequality

Supervisory interests

  • Analysis of survey data
  • Child and family policy
  • Child development and wellbeing
  • Child wellbeing
  • Poverty and inequality

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : Public policy (1) ;

Associate supervisor : public policy (2) ; Early childhood education (1) ;

Publications

  • Redmond, G. (2014). Poverty and Social Exclusion. In Asher Ben-Arieh, Ferran Casas, Ivar Frones , Jill E. Korbin, ed. Handbook of Child well-being: Theories, Methods and Policies in Global Perspective. New York, London: Springer Reference, pp. 1387-1426.
    [Web Link]
  • Blanden, J., Katz, I. and Redmond, G. (2012). Family Background and Child Outcomes. In J Ermisch, M Jäntti & TM Smeeding, ed. From Parents to Children: The Intergenerational Transmission of Advantage. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, pp. 140-163.
    [Web Link]
  • Redmond, G. (2012). A method for Assessing the Adequacy of Children's Living Standards. In F Panzoroni & K Gelber, ed. The Capability Approach: Development Practice and Public Policy in the Asia-Pacific Region. London, UK: Routledge, pp. 115-135.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Katz, I. and Redmond, G. (2009). Wealth as a protective factor for child outcomes. In K Rummery, I Greener and C Holden, ed. Social Policy Review 21. Bristol, UK: Policy Press, pp. 167-196.
    [Web Link]
  • Menchini, L. and Redmond, G. (2009). Extreme Poverty among Children in South-Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. In Jolanta Aidukaite, ed. Poverty, urbanity and social policy: Central and Eastern Europe in a broader context. New York, USA: Nova Publishers, pp. 33-58.
    [Web Link]
  • Austen, S. and Redmond, G. (2008). Women's incomes. In Australian Social Trends 2008. Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics, pp. 153-157.
  • Redmond, G.M. (2016). Are the kids alright? Young Australians in their middle years: Final report of the Australian Child Wellbeing Project. Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne: Flinders University.
  • Redmond, G., Wong, M., Bradbury, B. and Katz, I. (2014). Intergenerational mobility: new evidence from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. Adelaide: NCVER.
    [Web Link]
  • Redmond, G.M. (2014). Could a Universal Family Payment improve gender equity and reduce child poverty in Australia? A microsimulation analysis. UK: Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Essex.
    [Web Link]
  • Lietz, P., O'Grady, E., Tobin, M., McEntee, A. and Redmond, G. (2014). Towards the ACWP Questionnaire: The Australian Child Wellbeing Project: Final Phase Two Report. Flinders University, Adelaide: Flinders University, University of NSW and the Australian Council for Educational Research.
  • Redmond, G. and Katz, I. (2011). A method for measuring public investment in Australia's young people. Canberra: Australian Government Office for Youth Department of Education, Employmant and Workplace Relations.
  • Mullan, K. and Redmond, G. (2011). Validating Income in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
  • Redmond, G. and Wong, M. (2011). Developing child indicators for Malaysia. Malaysia: UNICEF Malaysia.
  • Redmond, G., Gubhaju, B., Smart, D. and Katz, I. (2010). Intergenerational mobility in Australia: How do vulnerable kids fare? Final report for the project: Intergenerational mobility in Australia. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
  • Hamilton, M., Redmond, G., Katz, I., Muir, K. and Bradshaw, J. (2010). Conceptualisation of social and emotional wellbeing for children and young people, and policy implications. Canberra: Australian Child Wellbeing Project.
  • Redmond, G. and Zhu, A. (2009). Maternity Leave and Child Outcomes. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
    [Web Link]
  • Redmond, G. (2008). The impact of separation and child support on parents' and children's incomes. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services....
  • Katz, I. and Redmond, G. (2007). Wealth as a Protective Factor for Child Outcomes. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
  • Redmond, G. (2007). Changing Patterns of Resource Transfers across the Lifecycle: Australia since the 1980s. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
  • Katz, I. and Redmond, G. (2007). Private and Public Investment in the Different Stages of Childhood in Australia. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
  • Redmond, G., Short, K., Praino, R. and Garner, T. (2014). Accounting for Social Transfers in Kind (STIK) in a New Poverty Measure: A Comparison of Australia and the US. International Association for Research in Income and Wealth 33rd General Conference. Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Aug 2014.
    [Web Link]
