Professor John Germov

Professor John Germov

Pro Vice-Chancellor and UON Convenor, Strategic Planning

Faculty of Education and Arts (Sociology and Anthropology)

A Healthy Appetite for Research

Professor John Germov brings intellectual gusto and a sociologist's palate to solving wicked health problems.

Professor John GermovWhat influences whether we lead a healthy or unhealthy lifestyle? What affects the choices we make about what we eat and drink? These are the kinds of questions that fascinate the sociologist in Professor John Germov.

'Personal preference of course plays a part in all these matters. Yet, there are distinct social patterns in how and what we eat. For example, personal preference can't explain "national" cuisines. Think of India and curry, Japan and sushi. There are always larger forces at work – social, cultural, economic and historical.'

Investigating these forces – what John refers to collectively as the "social appetite" – has resulted in his large body of research on the sociology of food and nutrition. He's examined the social determinants of food consumption and production, including the influence of gender and class on eating habits; the relationships between food, identity and body image; the public health impact of fast food and the rise of the 'slow food' movement; and how the Australian diet has changed.

This has been possible due to a ground-breaking interdisciplinary collaboration with a Dietitian scholar, which led to an international book for which he and his colleague are widely known – A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite.

'Broadly you could say this work contradicts the old adage "You are what you eat". I've found the inverse to be true: what you eat tends to be strongly influenced by the conditions in which you live and work.'

After indulging his sociological passion for food for many years, John found himself developing an intellectual predilection for wine – a logical progression, he claims. 'I joke with my colleagues that since I was already studying food, it was natural to match this with a study of wine. And we are in the Hunter Valley after all.'

Surprisingly little research has been done on the wine sector in Australia, and particularly the Hunter. Nevertheless John is intent on changing this, through his leadership of the Wine Studies Research Network. This recently-formed interdisciplinary cluster of scholars from the humanities and social sciences is unearthing the history of the region's wine industry – the oldest in Australia – and unravelling the complex interactions between production, consumption, and the evolution of 'taste'. John himself has been collaborating extensively with an historian on Australia's rise as a nation of wine producers and wine drinkers.

His practice of interdisciplinary research ideally suits his role as President of the Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH). As President he aims to promote the significant contribution of research made by the arts, social sciences and humanities disciplines, which 'underpin public policies and programs, informing and shaping the "big issues" that are driving social and economic change – issues as diverse as the impact of an ageing population, the balance of land use and economic development, and understanding health behaviour.'

John's abiding interest in the social origins of health has led him also to investigate the darker side of drinking. Funded by an ARC Linkage grant and in partnership with University Colleges Australia and state health departments, he recently conducted a large study with several colleagues investigating the uses and abuses of alcohol by students on university campuses, with a focus on uncovering the effectiveness of harm minimisation strategies. While the study uncovered a concerning 'culture of intoxication', it also found that students use a variety of measures to minimise potential harms to themselves and others.

'One outcome of our project will be recommendations, based on all the evidence we've collected through surveys, interviews and focus groups, about the kinds of harm minimisation practices that could be introduced on campuses in an effective manner.'

This project stands at the intersection of what John calls his 'curiosity-driven research for the sake of understanding' and his growing engagement with 'intervention research to make a difference'. It also combines his interest in the sociology of food and drink with his other long-standing research interest in the social determinants of health – how living and working conditions contribute to ill-health, or help prevent it.

In this field John has been prolific, and he is known especially for his book Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology (5th edn), which was recently published in a Canadian edition. He has produced 19 books to date with prestigious publishers such as Oxford University Press, Melbourne University Press, Allen & Unwin, and Pearson; including his introductory text, Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society, which has shaped the way sociology is taught and studied in Australia.

John leads the newly-formed Social Determinants of Health Research Group, and has been active in the Priority Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing.

One of his most recent projects – not predominantly research but undertaken in one of his managerial capacities – serendipitously links his knowledge of health issues with his early doctoral research on the sociology of work organisations. As leader of the University's Future Workforce Strategy, he is overseeing the transformation of UoN into a 'healthy university' using World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for creating health-enhancing workplaces; these include everything from improving the physical environment to staff social and mental well-being to healthy food options.

'This project is enabling me to improve the social conditions in which people live and work so as to have a positive impact on their health. It's letting me live and breathe what I've been researching for years.'


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Career Summary

Biography

John is Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Education and Arts, Professor of Sociology, Director of the Centre for Social Research in Energy and Resources (CSRER), and President of the Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH).

He has been Deputy Head of Faculty (2010-11) and Head of the School of Humanities and Social Science (2008-10), within the Faculty of Education and Arts. John is a former President of TASA: The Australian Sociological Association (2002-04), having served on its Executive for 12 years during which time he was also Vice-President (1999-2002), established TASAweb and was its editor (1996-2005), and was an Editorial Advisory Board Member for the Journal of Sociology (2002-09). He is a former Executive Board member of the ISA: International Sociological Association (2002-06).

In 2010, he received the prestigious national honour, the Outstanding Service to The Australian Sociological Association Award.

Research

John's research interests span the social determinants of food and alcohol consumption and production, public health nutrition policy, workplace change, interdisciplinary wine studies, and the history of sociology. He continues to supervise PhD candidates in these areas.

He has published 19 books, including a Canadian edition (2012) of his social determinants of health reader, Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology (2014, 5e). Other books include: Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society (2015, 3e), A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite (2008, 3e), Australian Youth (2007), and Histories of Australian Sociology (2005). He is currently working on: a new edition of A Sociology of Food and Nutrition, writing-up the findings of his ARC funded research on alcohol use and harm minimisation practices among university students, engaged in an ARCLP interdisciplinary study of the Australian wine industry, and undertaking empirical research on the Slow Food movement and ethical consumption in Australia.

PVC Portfolio

As Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Education and Arts, John leads the largest Faculty in the University in terms of students (10 000+ and 350+ Research Higher Degree candidates), with a staff profile of 250 (academic and professional staff). The Faculty consists of three Schools: Creative Arts, Education, and Humanities and Social Science.

The Faculty prides itself on providing professionally relevant and socially engaged degree programs that prepare graduates for global citizenship. The Faculty’s mission is to create and share knowledge to inspire, enrich and transform humanity. Our goal is to be in the top 10 nationally and the top 200 globally for teaching and research excellence and equity in Creative Arts, Education, and Humanities and Social Science. We are currently ranked in theQS Top 200 for Education, Linguistics, and English. In the 2012 Excellence for Research in Australia (ERA) evaluation exercise, 80% of the Faculty's assessed research was rated as world standard, including the highest possible rating of 5 in the country for Social Work (well above world standard).

Strategic Planning and Future Workforce Portfolios

In addition to his PVC role, Professor Germov was a member of the University's Enterprise Bargaining team (2013-14), is a management representative on the Academic Staff Consultative Committee (ASCC), and in 2015 was appointed asConvenor of Strategic Planning for the University.  

John also leads the University-wide Future Workforce portfolio, which includes the implementation of a new performance management system, including a performance expectations framework for academic staff, leadership framework, staff career advantage package, and staff mobility and exchange program. Further initiatives include establishing the UON Academy for the professional development, recognition and support of conjoint and sessional academic staff; and Healthy UON, a campus-wide health promotion framework that addresses physical, social and mental well-being, including the introduction of smoke-free campuses from 2014 onwards. Professor Germov was also responsible for the development of UON's first Faculty-level Gender Equity Plan, which has subsequently served as a model for other faculties.

