Professor John Germov

Professor John Germov

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education and Arts)

Faculty of Education and Arts (Sociology and Anthropology)

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Social Science led innovation

Professor John Germov brings a sociologist's eye to some of society's most complex problems.

“There’s never been a more important time for social science research,” John says. In a rapidly accelerating era of global change, the role of social scientists in evaluating and understanding human behaviour is an essential ingredient to boosting innovation and prosperity.

“Given all the ‘wicked problems’ that confront the world, you need to have a multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary approach to solving these issues.” There’s currently an intense focus on the promotion of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), but John believes that broadening the acronym to STEAM to include the liberal arts will allow for true innovation.

“The STEM approach assumes that scientific innovations develop in a social vacuum, but in fact, how they’re designed, what problems they’re trying to address and how useful and impactful they are, are all the products of their social context and social determinants,” John asserts.

John explains that if companies aren’t factoring in these issues at the beginning, middle and end of the development process then they’re almost dooming themselves to failure. “It’s likely they’ll have little take-up, ineffective solutions or there will be solutions that have never been developed because they haven’t understood the nature of the problem,” John says.

“Social research can bring solutions to the table – identifying why a product is needed, where it’s needed and its preferred functionality.”

A Weighty issue

When it comes to health research, John believes that social scientists can be the perfect complementary partner to help ensure that research is developed into practice. “Billions of dollars have been spent on medical research into obesity and yet, despite all those billions of dollars we still have a growing weight problem in the western world,” John explains.

“We need to understand the social factors that are impacting on weight gain,” John says. “For example, it could be working unsocial hours, living in an unsafe neighbourhood, poor community infrastructure, and ineffective public policies that underpin problematic food habits and low levels of physical activity. Once we understand the barriers, we can use that insight to work out how to overcome the obstacles.”

As a sociologist, John is fascinated by what influences healthy or unhealthy lifestyles. “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, political, 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. Over his career, John has 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, the rise of the ‘slow food’ movement, changing patterns of alcohol consumption; and how the Australian diet has changed.

Much of this work is reflected in an international book for which he and his research colleague Professor Lauren Williams 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 is 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 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 historian Dr Julie McIntyre on Australia's rise as a nation of wine producers and wine drinkers.

As a passionate educator, John believes in the importance of contributing to public debate and helping to shape the higher education policy agenda.

John’s focus on raising the impact of social sciences is echoed by some of the world’s most innovative businesses. “Companies such as Apple and Google employ social researchers and social scientists to enhance the quality of their overall operations,” John explains.

“Social science offers insights to improve people’s living and working conditions by more effectively capturing not only the problems that need to be addressed, but how they can best be resolved.”


John Germov

Social Science led innovation

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

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Career Summary

Biography

John is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Education and Arts. He has held the university-wide roles of Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), Convenor of Strategic Planning and Convenor of the Future Workforce Portfolio.

He is a member of the University's Enterprise Bargaining team and a management representative on the Academic Staff Consultative Committee (ASCC).

John is a former President of the Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH, 2013-15), past 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).

A Professor of Sociology, John is Director of the Centre for Social Research and Regional Futures (CSRRF). In 2010, he received the prestigious national honour, the Outstanding Service to The Australian Sociological Association Award.

PVC (Education and Arts) Portfolio

As PVC (Education and Arts), John leads the largest Faculty in the University (10 000+ students and 350+ Higher Degree by Research candidates), with a staff profile of 260 (academic and professional staff). The Faculty consists of three Schools: Creative Industries, Education, and Humanities and Social Science.

The Faculty prides itself on providing professionally relevant, socially responsible and industry engaged degree programs that prepare graduates for global citizenship. The Faculty is currently ranked in the QS Top 100 for Education and Sociology. 

PVC (Academic), Strategic Planning and Future Workforce Portfolios

The PVC-A role reports to the DVC-A and is responsible for new academic processes and structures, driving innovation in education, and ensuring programs meet the needs of graduates and employers. 

Previously, John led the development and implementation of a new performance management system, including a performance expectations framework for academic staff and bespoke leadership framework. He established the UON Academy for the professional development, recognition and support of 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. John was also responsible for the development of UON's first Faculty-level Gender Equity Plan.

Research Expertise

John is a sociologist with expertise in mixed methods social research, specialising in the social determinants of health (notably the social origins of food and alcohol habits), public health nutrition policy, interdisciplinary wine studies, and the history of sociology. He has published 21 books, including Canadian editions (2017 & 2012) of his social determinants of health reader, Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology (2014, 5e). Other books include: A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite (2017, 4e), Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society (2015, 3e)Australian Youth (2007), and Histories of Australian Sociology (2005). He is currently working on new editions of Second Opinion and Public Sociology, writing-up the findings of his ARC funded interdisciplinary study of the Australian wine industry, and undertaking empirical research on ethical consumption in Australia.

Teaching Expertise
John's 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 widely cited social determinants of health reader, Second Opinion (5th edition), has been the market-leading Australian book for over 15 years. John co-authored 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, as 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; including the third edition of Get Great Marks for your Essays, Reports and Presentations (Allen & Unwin 2011). 