  • Praino, R. and Redmond, G. (2014). Men's and women's employment and family income inequality in Australia, 1982-2011. Society of Heterodox Economists (SHE) 13th Annual Conference. Sydney, NSW, Australia.
    [Web Link]
  • Skattebol, J., Hamilton, M., Skrzypiec, G., Burnstock, T., Redmond, G., Jenkins, B., et al. (2013). Understanding children's perspectives on wellbeing: Phase One Report for the Australian Child Wellbeing Project, pp. 1-92.
    [Web Link]
  • Skattebol, J., Saunders, P., Redmond, G.M., Cass, B. and Bedford, M. (2012). Making a Difference: Building on Young People's Experiences of Economic Adversity. Social Policy Research Centre, The University of NSW
  • Mullan, K. and Redmond, G. (2011). Socio-economic circumstances, child development and location: A descriptive analysis of LSIC data. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
  • Redmond, G.M. (2010). The Adequacy of Australian Children's Living Standards: Comparing Three Approaches Within a Human Rights Framework. Prof Peter Saunders A./Prof Peter Kriesler, ed. PhD. University of NSW
  • Hilferty, F., Redmond, G. and Katz, I. (2009). The Implications of Poverty on Children's Readiness to Learn. Perth, WA: Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth..
  • Redmond, G.M. (2010). Fullest Potential? In Lynne Chester, Michael Johnson & Peter Kriesler, ed. Heterodox Economics: Addressing Perennial and New Challenges: Refereed papers from the Ninth Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference. Sydney: University of NSW. 9th Australian Society of Heterdox Economists Conference. Sydney. Dec 2010, pp. 229-240.
  • Redmond, G.M. and Austen, S. (2009). Women's employment and household income inequality: Australia since the 1980s. In Chester, L; Johnson, M; Kriesler, P, ed. Heterodox Economic Perspectives on Contemporary Issues: Refereed papers from the Eighth Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference. Sydney: University of NSW. 8th Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference. Sydney. Dec 2009, pp. 14-28.
  • Redmond, G.M. (2007). Children's Agency and the Welfare State: Policiy Priorities and Contradictions in Australia and the UK. In Lynne chester and Michael Johnson, ed. Heterodox Economic Perspectives on Contemporary Issues: Refereed papers from the Sixth Australian Society of Heterodox Economists Conference. University of NSW. Conference of the Society of Heterodox Economists. University of NSW. Dec 2007, pp. 290-302.
  • Fane, J.J., MacDougall, C.J., Jovanovic, J.M., Redmond, G.M. and Gibbs, L. (2016). Exploring the use of emoji as a visual research method for eliciting young children’s voices in childhood research. Early Child Development and Care,
    [10.1080/03004430.2016.1219730]
  • Fane, J.J., MacDougall, C.J., Redmond, G.M., Jovanovic, J.M. and Ward, P.R. (2016). Young children’s health and wellbeing across the transition to school: A Critical Interpretive Synthesis. Children Australia, 41(2) pp. 126-140.
    [Scopus]
  • Kvalsvig, A., O'Connor, M., Redmond, G. and Goldfeld, S. (2014). The unknown citizen: epidemiological challenges in child mental health. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health,
    [10.1136/jech-2013-203712] [Scopus]
  • Redmond, G. (2014). To their Fullest Potential? Conceptualising the Adequacy of Children's Living Standards for their Development. International Journal of Children's Rights, 22 pp. 618-640.
    [10.1163/15718182-02203005] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Redmond, G. and Skattebol, J. (2014). Filling in the Details - Significant events and economic disadvantage among young people in Australia. ZEITSCHRIFT FUR PADAGOGIK, 60(4) pp. 552-568.
    [Scopus]
  • Austen, S. and Redmond, G. (2013). Male Earnings Inequality, Women's Earnings, and Family Income Inequality in Australia, 1982-2007. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ISSUES, 47(1) pp. 33-62.
    [10.2753/JEI0021-3624470102] [Scopus]
  • Redmond, G., Katz, I., Smart, D. and Gubhaju, B. (2013). How has the relationship between parental education and child outcomes changed in Australia since the 1980s? Australian Journal of Social Issues, 48(4) pp. 395-413.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Redmond, G., Patulny, R. and Whiteford, P. (2013). The Global Financial Crisis and Child Poverty: The Case of Australia 2006-10. Social Policy and Administration, 47(6) pp. 709-728.
    [10.1111/spol.12039] [Scopus]
  • Mullan, K. and Redmond, G. (2012). A Socio-Economic Profile of Families in the First Wave of the Longitudinal Study of Indigenous Children. The Australian Economic Review, 45(2) pp. 232-245.
    [10.1111/j.1467-8462.2012.00677.x] [Scopus]
  • Redmond, G. (2012). Uncertain Impacts: Trends in Public Expenditure on Children and Child Outcomes in Australia since the 1980s. Child Indicators Research, 5(4) pp. 753-770.
    [10.1007/s12187-012-9151-9] [Scopus]