Research Expertise
Professor Germov is a sociologist with expertise in mixed methods social research, specialising in the social determinants of health, public health nutrition policy, weight control, dieting and body image, and the social origins of food and alcohol habits. He has an international reputation in the field of health and food sociology, particularly via his books, Second Opinion (Oxford University Press) and A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite (Oxford University Press). Most recently his research has focussed on the historical sociology of wine consumption and the social determinants of alcohol consumption and harm minimisation. He leads UON's Social Determinants of Health Research Group, is Director of the Centre for Social Research in Energy and Resources (CSRER), is Convenor of the interdisciplinary Wine Studies Research Network, and a member of the Priority Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, and the Joint UoN and Central Coast Food Innovation Cluster.

Teaching Expertise
Professor Germov has had a significant influence on his discipline of sociology. His text, Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society (now in its 3rd edition), has shaped the way sociology is taught and studied in Australia. John's highly-cited social determinants of health reader, 'Second Opinion' (5th edition), has been the market-leading Australian book for over 15 years. John was co-author of the ALTC-funded scoping study, Teaching Sociology in Australia (2009), was a member of the Discipline Reference Group which authored the Sociology Threshold Learning Outcomes (TLOs), published in 2012 by The Australian Sociological Association (TASA), and co-edited Histories of Australian Sociology (MUP 2005) - the leading account of the development of sociology in Australia. In the mid-2000s, in the role of Program Convenor of the Bachelor of Social Science, John developed an innovative prescribed sequence of core courses addressing social research methods, social theory, and social policy, along with a work-integrated learning stream throughout all three years of the degree. As part of his ongoing commitment to ensuring students have the requisite academic skills to prosper at university, early in his career he authored three university-level academic study skills texts; and most recently the third edition of his best-selling book Get Great Marks for your Essays, Reports and Presentations (Allen & Unwin) was published in 2011.

Administrative Expertise
Professor Germov has significant university and sector-wide leadership expertise and experience. He is an influential leader in the discipline of sociology in Australia, evidenced through his various leadership roles and discipline-related publications and presentations, where he has been a strong advocate of the relevance and utility of sociology to addressing real-world social challenges. As President of the Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH), John is responsible for promoting the vital role that the creative arts, humanities and social sciences have to play in public life and in the development of global citizens. Professor Germov also leads the university-wide Future Workforce portfolio, a key plank of UON's NeW Directions Strategic Plan. As author of the Future Workforce Plan, he is responsible for the development, implementation and embedding of a new Performance Review and Development (PRD) process, which incorporates for the first time a comprehensive UON Leadership Framework and detailed Performance Expectations for all staff. Other workforce initiatives include:

  • Establishing the UoN Academy, which is a bold sector-leading initiative that aims to provide a systematic approach to career development, recognition and professional support for conjoint, casual and sessional academic staff.
  • Development of the ‘UON Career Advantage’ Package and Employee Value Proposition (EVP) that outlines the distinctive career support and development opportunities available for the University’s academic and professional staff. This has involved the introduction of new Leadership Programs for Heads of School (HOS) and Directors, including associated networking and 'hot topic' forums.
  • Healthy UON: A whole-of-University, evidence-based health promotion framework that addresses physical, social and mental well-being, including the introduction of a smoke-free campus in 2014, supported physical fitness activities, and organisational health strategies, such as our Building Respectful and Collaborative Workplaces policies and practices launched in 2013.

Collaborations

John is interested in supervising PhD students in the following areas: 

  • Food Sociology: Ethical food consumption and alternative food networks | Social impact of functional foods and GM foods 
  • Wine studies: Social, cultural and historical influences on the production and consumption of wine in Australia
  • Health Sociology: Social determinants of weight control and obesity | Alcohol consumption and harm minimisation | Workplace health
  • Management Sociology: Work-life balance | Workplace change 


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Arts, Chisholm Institute of Technology
  • Master of Arts (Sociology), Monash University

Keywords

  • Alcohol & Harm Minimisation
  • Ethical Consumption
  • Food Sociology
  • Historical Sociology
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Wine Studies
  • Workplace Change

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
160899Sociology not elsewhere classified100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/09/2013 - President, DASSH
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Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH)
Australia
1/01/2013 - DirectorCentre for Social Research In Energy & Resources
Australia
1/09/2011 - 1/09/2013Vice-President, DASSHAustralasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH)
Australia
1/03/2011 - Pro Vice-ChancellorUniversity of Newcastle
Education and Arts
Australia
1/06/2010 - 1/03/2011Deputy Head of Faculty and ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
Faculty of Education and Arts
Australia
1/01/2009 - 1/12/2009DASSH Conference ConvenorDeans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH)
Australia
1/01/2009 - 1/09/2011Secretary - Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH)Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH)
Australia
1/01/2009 - 1/12/2011Director, Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPSTRANS)University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
1/01/2008 - 1/12/2010Head of School, School of Humanities and Social ScienceUniversity of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2006 - 1/12/2007Deputy Head of School, School of Humanities and Social ScienceUniversity of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2005 - 1/12/2006Immediate Past President of TASAThe Australian Sociology Association
Australia
1/01/2004 - 1/10/2007Program Convenor, Bachelor of Social Science + HonsUniversity of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2004 - 1/12/2007Consumer Representative, FSANZ External Advisory GroupFood Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), External Advisory Group Member
Australia
1/01/2004 - 1/12/2005Head of Discipline, Sociology & AnthropologyUniversity of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2003 - 1/12/2003Stephen Crook Memorial Prize for best book in Australian Sociology - Judging Panel MemberThe Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Australia
1/01/2003 - 1/12/2005Jean Martin Award for best Australian PhD in the Social Sciences - Judging Panel MemberThe Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Australia
1/01/2002 - 1/12/2009Editorial BoardJournal of Sociology
Australia
1/01/2002 - 1/12/2006Executive BoardInternational Sociological Association (ISA)
Australia
1/01/2002 - 1/12/2004TASA PresidentThe Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Australia
1/01/2002 - 1/05/2007Senior LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
1/01/2000 - 1/04/2000Conference Co-Convenor'A Race for a Place: Eugenics, Darwinism and Social Thought and Practice in Australia', History and Sociology of Eugenics Conference
Australia
1/01/1999 - 1/12/2001TASA Vice PresidentThe Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Australia
1/01/1996 - 1/12/2005TASA Web EditorThe Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Australia
1/01/1995 - 1/12/1995TASA Conference ConvenorThe Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Australia
1/02/1993 - 1/12/2001LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/10/2010 - 1/12/2011TASA 2011 Conference Organising Committee MemberThe Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Australia
1/01/2000 - Membership - BSA Sociology of Food GroupBSA Sociology of Food Group
Australia
1/01/1998 - 1/07/2002Member, 2002 World Congress of Sociology Local Organising CommitteeInternational Sociology Association
Australia
1/01/1998 - Membership - ASA Medical Sociology SectionASA Medical Sociology Section
Australia
1/01/1998 - Membership - American Sociological Association (ASA)American Sociological Association (ASA)
United States
1/01/1998 - Membership - BSA Medical Sociology GroupBSA Medical Sociology Group
Australia
1/01/1998 - Membership - British Sociological Association (BSA)British Sociological Association (BSA)
United Kingdom
1/01/1998 - Membership - ISA Sociology of Health (RC15)ISA Sociology of Health (RC15)
Australia
1/01/1998 - Membership - International Sociological Association (ISA)International Sociological Association (ISA)
Australia
1/01/1998 - Membership - Sociology of Agriculture and Food (RC40)Sociology of Agriculture and Food (RC40)
Australia
1/01/1995 - 1/12/1998TASA Executive Committee MemberThe Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Australia
1/01/1994 - Membership - The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Australia