Collaborations

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

  • Food Sociology: Ethical food consumption and alternative food networks;
  • Wine studies: Social, cultural and historical influences on the production and consumption of wine;
  • 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
  • Sociology of Wine Production & Consumption
  • Workplace Change

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/09/2013 - 24/09/2015 President, DASSH

DASSH is the authoritative body on research, teaching and learning for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities in Australian & NZ universities. DASSH hosts annual conferences, undertakes lobbying and advocacy for its disciplines, makes submissions to government reports and inquiries, and offers professional development opportunities.

Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH)
Australia
1/01/2013 -  Director Centre for Social Research In Energy & Resources
Australia
1/09/2011 - 1/09/2013 Vice-President, DASSH Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH)
Australia
1/03/2011 -  Pro Vice-Chancellor University of Newcastle
Faculty of Education and Arts
Australia
1/06/2010 - 1/03/2011 Deputy Head of Faculty and Professor University of Newcastle
Faculty of Education and Arts
Australia
1/01/2009 - 1/12/2009 DASSH Conference Convenor Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH)
Australia
1/01/2009 - 1/09/2011 Secretary - Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH)
Australia
1/01/2009 - 1/12/2011 Director, Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPSTRANS) University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
1/01/2008 - 1/12/2010 Head of School, School of Humanities and Social Science University of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2006 - 1/12/2007 Deputy Head of School, School of Humanities and Social Science University of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2005 - 1/12/2006 Immediate Past President of TASA The Australian Sociology Association
Australia
1/01/2004 - 1/10/2007 Program Convenor, Bachelor of Social Science + Hons University of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2004 - 1/12/2007 Consumer Representative, FSANZ External Advisory Group Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), External Advisory Group Member
Australia
1/01/2004 - 1/12/2005 Head of Discipline, Sociology & Anthropology University of Newcastle
Australia
1/01/2003 - 1/12/2003 Stephen Crook Memorial Prize for best book in Australian Sociology - Judging Panel Member The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Australia
1/01/2003 - 1/12/2005 Jean Martin Award for best Australian PhD in the Social Sciences - Judging Panel Member The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Australia
1/01/2002 - 1/12/2004 TASA President The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Australia
1/01/2002 - 1/05/2007 Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia
1/01/2002 - 1/12/2009 Editorial Board Journal of Sociology
Australia
1/01/2002 - 1/12/2006 Executive Board International Sociological Association (ISA)
Australia
1/01/2000 - 1/04/2000 Conference 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 - 1/12/2001 TASA Vice President The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Australia
1/01/1996 - 1/12/2005 TASA Web Editor The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Australia
1/01/1995 - 1/12/1995 TASA Conference Convenor The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Australia
1/02/1993 - 1/12/2001 Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/10/2010 - 1/12/2011 TASA 2011 Conference Organising Committee Member The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Australia
1/01/2000 -  Membership - BSA Sociology of Food Group BSA Sociology of Food Group
Australia
1/01/1998 - 1/07/2002 Member, 2002 World Congress of Sociology Local Organising Committee International Sociology Association
Australia
1/01/1998 -  Membership - ASA Medical Sociology Section ASA 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 Group BSA 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 - 1/12/1998 TASA Executive Committee Member The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Australia
1/01/1994 -  Membership - The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Australia

Awards

Recognition

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

Invitations

Keynote Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2004 Australian 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.
2003 The 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.
2002 Welcome Address
Organisation: International Sociological Association (ISA) Description: Delivered to the XV World Congress of Sociology, Brisbane, July 7-13.
2001 The 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

Year Title / Rationale
2004 Roundtable 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.
2004 Sociology and Public Health
Organisation: Menzies School of Public Health Description: Delivery of Short Course to Masters of Public Health students, based on my health sociology expertise.

Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2013 Teaching Sociology: 21st Century Challenges
Organisation: TASA Annual Conference Description: Teachng Sociology Panel
2013 Sociology and the Impact Agenda (Plenary Address: Reflections, Intersections and Aspirations)
Organisation: TASA Annual Conference Description: Plenary celebrating the 50th anniversary of TASA.
2012 Time and Food Symposium: Slow Time, Slow Food
Organisation: International Congress of Dietetics
2012 Energising the Social: The Social Elements of Energy and Resources
Organisation: NIER Innovation Symposium, Australian Academy of Science
2012 Performance Management
Organisation: DASSH Annual Conference Description: Panel Chair & Presenter
2012 Slow 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
2012 Sociological Futures
Organisation: TASA Annual Conference Description: Discussant for the Sociology and the Changing University Sector Panel
2007 Social 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.
2005 Food 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.
2005 Social 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.
2004 The 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.
2003 Publish 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.
2003 The History of TASA and Australian Sociology
Organisation: TASA Description: Plenary Convenor and presenter, TASA 2003 Conference, University of New England, Armidale December 4-6.
2003 The 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.
2002 The 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.
2002 Welcome 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 (21 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Germov J, Williams L, A Sociology of Food & Nutrition: The Social Appetite, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne (2017)
2016 Germov J, Hornosty J, Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology (Second Canadian Edition), Oxford Univerity Press (Canada), Don Mills Ontario Canada (2016)
2015 Germov John and Poole Marilyn, Public sociology: an introduction to Australian society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest (NSW), 564 (2015) [A4]
2014 Germov J, Second Opinion, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, 530 (2014) [A3]
2012 Germov JB, Hornosty J, Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology. Canadian Edition, Oxford University Press, Ontario, Canada, 416 (2012) [A3]
2011 Germov JB, Get Great Marks for your Essays, Reports, and Presentations, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW, 166 (2011) [A4]
2011 Germov JB, Poole M, Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW, 536 (2011) [A4]
2009 Germov JB, Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC, 564 (2009) [A3]
2008 Germov JB, Williams LT, A Sociology of Food & Nutrition: The Social Appetite, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC, 425 (2008) [A3]
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2007 Nilan PM, Julian R, Germov JB, Australian Youth: Social and Cultural Issues, Pearson Education Australia, Frenchs Forest, NSW, 272 (2007) [A2]
Co-authors Pamela Nilan
2007 Germov JB, Poole M, Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, 528 (2007) [A3]
2005 Germov JB, Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic., Australia ; New York, 513 (2005) [A3]
2005 Germov JB, McGee TR, Histories of Australian Sociology, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, VIC, 439 (2005) [A3]
2004 Germov JB, Williams LT, A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite, Oxford University Press, South Mebourne, 459 (2004) [A3]
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2002 Germov JB, Second Opinion Teaching Resource Manual 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 44 (2002) [A4]
2002 Germov J, Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, 2nd ed, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 478 (2002)
2001 Williams LT, Germov J, Surviving first year Uni, Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 162 (2001) [A2]
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2000 Germov JB, Get Great Marks for Your Essays, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 163 (2000) [A4]
1999 Germov JB, Williams L, A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 322 (1999) [A3]
Co-authors Lauren Williams
1999 Germov JB, Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Revised edition, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 397 (1999) [A4]
1999 Williams LT, Germov J, Get great information fast, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 162 (1999) [A2]
Co-authors Lauren Williams
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Chapter (89 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Williams L, Germov J, 'Gender, Food and the Body', A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite, Oxford University Press, Melbourne (Victoria) Australia 232-258 (2017)
2017 Germov J, Williams L, 'Exploring the Social Appetite: A Sociology of Food and Nutrition', A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite, Oxford University Press, Melbourne (Victoria) Australia 3-18 (2017)
2017 McIntyre J, Germov J, 'The Changing Global Taste for Wine: An Historical Sociological Perspective', A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite, Oxford University Press, Melbourne (Victoria) Australia 202-218 (2017)
Co-authors Julie Mcintyre
2017 Germov J, Williams L, 'Food, Class and Identity', A Sociology of Food and Nutrition: The Social Appetite, Oxford University Press, Melbourne (Victoria) Australia 187-201 (2017)
2016 Cushing NE, 'Cheaper and more plentiful than in England¿: A History of Australian food', The Social Appetite: Sociology of Food, Oxford University Press, Oxford (2016)
Co-authors Nancy Cushing
2015 Germov JB, 'Writing a sociology essay', Public sociology: an introduction to Australian society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest (NSW), Australia 520-534 (2015) [B2]
2015 Germov JB, 'A sociological toolkit', Public sociology: An introduction to Australian society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest (NSW), Australia 506-519 (2015) [B2]
2015 Germov JB, 'Threshold learning outcomes for sociology', Public sociology: an introduction to Australian society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest (NSW), Australia 535-538 (2015) [B2]
2015 Germov JB, Marilyn Poole, 'The sociological gaze: linking private lives to public issues', Public sociology: an introduction to Australian society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest (NSW), Australia 2-20 (2015) [B2]
2015 Marilyn Poole, Germov JB, 'The social determinants of health and illness', Public sociology: an introduction to Australian society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest (NSW), Australia 352-369 (2015) [B2]
2015 Marilyn Poole, Germov JB, 'Contemporary sociological theorists and theories', Public sociology: an introduction to Australian society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest (NSW), Australia 39-68 (2015) [B2]
2015 Maria Freij, Germov JB, 'A sociology of licit and illicit drugs', Public sociology: an introduction to Australian society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest (NSW), Australia 204-226 (2015) [B2]
Co-authors Maria Freij
2015 Germov JB, 'Working 24/7: the new work ethic', Public sociology: an introduction to Australian society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest (NSW), Australia 421-445 (2015) [B2]
2015 Maria Freij, 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), Australia 394-420 (2015) [B2]
Co-authors Maria Freij
2015 Marilyn Poole, Germov JB, 'Sociological foundations: early theorists and theories', Public sociology: an introduction to Australian society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest (NSW), Australia 21-38 (2015) [B2]
2014 Germov J, Freij M, 'Media and Health: Moral Panics, Miracles, and Medicalisation', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne (Vic): Australia 337-356 (2014) [B2]
Co-authors Maria Freij
2014 Broom D, Freij MHG, Germov J, 'Gendered Health', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne (Vic): Australia 122-147 (2014) [B2]
Co-authors Maria Freij
2014 Freij 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 (Vic): Australia 280-297 (2014) [B2]
Co-authors Maria Freij
2014 Williams L, 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): Australia 207-224 (2014) [B2]
