People

The Hugo Centre comprises a team of dedicated researchers, visiting associates and support staff.

The Hugo Centre comprises staff and researchers in the Faculty of Arts and from disciplines across the University of Adelaide, as well links with universities and research centres around Australia and abroad through our affiliated researchers.

Please use the links to find out more about our team members and their research interests.

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  • Dr. Karen Agutter

    Visiting Research Fellow

    Research: Historical Perspectives on Migration; Migrant Accommodation Centres; Migrant Worker Camps; Assimilation; Migrant Identity; Receiving Society/Migrant relations

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  • Prof Rachel Ankeny

    Professor, Departments of History and Philosophy, School of Humanities

    Research: Historical Perspectives on Migration; Temporary Migrant Accommodation; Multiculturalism and Food Habits

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  • Professor Emma Baker

    Professor, School of Social Sciences; Director, Centre for Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP)

    Research: Housing & Planning; Cities; Health Inequalities; Spatial & Longitudinal Analysis

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  • Dr. Kim Barbour

    Lecturer, Media, School of Humanities

    Research: Online persona, digital identity, migrant personas, identity performance, cultural studies, social media

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  • A/Prof Douglas Bardsley

    Associate Professor, School of Social Sciences

    Research: Climate Change Risk & Adaptation; Agricultural Development & Risk; Environmental Management & Governance

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  • Dr. John Budarick

    Lecturer, Dept. of Media

    Research: Diaspora; Development; Diverse Economies in Tourism; Gender

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  • A/Prof Joanna Howe

    Senior Lecturer, Law

    Hugo Centre for Population and Housing

    Research: Labour Migration; Precarious Work; Labour Law

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    Senior Lecturer, Law

    Research: Labour Migration; Precarious Work; Labour Law

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    Senior Lecturer, Law

    Hugo Centre for Population and Housing

    Research: Labour Migration; Precarious Work; Labour Law

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  • Dr. Aaron Humphrey

    Lecturer, Department of Media, School of Humanities

    Research: visual discourse around asylum seekers in Australia; comics as educational tools

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  • Mr Jarrod Lange

    Senior Research Consultant (GIS)

    Hugo Centre for Population and Housing

    Research: Social Applications of GIS; Service Accessibility/ Remoteness; Spatial & Population Analysis

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  • Dr. Nina Maadad

    Senior Lecturer, School of Education

    Research: Identity and marginalization of new arrivals, refugees particularly from NESB across the curricula, culture, education and languages

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  • Dr. Fidelma McCorry

    Research Manager, Adelaide Medical School

    Research: Irish Migration; Diaspora; Transnationalism; Settlement; Return Migration

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  • Dr. Pam Papadelos

    Lecturer, Dept. Gender Studies & Social Analysis

    Research: Race & Ethnicity (Multiculturalism & Identity); Feminist Theory; Migration Studies; Masculinity Studies

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  • Professor Richard Pomfret

    Professor of Economics

    Research: International Trade and Economic Development; Regional Integration

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  • Dr Romy Wasserman

    Research Associate

    Hugo Centre for Population and Housing

    Research: Human Geography; Migration (International); Population Trends & Policies

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  • Professor Alexander Reilly

    Director of Public Law and Policy Research Unit, Adelaide Law School

    Research: Migration; Citizenship; Constitutional Law; Indigenous Legal Issues

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  • Dr. Dianne Rudd

    Senior Lecturer, Dept. Geography, Environment & Population

    Research: Human Geography; Demography; Migration Studies; Population Analysis; Gender and Policy

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  • A/Prof Yan Tan

    Assoc. Professor, Dept. Geography, Environment & Population

    Research: Climate Change, Migration & Adaptation; Climate/Ecological Vulnerability Assessment; Diaspora–Migration–Development Nexus; Urbanisation & Social Inequality

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  • Professor Anne Taylor

    Professor, Head of Population Research & Outcomes Studies (PROS), Adelaide Medical School

    Research: Epidemiology; Health; Population; Ageing

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  • Dr. Danielle Taylor

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Adelaide Medical School

    Research: Health Geography; Spatial Epidemiology; GIS; Accessibility Analysis; Ageing; Demography; Strategic Service Planning & Resource Allocation

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  • Dr. Tizianna Torresi

    Lecturer, Politics and International Relations (POLIR)

    Research:  Normative political theory and governance of migration, in particular temporary migration, theory of transnational justice and democratic theory.

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  • Professor Christine Beasley

    Emerita Professor in Politics, School of Social Sciences

    Research: Migration; Care; Ageing; Sexuality; Gender

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  • Dr Jenny Cave

    Senior Lecturer, University of Waikato, New Zealand

    Research: Diaspora; Development; Diverse Economies in Tourism; Gender

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  • A/Professor Gour Dasvarma

    Associate Professor, Population Studies, Flinders University

    Research: Mortality; Fertility & Family Planning; HIV/AIDS; Ageing; Migration; Population Policies; Women's Health; Human Resource Development

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  • Professor Lakshman Dissanayake

    Senior Professor, University of Colombo

    Research: International Migration; Population Ageing; Population Dynamics

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  • Dr Deborah van Gaans

    Research Fellow  Spatial Epidemiology, University of South Australia

    Research: Spatial Modelling; Health Informatics; Accessibility; Data Mashups; Geography

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  • Dr Kate Golebiowska

    Senior Research Fellow, Charles Darwin University

    Research: Immigration policy and trends, migrant settlement and integration, skilled and business migration, international students, migrant entrepreneurship

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  • Dr. Kelly McDougall

    Academic Researcher, University of South Australia

    Research: Human Geography; Migration; Population Dynamics

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  • Dr. Kirstie Petrou

    Casual Academic, Flinders University

    Research: Pacific Islands; Migration; Urbanisation; Remittances; Longitudinal Research; Second Generation Migrants; Temporary Worker Programs

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  • Professor Matthew Sanderson

    Randall C. Hill Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work and Professor of Sociology, Kansas State University.

    Research: Migration; Environment; Development; Globalisation

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  • A/Professor Yuriko Sato

    Associate Professor of Dept. of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

    Research: International Student Policy; Skilled Migration Policy; Social Integration Policy

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  • Dr George Tan

    Research Associate, Charles Darwin University

    Research: Demography; Human Geography; Migration; Population Trends & Policies

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