Awards

Recognition

YearAward
2010Outstanding Service to The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Award
The Australian Sociological Association
1997Australian Awards for University Teaching
Commonwealth Office for Learning and Teaching
1995University Award for Excellence in Teaching
University of Newcastle

Invitations

Keynote Speaker

YearTitle / Rationale
2004Australian Sociology: Trends and Prospects
Organisation: TASA Description: Presidential Address delivered to the annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association, LaTrobe University, Beechworth, December 8-11.
2003The Life-work of Stephen Crook
Organisation: TASA Description: Presidential Address and Symposium Chair, in honour of Prof Stephen Crook, delivered at the annual conference of The Australian Sociological Association, University of New England, Armidale, December 4-6.
2002Welcome Address
Organisation: International Sociological Association (ISA) Description: Delivered to the XV World Congress of Sociology, Brisbane, July 7-13.
2001The Social Determinants of Health
Organisation: Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation Description: Delivered to ACHPER and the NSW Department of Education and Training.

Participant

YearTitle / Rationale
2004Sociology and Public Health
Organisation: Mezies School of Public Health Description: Delivery of Short Course to Masters of Public Health students, based on my health sociology expertise.
2004Roundtable on the Social Determinants of Obesity
Organisation: International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) Description: Invited speaker to this prestigious international body for its Roundtable on the Social Determinants of Obesity.