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2014 Germov JB, 'The Class Origins of Health Inequality', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford Univeristy Press, South Melbourne (Vic): Australia 81-103 (2014) [B2]
2014 Germov JB, Maria Freij, Katy Richmond, 'A Sociology of Health Promotion', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne (Vic): Australia 464-484 (2014) [B2]
2014 Broom A, Germov JB, 'Global Public Health', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne (Vic): Australia 63-80 (2014) [B2]
2014 Germov JB, 'Imagining Health Problems as Social Issues', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne (Vic): Australia 5-22 (2014) [B2]
2014 Germov JB, 'Challenges to Medical Dominance', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne (Vic): Australia 388-408 (2014) [B2]
2014 Germov JB, 'Theorising Health: Major Theoretical Perspectives in Health Sociology', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne (Vic): Australia 23-39 (2014) [B2]
2014 Germov J, Freij M, 'Media and Health: Moral Panics, Miracles, and Medicalisation', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne (Vic): Australia 337-356 (2014) [B2]
Co-authors Maria Freij
2014 Broom D, Freij MHG, Germov J, 'Gendered Health', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne (Vic): Australia 122-147 (2014) [B2]
Co-authors Maria Freij
2013 McIntyre 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-authors Julie Mcintyre
2012 Germov 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]
2012 Germov 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]
2012 Germov 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]
2012 Germov 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]
2012 Germov JB, 'Food', Sociology: Antipodean Perspectives, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic 317-320 (2012) [B2]
2011 Freij 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-authors Maria Freij
2011 Poole 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]
2011 Germov 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]
2011 Germov JB, 'Working 24/7: The new work ethic', Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW 397-420 (2011) [B2]
2011 Poole M, Germov JB, 'Contemporary sociological theorists and theories', Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW 37-64 (2011) [B2]
2010 Germov 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]
2009 Broom A, Germov JB, 'Global public health', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC 65-84 (2009) [B2]
2009 Germov JB, 'Challenges to medical dominance', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC 392-415 (2009) [B2]
2009 Germov JB, 'The class origins of health inequality', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC 85-110 (2009) [B2]
2009 Germov 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]
2009 Germov JB, 'Imagining health problems as social issues', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC 3-24 (2009) [B2]
2009 Germov 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-authors Maria Freij
2009 Richmond 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]
2009 Williams 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-authors Lauren Williams
2008 Germov JB, 'Food, class and identity', A Sociology of Food & Nutrition: The Social Appetite, Oxford University Press, Oxford 264-280 (2008) [B1]
2008 Lawrence 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]
2008 Williams 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-authors Lauren Williams
2008 Germov 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-authors Lauren Williams
2007 Germov 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]
2007 Poole M, Germov JB, 'Sociological foundations: Early theorists and theories', Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest 21-39 (2007) [B2]
2007 Poole 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]
2007 Germov JB, 'The new work ethic', Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest 363-386 (2007) [B2]
2007 Germov JB, 'A sociological toolkit', Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest 471-483 (2007) [B2]
2007 Germov JB, 'Writing a sociological essay', Public Sociology: An Introduction to Australian Society, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest 485-499 (2007) [B2]
2006 Germov 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]
2006 Germov JB, 'Food', Sociology: Place, Time and Division, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne 254-258 (2006) [B2]
2005 Germov JB, 'Imagining Health Problems as Social Issues', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne 3-27 (2005) [B2]
2005 Germov 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]
2005 Germov JB, 'Class, Health Inequality, and Social Justice', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne 67-94 (2005) [B2]
2005 Richmond K, Germov JB, 'Health Promotion Dilemmas', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, Oxford 208-228 (2005) [B1]
2005 Germov JB, 'Challenges to Medical Dominance', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne 290-313 (2005) [B2]
2005 Germov JB, 'Health Sociology and Your Sociological Imagination', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne 414-418 (2005) [B2]
2005 Skrbis 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]
2005 Germov JB, McGee TR, 'Australian Sociology: Recent Trends and Prospects', Histories of Australian sociology, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Victoria 355-386 (2005) [B1]
2005 McGee TR, Germov JB, 'Researching the History of Australian Sociology', Histories of Australian sociology, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Victoria 429-438 (2005) [B1]
2005 Williams 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-authors Lauren Williams
2004 Germov 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]
2004 Germov 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-authors Lauren Williams
2004 Williams 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-authors Lauren Williams
2004 Lawrence 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]
2004 Crotty P, Germov JB, 'Food and Class', A sociology of food & nutrition the social appetite, Oxford University Press, Victoria 241-262 (2004) [B1]
2004 Germov 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-authors Lauren Williams
2002 Germov JB, 'Imagining Health Problems as Social Issues', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria 3-27 (2002) [B2]
2002 Germov 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]
2002 Germov JB, 'Class, Health Inequality, and Social Justice', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria 67-94 (2002) [B2]
2002 Germov JB, 'Challenges to Medical Dominance', Second Opinion: An introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria 283-305 (2002) [B2]
2002 Germov JB, 'Health Sociology and your Sociological Immagination', Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Victoria 407-412 (2002) [B2]
1999 Germov 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-authors Lauren Williams
1999 Germov 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-authors Lauren Williams
1999 Lawrence 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]
1999 Williams 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-authors Lauren Williams
1999 Germov JB, Williams L, 'Dieting women: self-surveillance and the body panopticon', Weighty Issues: Fatness and Thinness as Social Problems, Aldine de Gruyter, New York 260-260 (1999) [B1]
Co-authors Lauren Williams
1998 Germov JB, 'Imagining health problems as Social Issues', Second Opinion: An introduction to health sociology, Oxford University Press, Melbourne 3-19 (1998) [B1]
1998 Germov JB, 'Class, Health Inequality and Social Justice', Second Opinion: An introduction to health sociology, Oxford University Press, Melbourne 20-38 (1998) [B1]
1998 Germov JB, 'Challenges to Medical Dominance', Second Opinion: An introduction to health sociology, Oxford University press, Melbourne 230-248 (1998) [B1]
1998 Germov 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 (62 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Guillaumier A, Bonevski B, Paul C, Wiggers J, Germov J, Mitchell D, Bunch D, 'Australian university smoke-free policy implementation: A staff and student survey', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 28 165-169 (2017) [C1]

