DR Irma Mooi-Reci

DR Irma Mooi-Reci


  • changing nature of work
  • consequences of early unemployment/joblessness on future labour market outcomes
  • longitudinal panel analysis
  • policy interventions in the area of unemployment



  • Irma Mooi-Reci is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Master of Social Policy at the School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Previously she worked as Assistant Professor and Programme Director of the VU-Graduate School of Social Sciences (VU-GSSS) at the VU University in Amsterdam.  

    Irma researches employment instability and its implications for individual careers, wage opportunities and public policy. Her research agenda encompasses three main areas: (1) the socioeconomic consequences of disruptive events such as unemployment, joblessness and casual employment; (2) the intergenerational consequences of joblessness; (3) application and innovation of quantitative methods for panel data. She has been a visiting scholar at the University of Madison Wisconsin in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and she is currently a visiting professor at Nuffield College, Oxford University. Irma has published in various journals including Social Science Research, European Sociological Review, British Journal of Industrial Relations and Social Forces.  

    Among others, Irma serves in the Editorial Board of the renowned journal of Social Problems, is Adjunct Senior Research Fellow of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, Associate of the Centre for Vocational and Educational Pathways at University of Melbourne, and Lead investigator on a 4-year funded research project by the Australian Research Council. Irma is also a Fellow of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course where she is involved in the data reference group that aims to improve the Big Data potential in Australia.

    For more information about her activities, visit her personal website: www.irmamooireci.com
    For details regarding her latest funded research, visit: www.ig-project.com



Selected publications



Education and training

  • Dr, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 2008
  • Dr, The Free University of Amsterdam 2008
  • Drs, The Free University of Amsterdam 2002
  • Drs, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 2002

Awards and honors

  • Early Career Researcher Grant 2015, University of Melbourne, 2014
  • Workshop research grant 2014 (with L. Ruppanner), School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, 2014
  • Faculty Research Grant 2014, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, 2014
  • Not in List, 2012
  • Junior Societal Award 2009, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2009



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I welcome students who have research interests on the following topics: Consequences of unemployment and joblessness;
    Changing nature of work;
    Wage -and gender inequality;