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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.


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

       

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.
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