Issue addressed Universities represent important settings for the implementation of public health initiatives such as smoke-free policies. The study aimed to assess staff and stud... [more]

Issue addressed Universities represent important settings for the implementation of public health initiatives such as smoke-free policies. The study aimed to assess staff and student attitudes towards policy enforcement and compliance as well as the acceptability of the provision of cessation support in this setting. Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted following the introduction of a designated-areas partial smoke-free policy at two campuses of one Australian university in 2014. Staff (n=533) and students (n=3060) completed separate online surveys assessing attitudes towards smoke-free policy enforcement and compliance, and acceptability of university-provided cessation support. Results Students held significantly stronger beliefs than staff that the smoke-free policy required staff enforcement (69% vs 60%) and violation penalties (67% vs 60%; both P's < 0.01); however, most staff (66%) did not believe enforcement was part of their role. Only 55% of student smokers were aware that the university provided any cessation support. 'Free or cheap nicotine replacement therapy' (65%) and 'free stop smoking counselling service' (60%) were the most popular strategies student smokers thought the university should provide. Conclusions University staff and students hold conflicting views over the need for policy enforcement and who is responsible for enforcement roles. Students view the university as an acceptable setting for the provision of smoking cessation support. So what? Where staff are expected to enforce smoke-free policies, specific education and training should be provided. Ongoing monitoring of compliance and enforcement behaviour appears necessary to avoid the pervasive kind of non-compliance to smoke-free policies that have been seen in other settings.

DOI 10.1071/HE16063
Co-authors Billie Bonevski, John Wiggers, Chris Paul
2016 Hepworth, Julie, McVittie C, Schofield T, Lindsay J, Leontini R, Germov J, '"Just Choose the Easy Option": Students' Talk about Alcohol Use and Social Influence (vol 19, pg 251, 2016)', JOURNAL OF YOUTH STUDIES, 19 (2016)
DOI 10.1080/13676261.2015.1095765
2016 Abdullah SZS, Nilan PM, Germov J, 'Postpartum dietary restrictions and taboos among Indigenous Temiar Women in the Peninsular Malaysia: a qualitative study', Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, 22 207-218 (2016) [C1]
Co-authors Pamela Nilan
2016 Hepworth J, McVittie C, Schofield T, Lindsay J, Leontini R, Germov J, ''Just choose the easy option': students talk about alcohol use and social influence', Journal of Youth Studies, 19 251-268 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/13676261.2015.1059928
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2015 Plotnikoff RC, Collins CE, Williams R, Germov J, Callister R, 'Effectiveness of interventions targeting health behaviors in University and College staff: A systematic review', American Journal of Health Promotion, 29 e169-e187 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.4278/ajhp.130619-LIT-313
Citations Scopus - 3
Co-authors Robin Callister, Ron Plotnikoff, Clare Collins
2015 Leontini R, Schofield T, Lindsay J, Brown R, Hepworth J, Germov J, '"Social stuff" and institutional micro-processes: Alcohol use by students in Australian University residential colleges.', Contemporary Drug Problems, 42 171-187 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/0091450915580970
2015 Robertson M, Germov J, 'Bringing the budget back into academic work allocation models: A management perspective', Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 37 507-518 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/1360080X.2015.1079398
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
2015 Williams LT, Germov J, Fuller S, Freij M, 'A taste of ethical consumption at a slow food festival', Appetite, 91 321-328 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. This paper examines the motives and experiences of attendees at a Slow Food festival to gain an understanding of how people engage with ethical consumer proj... [more]

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. This paper examines the motives and experiences of attendees at a Slow Food festival to gain an understanding of how people engage with ethical consumer projects. Slow Food is a global social movement aimed at promoting food that is regionally, ethically, and sustainably produced, and convivially consumed. The movement uses culinary tourist events, such as food festivals and farmers' markets, to promote its philosophy and attract new members. There have been no empirical studies of ethical consumption using a Slow Food event as a case study. This study uses an ethnographic approach and a framework of virtue ethics to explore the views of people attending a major Slow Food festival in the city of Melbourne, Australia. Semi-structured interviews were conducted in situ with 33 participants (19 consumers and 14 stallholders) to discover their rationales for attending the festival, and their perspectives on ethical consumption. Transcripts were coded and thematically analysed, resulting in three themes reflecting varying degrees of public virtues (altruistic motivations) and private virtues (personal wellbeing): the quest for virtuous lifestyles through ethical consumption, the importance of co-production, and the challenges of putting ethical consumer projects like Slow Food into daily practice. The findings reveal the manner in which virtue ethics affects foodways and highlights the contingent and challenging nature of practising ethical eating.

