Dr Wojtek Tomaszewski

Group Leader

Institute for Social Science Research
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
w.tomaszewski@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 69305

Overview

Dr Wojtek Tomaszewski is a Research Group Leader at the Institute for Social Science Research, and a Senior Research Fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence on Families and Children over the Life Course (the Life Course Centre). He holds a BSc and MSc in Mathematics, as well as an MA in Sociology from the University of Warsaw, Poland and a PhD in Social Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Wojtek joined UQ from the National Centre for Social Research in London and has specialist expertise in quantitative research methods and advanced statistical analysis.

Wojtek has a strong research interest in the impact of disadvantage on educational and labour market outcomes in young people. He has undertaken a number of research projects for the British government, and for the State and Commonwealth Governments in Australia. He has published in high-profile international academic journals, including Journal of Youth Studies, Social Indicators Research, Journal of Sociology and Social Service Review.

Research Interests

  • Poverty and social exclusion
  • Educational disadvanatage
  • Employment
  • Wellbeing
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Methods for statistical analysis of survey data

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

    • Socio-economic background, student engagement and academic performance in school
    • The links between disadvantage and educational and labour market outcomes over the early life-course
    • Pathways into higher education of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Barnes, Matt and Tomaszewski, Wojtek (2010). Lone parents and benefits: An obligation to look for work?. In Alison Park, John Curtice, Katarina Thomson, Miranda Phillips, Elizabeth Clery and Sarah Butt (Ed.), British social attitudes: The 26th report (pp. 193-216) London, U.K.: Sage Publications.

  • Tomaszewski, Wojtek and Barnes, Matt (2008). Investigating the dynamics of social detachment in older age. In James Banks, Elizabeth Breeze, Carli Lessof and James Nazroo (Ed.), Living in the 21st century : Older people in England : The 2006 English longitudinal study of ageing (pp. 150-185) London , U.K.: Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

    • Socio-economic background, student engagement and academic performance in school
    • The links between disadvantage and educational and labour market outcomes over the early life-course
    • Pathways into higher education of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds