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A/Prof. Andrew Scott
|Position||Associate Head of School (Research)|
|Area||School of Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Phone||+61 3 924 43867|
|Location||Tel +61 3 9244 3867 | Room D5.12|
|Role and profile||Andrew commenced at Deakin in 2011 following ten years as a prominent full-time University Lecturer then Senior Lecturer elsewhere. He has taught courses in Australian politics, international comparative politics, economic policy, social policy, and political history. His books and articles have been extensively discussed both in Australia and overseas. Andrew’s activities and approach draw from his experience before entering academia as a senior national policy adviser on employment and training issues, as a research officer for a major trade union and as an elected student leader. He is actively researching achievable alternatives to neoliberal economic policies, comparing the Australian Labor Party to northern European social democratic parties and assessing attempts by mainstream left of centre political parties in western nations to deal with the end of the economic "golden age" since the early 1970s. He is also enquiring into, and advocating, the lessons for Australia from the continuing policy achievements of Sweden and other nations of Nordic Europe including through their: reduction of income and wealth inequalities, reduction of child poverty, democratising of access to public education, promotion of more fulfilling and effective work lives, adoption of more family-friendly workplace arrangements and provision of comprehensive paid parental leave.|
Contemporary Australian Politics
|Research interests||Social democracy in northern Europe, policy alternatives for Australia|
|Current research projects||Lessons to be learned from Nordic Europe for cutting child poverty in Australia|
|Service to the University,
discipline or community
|Appointed as a University member on the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority VCE International Politics (National Politics) Review panel in 2010.|
Certificate of Achievement for student-centred University teaching in 2004; voted as one of top 10 Lecturers at RMIT University in 2008.
Visiting Researcher, Institute of Contemporary History, Södertörn University College, Stockholm, Sweden, 19 January-12 February 2007.
Affiliated Graduate of St. John’s College, Oxford University, England, September-December 1994.
The University of Melbourne’s Brian Fitzpatrick prize in 1990 for best fourth year honours thesis in the field of Australian history; the R.G. Wilson Scholarship and Loreen Cutts Memorial prizes in 1989 for third year history; and the Donald MacKay prize in 1988 for second year history.
|Qualifications||PhD (Monash), BA (Hons) Melbourne|
|Memberships||Member of the Australian Political Studies Association and the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History|
|Conferences||Andrew has participated in major national and international academic conferences in Australia, Britain, Germany and Portugal in recent years.|
|Research link||View Deakin associated research data|