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Sharon Bond
Senior Research Officer, Housing and Communities

Dr Sharon Bond is currently a Senior Research Officer in the Housing and Communities Team.

She holds a BA (Hons) in Sociology and a Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Melbourne, and completed a PhD in Sociology at La Trobe University in 2013.

Her doctoral thesis examined the ways in which younger Australians engage in social justice and action for the common good.

Sharon has been a researcher since 1999, working on small and large/national projects and using both qualitative and quantitative methods.

Since she joined the Brotherhood in 2007, a focus of Sharon’s work has been the supports that young people need to participate in school and make a successful transition into further study, training and employment.

Contact: sbond(at)bsl.org.au

Research interests

  • Equity and career development
  • The transition from school into further training and employment
  • Gender, work and economic security
  • Collaboration and integration in community service development
  • Social action and engagement

    Selected publications

    Bowman, D, Borlagdan, J and Bond, S 2015, Making sense of youth transitions from education to work

    Bond, S 2015, Working together: a report on the Youth Collaboration Trial – summary

    Bond, S & Borlagdan, J 2013, ‘Keeping young people engaged: the role of Youth Connections’, The Australian Career Practitioner, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 9–10

    Bond, S 2011, Overcoming barriers to education: Peninsula Youth Connections evaluation stage 1 report

    Bond, S 2010, Integrated service delivery for young people: a literature review

    Bond, S 2010, Public dental care and the Teeth First trial: a history of decay

    Bond, S 2010, Women on the Move: evaluating a refugee mentoring pilot project

    Bond, S 2009, Cost shifting in education: implications for government, the community sector and low-income families

    Bond, S and Horn, M 2009, The cost of a free education: cost as a barrier to Australian public education






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