Lecturer in Sociology, University of Wollongong
Roger Patulny is a Lecturer in Social Research Methods in the Sociology Program at the University of Wollongong. He has published widely on social capital, and on topics related to social inclusion and connection, including on volunteering, trust, social contact time, and social mix in public housing, primarily using quantitative methods.
He has completed the ARC Discovery 2009-11: ‘Poor Women and Lonely Men: Examining Gendered Social Inclusion and Connection in Australia’, concerned with gendered patterns and emotional wellbeing associated with social connection, exclusion, and daily time-use patterns.
He has also completed several studies on emotions, and is a co-founder and current co-convenor of the Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Thematic Group on the Sociology of Emotions and Affect (SEA).
Dec 20, 2021 03:16 am UTC| Insights & Views
As we resume our social lives after strict COVID restrictions have lifted, many of us are finding its time to take stock of our friendships. Recent research Ive been involved in found friendship networks were shrinking...
Jan 24, 2020 05:58 am UTC| Health
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