Dr Andrew Clarke
Lecturer

Dr Andrew Clarke

PhD (sociology), University of Queensland, 2017

Honours (sociology), University of Queensland, 2011

Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland, 2010

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Social Sciences

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. 

 

 

 

Phone
+61 2 9065 7041 (School Office)
Location
Level 1 Room 117 Morven Brown Building
  • Books | 2021
    Parsell C; Clarke A; Perales F, 2021, Charity and poverty in advanced welfare states, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781003150572
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Clarke A; Cheshire L; Parsell C; Morris A, 2022, 'Reified scarcity & the problem space of ‘need’: unpacking Australian social housing policy', Housing Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2022.2057933
    Journal articles | 2022
    Clarke A; Parsell C, 2022, 'Resurgent charity and the neoliberalizing social', Economy and Society, vol. 51, pp. 307 - 329, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03085147.2021.1995977
    Journal articles | 2022
    Cooke E; Coles L; Clarke A; Thorpe K; Staton S, 2022, 'Discarded data: an Ahmedian engagement with young children’s gendered accounts of violence and power', Gender and Education, vol. 34, pp. 787 - 803, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09540253.2022.2078795
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kuskoff E; Clarke A; Parsell C, 2022, 'Governing Through (An Exclusive) Community: Limitations of State Conceptualisations of 'the Community' in Domestic Violence Policies', SOCIAL POLICY AND SOCIETY, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1474746422000495
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kuskoff E; Clarke A; Perales F; Parsell C, 2022, 'Recognition or Redistribution? How Mainstream Media Frames Charitable Responses to People Experiencing Poverty', Sociology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/00380385221095025
    Journal articles | 2022
    Morris A; Clarke A; Robinson C; Idle J; Parsell C, 2022, 'Applying for Social Housing in Australia–The Centrality of Cultural, Social and Emotional Capital', Housing, Theory and Society, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14036096.2022.2085169
    Journal articles | 2022
    Parsell C; Clarke A, 2022, 'Charity and Shame: Towards Reciprocity', Social Problems, vol. 69, pp. 436 - 452, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/socpro/spaa057
    Journal articles | 2022
    Simpson Reeves L; Clarke A; Kuskoff E; Parsell C, 2022, 'Fulfilling and desperately needed: Australian media representations of responses to homelessness', Australian Journal of Social Issues, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajs4.201
    Journal articles | 2021
    Clarke A; Parsell C; Lata LN, 2021, 'Surveilling the marginalised: How manual, embodied and territorialised surveillance persists in the age of ‘dataveillance’', Sociological Review, vol. 69, pp. 396 - 413, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0038026120954785
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kuskoff E; Clarke A; Parsell C, 2022, 'What About Men? The Marginalization of Men Who Engage in Domestic Violence', Journal of Interpersonal Violence, vol. 37, pp. NP11582 - NP11604, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0886260521997462
    Journal articles | 2021
    Parsell C; Clarke A; Perales F, 2021, 'Poverty by Design: The Role of Charity and the Cultivated Ethical Citizen', Social Policy and Society, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1474746421000312
    Journal articles | 2020
    Clarke A; Cheshire L; Parsell C, 2020, 'Bureaucratic encounters “after neoliberalism”: Examining the supportive turn in social housing governance', British Journal of Sociology, vol. 71, pp. 253 - 268, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-4446.12740
    Journal articles | 2020
    Clarke A; Parsell C, 2020, 'The Ambiguities of Homelessness Governance: Disentangling Care and Revanchism in the Neoliberalising City', Antipode, vol. 52, pp. 1624 - 1646, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/anti.12671
    Journal articles | 2020
    Clarke A; Parsell C; Vorsina M, 2020, 'The role of housing policy in perpetuating conditional forms of homelessness support in the era of housing first: Evidence from Australia', Housing Studies, vol. 35, pp. 954 - 975, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2019.1642452
    Journal articles | 2020
    Clarke A; Watts B; Parsell C, 2020, 'Conditionality in the context of housing-led homelessness policy: Comparing Australia’s Housing First agenda to Scotland’s “rights-based” approach', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 55, pp. 88 - 100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajs4.97
    Journal articles | 2020
    Cooke E; Thorpe K; Clarke A; Houen S; Oakes C; Staton S, 2020, '“Lie in the grass, the soft grass”: Relaxation accounts of young children attending childcare', Children and Youth Services Review, vol. 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.childyouth.2019.104722
    Journal articles | 2020
    Cooke E; Zheng Z; Houen S; Thorpe K; Clarke A; Oakes C; Staton S, 2020, 'Discursive tensions: Outcomes and rights in educators’ accounts of children’s relaxation', Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1463949120983480
    Journal articles | 2020
    Parsell C; Clarke A; Kuskoff E, 2020, 'Understanding responses to homelessness during COVID-19: an examination of Australia', Housing Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2020.1829564
    Journal articles | 2020