Speaker

YearTitle / Rationale
2013Teaching Sociology: 21st Century Challenges
Organisation: TASA Annual Conference Description: Teachng Sociology Panel
2013Sociology and the Impact Agenda (Plenary Address: Reflections, Intersections and Aspirations)
Organisation: TASA Annual Conference Description: Plenary celebrating the 50th anniversary of TASA.
2012Time and Food Symposium: Slow Time, Slow Food
Organisation: International Congress of Dietetics
2012Energising the Social: The Social Elements of Energy and Resources
Organisation: NIER Innovation Symposium, Australian Academy of Science
2012Performance Management
Organisation: DASSH Annual Conference Description: Panel Chair & Presenter
2012Slow Food, Alternative Hedonism, and Ethical Consumption: In Search of a Virtuous Life
Organisation: Agri-Food XVIII: Sustainabilities, Justice and Agriculture in the Asia-Pacific Region Description: Plenary
2012Sociological Futures
Organisation: TASA Annual Conference Description: Discussant for the Sociology and the Changing University Sector Panel
2007Social Determinants of Obesity: A Sociological Contribution
Organisation: Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Description: Invited presenter to a FSANZ Obesity Seminar of key experts in the field.
2005Food Sociology: Understanding the Social Appetite
Organisation: Australian Public Health Nutrition Academic Collaboration (APHNAC) Description: Invited paper for the APHNAC hosted Public Health Nutrition Symposium at the University of Canberra.
2005Social Determinants of Obesity
Organisation: Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology (AIFST) Description: Invited presentation at the Passion for Food: The 38th Annual AIFST Convention, Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, 10-13 July.
2004The New Professional Bureaucracy: Managerialism and Health Professionals
Organisation: Menzies School of Health Research Description: Invited seminar paper while being a Visiting Scholar at the Menzies School of Health Research in Darwin.
2003Publish or be Damned: Building your Publication Record
Organisation: TASA Description: Co-presented with Dr Zlatko Skrbis, TASA Postgraduate Workshop, TASA 2003 Conference, University of New England, Armidale December 4-6.
2003The History of TASA and Australian Sociology
Organisation: TASA Description: Plenary Convenor and presenter, TASA 2003 Conference, University of New England, Armidale December 4-6.
2003The Most Influential Books in Australian Sociology
Organisation: TASA Description: Plenary: Co-convenor and presenter with Dr Zlatko Skrbis, TASA 2003 Conference, University of New England, Armidale December 4-6.
2002The Internationalisation of Sociological Teaching and Research: Australian Developments
Organisation: International Sociological Association (ISA) Description: Paper delivered as part of an expert panel at the XV World Congress of Sociology, Brisbane, July 7-13.
2002Welcome Address
Organisation: International Sociological Association Description: Delivered the Welcome address to the 15th World Congress of Sociology held in Brisbane in June 2002. Delivered two invited papers. During the Congress, I was elected to the Executive Board of the ISA and served a four year term (2002-2006).
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (18 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Germov John and Poole Marilyn, Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest (NSW), 564 (2015)
2014Germov J, Second Opinion, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, 530 (2014) [A3]
2012Germov JB, Hornosty J, Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology. Canadian Edition, Oxford University Press, Ontario, Canada, 416 (2012) [A3]
2011Germov JB, Get Great Marks for your Essays, Reports, and Presentations, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW, 166 (2011) [A4]
2011Germov JB, Poole M, Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW, 536 (2011) [A4]
2009Germov JB, Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC, 564 (2009) [A3]
2008Germov JB, Williams LT, A Sociology of Food & Nutrition: The Social Appetite, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC, 425 (2008) [A3]
Co-authorsLauren Williams
2007Nilan PM, Julian R, Germov JB, Australian Youth: Social and Cultural Issues, Pearson Education Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW, 272 (2007) [A2]
Co-authorsPamela Nilan
2007Germov JB, Poole M, Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, 528 (2007) [A3]
2005Germov JB, Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic., Australia ; New York, 513 (2005) [A3]
2005Germov JB, McGee TR, Histories of Australian Sociology, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, VIC, 439 (2005) [A3]
2004Germov JB, Williams LT, A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite, Oxford University Press, South Mebourne, 459 (2004) [A3]
Co-authorsLauren Williams
2002Germov JB, Second Opinion Teaching Resource Manual 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 44 (2002) [A4]
2001Williams LT, Germov J, Surviving first year Uni, Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 162 (2001) [A2]
Co-authorsLauren Williams
2000Germov JB, Get Great Marks for Your Essays, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 163 (2000) [A4]
1999Germov JB, Williams L, A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 322 (1999) [A3]
Co-authorsLauren Williams
1999Germov JB, Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Revised edition, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 397 (1999) [A4]
1999Williams LT, Germov J, Get great information fast, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 162 (1999) [A2]
Co-authorsLauren Williams
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Chapter (74 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Germov J, Freij M, 'Media and Health: Moral Panics, Miracles, and Medicalisation', Second Opinion, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne 337-356 (2014) [B2]
Co-authorsMaria Freij
2014Broom D, Freij MHG, Germov J, 'Gendered Health', Second Opinion, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne 122-147 (2014) [B2]
Co-authorsMaria Freij
2014Freij MHG, Germov J, 'Drug Use and Abuse in Australia: Social Origins, Impacts, and Responses', Second Opinion: an Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne 280-297 (2014) [B2]
Co-authorsMaria Freij
2014Williams L, Germov JB, 'The Social Appetite: A Sociological Approach to Food and Nutrition', Second Opinion, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne 207-224 (2014) [B2]
Co-authorsLauren Williams
2014Germov JB, 'The Class Origins of Health Inequality', Second Opinion, Oxford Univeristy Press, South Melbourne 81-103 (2014) [B2]
2014Germov JB, 'A Sociology of Health Promotion', Second Opinion, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne 464-484 (2014) [B2]
2014Germov JB, Broom A, 'Global Public Health', Second Opinion, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne 63-80 (2014) [B2]
2014Germov JB, 'Imagining Health Problems as Social Issues', Second Opinion, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne 5-22 (2014) [B2]
2014Germov JB, 'Challenges to Medical Dominance', Second Opinion, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne 388-409 (2014) [B2]
2014Germov JB, 'Theorising Health: Major Theoretical Perspectives in Health Sociology', Second Opinion, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne 23-39 (2014) [B2]
2014Germov J, Freij M, 'Media and Health: Moral Panics, Miracles, and Medicalisation', Second Opinion, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne 337-356 (2014) [B2]
Co-authorsMaria Freij
2014Broom D, Freij MHG, Germov J, 'Gendered Health', Second Opinion, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne 122-147 (2014) [B2]
Co-authorsMaria Freij
2013McIntyre J, Germov J, 'Drinking History: Enjoying Wine in Early Colonial New South Wales', Eat history : food and drink in Australia and beyond, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2013 (2013) [B1]
Co-authorsJulie Mcintyre
2012Germov JB, Hornosty J, 'Imagining health problems as social issues', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, Ontario, Canada 2-22 (2012) [B2]
2012Germov JB, Hornosty J, 'Theorizing health: Major theoretical perspectives in heath sociology', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, Ontario, Canada 23-43 (2012) [B2]
2012Germov JB, Hornosty J, 'Class, health inequality and social justice', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, Ontario, Canada 60-81 (2012) [B2]
2012Germov JB, Hornosty J, 'Medicine, medical dominance, and public health', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, Ontario, Canada 230-253 (2012) [B2]
2012Germov JB, 'Food', Sociology: Antipodean Perspectives, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic 317-320 (2012) [B2]
2011Freij MH, Germov JB, 'Global risk and the surveillance state: A sociology of new terrorism', Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW 372-396 (2011) [B2]
Co-authorsMaria Freij
2011Poole M, Germov JB, 'Sociological foundations: Early theorists and theories', Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW 19-36 (2011) [B2]
2011Germov JB, Poole M, 'The sociological gaze: Linking private lives to public issues', Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW 2-18 (2011) [B2]
2011Germov JB, 'Working 24/7: The new work ethic', Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW 397-420 (2011) [B2]
2011Poole M, Germov JB, 'Contemporary sociological theorists and theories', Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW 37-64 (2011) [B2]
2010Germov JB, 'What to do with the working class? Towards a cultural critique of the curriculum', Curriculum Over 30 Years: What Have We Achieved?, Australian Curriculum Studies Association, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 121-135 (2010) [B1]
2009Broom A, Germov JB, 'Global public health', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC 65-84 (2009) [B2]
2009Germov JB, 'Challenges to medical dominance', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC 392-415 (2009) [B2]
2009Germov JB, 'The class origins of health inequality', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC 85-110 (2009) [B2]
2009Germov JB, 'Theorising health: Major theoretical perspectives in health sociology', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC 25-44 (2009) [B2]
2009Germov JB, 'Imagining health problems as social issues', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC 3-24 (2009) [B2]
2009Germov JB, Freij MH, 'Media and health: Moral panics, sinners and saviours', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC 347-363 (2009) [B2]
Co-authorsMaria Freij
2009Richmond K, Germov JB, 'A sociology of health promotion', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC 476-498 (2009) [B2]
2009Williams LT, Germov JB, 'The social appetite: A sociological approach to food and nutrition', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC 221-241 (2009) [B2]
Co-authorsLauren Williams
2008Germov JB, 'Food, class and identity', A Sociology of Food & Nutrition: The Social Appetite, Oxford University Press, Oxford 264-280 (2008) [B1]
2008Lawrence M, Germov JB, 'Functional foods and public health nutrition policy', A Sociology of Food & Nutrition: The Social Appetite, Oxford University Press, Oxford 147-175 (2008) [B1]
2008Williams LT, Germov JB, 'Constructing the female body: Dieting, the thin ideal and body acceptance', A Sociology of Food & Nutrition: The Social Appetite, Oxford University Press, Oxford 329-362 (2008) [B1]
Co-authorsLauren Williams
2008Germov JB, Williams LT, 'Exploring the social appetite: A sociology of food and nutrition', A Sociology of Food & Nutrition: The Social Appetite, Oxford University Press, Oxford 3-23 (2008) [B1]
Co-authorsLauren Williams
2007Germov JB, Poole M, 'The sociological gaze: Linking private lives to public issues', Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest 3-18 (2007) [B2]
2007Poole M, Germov JB, 'Sociological foundations: Early theorists and theories', Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest 21-39 (2007) [B2]
2007Poole M, Germov JB, 'Contemporary sociological theories of modernity and post-modernity', Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest 41-65 (2007) [B2]
2007Germov JB, 'The new work ethic', Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest 363-386 (2007) [B2]
2007Germov JB, 'A sociological toolkit', Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest 471-483 (2007) [B2]
2007Germov JB, 'Writing a sociological essay', Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest 485-499 (2007) [B2]
2006Germov JB, 'Managerialism in the Australian public health sector: towards the hyper-rationalisation of professional bureaucracies', The Social Organisation of Healthcare Work, Blackwell, Oxford 54-73 (2006) [B1]
2006Germov JB, 'Food', Sociology: Place, Time and Division, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne 254-258 (2006) [B2]
2005Germov JB, 'Imagining Health Problems as Social Issues', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne 3-27 (2005) [B2]
2005Germov JB, 'Theorising Health: Major Theoretical Perspectives in Health Sociology', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne 28-50 (2005) [B2]
2005Germov JB, 'Class, Health Inequality, and Social Justice', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne 67-94 (2005) [B2]
2005Richmond K, Germov JB, 'Health Promotion Dilemmas', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, Oxford 208-228 (2005) [B1]
2005Germov JB, 'Challenges to Medical Dominance', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne 290-313 (2005) [B2]
2005Germov JB, 'Health Sociology and Your Sociological Imagination', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne 414-418 (2005) [B2]
2005Skrbis Z, Germov JB, 'The Most Influential Books Australian Sociology (MIBAS), 1963-2003', Histories of Australian sociology, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Victoria 323-342 (2005) [B1]
2005Germov JB, McGee TR, 'Australian Sociology: Recent Trends and Prospects', Histories of Australian sociology, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Victoria 355-386 (2005) [B1]
2005McGee TR, Germov JB, 'Researching the History of Australian Sociology', Histories of Australian sociology, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Victoria 429-438 (2005) [B1]
2005Williams LT, Germov JB, 'The Social Appetite: A Sociological Approach to Food and Nutrition', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, Oxford 129-146 (2005) [B1]
Co-authorsLauren Williams
2004Germov JB, 'Which class do you teach? Education and the Reproduction of Class', Sociology of Education - Possibilities and Practices, Social Science Press, Melbourne 250-269 (2004) [B1]
2004Germov JB, Williams LT, 'Body Acceptance: Exploring Women's Experiences', A Sociology of Food and Nutrition - The Social Appetite, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne 403-427 (2004) [B1]
Co-authorsLauren Williams
2004Williams LT, Germov JB, 'The thin ideal: Women, food, and dieting', A sociology of food & nutrition the social appetite, Oxford University Press, Victoria 31 (2004) [B1]
Co-authorsLauren Williams
2004Lawrence M, Germov JB, 'Future food: The politics of functional foods and health claims', A sociology of food & nutrition the social appetite, Oxford University Press, Victoria 119-147 (2004) [B1]
2004Crotty P, Germov JB, 'Food and Class', A sociology of food & nutrition the social appetite, Oxford University Press, Victoria 241-262 (2004) [B1]
2004Germov JB, Williams LT, 'Introducing the social appetite: Towards a sociology of food and nutrition', A sociology of food & nutrition the social appetite, Oxford University Press, Victoria 3-26 (2004) [B1]
Co-authorsLauren Williams
2002Germov JB, 'Imagining Health Problems as Social Issues', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria 3-27 (2002) [B2]
2002Germov JB, 'Theorising Health: Major Theoretical Perspectives in Health Sociology', Second Opinion: An introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria 28-48 (2002) [B2]
2002Germov JB, 'Class, Health Inequality, and Social Justice', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria 67-94 (2002) [B2]
2002Germov JB, 'Challenges to Medical Dominance', Second Opinion: An introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria 283-305 (2002) [B2]
2002Germov JB, 'Health Sociology and your Sociological Immagination', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria 407-412 (2002) [B2]
1999Germov JB, Williams L, 'The hyper-rational social appetite: towards a synthesis of food trends', A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite, Oxford University Press, Melbourne 301-310 (1999) [B1]
Co-authorsLauren Williams
1999Germov JB, Williams L, 'Introducing the social appetite: why do we need a sociology of food and nutrition?', A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite, Oxford University Press, Melbourne 1-9 (1999) [B1]
Co-authorsLauren Williams
1999Lawrence M, Germov JB, 'Future Food: The Politics of Functional Foods and Health Claims', A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite, Oxford University Press, Melbourne 54-76 (1999) [B1]
1999Williams L, Germov JB, 'The thin ideal: women, food and dieting', A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite, Oxford University Press, Melbourne 332 (1999) [B1]
Co-authorsLauren Williams
1999Germov JB, Williams L, 'Dieting women: self-surveillance and the body panopticon', Weighty Issues: Fatness and Thinness as Social Problems, Aldine de Gruyter, New York 260 (1999) [B1]
Co-authorsLauren Williams
1998Germov JB, 'Imagining health problems as Social Issues', Second Opinion: An introduction to health sociology, Oxford University Press, Melbourne 3-19 (1998) [B1]
1998Germov JB, 'Class, Health Inequality and Social Justice', Second Opinion: An introduction to health sociology, Oxford University Press, Melbourne 20-38 (1998) [B1]
1998Germov JB, 'Challenges to Medical Dominance', Second Opinion: An introduction to health sociology, Oxford University press, Melbourne 230-248 (1998) [B1]
1998Germov JB, 'A class above the rest? Education and the reproduction of class inequality', Sociology of Education: Possibilities and Practices, Social Science Press, Katoomba, NSW, Australia Chp:217-31;Book:371 (1998) [B1]
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Journal article (53 outputs)