DOI 10.1016/j.appet.2015.04.066
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Maria Freij, Lauren Williams
2015 Plotnikoff 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) [C1]

© 2015 Plotnikoff et al.; licensee BioMed Central. To examine the effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving physical activity, diet, and/or weight-related behaviors among... [more]

© 2015 Plotnikoff et al.; licensee BioMed Central. 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.

DOI 10.1186/s12966-015-0203-7
Citations Scopus - 28Web of Science - 31
Co-authors Sarah Kennedy, Sarah Costigan, Robin Callister, Jennifer Allen, Ron Plotnikoff, Melinda Hutchesson, Clare Collins
2015 Crawford T, Germov J, 'Using workforce strategy to address academic casualisation: A University of Newcastle case study', Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 37 534-544 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/1360080X.2015.1079394
2014 Nilan 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.

DOI 10.1177/1077801214543383
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Pamela Nilan
2014 Demartoto 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.

DOI 10.1007/s11417-013-9180-4
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Pamela Nilan
2012 Sharifah 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.

Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Pamela Nilan
2011 Williams 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.appet.2011.02.009
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 10
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2011 Germov 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]
DOI 10.1177/1440783310369021
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 9
Co-authors Maria Freij, Lauren Williams
2010 Allen MP, Germov JB, 'Judging taste and creating value. The cultural consecration of Australian wines', Journal of Sociology, 47 35-51 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1440783310380988
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
2008 Nilan 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-authors Pamela Nilan
2007 Williams 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]
DOI 10.1038/sj.ijo.0803550
Citations Scopus - 42Web of Science - 41
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2005 Germov JB, 'Managerialism in the Australian public health sector: towards the hyper-rationalisation of professional bureaucracies', Sociology of Health and Illness, 27 738-758 (2005) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9566.2005.00472.x
Citations Scopus - 36Web of Science - 32
2005 Germov JB, Williams LT, 'The Social Origins of Obesity', Issues, 72 6-7 (2005) [C2]
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2004 Germov JB, 'Letter from the President', Newsletter of the Australian Sociological Association inc, 16 1-2 (2004) [C3]
2004 Germov 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]
2004 Germov JB, 'On the everyday life of a significant sociologist The life-work of Stephen Crook', Journal of Sociology, 40 205-211 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1440783304045796
2004 Skrbis Z, Germov JB, 'The most influential books in Australian sociology (MIBAS), 1963-2003', Journal of Sociology, 40 283-303 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1177/1440783304046282
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2
2004 Germov JB, 'A symposium on the life and work of Stephen Crook: introduction', Journal of Sociology, 40 203-204 (2004) [C3]
2003 Germov J, 'Presidential address, TASA Conference 2000 - Introduction', JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 39 5-5 (2003)
DOI 10.1177/0004869003039001010
2003 Germov J, 'The changing chicken: Chooks, cooks and culinary culture', JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 39 317-318 (2003)
DOI 10.1177/00048690030393009
2003 Germov JB, 'The Changing Chicken: Chooks Cooks and the Culinary Culture (Book Review)', Journal of Sociology, 39 317-318 (2003) [C3]
2003 Germov JB, 'Presidential Address TASA Conference', Journal of Sociology, 39 5-7 (2003) [C3]
2003 Germov JB, 'Letter from the President', NEXUS - Newsletter of the Sociological Association Inc, 15 2 (2003) [C3]
2002 Germov JB, 'President's Report', Nexus: Newsletter of The Australian Sociological Association, 14, 3, October 1 (p. 3) (2002) [C3]
2002 Germov JB, 'Letter from the President', Nexus: Newsletter of The Australian Sociological Association, 14, 2, June 1-2 (2002) [C3]
2002 Germov JB, 'Letter from the President', Nexus: Newsletter of The Australian Sociological Association, 14, 1, February 1-2 (2002) [C3]
2002 Germov JB, 'Vale Stephen Crook', Nexus: Newsletter of The Australian Sociological Association, 14, 3, October 1 (p 11) (2002) [C3]
2001 Germov JB, 'Food, Meaning and Morals (by John Coveney) (Book review)', Journal of Sociology, 37 425-426 (2001) [C3]
2001 Germov JB, 'Vice President's Report', Nexus: Newsletter of the The Australian Sociological Association, 13, No 1 3-4 (2001) [C3]
2001 Germov JB, 'Vice President's Report 2', Nexus: Newsletter of the The Australian Sociological Association, 13, No 2 5 (2001) [C3]
2001 Germov JB, 'Web short-cuts for sociologists', Nexus: Newsletter of the The Australian Sociological Association, 13, No 2 5 (2001) [C3]
2000 Germov J, 'Qualitative research in health: An introduction', JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 36 395-396 (2000)
2000 Germov JB, 'Qualitative Research in health: An Introduction [Book review]', Journal of Sociology, 36 395-396 (2000) [C3]
2000 Germov J, 'The Nation's Diet: the social science of food choice.', SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH & ILLNESS, 22 137-138 (2000)
2000 Germov JB, 'The Nation's Diet [Book review]', Sociology of Health & Illness, 22 137-138 (2000) [C3]
2000 Germov JB, 'Food, Meaning and Morals [Book review]', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 24 646 (2000) [C3]
1999 Germov J, 'States of health: Health and illness in Australia, 3rd edition', JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 35 243-243 (1999)
DOI 10.1177/144078339903500219
1999 Germov J, 'Unmasking the masculine: 'Men' and 'identity' in a sceptical age', JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 35 389-390 (1999)
DOI 10.1177/144078339903500318
1999 Germov JB, 'Sex and Medicine: Gender, Power and Authority in the Medical Profession (book review)', Australian Journal of Political Science, 34 134-135 (1999) [C3]
1999 Germov JB, 'Unmasking the Masculine: Men and Identity in a Sceptical age (book review)', Journal of Sociology, 35 389-390 (1999) [C3]
1999 Germov JB, 'States of Health: Health and Illness in Australia (book review)', Journal of Sociology, 35 243 (1999) [C3]
1999 Germov JB, 'Introduction to Australian Public Policy (book review)', Journal of Sociology, 35 381-382 (1999) [C3]
1998 Germov J, 'The public health researcher: A methodological guide', JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY, 34 338-339 (1998)
DOI 10.1177/144078339803400315
1998 Germov JB, 'Selected Practical Problems in Health and Social Research (book review)', Australian Health Review, 21 150-151 (1998) [C3]
1998 Germov JB, 'Managing together: Consultation and participation in the workplace (book review)', Journal of Sociology, 34 209-211 (1998) [C3]
1998 Germov JB, 'The Public Health Researcher: A Methodological Guide (book review)', Journal of Sociology, 34 338-339 (1998) [C3]
1997 Germov J, 'Whetting the appetite: a taste of the sociology of food and nutrition', Annual Review of Health Social Science, 7 35-46 (1997)
DOI 10.5172/hesr.1997.7.1.35
1996 Germov J, Williams L, 'The sexual division of dieting: Women's voices', SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW, 44 630-647 (1996)
Citations Scopus - 26Web of Science - 15
Co-authors Lauren Williams
1996 Germov J, 'The making of Medibank - Scotton,RB, Macdonald,CR', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ISSUES, 31 231-233 (1996)
1996 Germov J, Williams L, 'The epidemic of dieting women: The need for a sociological approach to food and nutrition', APPETITE, 27 97-108 (1996)
DOI 10.1006/appe.1996.0038
Citations Scopus - 54Web of Science - 38
Co-authors Lauren Williams
1995 Germov J, 'Medi-fraud, managerialism and the decline of medical autonomy: Deprofessionalisation and proletarianisation reconsidered', Journal of Sociology, 31 51-66 (1995)

