Associate Professor Wojtek Tomaszewski

Principal Research Fellow

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

Overview

Associate Professor Wojtek Tomaszewski is Principal Research Fellow in Quantitative Methods and a Research Group Leader at the Institute for Social Science Research. 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

  • Employment
  • Educational inequalities
  • Poverty and social exclusion
  • Wellbeing
  • Methods for statistical analysis of survey data

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute

Publications

  • Tomaszewski, Wojtek, Xiang, Ning and Western, Mark (2020). Student engagement as a mediator of the effects of socio‐economic status on academic performance among secondary school students in Australia. British Educational Research Journal, 46 (3) berj.3599, 610-630. doi: 10.1002/berj.3599

  • Tomaszewski, W., Perales, F. and Xiang, N. (2020). Schools and career guidance key to widening university participation. 25 Years of LSAY: Research from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. (pp. 64-68) edited by Cameron Forrest and Charlotte Scobie. Adelaide, SA, Australia: National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).

  • Baxter, Janeen, Povey, Jenny, Burger, Sarah-Ann, Plage, Stefanie, Kennedy, Elizabeth, O'Flaherty, Martin, Tseng, Yi-Ping, Polidano, Cain, Kalb, Guyonne, Borland, Jeff, Ribar, David, Mamun, Abdullah, Ball, Sarah, Gramotnev, Alexandra, Bellotti, Melindy, Simpson Reeves, Laura, Tomaszewski, Wojtek and Western, Mark (2020). Try, test and learn evaluation - interim report. Brisbane, Australia: The University of Queensland.

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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

  • Tomaszewski, W., Perales, F. and Xiang, N. (2020). Schools and career guidance key to widening university participation. 25 Years of LSAY: Research from the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth. (pp. 64-68) edited by Cameron Forrest and Charlotte Scobie. Adelaide, SA, Australia: National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER).

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

  • Tomaszewski, Wojtek and Barnes, Matt (2008). Investigating the dynamics of social detachment in older age. Living in the 21st century : Older people in England : The 2006 English longitudinal study of ageing. (pp. 150-185) edited by James Banks, Elizabeth Breeze, Carli Lessof and James Nazroo. 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 — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • 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