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Joseph Borlagdan
Principal Research Fellow, Youth

Joseph Borlagdan is a sociologist who joined the Research and Policy Centre as the Research and Policy Manager for the Through School to Work transition team in 2011. He has led the Education First Youth Foyers research team.

Joseph has a PhD in Sociology from Flinders University in 2005. Since that time, he has worked as a Research Fellow for the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) and as a Senior Researcher at the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) where he contributed to long-term, large-scale research of young people in the health and alcohol and other drug fields.

His current research examines the impact of an innovative Education First Youth Foyer model on young people experiencing homelessness.

Contact: jborlagdan(at)bsl.org.au

Research interests

  • Impact of health and wellbeing on social inclusion
  • Youth culture and consumerism
  • Stigma and social identity
  • Qualitative research methodologies

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