Over the past 20 years, Gerry’s research has focused on marginalisation as experienced by young people in Australia and other countries – at school, with their peers, and in the community. He’s particularly interested in amplifying young people’s voices through his research and supporting them to talk about their lived experience. We hear very little from young people themselves about how their experiences impact the opportunities available to them, and what they do to protect themselves and their families from the effects of poverty and marginalisation.
Gerry’s research does not offer ‘easy fixes’ to these problems of marginalisation. There are no simple remedial interventions. The purpose of his research is to focus the attention of people with power - advocates, policymakers and practitioners in health, education, community services and local government - on what young people themselves see as the challenges in their lives, and supports that can help them overcome these challenges.
Gerry is a sociologist and social policy analyst. Before coming to Flinders in 2012, he worked at the University of Cambridge (UK), UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre (Italy) and the University of NSW. He has won over $5 million in funding, and has been Chief Investigator on five Australian Research Council (ARC) grants, most recently the Wellbeing in Adolescence project. He has authored 40 journal articles, and has a Google Scholar H-index of 23. He is currently a member of advisory groups for youth and family statistics for the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. He is currently a member of the ARC College of Experts (2020-2022). Most importantly, he advocates for amplifying the voices of young people who are the least heard but who have the most to gain from policymakers and others in power hearing them.
Current and Recent Grants
Australian Government Department of Health Child and Youth Health grant 'Supporting the mental health of young people with autism: responding to their perspectives on ‘what works’ to prevent bullying' 2020-2023 (Prof Gerry Redmond, Prof Sally Robinson, Prof Phillip Slee) (A$117,113)
Australian Research Council Discovery Project 'Social exclusion in adolescence: risks, assets, experiences & policy action' 2019-2022 (A/Prof Gerry Redmond, Prof Fiona Brooks, Prof Colin MacDougall, A/Prof Pammi Raghavendra, Dr Jennifer Skattebol). (A$437,088)
Australian Research Council Discovery Project 'Changing children’s chances: Exploring pathways to developmental inequities' 2016-2018 (Prof Sharon Goldfeld, Prof Frank Oberklaid, A/Prof Gerry Redmond, et al.). (A$580,000)
UNICEF Malaysia (contract research) 'Child Disparities and Deprivation in Malaysia' 2015-2016 (A/Prof Gerry Redmond, A/Prof Noore Siddiquee and Dr Rodrigo Praino) (a$118,196)
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) (A$1.4 million)
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 ) (A$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)
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 Family Statistics Advisory Group
Member, National Child and Youth Indicators Advisory Groups, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Discovery and Linkage Projects Grants Assessor, Australian Research Council
Dean (Research) & member of senior leadership team, College of Business Government & Law
PhD - JUL 2018
PhD - FEB 2016
MA - JUN 2017
PhD (June 2020) -
Redmond, G and J Skattebol (2018) Young Australians’ prospects still come down to where they grow up, The Conversation, 17 September 2018. https://theconversation.com/young-australians-prospects-still-come-down-to-where-they-grow-up-102640
Redmond, G (2016) ‘How crucial are the middle years for child and youth development?’, ARACY Blog, https://www.aracy.org.au/blog/how-crucial-are-the-middle-years-for-child-and-youth-development
Redmond, G and R Praino (2016) ‘FactCheck: do welfare recipients owe the Australian government about $3.5 billion?’, The Conversation, 8 August 2016 https://theconversation.com/factcheck-do-welfare-recipients-owe-the-australian-government-about-3-5-billion-619065.
Redmond, G (2016) ‘High time we look at student wellbeing in the middle years’, Australian Teacher Magazine, April 2016. http://au.educationhq.com/news/34353/high-time-we-look-at-student-wellbeing-in-the-middle-years/#
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
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
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
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