Mr Joel McGregor

Mr Joel McGregor

Associate Lecturer

School of Humanities and Social Science (Sociology and Anthropology)

Career Summary


Joel Robert McGregor is an Associate Lecturer and PhD candidate in the Cultures and Human Services cluster.  He began his PhD in August 2014 and, shortly after, started working as a sessional academic. He has taught into programs in the School of Humanities Social Sciences, Faculty of Education and Arts and the Open Foundations program, English Language and Foundations Studies Centre since 2015. His teaching experience means that he has knowledge in teaching low SES, Indigenous, mature-aged cohorts, as well as students coming to university from high school.

Joel is currently working towards the completion of his PhD, titled ‘Advanced Liberal Government in Youth Case Management and Diversionary Programs’. The thesis is interdisciplinary and uses the field of governmentality studies to examine the policy and practice frameworks which influence the biographies of at-risk young people. The seeks to make sense of the underlying power relations between the state, the practitioner, and the young person.


  • Bachelor of Social Science (Honours), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Social Science, University of Newcastle


  • Crime
  • Crime and Governance
  • Governance and Social Control
  • Punishment
  • Reintegration
  • Sociology
  • Sociology of Deviance
  • Youth
  • Youth Crime
  • Youth Sociology
  • Youth Transitions

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Associate Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
13/12/2011 - 10/02/2012 Summer Research Scholar University of Queensland
Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR)


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Mallett X, McGregor JR, Finau E, Markulin J, 'Interview with ABC investigative journalist Caro Meldrum-Hanna', Journal of Applied Youth Studies, 2 89-96 (2018)
Co-authors Xanthe Mallett
2018 Macfie T, McGregor JR, 'SHINE for Kids ¿Stand as One¿ mentoring program: The role of mentoring in supporting the transition from a juvenile justice centre to the community', Journal of Applied Youth Studies, 2 83-88 (2018)
2018 McGregor JR, 'Understanding the role of lived experience in the practice of case management', Journal of Applied Youth Studies, 2 3-15 (2018) [C1]
2017 McGregor JR, 'Case management and post-release young people', Journal of Applied Youth Studies, 2 47-60 (2017)
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Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 McGregor JR, 'Post-release becoming of youth who have participated in crime', Crowne Plaza Newcastle (2015)

Mr Joel McGregor


Associate Lecturer
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Sociology and Anthropology

Contact Details

Phone 492 18826
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Room W321
Building Behavioural Sciences Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308