Dr Roger Patulny
BA (Hons)/Bec ANU, PhD Sociology UNSW
Phone: (02) 4239 2533
Dr Roger Patulny is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Research Methods, and Discipline Leader for the Society, Technology and Culture Discipline at the University of Wollongong, Australia. His primary research areas are in emotions and wellbeing, social capital and social connection, gender and masculinity studies, and urban studies. He is a co-founder and current co-convenor of the Contemporary Emotions Research Network (CERN), and co-founded the Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Thematic Group on the Sociology of Emotions and Affect (SEA). He has published widely on the topics of emotions, social capital, social inclusion and connection, gender, social networks, volunteering and trust. He completed the ARC Discovery 2009-11: ‘Poor Women and Lonely Men: Examining Gendered Social Inclusion and Connection in Australia’, and is currently working on the ARC Linkage 2015-17: ‘Who You Know or Where You Go? The Role of Formal and Informal Networks in Finding Employment and Maintaining Wellbeing’. He also contributed to and co-edited the 2012 Special Edition on ‘Emotions in Social Life and Social Policy’ for the Australian Journal of Social Issues, and the 2015 Special Sections on the Sociology of Emotions for Emotion Review.
A detailed description of his research and teaching, and a full list of his publications, can be found at: http://rpatulny.com
Research Interests/Areas of expertise
Sociology of Emotions, Emotion Management, Social capital, Social Connections, Trust, Wellbeing, Gender, Masculinity, Urban Studies, Time Use, Social Research Methods
Current Research Projects
Dr Patulny is currently working on the ARC Linkage 2015-17: ‘Who You Know or Where You Go? The Role of Formal and Informal Networks in Finding Employment and Maintaining Wellbeing’. Hs is also currently co-editing two edited collections for the ‘Routledge Series on the Sociology of Emotions’. These collections will bring together more than 40 international experts from a range of fields researching emotions, and builds on the 1st International Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Emotion co-organised by Dr Patulny, and held in late 2016.
Potential Topics for HDR & Honours Supervision
- Sociology of emotions
- Social connectedness and isolation
- Social inclusion and networks
- Gender, masculinity and wellbeing
- Urban sociology and social housing
Recent Refereed Journal Articles
- Ramia, Gaby; Patulny, Roger; Marston, Greg; Cassells, Kyla (2017) "The Relationship between Governance Networks and Social Networks: Progress, Problems and Prospects" Political Studies Review (accepted 29 March 2017).
- Mills, Kathy, Bellochi, A, Patulny, R, Dooley, J (2017) Indigenous Children's Multimodal Communication of Emotions through Visual Imagery. Australian Journal on Language and Literacy (accepted 27 February 2017).
- Patulny, Roger and Seaman, Claire (2016) ‘I’ll just text you’: Is face-to-face social contact declining in a mediated world? Journal of Sociology, Online First, 1-18
- Patulny, Roger (2015). ‘Exposing the ‘wellbeing gap’ between American men and women: revelations from the ‘sociology’ of emotion surveys’. Emotion Review 7(2): 169-174. DOI: 10.1177/1754073914554785
- Olson, Rebecca, Godbold, Natalya, Patulny, Roger (2015). ‘Introduction: Methodological Innovations in the Sociology of Emotions Part Two − Methods. Emotion Review 7(2):143-144. DOI: 10.1177/1754073914555276
- Patulny, Roger, Godbold, Natalya, Olson, Rebecca (2015). ‘Introduction: Embracing Emotional Research: Methodological Challenges in the Sociology of Emotions. Emotion Review 7(1):47-48. DOI: 10.1177/1754073914546073
- Patulny, Roger, Siminski, Peter, and Mendolia, Silvia (2015). ‘The front line of social capital creation: A natural experiment in social capital creation’, Social Science and Medicine 125: 8-18.
- Redmond, Gerry, Patulny, Roger, Whiteford, Peter (2013). ‘The Global Financial Crisis and Child Poverty: the Case of Australia 2006-2010’. Social Policy and Administration 47(6): 709-728.
- Patulny, Roger, Muir, Kristy, Powell, Abigail, Flaxman, Saul, Oprea, Ioana (2013) Are we reaching them yet? Service access patterns amongst attendees at the headspace youth mental health initiative. Child and Adolescent Mental Health 18(2): 95-102.
- Patulny, Roger, Wong, Melissa (2012). Poor Mothers and Lonely Single Males: The ‘Essentially’ Excluded Women and Men of Australia. Social Policy and Society, 12(2): 221-239.
- Patulny, Roger, Cortis, Natasha (2012) Introduction to the Special Issue on emotions in social life and social policy. Australian Journal of Social Issues 47(1): 5-10.
