Mr Joel McGregor

Mr Joel McGregor

Associate Lecturer

Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies (Sociology and Anthropology)

Career Summary

Biography

Joel Robert McGregor is an Associate Lecturer in the English Language and Foundation Studies Centre.  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 has recently completed his PhD, titled 'Case Management in Youth Desistance: A Governmentality Approach’. The thesis seeks to uncover the ways in which case management and diversionary programs come together as a practice that is applied in the youth justice setting. It examines how youth case management and diversionary programs come together through complex relational practices. In particular, the thesis seeks to understand how practitioners do case management through their own subjectivities and the subjectivities that they imagine of their clients. It argues that, in managing ‘problem populations’, practitioners drew upon their personal understandings of young people to undertake their work rather than through the practices for working with post-release young people which were institutionally recognised. 


Qualifications

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

Keywords

  • 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
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Australia
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

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

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)
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Mr Joel McGregor

Positions

Associate Lecturer
Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies
Academic Division

Casual Academic
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Sociology and Anthropology

Contact Details

Email joel.mcgregor@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 492 18826
Link Twitter

Office

Room HO 1.66
Building Humanities Building
Location Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258
Australia
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