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2015Rose Leontini Toni Schofield Jo Lindsay Rebecca Brown Julie Hepworth and John Germov, '"Social Stuff" and Institutional Micro-Processes: Alcohol Use by Students in Australian University Residential Colleges', Contemporary Drug Problems, 1-17 (2015)
DOI10.1177/0091450915580970
2015Williams LT, Germov J, Fuller S, Freij M, 'A taste of ethical consumption at a slow food festival.', Appetite, 91 321-328 (2015)
DOI10.1016/j.appet.2015.04.066Author URL
2015Plotnikoff RC, Costigan SA, Williams RL, Hutchesson MJ, Kennedy SG, Robards SL, et al., 'Effectiveness of interventions targeting physical activity, nutrition and healthy weight for university and college students: A systematic review and meta-analysis', International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12 1-10 (2015)

To examine the effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving physical activity, diet, and/or weight-related behaviors amongst university/college students. Five online database... [more]

To examine the effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving physical activity, diet, and/or weight-related behaviors amongst university/college students. Five online databases were searched (January 1970 to April 2014). Experimental study designs were eligible for inclusion. Data extraction was performed by one reviewer using a standardized form developed by the researchers and checked by a second reviewer. Data were described in a narrative synthesis and meta-analyses were conducted when appropriate. Study quality was also established. Forty-one studies were included; of these, 34 reported significant improvements in one of the key outcomes. Of the studies examining physical activity 18/29 yielded significant results, with meta-analysis demonstrating significant increases in moderate physical activity in intervention groups compared to control. Of the studies examining nutrition, 12/24 reported significantly improved outcomes; only 4/12 assessing weight loss outcomes found significant weight reduction. This appears to be the first systematic review of physical activity, diet and weight loss interventions targeting university and college students. Tertiary institutions are appropriate settings for implementing and evaluating lifestyle interventions, however more research is needed to improve such strategies.

DOI10.1186/s12966-015-0203-7
Co-authorsRon Plotnikoff, Sarah Costigan, Robin Callister, Clare Collins, Melinda Hutchesson
2015Plotnikoff R, Collins CE, Williams R, Germov J, Callister R, 'Effectiveness of interventions targeting health behaviors in university and college staff: a systematic review.', Am J Health Promot, 29 e169-e187 (2015)
DOI10.4278/ajhp.130619-LIT-313Author URL
Co-authorsRon Plotnikoff, Clare Collins, Robin Callister
2014Nilan P, Demartoto A, Broom A, Germov J, 'Indonesian Men's Perceptions of Violence Against Women', Violence Against Women, 20 869-888 (2014) [C1]

This article explores male perceptions and attitudes toward violence against women in Indonesia. It analyzes interview data from Indonesian men collected as part of a large multim... [more]

This article explores male perceptions and attitudes toward violence against women in Indonesia. It analyzes interview data from Indonesian men collected as part of a large multimethod Australian government-funded project on masculinities and violence in two Asian countries. Reluctance to talk about violence against women was evident, and the accounts of those men who did respond referred to three justificatory discourses: denial, blaming the victim, and exonerating the male perpetrator. The findings support continuation of government and nongovernmental organization (NGO) projects aimed at both empowering women and reeducating men. © The Author(s) 2014.

DOI10.1177/1077801214543383
Co-authorsPamela Nilan
2014Demartoto A, Nilan P, Broom A, Germov J, 'Indonesian Men's Contrasting Perceptions of How to Deal with Local Violence', Asian Journal of Criminology, 9 125-142 (2014) [C1]

This paper reports on data from a 2009-2010 project on masculinity and violence, part of which was conducted in Indonesia. The data here come from semi-structured interviews with ... [more]

This paper reports on data from a 2009-2010 project on masculinity and violence, part of which was conducted in Indonesia. The data here come from semi-structured interviews with 86 men in five cities, with minor reference to survey findings. Using a Foucauldian interpretive framework, we focus primarily on how these Indonesian men view police intervention in comparison to resolving the problem of violence within their community through mediation. The issue here is that while community mediation approaches are regarded positively, at present, it only seems to be religious leaders who are trusted to resolve conflicts effectively through this approach. Suspicion of mediation interventions and other measures that are tied to the authority of the state means that the promise of service-oriented policing reforms may not be effectively implemented. © 2014 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.