  • Head, B. and Redmond, G. (2011). Making prevention work in Human Services for children and youth. Australian Review of Public Affairs, 10(1) pp. 5-22.
    [Web Link]
  • Whiteford, P., Redmond, G. and Adamson, E. (2011). Middle class welfare in Australia: How has the distribution of cash benefits changed since the 1980s? Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 14(2) pp. 81-102.
  • Hilferty, F., Redmond, G. and Katz, I. (2010). The implications of poverty on children's readiness to learn. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 35(4) pp. 63-71.
    [Scopus]
  • Redmond, G. (2010). Children's agency and the welfare state: Policy priorities and contradictions in Australia and the UK. Childhood, 17(4) pp. 470-484.
    [10.1177/0907568209359207] [Scopus]
  • Katz, I. and Redmond, G. (2010). Review of circumstances among children in immigrant families in Australia. Child Indicators Research, 3(4) pp. 439-458.
    [10.1007/s12187-010-9069-z] [Scopus]
  • Katz, I. and Redmond, G. (2009). Investment in early childhood in Australia: International comparisons and recent trends. Health Sociology Review, 18(1) pp. 94-107.
    [10.5172/hesr.18.1.94] [Scopus]
  • Redmond, G. (2009). Children as actors: how does the child perspectives literature treat agency in the context of poverty? Social Policy and Society, 8(4) pp. 541-550.
    [10.1017/S147474640999011X]
  • Redmond, G. (2009). What Can Data on Educational Outcomes Reveal Regarding Australian Children's Right to Develop 'To Their Fullest Potential'? Economics and Labour Relations Review, 20(1) pp. 35-58.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Redmond, G. and Spooner, C. (2009). Alcohol and other drug related deaths among young people in CIS countries: proximal and distal causes and implications for policy. International Journal of Drug Policy, 20(1) pp. 38-47.
    [10.1016/j.drugpo.2007.10.005] [Scopus]
  • Menchini, L. and Redmond, G. (2009). Poverty and degradation among children in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. International Journal of Social Welfare, 18(3) pp. 223-236.
    [10.1111/j.1468-2397.2008.00620.x] [Scopus]
  • Redmond, G. (2008). Child poverty and child rights: edging towards a definition. Journal of Children and Poverty, 14(1) pp. 63-82.
    [10.1080/10796120701871298]
  • Redmond, G. (2007). Infant mortality in Armenia 1992-2000: a comment. Economics and Human Biology, 5(2) pp. 350-354.
    [10.1016/j.ehb.2007.03.003] [Scopus]
  • Redmond, G., Gubhaju, B., Smart, D. and Katz, I. (2010). Intergenerational mobility in Australia: How do vulnerable kids fare? Final report for the project: Intergenerational mobility in Australia. Canberra: Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.
  • Blanden, J., Katz, I. and Redmond, G. (2012). Family Background and Child Outcomes. In J Ermisch, M Jäntti & TM Smeeding, ed. From Parents to Children: The Intergenerational Transmission of Advantage. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, pp. 140-163.
    [Web Link]
  • Kvalsvig, A., O'Connor, M., Redmond, G. and Goldfeld, S. (2014). The unknown citizen: epidemiological challenges in child mental health. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health,
    [10.1136/jech-2013-203712] [Scopus]
  • Austen, S. and Redmond, G. (2013). Male Earnings Inequality, Women's Earnings, and Family Income Inequality in Australia, 1982-2007. JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ISSUES, 47(1) pp. 33-62.
    [10.2753/JEI0021-3624470102] [Scopus]
  • Redmond, G., Patulny, R. and Whiteford, P. (2013). The Global Financial Crisis and Child Poverty: The Case of Australia 2006-10. Social Policy and Administration, 47(6) pp. 709-728.
    [10.1111/spol.12039] [Scopus]
  • Redmond, G. (2012). Uncertain Impacts: Trends in Public Expenditure on Children and Child Outcomes in Australia since the 1980s. Child Indicators Research, 5(4) pp. 753-770.
    [10.1007/s12187-012-9151-9] [Scopus]
  • Redmond, G. (2010). Children's agency and the welfare state: Policy priorities and contradictions in Australia and the UK. Childhood, 17(4) pp. 470-484.
    [10.1177/0907568209359207] [Scopus]
  • Redmond, G. and Spooner, C. (2009). Alcohol and other drug related deaths among young people in CIS countries: proximal and distal causes and implications for policy. International Journal of Drug Policy, 20(1) pp. 38-47.
    [10.1016/j.drugpo.2007.10.005] [Scopus]
  • Redmond, G. (2009). Children as actors: how does the child perspectives literature treat agency in the context of poverty? Social Policy and Society, 8(4) pp. 541-550.
    [10.1017/S147474640999011X]
  • Redmond, G. (2009). What Can Data on Educational Outcomes Reveal Regarding Australian Children's Right to Develop 'To Their Fullest Potential'? Economics and Labour Relations Review, 20(1) pp. 35-58.
    [Scopus] [Web Link]

