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Prof Andrew Singleton

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Head Of School (Research)

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SHSS Arts & Education

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2000
Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Monash University, 1994

Contact

Biography

Andrew is Professor of Sociology and Social Research in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin. His research interests include spirituality, youth religion, new religious movements (including Spiritualism), global Christianity, secularisation, non-religion, religious change, religious movements in the Global South. Andrew has presented and published extensively in these areas both nationally and internationally. He is author of three books: Freedoms, Faiths and Futures: Teenage Australians on Religion, Sexuality and Diversity (with A. Halafoff, M.L. Rasmussen & G.D. Bouma, Bloomsbury, 2021); Religion, Culture and Society: A Global Approach (Sage 2014) and The Spirit of Generation Y: Young People’s Spirituality in a Changing Australia (with M. Mason & R. Webber, Garrett Publications, 2007). He is a skilled quantitative and qualitative researcher and specialises in mixed-method projects. 

Andrew is a multi award-winning educator and supervised many Masters and PhD theses in the sociology of religion, as well as gender studies, health and media. He currently teaches social research methods (qual. and quant.) including SPSS. 

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Research interests

Sociology of religion: spirituality, youth religion, new religious movements, global Christianity, secularisation, non-religion, religious change, religious movements in the Global South
Gender: men, masculinity, gender and the media
Research methods: quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods.

Units taught

AIX707: QUALITATIVE RESEARCH

AIX708: QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH

ASC250: SOCIAL RESEARCH: AN INTRODUCTION

Knowledge areas

Sociology of religion: spirituality, youth religion, new religious movements, global Christianity, secularisation, non-religion, religious change, religious movements in the Global South
Gender: men, masculinity, gender and the media
Research methods: quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods.

Expertise

Religion in Australia: all aspects; Religious change internationally
  • Religion

Publications

No publications found

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Australian Young People's Perspectives on Religions and Non-religious Worldviews

A/Prof Mary Louise Rasmussen, Prof Gary Bouma, Prof Andrew Singleton, A/Prof Anna Halafoff, Dr Paul Myers

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2018: $36,169
  • 2017: $161,611

Let the dead speak: Social engagement in a new religious movement

Dr Matthew Tomlinson, Prof Andrew Singleton

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2019: $45,973
  • 2018: $36,153
  • 2017: $26,102

Discovering a ¿good read¿: Pathways to reading for Australian teens

A/Prof Leonie Rutherford, Dr Michael Dezuanni, Prof Katya Johanson, Prof Andrew Singleton, A/Prof Donald Matheson, Dr Susan La Marca

ARC Linkage - Projects

  • 2021: $8,032
  • 2020: $95,045
  • 2019: $51,907

Industry and Other Funding

Anglican identity in Australia

Prof Andrew Singleton

  • 2017: $1,915
  • 2016: $7,000
  • 2015: $3,000

Evaluation of Phunktional Theatre Company Performances

Prof Andrew Singleton, EM/Prof Ruth Webber

  • 2016: $30,000
  • 2015: $30,000

Christian youth workers in secular space

Prof Andrew Singleton, Mr David Fagg

  • 2020: $3,000
  • 2019: $3,000
  • 2018: $5,000

Re-examining the church¿s practice of youth ministry (Christian youth workers in secular spaces)

Prof Andrew Singleton, Mr David Fagg

  • 2018: $5,000

Conspirituality' and science in Australia: Material and Digital Practices, Activism and Risks

A/Prof Anna Halafoff, Prof Cristina Rocha, Prof Andrew Singleton, Dr Alexandra Roginski, Dr Enqi Weng

  • 2021: $21,877

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2020

Samuel Hogan

Thesis entitled: Interfaith Peacebuilding in Regional Australia: Religious Diversity and Its Management in Toowoomba

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2018

Caroline Lucy Denigan

Thesis entitled: Women's Home-made Houses: Sex, Gender and Self-build Housing in Australia 1970-2014

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Humanities and Social Sciences