PhD (sociology), University of Queensland, 2017
Honours (sociology), University of Queensland, 2011
Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland, 2010
Andrew is a sociologist with expertise in the areas of urban sociology, social policy, housing studies, and social theory. He researches a variety of topics including housing insecurity and homelessness, social housing provision, urban governance, and the role of charity in contemporary welfare systems. He is currently working on an ARC Linkage Project investigating the lives of people on social housing waitlists, as well as several industry-funded studies into homelessness.
Andrew’s methodological expertise lies in the use of ethnographic and other qualitative methods to investigate social policies and programs and their effects. He has a strong background in social theory and he is passionate about integrating theoretically-informed sociological analysis with applied social policy research. Andrew also has experience in combining ethnographic research with analysis of administrative data in policy and program evaluations.
Andrew is the Australasian editor of Housing Studies, and he was formally the 'urban sociology thematic group' convener for the Australian Sociological Association. Prior to joining UNSW, Andrew held a series of research fellowships at the University of Queensland (2016-2022). Andrew received his PhD in sociology from the University of Queensland in 2017.
Morris, A., Cheshire, L., Clarke, A., Parsell, C., Pawson, H., Robinson, C., & Walsh, K. Waithood: The experience of being on the social housing waiting list, 2020-2023 ($277,600). ARC Linkage Grant (ongoing).
Pawson, H. Parsell, C., Clarke, A. and Hartley, C. (2022). The Australian Homelessness Monitor, 2022 ($110,000). Funded by Launch Housing.
Parsell, C., Kuskoff, E., Ablaza, C., Perales Perez, F., Clarke, A., Robinson, R. and Plage, S. (2021–2023). An empirical investigation of the St Vincent de Paul Society Park Hotel Homelessness Trial ($130,900). Funded by St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland (ongoing).
Parsell, C., Kuskoff, E., Ablaza, C., Perales Perez, F., Clarke, A., and Cullin, J. (2021–2023). Homelessness Systems, Pathways and Experiences ($110,000). Funded by Micah Projects Inc. (ongoing).
Parsell, C., Kuskoff, E., Clarke, A., and Perales Perez, F. (2020-2021). Parents as Teachers: Permanent Supportive Housing Evaluation ($58,500). Funded by Micah Projects Inc., Common Ground Inc., and The Australian Centre of Excellence for Families Across the Life Course.
Parsell, C., Robinson, R., Clarke, A., Perales Perez, F., Middlebrook, N., Youngblutt, J. (2020-2023). St Vincent de Paul Queensland: Systematic Empirical Investigation ($240,000). Commissioned by St Vincent de Paul Society.
Cheshire, L., Clarke, A., Fay, S., Fitzgerald, R., Parsell, C., Singh, D. (2019-2020). Next Steps Home – Women on Parole Pilot Evaluation ($188,541). Commissioned by the Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works.
Parsell, C., Clarke, A., Cheshire, L. & Shevellar, L. (2019). Review of service delivery at 139 Club Inc. ($55,000 AUD). Commissioned by the Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works.
Parsell, C., Ambrey, C., & Clarke, A. (2018) Support Requirements and Accommodations Options for People in the ACT with High and Complex Needs (the ‘Cohort Study’) ($199,903). Commissioned by the Australian Capital Territory Government, Community Services Directorate.
Parsell, C. & Clarke, A. (2016-18). Evaluation of Multidisciplinary Street to Home Model, Cairns ($119,468). Commissioned by the Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works.
Cheshire, L., Parsell, C. & Clarke, A. (2016). Families Interacting with Formal Services: A Scoping Study ($60,000). Commissioned by the Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works.
TASA Early Career Researcher Best Paper Prize 2021, awarded for paper ‘Bureaucratic encounters after neoliberalism: examining the supportive turn in social housing governance’, published in the British Journal of Sociology, 2020, 71(2).
TASA Honours Award 2011, awarded for the honours thesis Governing the Dieting Self: Conducting Weight-loss Via the Internet.