Medi-fraud remains a significant drain on the resources of the health system in Australia, despite the monitoring of doctor practices via Medicare. Federal and state governments h... [more]

Medi-fraud remains a significant drain on the resources of the health system in Australia, despite the monitoring of doctor practices via Medicare. Federal and state governments have been unwilling to address the systemic causes of medi-fraud. However, the rise of managerialism and the consequent influence of economic rationalism over health policy is resulting in the medical system coming under scrutiny as hospital administrators search for cost containment. The required quantification of hospital practices and the introduction of competition principles into the public health sector have the potential to curtail medical autonomy and combat medi-fraud. Whilst such reforms may combat medi-fraud, they consequently may undermine the access and equity tenets of universal health insurance and result in the ultimate demise of Medicare itself. © 1995, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

DOI 10.1177/144078339503100305
Citations Scopus - 8
1995 GERMOV J, 'DUTY OF DISCLOSURE - MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE AND NEW PATIENT RIGHTS', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ISSUES, 30 95-98 (1995)
1995 GERMOV 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)
1994 Germov J, 'What to do with the working class? Towards a cultural critique of the curriculum', Curriculum Perspectives, 14 1-10 (1994)
1994 GERMOV J, 'MEDIFRAUD - A SYSTEMIC INFECTION UNTREATED', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ISSUES, 29 301-304 (1994)
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Review (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2002 Germov JB, 'Understanding health inequalities', Health Sociology Review (2002) [D1]

Conference (19 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Germov J, 'Beyond 'Two Cultures': The Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (ASSH) Engagement with the Innovation and Impact Agenda', Hobart, Tasmania (2017)
2017 Germov J, '¿Terroir, Technology and Tradition¿: Contemporary Wine Since Globalization', Newcastle (Australia) (2017)
2011 Germov 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]
2011 McGee 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]
2011 Schofield 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]
2010 McGee T, Germov JB, Najman JM, Rosa Alati R, 'Alcohol consumption by Australian university students', 2010 TASA Conference. List of Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2010) [E3]
2010 Germov 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-authors Lauren Williams, Maria Freij
2010 Germov 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]
2010 Williams 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-authors Lauren Williams, Maria Freij
2009 Williams 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-authors Lauren Williams
2009 Nilan 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-authors Pamela Nilan
2009 McGee 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]
2008 Williams 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-authors Lauren Williams
2008 Germov JB, Williams LT, 'A qualitative study of slow food in Australia', Re-imagining Sociology, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E1]
Co-authors Lauren Williams
2002 Germov 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]
2002 Germov JB, 'Clinical governance, Teamwork and the decline of professional autonomy', Sociology and the Antipodes: Gateways, Frontiers nd Trajectories, Queensland University of Technology (2002) [E3]
2002 Germov 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]
2000 Germov 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]
2000 Germov 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Marshall 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 grants 22
Total funding $718,702