- Patulny, Roger, Fisher, Kimberly (2012) Advancing wellbeing research: would Americans be happier if they lived like Australians? Australian Journal of Social Issues 47(1): 29-50.
- Patulny, Roger (2012) Social contact, efficacy and support amongst Australian fathers. Special Issue on Fatherhood in Australia, Journal of Family Studies 18 (2/3): 218-230.
- Morris, Alan, Jameison, Michelle, Patulny, Roger, (2012) Is social mixing of tenures a solution for public housing estates? Evidence Base 1: 1-21 (journal.anzsog.edu.au).
- Patulny, Roger, Morris, Alan (2012) Questioning the need for social mix - the implications of friendship diversity amongst Australian social housing tenants. Urban Studies, 49(15): 3365-3384.
Recent Special Editions and Books Chapters
- Bellocchi, A., Mills, K., Olson, R., Patulny, R., and McKenzie J. (in press) ‘Emotion Work at the Frontline of STEM Teaching’, in L. Bryan and K. Tobin (eds), Critical Issues and Bold Visions for Science Education: The Road Ahead. Boston: Sense Publishers (accepted 19 January 2017).
- Patulny, Roger (2015) ‘A spectrum of integration: Examining combinations of bonding and bridging social capital and network heterogeneity amongst Australian refugee and skilled migrants’. Chapter 12 in Louise Ryan (ed) Migrant capital: networks, identities and strategies. Palgrave Macmillan, p207-229.
- Olson, Rebecca, Godbold, Natalya, Patulny, Roger (2015). Methodological Innovations in the Sociology of Emotions Part Two – Methods, Special Section of Emotion Review.
- Patulny, Roger, Godbold, Natalya, Olson, Rebecca (2015). Embracing Emotional Research: Methodological Challenges in the Sociology of Emotions. Special Section of Emotion Review.
- Patulny, Roger, Ioana Ramia (2013) Time and emotion in public and private spaces. In Sharon Wray and Rosemary Rae (ed) ‘Personal and Public Lives and Relationships in a Changing Social World. Cambridge Scholar Publishing, p58-78.
- Patulny, Roger, Pini, Barbara (2013) Counting men: Quantitative approaches to the study of men and masculinities. In Pini, Barbara and Pease, Bob (ed) Masculinities and Methodologies. Routledge, London p115-128.
- Sturgis, Patrick , Patulny, Roger, Allum, Nick, Buscha, Franz (2012). Social connectedness and generalized trust: a longitudinal perspective. ISER Working Paper Series: 2012-19.
- Patulny, Roger, Smith, Gavin and Cortis, Natasha (2012). Emotions in Social Life: New Advances in Sociological and Policy Research, Special Edition of Australian Journal of Social Issues.
- Member of the Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
- Co-founder and current co-convenor of the TASA Thematic Group on the Sociology of Emotions and Affect (SEA)
- Member of International Association of Time Use Researchers
- Centre for Research on Men and Masculinities (CROMM)
- Centre for Centre for Human and Social Capital Research
- Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Sustainable Society (IJSS), 2008 to 2012.
Competitive Research Funding
- 2011 Convener, ‘Emotions in Social Life – competitive SPRC Social Policy Research Grant (SPRG), $6,400
Chief Investigator, ‘Examining Gender networks and social support using the Australian Social Attitudes Survey’, SPRC SPRG, $4,000
- 2009-2011 Chief Investigator, ‘Poor Women and Lonely men – Examining gendered social connections and social exclusion in Australia’, ARC Post Doctoral Discovery Grant, 2009-2011. - $270,000
Media Reports on Research
- ‘Man up, move up: women with male friends carry more clout.’, Adele Horin, The Sydney Morning Herald, 15/12/2011, http://www.smh.com.au/national/man-up-move-up-women-with-male-friends-carry-more-clout-20111202-1obgj.html
- ‘Shrimp on the barbie more like the raw prawn for unsocial Australians.’ Adele Horin, The Sydney Morning Herald, 26/10/2011, http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life/shrimp-on-the-barbie-more-like-the-raw-prawn-for-unsocial-australians-20111025-1mi97.html
- ‘How’s the serenity? Aussie life less joyous for Yanks.’ Michelle Griffen and Hannah Vickers, The Age, 26/10/2011, http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/hows-the-serenity-aussie-life-less-joyous-for-yanks-20111025-1mi6n.html
- ‘Women are happier than men – but only by 15 minutes per day.’ Xanthe Kleinig, The Daily Telegraph, 1/12/2009, http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/lifestyle/women-get-more-pleasure-out-of-life-than-men-university-of-nsw-researchers-find/story-e6frf00i-1225805496264