Mr Andrew Clarke

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Institute for Social Science Research
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Andrew is a sociologist whose research focuses on urban governance, housing and homelessness, social policy and public service reform. Andrew is currently undertaking research into service integration in the context of an assertive outreach services for people sleeping rough and experiencing chronic homelessness. He is also continuing to explore themes that arose in his PhD research regarding the relationship between customer focus policy and compliance practices in the context of urban governance.

Andrew has previously worked on projects investigating neighbour problems, the nature and adequacy of data kept by social housing authorities to identify and address family vulnerability, and the issue of childcare flexibility. Andrew’s research combines policy analysis, ethnographic methods and the analysis of administrative systems and data sets.

Research Interests

  • Urban governance
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Social policy
  • Governmentality and governing practices
  • Institutional and organisational ethnography


  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours, The University of Queensland


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  • Master Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Memmott, Paul, Greenop, Kelly, Clarke, Andrew, Go-Sam, Carroll, Birdsall-Jones, Christina, Harvey-Jones, William, Corunna, Vanessa and Western, Mark (2012). NATSISS crowding data: what does it assume and how can we challenge the orthodoxy?. In Boyd Hunter and Nicholas Biddle (Ed.), Survey Analysis for Indigenous Policy in Australia: Social Science Perspectives (pp. 241-279) Canberra, Australia: ANU E Press.

Journal Article

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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