Position/s

Associate Professor
School of Social and Policy Studies

Key responsibilities

I teach upper level topics on social policy and Indigenous policy and politics.

Teaching interests

Australian Social Policy, Welfare, Indigenous issues, Australian Indigenous policy and politics

Topic Coordinator:

  • POAD9030  Indigenous Issues in Public Policy
  • POLI2020  Australian Indigenous Politics
  • POLI2025  Politics of the Australian Welfare State
  • SOAD3005  Access & Equity: Social Issues in Public Policy

Topic Lecturer:

  • POAD9030  Indigenous Issues in Public Policy
  • POLI2020  Australian Indigenous Politics
  • POLI2025  Politics of the Australian Welfare State
  • SOAD3005  Access & Equity: Social Issues in Public Policy

Research expertise

  • Policy and administration
  • Political science

Research interests

Australian welfare policy; comparative social policy.
Community sector and community services, especially partnerships with government.
Australian Indigenous policy, Indigenous self-determination and governance in Australia and other countries, especially Scandinavia; Indigenous international movement.

Supervisory interests

  • Access and equity
  • Australian welfare
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Globalisation and indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous policy and programs
  • Politics Australian/Aboriginal politics, pressure groups
  • Social capital
  • Social policy

RHD research supervision

Current

Principal supervisor : NGOs and philanthropy (1) ; Aboriginal policy and governance (1) ;

Associate supervisor : Aboriginal humour (1) ;

