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PROF Johanna WYN


  • Gender
  • Generation X
  • Generation Y
  • Higher education
  • Post-compulsory education and training
  • Rural youth
  • Sociology of education; Youth transitions to work and further education; Youth agency/life patterns.
  • Youth health



Member of

  • Australian Council for Educational Research: Standing Committee on Research. Member 2003 - 2010
  • Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies. Board of Directors 2006
  • Youth Substance Abuse Service, Melbourne. Board of Directors 2006
  • International Sociological Association, Research Section 34. Vice President (Oceania) 1998 - 2005


Selected publications


Investigator on


Education and training

  • PhD, Monash University 1986
  • MA, New England 1979
  • BA, Victoria University of Wellington 1974

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, 2012
  • Visiting position, University of Groningen, 2010
  • Visiting Professor, Glasgow University, 2005
  • Honourary Professorship, University of Western Sydney, Faculty of Education, 2005
  • Inaugural recipient of the Adam Smith Award, University of Glasgow, 2005
  • Visiting Professor, University of British Columbia, 2005
  • Edward Clarence Dyason Universitas 21 Fellowship, The University of Melbourne, The University of Melbourne, 2005
  • Award for Innovation and Excellence in Primary Health Care (Community Participation), Australian Institute for Primary Care and School of Public Health, La Trobe University, 2000
  • Award, Canadian Studies for Foundations in Education (CAFE), 2000
  • Appointed by international selection committee to represent Australia and the region, Research Section 34 (Youth Research), 1998
  • President, (Oceania) International Sociological Association, 1998



Available for supervision

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