Our people

Joseph Borlagdan
Senior Research Fellow, EFYF Project

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 now leads 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

       

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

Find out more about the work of the Brotherhood
Australian Aboriginal flag, a yellow circle on two horizontal black and red stripes

The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

Torres Strait Islander flag, an icon of a traditional headdress on blue, black and green stripes