Wednesday, 11 September 2013
Noted sociologist visits Ourimbah to talk about regional identity
A public talk by Professor Anthony Hogan at the University of Newcastle Central Coast Campus at Ourimbah next Tuesday will examine how social and economic policy impacts on the viability of settlements in rural Australia.
A sociologist specialising in rural and regional issues, Professor Hogan addresses issues of social identity and wellbeing across a variety of settings.
He has completed extensive research into the governance of rural Australia, particularly country towns, also looking at how rural communities can plan for sustainable futures.
His current research project looks at the structure of regional communities in connection with industry, the environment, and the changing climate.
Professor Hogan has also conducted research into suicide among farmers and how farmers are adapting to drought and climate change in Australia.
Professor Hogan is the Chair of Regional Governance and Policy in the ANZSOG Institute for Governance at the University of Canberra and former Director of the National Institute for Rural & Regional Australia at the ANU.The lecture will be held at the University of Newcastle Central Coast Campus, Ourimbah, Lecture Theatre O_LT1 from 5-7pm on Tuesday 17 September 2013. The event is free and open to the public.
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