Contributions to books

Brotherhood research staff have been contributing authors for books on social policy and other research areas published in Australia and overseas. Recent titles are listed below.


Bowman, D, Mallett, S and Cooney-O'Donoghue, D 2019, 'Diversion ahead? Change is needed but that doesn’t mean that basic income is the answer', in E Klein, J Mays & T Dunlop (eds) 2019, Implementing a basic income in Australia: pathways forward, Palgrave Macmillan.

Mallett, S and Cooney-O'Donoghue, D 2019, 'The experience of poverty, then and now' in P Saunders (ed.) Revisiting Henderson: poverty security and basic income, Melbourne University Press. 


Biggs, S, Haapala, I and Carr A 2018, 'Generational perceptions of dementia: age, othering and generational intelligence', in G Macdonald and J Mears, Dementia as social experience: valuing life and care, Routledge, New York.

Myconos, G 2018, 'Identifying the defining features of flexible learning options', Chapter 3, in S McGinty, K Wilson, J Thomas and B Lewthwaite (eds), Gauging the value of education for disenfranchised youth: flexible learning options, Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Biggs, S 2018, Negotiating ageing: cultural adaptation to the prospect of a long life, Routledge, Abingdon, UK.


Tinker, A, Manthorpe, A and Biggs, S 2016, ‘Elder abuse’, in HM Fillit, M Rockwood and JB Young (eds) Brocklehurst’s textbook of geriatric medicine and gerontology, 8th ed., Elsevier. 

Golding, B and Kimberley, H 2016, ‘Australia’, in B Findsen and M Formosa (eds), International perspectives on older adult education: research, policies and practice, Springer International Publishing, pp. 25–34

Biggs, S and Carr, A 2016, ‘Age friendliness, childhood, and dementia: toward generationally intelligent environments’, in T Moulaert & S Garon (eds), Age-friendly cities and communities in international comparison: political lessons, scientific avenues and democratic issues, Springer International Publishing, pp. 259–276


Bowman, D and Maker, Y 2015, No! Not equal, Future Leaders, [Melbourne]. Download the No! Not equal text by chapter

Azpitarte, F and Bodsworth, E 2015, 'Persistent disadvantage: a duration analysis based on HILDA data', in Addressing entrenched disadvantage in Australia, CEDA, Melbourne, pp. 33–48


Biggs, S and Lowenstein, A 2013, 'Toward generational intelligence: linking cohorts, families and experience', in M Silverstein & R Giarrusso (eds), Kinship and cohort in an aging society, Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore, pp. 159–75.

Smyth, P and Buchanan, J (eds) 2013, Inclusive growth in Australia: social policy as economic investment, Allen & Unwin, Sydney.

This book overturns two decades of assumptions that social policy is wasteful and a source of dependency. With contributions from national and international experts including Marian Baird, Grant Belchambers, Gerald Burke, Saul Eslake, Roy Green and Peter Whiteford, Inclusive growth in Australia shows that welfare spending is as much an economic investment as a measure of social protection. Its contents will interest policy makers, the corporate and community sectors and students of social policy.


Biggs, S and Lowenstein, A 2011, Generational intelligence: a critical approach to age relations, Routledge, London.

Smyth, P 2011, 'After Beveridge: the state of voluntary action in Australia', in M Oppenheimer and N Deakin (eds), Beveridge and voluntary action in Britain and the wider British world, Manchester University Press.

Smyth, P 2011, 'The British social policy legacy in Australia', in J Midgeley and D Piachaud (eds),Colonialism and welfare: social policy and the British imperial legacy, ebook, Edward Elgar Publishing, Northampton, Massachusetts.


Bowman, D 2010, ‘Language, ideas and policy: Notes from the periphery’ in S Velayutham, N Ebert and S Watkins (eds), Proceedings of the annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association, Social Causes, Private Lives,
6–9 December
, Macquarie University, Sydney.

Bowman, D and Horn, M 2010, ‘The Australian experience of employment services: what have we learnt?’, in D Ben-Galim and A Sachrajda (eds), Now it’s personal: learning from welfare-to-work approaches around the world, Institute for Public Policy Research, London, pp.8–10.

Sullivan, D and Lee, J 2010, ‘A national energy efficiency program for low-income households: responding equitably to climate change’, in I Jubb, P Holper and W Cai, Managing climate change: papers from the GREENHOUSE 2009 Conference, CSIRO, Collingwood

Waterhouse, P, Kimberley, H, Jonas, P and Glover, J 2010, What would it take? Employer perspectives on employing from equity groups, National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Adelaide.

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