Category: Blog

Accounting for Sociology in a World of Auditors, UK

Michael Hughes is the Director of Studies and Knowledge for the Audit Commission, UK, reviewing reports on local government services. He tells us why we should ‘never underestimate the value of a sociology degree in providing a foundation of skills and concepts for understanding… Continue Reading “Accounting for Sociology in a World of Auditors, UK”

Knowing That My Work Makes a Real Difference: The Career of One Applied Quantitative Sociologist, UK

Tony Alderton reflects on his career in civil service and his current role as a researcher for Early Years and Childcare with the Kent County Council in the UK.  

An Organisational Perspective: Applying Sociology to the Health Sector in Melbourne, Australia

Christine Walker answers some questions about her work as Chief Executive Officer for Chronic Illness Alliance in Melbourne, Australia, which connects not-for-profit groups with government and academics in order to advocate for better healthcare for people with chronic illnesses.

Consuming Sociology: Working for State Government, Melbourne, Australia

Stephen Leyden works as a Research Officer for Consumer Affairs Victoria in Australia, a government agency more accustomed to focusing on business and legal concerns rather than on sociological issues.

Strengthening Business Through Sociology: The Work of a Council Coordinator in Hong Kong

Adrian Lui works as a Council Coordinator for a global membership organization for the business community in Hong Kong. He tells us how his general sociological skills help him to work with businesses in order to strengthen their services.  

Beyond Merciless Critique: Reflections on the Contribution of Sociology in the Social Policy Space

Anthony Hogan is a Fellow with the National Centre for Epidemiology and Public Health at The Australian National University. His paper argues that sociology could make a stronger impact on social policy if it went beyond criticism and engaged with the imperfect aspects of decision… Continue Reading “Beyond Merciless Critique: Reflections on the Contribution of Sociology in the Social Policy Space”

Working Notes Issue 1

The first edition of Working Notes, the free online bulletin for Sociology At Work, has now been published! The idea behind Working Notes is to provide a platform for applied sociologists to share their work experiences, with a view to expanding recognition of what… Continue Reading “Working Notes Issue 1”

Scholarship for Non-Academic Sociologists in Australia

  If you’re an applied sociologist from Australia, please don’t forget about the upcoming deadline for the Sociologists Outside Academia Scholarship being offered by The Australian Sociological Association (TASA). The scholarship will provide free registration to the Annual Conference. The deadline is 13th of… Continue Reading “Scholarship for Non-Academic Sociologists in Australia”

Issue Spotlight: World Refugee Day 20 June 2010

World Refugee Day is on Sunday the 20th of June. Please consider getting involved, even if it is just becoming a little more aware about the plight of the 43 million asylum seekers living under extremely difficult circumstances, or by spreading awareness among your… Continue Reading “Issue Spotlight: World Refugee Day 20 June 2010”

Request for resources on content analysis of websites

If you have any references or resources on conducting content analysis of websites, please get in contact with us. One of our Sociology At Work Facebook members has an urgent need for help on this topic. Please email us.