Publications

  • Summers, J. and Robbins, E. (2014). 2013 Election Postscript. In Alan Fenna, Jane Robbins and John Summers, ed. Government and Politics in Australia. Frenchs Forest NSW: Pearson Australia, pp. 1-15.
    [Web Link]
  • Summers, J., Robbins, E. and Fenna, A. (2014). Liberal-democratic government in Australia. In Alan Fenna, Jane Robbins and John Summers, ed. Government and Politics in Australia. Frenchs Forest NSW: Pearson Australia, pp. 1-10.
  • Robbins, E. (2014). Executive government. In Alan Fenna, Jane Robbins and John Summers, ed. Government and Politics in Australia. Frenchs Forest NSW: Pearson Australia, pp. 53-70.
  • Robbins, E.J. (2011). Indigenous Representative Bodies in Northern Europe and Australia. In G. Minnerup and P. Solberg, ed. First World, First Nations. Eastbourne, UK: Sussex Academic Press, pp. 45-79.
    [Web Link]
  • Robbins, E.J. and Summers, J. (2010). Indigenous affairs policy. In Woodward, Parkin & Summers, ed. Government, Politics, Power & Policy in Australia. 9th ed. Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Education Australia, pp. 501-523.
  • Robbins, E.J. (2010). Welfare policy. In Woodward, Parkin & Summers, ed. Government, Politics, Power & Policy in Australia. 9th ed. Frenchs Forest NSW: Pearson Education Australia, pp. 451-477.
  • Robbins, E.J. (2010). Symbolism, Accountability and Integrity: ATSIC and self-determination in the Howard Era. In Andrew Gunstone, ed. Over a Decade of Despair: The Howard Government and Indigenous Affairs. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing, pp. 7-30.
  • Robbins, E.J. (2009). Aboriginal policy in South Australia. In John Spoehr, ed. State of South Australia. Kent Town, SA: Wakefield Press, pp. 131-151.
  • Robbins, E.J. (2005). Indigenous issues. In John Spoehr, ed. State of South Australia: Trends and Issues. Kent Town, SA: Wakefield Press, pp. 79-101.
  • Summers, J. and Robbins, E.J. (2002). Aboriginal affairs policy. In Summers, JWoodward, DParkin, A, ed. Government Politics, Power and Policy in Australia, 7th Edition. Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Education Australia, pp. 501-525.
  • Robbins, E.J. (2011). Yuendumu Everyday: Contemporary Life in Remote Aboriginal Australia, by Yasmine Musharbash [Book Review] Journal of Australian Studies, 35(2) pp. 274-275.
    [Web Link]
  • Fenna, A., Robbins, E. and Summers, J. (2014). government and politics in australia. Government and politics in Australia. Frenchs Forest NSW: Pearson.
  • Robbins, E.J. (2006). Peter Saunders, James Walter (eds), 'Ideas and Influence: Social Science and Public Policy in Australia' (book review) Australian Journal of Political Science. 41(3) pp. 475-476.
  • Robbins, E.J. (2005). Life after ATSIC: indigenous citizenship in an era of mutual obligation. In Proceedings of the Australasian Political Studies Association Conference 2005. Adelaide, SA: APSA. APSA Conference 2005. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Sep 2005.
    [Web Link]
  • Glenn, D., Patel, F., Kutieleh, S., Robbins, E., Smigiel, H. and Wilson, A.J. (2012). Perceptions of optimal conditions for teaching and learning: a case study from Flinders University. Higher Education Research and Development (HERDSA) 31(2) pp. 201-215.
    [10.1080/07294360.2011.555390] [Scopus]
  • Robbins, E.J. (2010). A nation within? Indigenous Peoples. representation and sovereignty in Australia. Ethnicities, 10(2) pp. 257-274.
    [10.1177/1468796810361820] [10.1177/1468796810361820] [Scopus]
  • Robbins, E.J. (2009). Aboriginal legal aid funding: discriminatory policy or a failure of federalism? Indigenous Law Bulletin, 7(10) pp. 15-18.
    [Web Link]
  • Robbins, E.J. (2009). Norway's Sami parliament. Arena Magazine, 103 pp. 9-11.
  • Robbins, E.J. (2007). The Howard government and indigenous rights: An imposed national unity? Australian Journal of Political Science, 42(2) pp. 315-328.
    [10.1080/10361140701320042] [10.1080/10361140701320042] [Scopus]
  • Robbins, E.J. (2006). Policy, populism and public opinion: Indigenous issues in the Howard decade. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 9(2-3) pp. 71-91.
  • Robbins, E.J. (2004). The 'failure' of ATSIC and the recognition of Indigenous Rights. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 7(4) pp. 3-17.
  • Robbins, E.J. (2010). A nation within? Indigenous Peoples. representation and sovereignty in Australia. Ethnicities, 10(2) pp. 257-274.
    [10.1177/1468796810361820] [10.1177/1468796810361820] [Scopus]
  • Robbins, E.J. (2009). Aboriginal legal aid funding: discriminatory policy or a failure of federalism? Indigenous Law Bulletin, 7(10) pp. 15-18.
    [Web Link]
  • Robbins, E.J. (2009). Norway's Sami parliament. Arena Magazine, 103 pp. 9-11.
  • Robbins, E.J. (2007). The Howard government and indigenous rights: An imposed national unity? Australian Journal of Political Science, 42(2) pp. 315-328.
    [10.1080/10361140701320042] [10.1080/10361140701320042] [Scopus]
  • Robbins, E.J. (2006). Policy, populism and public opinion: Indigenous issues in the Howard decade. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 9(2-3) pp. 71-91.
  • Robbins, E.J. (2004). The 'failure' of ATSIC and the recognition of Indigenous Rights. Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 7(4) pp. 3-17.
  • Summers, J., Robbins, E. and Fenna, A. (2014). Liberal-democratic government in Australia. In Alan Fenna, Jane Robbins and John Summers, ed. Government and Politics in Australia. Frenchs Forest NSW: Pearson Australia, pp. 1-10.
  • Robbins, E. (2014). Executive government. In Alan Fenna, Jane Robbins and John Summers, ed. Government and Politics in Australia. Frenchs Forest NSW: Pearson Australia, pp. 53-70.
  • Summers, J. and Robbins, E. (2014). 2013 Election Postscript. In Alan Fenna, Jane Robbins and John Summers, ed. Government and Politics in Australia. Frenchs Forest NSW: Pearson Australia, pp. 1-15.
    [Web Link]
  • Robbins, E.J. (2011). Indigenous Representative Bodies in Northern Europe and Australia. In G. Minnerup and P. Solberg, ed. First World, First Nations. Eastbourne, UK: Sussex Academic Press, pp. 45-79.
    [Web Link]

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Aboriginal Issues
  • Social Policy/Welfare

Interests

  • Indigenous Policy and Programs
  • Social Policy/Planning
  • Contracting Out in Human Services
  • Australian Welfare

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