Associate Professor Gerry Redmond

Dean (Research)

College of Business, Government and Law

place Law & Commerce Building (344)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Associate Professor Gerry Redmond has been Dean (Research) at the College of Business, Government and Law since its inception in July 2017. He joined the School of Social and Policy Studies at Flinders University in 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 has conducted numerous commissioned research projects,and has a strong interest in research engagement with policymakers, business and advocacy groups, and recognises the importance of knowledge translation in academic research. He recently led the Australian Child Wellbeing Project (2012-2017), using child-centred approaches to develop a survey to measure children's wellbeing in their middle years. See

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 and Recent Grants

Australian Research Council Discovery Project 'Social exclusion in adolescence: risks, assets, experiences & policy action' 2019-2021 (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)

External positions
Adjunct Associate Professor, Social Policy Research Centre, University of NSW ( )
Member, Data Expert Reference Group for Longitudinal Study of Australian Children ( )
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

Key responsibilities

Dean (Research) & member of senior leadership team, College of Business Government & Law

Research expertise
Policy and administration
Research interests
  • Social Policy
  • Poverty & inequality
  • Child poverty, child rights, child wellbeing
  • Survey data analysis
  • Qualitative research with children and young people
Topic coordinator
POAD8007 Policy Analysis
POLI2025 Politics of the Australian Welfare State
Supervisory interests
Analysis of survey data
Child development and wellbeing
Poverty and inequality
Qualitative research
Social policy
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Public policy (2)
Associate supervisor: Early childhood education (1), Public policy (1), Social work (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Raden Mas Suryo Guritno

PhD - JUL 2018

Andreas Cebulla

PhD - FEB 2016

N S Malik

MA - JUN 2017

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