Professional and community engagement

Recent media

Redmond, G (2015) 'How your parents' level of education affects your chances', The Conversation, 22 July 2015 https://theconversation.com/how-your-parents-level-of-education-affects-your-chances-44506

Praino, R and G Redmond (2015) 'FactCheck: do eight out of 10 taxpayers work every day to pay our $150b welfare bill?', The Conversation, 13 April 2015 https://theconversation.com/factcheck-do-eight-out-of-10-taxpayers-work-every-day-to-pay-our-150b-welfare-bill-39573

Redmond, G and J Skattebol (2014) 'Child Poverty: Keeping the Promise Alive', Insight (published by the Victorian Council of Social Service), Issue 9, January 2014, pp.38-39.

Redmond, G (2013) 'Election Factcheck: Families will lose the Schoolkids Bonus', The Converstion, 27 August 2013 http://theconversation.com/factcheck-labors-if-abbott-wins-you-lose-attack-ad-17262

Redmond, G and P Whiteford (2013) 'Middle class welfare - are we hitting the target?' The Conversation, 16 May 2013 http://theconversation.com/middle-class-welfare-are-we-hitting-the-target-14257

Redmond, G and P Whiteford (2012) 'Assessing the Schoolkids Bonus: Good policy or just a 'cash splash'?' The Conversation, 19 June 2012
http://theconversation.edu.au/assessing-the-schoolkids-bonus-good-policy-or-just-a-cash-splash-7406

Peter Whiteford and Gerry Redmond, "Class Warfare in the Budget? That's a Bit Rich"...
The Conversation, 10 May 2012
http://theconversation.edu.au/class-warfare-in-the-budget-thats-a-bit-rich-6929 http://flindersindaily.flinders.edu.au/default.aspx?iid=62800&startpage=page0000003#folio=3
Gerry Redmond and Peter Whiteford, "Is the Federal Budget On Track?", Sydney Morning Herald, 6 May 2012
http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/is-the-federal-budget-on-track-20120505-1y5jv.html

Gerry Redmond and Philip Hayes, "Time to start a debate on universal family payments in Australia", The Conversation, 30 March 2012 http://theconversation.edu.au/time-to-start-a-debate-on-universal-family-payments-in-australia-5774

Peter Whiteford, Gerry Redmond and Bruce Bradbury, "Razor gangs and welfare reformers must not lose sight of evidence" The Age, 20 April 2012, Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/razor-gangs-and-welfare-reformers-must-not-lose-sight-of-evidence-20120419-1xa3t.html#ixzz1spdl1yLu

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Children/Youth
  • Human rights
  • Income
  • Social inclusion
  • Social policy/welfare

Interests

  • child poverty and wellbeing
  • income tax and social security

Contact

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