DOI10.1007/s11417-013-9180-4
Co-authorsPamela Nilan
2012Sharifah Zahhura SA, Nilan P, Germov J, 'Food restrictions during pregnancy among Indigenous Temiar women in peninsular Malaysia.', Malaysian journal of nutrition, 18 243-253 (2012)

A qualitative comparative case study was conducted to compare and contrast food taboos and avoidance practices during pregnancy among Orang Asli or indigenous Temiar women in four... [more]

A qualitative comparative case study was conducted to compare and contrast food taboos and avoidance practices during pregnancy among Orang Asli or indigenous Temiar women in four distinct locations that represent different lifestyle experiences and cultural practices. Through snowballing sampling, a total of 38 participants took part in five focus groups: one group each in Pos Simpor and Pos Tohoi in Kelantan state, one group in Batu 12, Gombak in Selangor state, and two groups in a regroupment scheme (RPSOA) in Kuala Betis, Kelantan. All the transcripts were coded, categorised and 'thematised' using the software package for handling qualitative data, NVivo 8. Variant food prohibitions were recorded among the Temiar women residing in different locations, which differ in food sources and ways of obtaining food. Consumption of seventeen types of food items was prohibited for a pregnant Temiar woman and her husband during the prenatal period. Fear of difficulties during labour and delivery, convulsions or sawan, harming the baby (such as foetal malformation), and twin pregnancy seemed to trigger many food proscriptions for the pregnant Temiar women, most of which have been passed on from generation to generation. The findings of this study confirm that beliefs about food restrictions are strong among those Temiar living a traditional lifestyle. However, those who have adopted a more modern lifestyle also preserve them to some extent.

2011Williams LT, Germov JB, Young AF, 'The effect of social class on mid-age women's weight control practices and weight gain', Appetite, 56 719-725 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.appet.2011.02.009
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsLauren Williams, Anne Young
2011Germov JB, Williams LT, Freij MH, 'Portrayal of the slow food movement in the Australian print media: Conviviality, localism and romanticism', Journal of Sociology, 47 89-106 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1177/1440783310369021
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsMaria Freij, Lauren Williams
2010Allen MP, Germov JB, 'Judging taste and creating value. The cultural consecration of Australian wines', Journal of Sociology, 47 35-51 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.1177/1440783310380988
2008Nilan PM, Broom A, Demartoto A, Doron A, Nayar KR, Germov JB, 'Masculinities and violence in India and Indonesia: Identifying themes and constructs for research', Journal of Health and Development, 4 209-228 (2008) [C1]
Co-authorsPamela Nilan
2007Williams LT, Germov JB, Young AF, 'Preventing weight gain: A population cohort study of the nature and effectiveness of mid-age women's weight control practices', International Journal of Obesity, 31 978-986 (2007) [C1]
DOI10.1038/sj.ijo.0803550
CitationsScopus - 33Web of Science - 29
Co-authorsLauren Williams, Anne Young
2005Germov JB, Williams LT, 'The Social Origins of Obesity', Issues, 72 6-7 (2005) [C2]
Co-authorsLauren Williams
2004Germov JB, 'Letter from the President', Newsletter of the Australian Sociological Association inc, 16 1-2 (2004) [C3]
2004Germov JB, 'Innovations in Labour Market Policies: The Australian Way (OECD)', Labour & Industry: a journal of the social and economic relations of work, 15 91-93 (2004) [C3]
2004Germov JB, 'On the everyday life of a significant sociologist The life-work of Stephen Crook', Journal of Sociology, 40 205-211 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1177/1440783304045796
2004Skrbis Z, Germov JB, 'The most influential books in Australian sociology (MIBAS), 1963-2003', Journal of Sociology, 40 283-303 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1177/1440783304046282
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 2
2004Germov JB, 'A symposium on the life and work of Stephen Crook: introduction', Journal of Sociology, 40 203-204 (2004) [C3]
2003Germov J, 'Presidential address, TASA Conference 2000 - Introduction', JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 39 5-5 (2003)
DOI10.1177/0004869003039001010Author URL
2003Germov J, 'The changing chicken: Chooks, cooks and culinary culture', JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 39 317-318 (2003)
DOI10.1177/00048690030393009Author URL
2003Germov JB, 'The Changing Chicken: Chooks Cooks and the Culinary Culture (Book Review)', Journal of Sociology, 39 317-318 (2003) [C3]
2003Germov JB, 'Presidential Address TASA Conference', Journal of Sociology, 39 5-7 (2003) [C3]
2003Germov JB, 'Letter from the President', NEXUS - Newsletter of the Sociological Association Inc, 15 2 (2003) [C3]
2002Germov JB, 'President's Report', Nexus: Newsletter of The Australian Sociological Association, 14, 3, October 1 (p. 3) (2002) [C3]
2002Germov JB, 'Letter from the President', Nexus: Newsletter of The Australian Sociological Association, 14, 2, June 1-2 (2002) [C3]
2002Germov JB, 'Letter from the President', Nexus: Newsletter of The Australian Sociological Association, 14, 1, February 1-2 (2002) [C3]
2002Germov JB, 'Vale Stephen Crook', Nexus: Newsletter of The Australian Sociological Association, 14, 3, October 1 (p 11) (2002) [C3]
2001Germov JB, 'Food, Meaning and Morals (by John Coveney) (Book review)', Journal of Sociology, 37 425-426 (2001) [C3]
2001Germov JB, 'Vice President's Report', Nexus: Newsletter of the The Australian Sociological Association, 13, No 1 3-4 (2001) [C3]
2001Germov JB, 'Vice President's Report 2', Nexus: Newsletter of the The Australian Sociological Association, 13, No 2 5 (2001) [C3]
2001Germov JB, 'Web short-cuts for sociologists', Nexus: Newsletter of the The Australian Sociological Association, 13, No 2 5 (2001) [C3]
2000Germov J, 'Qualitative research in health: An introduction', JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 36 395-396 (2000)
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2000Germov JB, 'Qualitative Research in health: An Introduction [Book review]', Journal of Sociology, 36 395-396 (2000) [C3]
2000Germov J, 'The Nation's Diet: the social science of food choice.', SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH & ILLNESS, 22 137-138 (2000)
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2000Germov JB, 'The Nation's Diet [Book review]', Sociology of Health & Illness, 22 137-138 (2000) [C3]
2000Germov JB, 'Food, Meaning and Morals [Book review]', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 24 646 (2000) [C3]
1999Germov J, 'States of health: Health and illness in Australia, 3rd edition', JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 35 243-243 (1999)
DOI10.1177/144078339903500219Author URL
1999Germov J, 'Unmasking the masculine: 'Men' and 'identity' in a sceptical age', JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 35 389-390 (1999)
DOI10.1177/144078339903500318Author URL
1999Germov JB, 'Sex and Medicine: Gender, Power and Authority in the Medical Profession (book review)', Australian Journal of Political Science, 34 134-135 (1999) [C3]
1999Germov JB, 'Unmasking the Masculine: Men and Identity in a Sceptical age (book review)', Journal of Sociology, 35 389-390 (1999) [C3]
1999Germov JB, 'States of Health: Health and Illness in Australia (book review)', Journal of Sociology, 35 243 (1999) [C3]
1999Germov JB, 'Introduction to Australian Public Policy (book review)', Journal of Sociology, 35 381-382 (1999) [C3]
1998Germov J, 'The public health researcher: A methodological guide', JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 34 338-339 (1998)
DOI10.1177/144078339803400315Author URL
1998Germov JB, 'Selected Practical Problems in Health and Social Research (book review)', Australian Health Review, 21 150-151 (1998) [C3]
1998Germov JB, 'Managing together: Consultation and participation in the workplace (book review)', Journal of Sociology, 34 209-211 (1998) [C3]
1998Germov JB, 'The Public Health Researcher: A Methodological Guide (book review)', Journal of Sociology, 34 338-339 (1998) [C3]
1996Germov J, Williams L, 'The sexual division of dieting: Women's voices', SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW, 44 630-647 (1996)
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CitationsScopus - 20Web of Science - 11
1996Germov J, 'The making of Medibank - Scotton,RB, Macdonald,CR', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ISSUES, 31 231-233 (1996)
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1996Germov J, Williams L, 'The epidemic of dieting women: The need for a sociological approach to food and nutrition', APPETITE, 27 97-108 (1996)
DOI10.1006/appe.1996.0038Author URL
CitationsScopus - 46Web of Science - 31
1995GERMOV J, 'DUTY OF DISCLOSURE - MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE AND NEW PATIENT RIGHTS', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ISSUES, 30 95-98 (1995)
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1995GERMOV J, 'EQUALITY BEFORE THE LAW - THE LIMITS OF LEGAL-AID AND THE COST OF SOCIAL-JUSTICE', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ISSUES, 30 162-178 (1995)
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1994Germov J, 'What to do with the working class? Towards a cultural critique of the curriculum', Curriculum Perspectives, 14 1-10 (1994)
1994GERMOV J, 'MEDIFRAUD - A SYSTEMIC INFECTION UNTREATED', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ISSUES, 29 301-304 (1994)
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Review (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2002Germov JB, 'Understanding health inequalities', Health Sociology Review (2002) [D1]