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20142 grants / $274,911

Vines, Wine and Identity: The Hunter Valley NSW and Changing Australian Taste$179,456

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Germov, Dr William Dunstan, Mr Brian McGuigan, Ms Julie Baird
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1301123
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Vines, Wine and Identity: The Hunter Valley NSW and Changing Australian Taste$95,455

Funding body: Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association

Funding body Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association
Project Team Professor John Germov, Dr William Dunstan, Mr Brian McGuigan, Ms Julie Baird
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1301286
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Germov, Doctor Julie McIntyre
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301019
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $9,912

The Australian Wine History Pilot Project$9,912

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Germov, Doctor Julie McIntyre
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100773
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20103 grants / $42,804

ERF Teaching Relief - Plath$24,016

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Germov, Associate Professor Debbie Plath
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0900098
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Dr Toni Schofield, Dr Jo Lindsay, Dr Fiona Giles, Dr Julie Hepworth, Professor John Germov, Dr Rose Leontini
Scheme Linkage Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1000043
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body: NSW Ministry of Health

Funding body NSW Ministry of Health
Project Team Dr Toni Schofield, Dr Jo Lindsay, Dr Fiona Giles, Dr Julie Hepworth, Professor John Germov, Dr Rose Leontini
Scheme Linkage Projects Partner Funding
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100200
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

20092 grants / $152,591

Masculinities and violence in Indonesia and India$116,526

Funding body: AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development)

Funding body AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development)
Project Team Professor Pamela Nilan, Professor John Germov, Dr Alexander Broom
Scheme AusAID Development Research Awards
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0189470
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

ERF Teaching Relief - Agllias & Baynham$36,065

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Germov, Doctor Kylie Agllias, Doctor Elizabeth Baynham
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189832
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20082 grants / $51,249

CEF admin relief Ferguson$50,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Germov, Professor Alison Ferguson
Scheme Career Enhancement Fellowship for Academic Women
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189256
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Germov
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189686
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body Australian Learning and Teaching Council
Project Team

Dr Helen Marshall (Project Leader - RMIT), A/Prof John Germov & Ms Eileen Clark (La Trobe)

Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Germov, Conjoint Professor Lauren Williams
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187876
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 & John Germov, 2001, Surviving First Year Uni, Allen & 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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team

John Germov and Lauren Williams

Scheme First Year Experience Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON N

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Germov
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187897
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body PHERP
Project Team

John Germov

Scheme Public Health Nutrition Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON N

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Conjoint Professor Lauren Williams, Professor John Germov
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184629
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20041 grants / $850

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Germov
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184560
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20031 grants / $770

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Germov
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183780
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Germov, Conjoint Professor Lauren Williams
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177354
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor John Germov, Conjoint Professor Lauren Williams
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0176591
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

19951 grants / $7,460

Barriers to healthy eating in dieting women$7,460

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor John Germov, Conjoint Professor Lauren Williams
Scheme Enhancement of The Research Skills Base
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0175438
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed9
Current1

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.2

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2016 PhD A History of Transmissions in Skills, Technology and Plant Stock between France and Australia PhD (History), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2016 PhD Experiences of Men in Regional Australia who Retire Early: A Life Course Study PhD (Sociology & Anthropology), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD A Sociological Investigation of Trust in Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use PhD (Sociology & Anthropology), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2012 PhD Obesity 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 PhD (Sociology & Anthropology), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2011 PhD Fa'asinomaga I Nu'u Ese: Samoan Seventh-Day Adventist Identity in Diaspora - Newcastle, Australia PhD (Sociology & Anthropology), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD Cultural Rules and Patterning in Food Systems and Nutrition of the Orang Asli Temiar: The Indigenous People of Peninsular Malaysia PhD (Sociology & Anthropology), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Competing Discourses of Female Empowerment for School-Age Girls: Michel Foucault's Analytics of Power as a Theoretical Framework PhD (Sociology & Anthropology), Faculty of Education and Arts, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2009 Honours The Slow Food Movement in Australia Nutrition & Dietetics, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
1998 Honours An Exploration of Student Attitudes Towards Obesity - University of Newcastle Nutrition & Dietetics, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
1997 Honours The Influences of Dieting on Dietary Intake in Women Nutrition & Dietetics, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 30
United Kingdom 3
Indonesia 2
Canada 1
Ireland 1
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News

UON Academy leads change in supporting sessional academics

May 18, 2017

The UON Academy continues to gain traction as a pioneering initiative for developing, supporting and engaging sessional academic staff.

Worlds in a Wineglass conference

UON Wine Studies holds international conference

April 22, 2016

The University of Newcastle’s Wine Studies Research Network (WSRN) will host an international conference in collaboration with the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies at King’s College London, 9 to 10 May 2016.

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.

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 (Education and Arts) and (Academic)
PVC Unit - FEDUA
Office PVC - Education and Arts
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Sociology and Anthropology

Contact Details

Email john.germov@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 492 16445
Fax (02) 492 17905
Link Research and Innovation Cluster

Office

Room W.355
Building Behavioural Sciences Building (W)
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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