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.
- Impact of health and wellbeing on social inclusion
- Youth culture and consumerism
- Stigma and social identity
- Qualitative research methodologies
Coddou, M, Borlagdan, J and Mallett, S 2019, Starting a future that means something to you: outcomes from a longitudinal study of Education First Youth Foyers
Coddou, M and Borlagdan, J 2018, From aspiration to opportunity: Developing Independence in out-of-home care
Hart, A, Borlagdan, J and Mallett, S 2017, Paying attention to the future: piloting the Certificate 1 in Developing Independence in out-of-home care settings
Borlagdan, J and Keys, D 2015, Throwing out the rulebook: collaborative innovation for the unfolding Education First Youth Foyer model
Bowman, D, Borlagdan, J and Bond, S 2015, Making sense of youth transitions from education to work