Conference (17 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Germov JB, McGee TR, Schofield T, Lindsay J, Giles F, Hepworth J, Leontini R, 'Alcohol consumption and harm minimisation practices amongst Australian university students', Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference: Local Lives/Global Networks, Newcastle, NSW (2011) [E3]
2011McGee TR, Germov JB, Schofield T, Lindsay J, Giles F, Hepworth J, Leontini R, 'Alcohol risks and harms: An analysis of university students' engagement in hazardous and delinquent behaviours and experiences of harm', Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference: Local Lives/Global Networks, Newcastle, NSW (2011) [E3]
2011Schofield T, Hepworth J, Lindsay J, Giles F, Leontini R, Germov JB, 'Alcohol use and harm minimisation among young university students in Australia (AHMS Project)', International Society of Critical Health Psychology 7th Biennial Conference:Advancing Critical Perspectives for Health and Health Care Abstracts, Adelaide, SA (2011) [E3]
2010McGee T, Germov JB, Najman JM, Rosa Alati R, 'Alcohol consumption by Australian university students', 2010 TASA Conference. List of Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2010Germov JB, Williams LT, Freij MH, 'Slow food, slow progress: Experiencing the slow food movement in Australia', 2nd BSA Food Study Group Conference Programme. Programme by Session, London (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsLauren Williams, Maria Freij
2010Germov JB, McGee T, 'What types of papers get published in the Journal of Sociology, 1965-2008?', TASA 2010 Conference Proceedings: Social Causes, Private Lives, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E1]
2010Williams LT, Germov JB, Freij MH, 'Is the slow food movement driven by environmental sustainability, health concerns or conviviality?', Nutrition & Dietetics, Melbourne, Vic (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsMaria Freij, Lauren Williams
2009Williams LT, Germov JB, Young AF, 'What effect does social class have on weight control in mid-aged women? Evidence from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health', 17th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australia/New Zealand Obesity Society: Meeting Proceedings & Abstract Book, Melbourne, VIC (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsLauren Williams, Anne Young
2009Nilan PM, Broom A, Demartoto A, Doron A, Nayar KR, Germov JB, 'Masculinities and violence in Indonesia and India', 9th Conference of the Asia-Pacific Sociological Association (APSA), Bali, Indonesia (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsPamela Nilan
2009McGee TR, Germov JB, 'Who is publishing in the Journal of Sociology? An analysis of author trends 1965-2008', The Future of Sociology, Canberra, ACT (2009) [E1]
2008Williams LT, Knight C, Germov JB, 'Learning to cook in later life: Qualitative insights into older Australian men and food preparation', Nutrition & Dietetics, Gold Coast, QLD (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsLauren Williams
2008Germov JB, Williams LT, 'A qualitative study of slow food in Australia', Re-imagining Sociology, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E1]
Co-authorsLauren Williams
2002Germov JB, 'Health Professionals, managerialism & clinical governance: the erosion of professional autonomy', Employment Studies Centre & Employment Relations Group; Newcastle Business School - Workforce Issues in the Health Sector Conference, Noahs on the Beach, Newcastle (2002) [E2]
2002Germov JB, 'Clinical governance, Teamwork and the decline of professional autonomy', Sociology and the Antipodes: Gateways, Frontiers nd Trajectories, Queensland University of Technology (2002) [E3]
2002Germov JB, 'Second wave managerialism and the hyper-rationalisation of profession work: Case studies from the Australian public health sector', XV World Congress of Sociology, Brisbane, Queensland (2002) [E3]
2000Germov JB, Crotty M, Rodwell G, ''A Race for a Place': Eugenics, Darwinism and Social Thought and Practice in Australia', 'A Race for a Place': Eugenics, Darwinism and Social Thought and Practice in Australia, Newcastle (2000) [E4]
2000Germov JB, ''My genes made me do it': A sociology of the new genetics', 'A Race for a Place': Eugenics, Darwinism and Social Thought and Practice in Australia, Newcastle (2000) [E2]
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Report (1 outputs)

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2009Marshall H, Robinson P, Germov JB, Clark E, 'Teaching Sociology in Australia: A Report to the Australian Learning and Teaching Council', Australian Learning and Teaching Council, 49 (2009) [R1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants22
Total funding$718,791

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20142 grants / $275,000

Vines, Wine and Identity: The Hunter Valley NSW and Changing Australian Taste$170,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor John Germov, Dr William Dunstan, Mr Brian McGuigan, Ms Julie Baird
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1301123
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Vines, Wine and Identity: The Hunter Valley NSW and Changing Australian Taste$105,000

Funding body: Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association

Funding bodyHunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association
Project TeamProfessor John Germov, Dr William Dunstan, Mr Brian McGuigan, Ms Julie Baird
SchemeLinkage Projects partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1301286
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20131 grants / $20,192

Stage One: A Regional World of Wine - The Rise of the Hunter Valley$20,192

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor John Germov, Doctor Julie McIntyre
SchemeLinkage Pilot Research Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1301019
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20111 grants / $9,912

The Australian Wine History Pilot Project$9,912

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor John Germov, Doctor Julie McIntyre
SchemeLinkage Pilot Research Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1100773
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20103 grants / $42,804

