Dan Chamberlain

Senior Research Associate

Dr Dan Chamberlain is a sociologist and social network research methodologist, currently working as a Research Fellow with the Centre for Social Impact, UNSW. I have been fortunate to work with many researchers in diverse fields, including public health, public policy and management, youth studies, education, criminology, construction, and evaluation. A large part of my research is focused on inter-organisational networks, and how the structure of relations between organisations affects the functioning of the network at the individual and network levels.

I teach a course on Introduction to Social Network Research and Analysis with ACSPRI: https://www.acspri.org.au/courses/introduction-social-network-analysis-social-researchers. The course is designed for people who are new to social network analysis, and are interested to see how it can be applied to their research interests. It covers research design, data structures, visualisation, and analysis, and is structured with qualitative researchers and mixed methods approaches in mind.

Most recently I have worked as a Research Fellow at La Trobe University, working with the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), and with The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (TAPPC) at the Sax Institute.

 

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Woolcott G; Leonard S; Scott A; Keast R; Chamberlain D, 2021, 'Partnered research and emergent variation: developing a set of characteristics for identifying complexity in higher education partnerships', Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, vol. 43, pp. 91 - 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1360080X.2020.1733734
2021
Hopkins L; Chamberlain D; Held F; Riley T; Wang JZJ; Conte K, 2021, 'Collaborative Networks in Chronic Disease Prevention: What Factors Inhibit Partnering for Funding?', International Journal of Public Administration, vol. 44, pp. 91 - 99, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2019.1669177
2021
Blackford K; Leavy JE; Vidler AC; Chamberlain D; Pollard C; Riley T; Milligan M; Jancey J, 2021, 'Initiatives and partnerships in an Australian metropolitan obesity prevention system: a social network analysis', BMC Public Health, vol. 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11599-7
2021
Loosemore M; Denny-Smith G; Barraket J; Keast R; Chamberlain D; Muir K; Powell A; Higgon D; Osborne J, 2020, 'Optimising social procurement policy outcomes through cross-sector collaboration in the Australian construction industry', Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, vol. 28, pp. 1908 - 1928, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ECAM-04-2020-0221
2020
Woolcott G; Chamberlain D; Hawes Z; Drefs M; Bruce CD; Davis B; Francis K; Hallowell D; McGarvey L; Moss J; Mulligan J; Okamoto Y; Sinclair N; Whiteley W, 2020, 'The central position of education in knowledge mobilization: insights from network analyses of spatial reasoning research across disciplines', Scientometrics, vol. 125, pp. 2323 - 2347, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11192-020-03692-2
2020
Riley T; Hopkins L; Gomez M; Davidson S; Chamberlain D; Jacob J; Wutzke S, 2020, 'A Systems Thinking Methodology for Studying Prevention Efforts in Communities', Systemic Practice and Action Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11213-020-09544-7
2020
Jancey J; Leavy JE; Pollard C; Riley T; Szybiak M; Milligan M; Chamberlain D; Blackford K, 2019, 'Exploring network structure and the role of key stakeholders to understand the obesity prevention system in an Australian metropolitan health service: Study protocol', BMJ Open, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027948
2019
Woolcott G; Chamberlain D; Whannell R; Galligan L, 2019, 'Examining undergraduate student retention in mathematics using network analysis and relative risk', International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, vol. 50, pp. 447 - 463, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0020739X.2018.1520932
2019
Woolcott G; Chamberlain D, 2019, 'Measuring a university-community collaboration using social network analysis', International Journal of Learning and Change, vol. 11, pp. 18 - 38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJLC.2019.097168
2019
Scott A; Woolcott G; Keast R; Chamberlain D, 2018, 'Sustainability of collaborative networks in higher education research projects: why complexity? Why now?', Public Management Review, vol. 20, pp. 1068 - 1087, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2017.1364410
2018
Farr-Wharton B; Charles MB; Keast R; Woolcott G; Chamberlain D, 2018, 'Why lecturers still matter: the impact of lecturer-student exchange on student engagement and intention to leave university prematurely', Higher Education, vol. 75, pp. 167 - 185, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10734-017-0190-5
2018
Mandell M; Keast R; Chamberlain D, 2017, 'Collaborative networks and the need for a new management language', Public Management Review, vol. 19, pp. 326 - 341, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2016.1209232
2017
Banbury A; Chamberlain D; Nancarrow S; Dart J; Gray L; Parkinson L, 2017, 'Can videoconferencing affect older people’s engagement and perception of their social support in long-term conditions management: a social network analysis from the Telehealth Literacy Project', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 25, pp. 938 - 950, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12382
2017
Woolcott G; Keast R; Chamberlain D; Farr-Wharton B, 2017, 'Modelling success networks to improve the quality of undergraduate education', Quality in Higher Education, vol. 23, pp. 120 - 137, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13538322.2017.1356617
2017
Lauchs M; Keast R; Chamberlain D, 2012, 'Resilience of a corrupt police network: The first and second jokes in Queensland', Crime, Law and Social Change, vol. 57, pp. 195 - 207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10611-011-9337-y
2012

'Reducing youth unemployment through social procurement in construction,' 2018. Loosemore, M., Powell, A., Muir, K., Barraket, J., Keast, R., Chamberlain, D., Dalgleish, J., Higgon, D., Williams, J., and Barnden, T. Australian Research Council Linkage Grant.

‘Latrobe Health Innovation Zone Early Detection and Screening including Tobacco – Social Network Analysis,’ 2019. Chamberlain, D. Gippsland PHN .

'Systems Inventory of local government areas in the East Metropolitan Health Service (EMHS) working to prevent lifestyle related chronic disease,' 2018. Jancey, J., Blackford, K., Pollard, C., Leavy, J., Riley, T., Szybiak, M., Milligan, M., Devitt-Rix, E., Chamberlain, D., Mukhtar, A., and Bordin, C. East Metropolitan Health Service grant, $20, 000. Healthway Research Grant.

'Health Research Collaboration' 2017. Keast, R., Chamberlain, D., and Kivits, R. Brisbane Diamantina Health Network Grant.