Dr Peter Gunn

Academic status

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Adelaide College of Divinity , Brooklyn Park
Adelaide College of Divinity, 34 Lipsett Tce, Brooklyn Park SA 5032
BA (Hons) 1971, PhD Monash 1979
Research expertise
Ageing policy
Historical studies
Practical theology
Research interests

Participant in two current ARC funded projects: Founders and Survivors and Convicts and Diggers. These projects explore the roots of resilience in human populations by examining in longitudinal perspective the free, convict and digger populations of Tasmania using Civil Register and other records. Major hypotheses concerning the impact of hardship on subsequent demographic and social behaviour are examined by comparing prisoner and digger populations, and their descendants, with free settlers and their subsequent offspring.

Nineteenth-Century Historical Demography,

History and Sociology of the Family in Past Times,

Sociology of Ministry Practice,

Sociology of Ageing

Supervisory interests
History and sociology of the family in past times
Nineteenth-century historical demography
Sociology of ageing
Sociology of ministry practice

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