ERF Teaching Relief - Plath$24,016

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor John Germov, Associate Professor Debbie Plath
SchemeEquity Research Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG0900098
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Alcohol Use and Harm Minimisation Among Australian University Students ($253,338)$11,789

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamDr Toni Schofield, Dr Jo Lindsay, Dr Fiona Giles, Dr Julie Hepworth, Professor John Germov, Dr Rose Leontini
SchemeLinkage Projects
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000043
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Alcohol Use and Harm Minimisation Among Australian University Students ($253,338)$6,999

Funding body: NSW Health

Funding bodyNSW Health
Project TeamDr Toni Schofield, Dr Jo Lindsay, Dr Fiona Giles, Dr Julie Hepworth, Professor John Germov, Dr Rose Leontini
SchemeLinkage Projects Partner funding
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1100200
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20092 grants / $152,591

Masculinities and violence in Indonesia and India$116,526

Funding body: AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development)

Funding bodyAusAID (Australian Agency for International Development)
Project TeamProfessor Pamela Nilan, Professor John Germov, Dr Alexander Broom
SchemeAusAID Development Research Awards
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189470
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

ERF Teaching Relief - Agllias & Baynham$36,065

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor John Germov, Doctor Kylie Agllias, Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
SchemeEquity Research Fellowship
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189832
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20082 grants / $51,249

CEF admin relief Ferguson$50,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor John Germov, Professor Alison Ferguson
SchemeCareer Enhancement Fellowship for Academic Women
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189256
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Re-Imagining Sociology, TASA 2008 Conference, University of Melbourne, 2/12/2008 - 5/12/2008$1,249

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor John Germov
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189686
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20074 grants / $122,934

Sociology in Australia: A Scoping Study$100,000

The project scoped the key issues facing the discipline of Sociology in the Australian university sector. There has been little disciplinary research or professional activity in the area of quality assurance in Sociology at Australian universities, and limited information is available about the range or extent of teaching practices, graduate attributes and destinations, and employer satisfaction with Sociology teaching. Little is systematically known about the extent and nature of Sociology teaching in Australian universities. This scoping project provides an evidence-based foundation for future investigations and interventions to improve educational quality in the discipline, consistent with the federal Government higher education reform agenda. The project was endorsed by The Australian Sociological Association (TASA), who continue to play a key role in the dissemination of the findings.
Funding body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Funding bodyAustralian Learning and Teaching Council
Project Team
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2008
GNo
Type Of FundingExternal
CategoryEXTE
UONY

Slow Food in Australia: A Sociological Exploration$10,797

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor John Germov, Conjoint Professor Lauren Williams
SchemePilot Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187876
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Surviving First Year Uni: Passing Exams$10,320

An online module that provides a self-paced learning experience for students to develop effective exam skills. The content of the online module expands upon information originally published in the book: Lauren Williams &amp; John Germov, 2001, Surviving First Year Uni, Allen &amp; Unwin, Sydney. Acesss the online module here: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/teaching-and-learning/surviving-first-year-exams/
Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project Team
SchemeFirst Year Experience Project Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNo
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

The Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference, The University of Auckland, New Zealand$1,817

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor John Germov
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187897
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20052 grants / $21,029

Advanced Level Training in Public Health Nutrition project$15,000

Member of the Australian Public Health Nutrition Academic Consortium (APHNAC) and Consultant for the development of an online Masters level postgraduate course on Food Sociology.
Funding body: PHERP

Funding bodyPHERP
Project Team
SchemePublic Health Nutrition Project
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2006
GNo
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Social determinants of weight control strategies and the effects on health status$6,029

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamConjoint Professor Lauren Williams, Professor John Germov
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184629
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20041 grants / $850

The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Annual Conference, 8-11 December 2004$850

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor John Germov
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184560
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20031 grants / $770

The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Annual Conference 3 to 6 December 2003$770

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor John Germov
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183780
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19981 grants / $6,000

Women's Resistance to the Thin Ideal: An Interdisciplinary Study on the Sociology of the Body, Food and Nutrition.$6,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor John Germov, Conjoint Professor Lauren Williams
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0177354
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19971 grants / $8,000

Women's participation in and resistance to the thin ideal: an interdisciplinary study on the sociology of the body, food and nutrition$8,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor John Germov, Conjoint Professor Lauren Williams
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0176591
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

19951 grants / $7,460

Barriers to healthy eating in dieting women$7,460

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor John Germov, Conjoint Professor Lauren Williams
SchemeEnhancement of The Research Skills Base
RoleLead
Funding Start1995
Funding Finish1995
GNoG0175438
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2007The Mental Health Experiences of Early Retired Males in the Hunter Region
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013A Sociological Investigation of Trust in Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2012Obesity is Killing our People: Social Constructions of Obesity and the Impact on the Health and Well-being of Maori and Pacific Island Migrants in Australia
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2011Fa'asinomaga I Nu'u Ese: Samoan Seventh-Day Adventist Identity in Diaspora - Newcastle, Australia
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2011Cultural Rules and Patterning in Food Systems and Nutrition of the Orang Asli Temiar: The Indigenous People of Peninsular Malaysia
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Principal Supervisor
2010Competing Discourses of Female Empowerment for School-Age Girls: Michel Foucault's Analytics of Power as a Theoretical Framework
Studies In Human Society, Faculty of Education and Arts
Co-Supervisor
2009The Slow Food Movement in Australia
Nutrition & Dietetics, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
1998An Exploration of Student Attitudes Towards Obesity - University of Newcastle
Nutrition & Dietetics, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
1997The Influences of Dieting on Dietary Intake in Women
Nutrition & Dietetics, The University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
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News

Prof John Germov

Vines, wine and identity

August 25, 2014

Australians are shifting from beer to wine, and now a University of Newcastle project is set to provide critical insight into what role the Hunter Valley has played in influencing the nation's drinkers to change.

Watermelon by Nick Georgiou

Mining the creative mind

June 24, 2014

On the 24 June 2014 international researchers gathered in Newcastle for the Centre for Literary and Linguistic Computing Beyond Authorship Symposium.

Research Directions 2013/2014

Research Directions 2013/2014

May 16, 2014

The new edition of Research Directions from the Faculty of Education and Arts is now available.

University of Newcastle linguistics in top 100 world-wide

Linguistics breaks into world’s top 100

March 25, 2014

Three Faculty of Education and Arts disciplines have climbed in the most recent QS World University Rankings by Subject list. Linguistics is the star performer, increasing its ranking by 21 places to break the top 100 and rank at 88 in the world.

Stephen Logan

Linguistics, Education and Sociology star in the QS World Rankings

March 18, 2014

If you want to be at the forefront of linguistics study and research in Australia, the University of Newcastle is the place to be.

The Conversation

The rise of Australia as a wine nation

June 5, 2013

By John Germov and Julie McIntyre, University of Newcastle

Think of alcohol in Australian life and you probably think of beer: a "hard-earned thirst" and all that.

Professor John Germov

Position

Pro Vice-Chancellor and UON Convenor, Strategic Planning
PVC Unit - FEDUA
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Sociology and Anthropology

Contact Details

Emailjohn.germov@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 492 16445
Fax(02) 492 17905

Office

RoomSRS22 - Social Science Annex
BuildingSocial Science Annex
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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