Dr Andrew Clarke

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Social Science
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+61 7 336 52038


Andrew is a sociologist with expertise in the areas of urban sociology, social policy, housing studies, and social theory. He researches a variety of urban, housing and welfare issues, including urban poverty, homelessness and housing precarity, neighbour disputes, and tensions over the use of urban space. He focuses in particular on how these issues are governed, including how they are conceptualised and responded to by relevant authorities, and how these governance processes are experienced by those involved, especially disadvantaged groups. Andrew teaches social theory at the undergraduate level, and he is interested in exploring how social theory can help make sense of the social issues that he studies.

Research Interests

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


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


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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?. Survey Analysis for Indigenous Policy in Australia: Social Science Perspectives. (pp. 241-279) edited by Boyd Hunter and Nicholas Biddle. Canberra, Australia: ANU E Press.

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Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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