    Parsell C; Clarke A; Vorsina M, 2020, 'Evidence for an integrated healthcare and psychosocial multidisciplinary model to address rough sleeping', Health and Social Care in the Community, vol. 28, pp. 34 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12835
    Journal articles | 2020
    Parsell C; Vincent E; Klein E; Clarke A; Walsh T, 2020, 'Introduction to the special issue on welfare conditionality in Australia', Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 55, pp. 4 - 12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ajs4.102
    Journal articles | 2019
    Clarke A, 2019, 'Analyzing problematization as a situated practice in critical policy studies: a case study of ‘customer focus’ policy in urban compliance services', Critical Policy Studies, vol. 13, pp. 190 - 210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19460171.2017.1414619
    Journal articles | 2019
    Clarke A, 2019, 'Gentrification and displacement: the forced relocation of public housing tenants in inner-Sydney', HOUSING STUDIES, vol. 35, pp. 191 - 193, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2020.1678242
    Journal articles | 2019
    Clarke A, 2019, 'The governance of mundane urban nuisances: Examining the influence of neoliberal reason on regulatory practices in Brisbane, Australia', City, vol. 23, pp. 524 - 539, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13604813.2019.1682860
    Journal articles | 2019
    Clarke A; Parsell C, 2019, 'The potential for urban surveillance to help support people who are homeless: Evidence from Cairns, Australia', Urban Studies, vol. 56, pp. 1951 - 1967, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0042098018789057
    Journal articles | 2022
    Parsell C; Cheshire L; Walter Z; Clarke A, 2022, 'Social housing after neo-liberalism: new forms of state-driven welfare intervention toward social renters', Housing Studies, vol. 37, pp. 1124 - 1146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02673037.2018.1563673
    Journal articles | 2019
    Parsell C; Clarke A, 2019, 'Agency in advanced liberal services: grounding sociological knowledge in homeless people's accounts', British Journal of Sociology, vol. 70, pp. 356 - 376, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-4446.12346
    Journal articles | 2018
    Clarke A; Cheshire L, 2018, 'The post-political state? The role of administrative reform in managing tensions between urban growth and liveability in Brisbane, Australia', Urban Studies, vol. 55, pp. 3545 - 3562, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0042098017753096
    Journal articles | 2015
    Clarke A, 2015, 'Governing the dieting self: Conducting weight-loss via the internet', Journal of Sociology, vol. 51, pp. 657 - 673, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1440783314522869
  • Reports | 2021
    Kuskoff E; Parsell C; Ablaza C; Perales F; Clarke A; Plage S, 2021, Keeping families together: pilot project study
    Reports | 2020
    Cheshire L; Clarke A; Fey S; Fitzgerald R; Parsell C, 2020, Next step home – Women on parole evaluation: Final report, Brisbane
    Reports | 2020
    Clarke A; Parsell C, 2020, Responding to rough sleeping in Brisbane: an ethnographic study - summary report, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland, Brisbane
    Reports | 2019
    Cheshire L; Singh D; Clarke A; Fitzgerald R; Fey S; Parsell C, 2019, Next Step Home – Women on Parole Evaluation: Interim Report
    Reports | 2019
    Parsell C; Clarke A; Ambrey C; Vorsina M, 2019, Support requirements and accommodation options for people in the ACT with high and complex service needs, Government of the Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
    Reports | 2019
    Parsell C; Clarke A; Cheshire L; Shevellar L, 2019, 139 Club (3rd Space) review
    Reports | 2018
    Clarke A; Parsell C; Ambrey C; Vorsina M, 2018, Summative evaluation of multidisciplinary street to home model: Cairns
    Reports | 2017
    Clarke A; Parsell C, 2017, Formative Evaluation of Multidisciplinary Street to Home Model: Cairns
    Reports | 2016
    Parsell C; Clarke A; Cheshire L; Spallek M, 2016, Data to Identify and Address Family Vulnerability: A Scoping Study
    Reports | 2013
    Memmott P; Greenop K; Haynes M; Clarke A; Western M, 2013, The Challenge of monitoring growth in regional Indigenous homelessness: evidence note no. 23, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Canberra, https://healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/key-resources/publications/?id=24945
    Reports | 2012
    Memmott P; Greenop K; Haynes M; Clarke A; Western M, 2012, The challenge of monitoring growth in regional Indigenous homelessness, Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Canberra
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Memmott P; Greenop K; Clarke A; Go-Sam C; Birdsall-Jones C; Harvey-Jones W; Corunna V; Western M, 2011, 'NATSISS crowding data: What does it assume and how can we challenge the orthodoxy?', in Hunter B; Biddle N (ed.), SURVEY ANALYSIS FOR INDIGENOUS POLICY IN AUSTRALIA: SOCIAL SCIENCE PERSPECTIVES, AUSTRALIAN NATL UNIV, Australian Natl Univ, Canberra, AUSTRALIA, pp. 241 - 279, presented at Conference on Social Science Perspectives on the 2008 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey, Australian Natl Univ, Canberra, AUSTRALIA, 11 April 2011 - 12 April 2011, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000339235800012&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

Australian competitive grants

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).

Industry funded research projects

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.

John Western Prize 2011, awarded for best honours thesis in sociology at UQ for my thesis Governing the Dieting Self: Conducting Weight-loss Via the Internet.