National Institute of Labour Studies
Dr Megan Moskos is Research Fellow and Sociology lead at NILS. She has expertise in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies and in the management of complex mixed methods projects, including leading research projects and evaluations in the fields of aged care, disability care, mental health and social inclusion.
Since joining NILS in 2002, Dr Moskos has led or contributed to commissioned research projects for a range of government and non-for profit organisations including, the Department of Social Services, the Department of Health and Ageing, the Department of Veteran Affairs, the South Australian Social Inclusion Unit, the mental illness federation of Australia (MIFA), Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (CRCAH) and the South Australian Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology (DFEEST).
Dr Moskos is currently leading the qualitative strand of the Evaluation of the NDIS which includes in-depth interviews with people with disability, families and carers, disability service providers, stakeholder organisations and NDIA staff. Dr Moskos is also currently leading the NDIS evaluation in the NT. This work requires extensive research and evaluation skills, including the integration with quantitative research findings.
Dr Moskos is currently a member of the 2016 National Aged Care Workforce Census and Survey research team and co-leads research aiming to adress the shortaged of disability support wokers.
Dr Moskos recently led the evaluation of the Building Family Opportunities (BFO) program with the Social Inclusion Unit (SA) and DFEEST. She has previously worked with DFEEST on a research project on the barriers to employment for long term unemployed. This work on workforce participation and social inclusion has been influential in Australian policy circles.
Dr Moskos is a member of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and was the co-convener of the TASA work, employment and social movements’ thematic group 2012-2016.
Current research projects
Dr Megan Moskos is a sociologist whose main research interests are in social inclusion and the barriers to workforce participation among marginalised groups. Her doctoral research provided a comprehensive examination of where low-wage employment opportunities have been expanding and the determinants of men's access to these emerging jobs. Recent research includes publications on occupational sex segregation and low skilled men’s labour market exclusion, increasing the workforce participation of jobseekers experiencing multiple disadvantage, and assisting men’s movement into non-traditional occupations. Other research interests include the aged and disability care sectors with a particular focus on workforce issues and the utilisation of non-traditional workers.
: Disability and Mainstream Interface
Megan has been an invited to speak about her research to many groups including the SA Health and Community Services Skills Board, the South Australian Social Inclusion Unit and the Anglicare SA and Flinders University Research to Practice Seminar. Megan has also been invited to participate in policy round tables on women's economic status in South Australia, organised by the South Australian Premier's Council for Women and low skilled workers and vocational education and training, organised by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research. Megan is a member of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and has been the co-convener of the TASA work, employment and social movements’ thematic group since 2012.
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