Andrew is an urban sociologist whose primary areas of research are urban governance, social policy and homelessness. His work examines the governance of urban 'nuisances' and neighbour disputes, as well as formal responses to homelessness and rough sleeping.

Andrew is currently conducting research into the integration of clinical health and homelessness support services as part of the Evaluation of the Multidisciplinary Street to Home Model, Cairns. He is also investigating the potential for CCTV surveillance and other practices usually associated with the policing of public space to assist people who are homeless by facilitating access to the services that support them.

Andrew's work draws upon, and critically engages with, a range of contemporary sociological theories and approaches including governmentality studies, actor-network theory and assemblage theories. Andrew employs a range of methods to collect and analyse data in his research, including ethnographic methods (interviews, participant observation), policy and other forms of textual analysis and the analysis of administrative datasets.

Research Interests:

  • Urban governance
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Social policy
  • Governmentality and governing practices
  • Institutional and organisational ethnography
  • Publications

    Clarke, Andrew and Parsell, Cameron (2017) Formative Evaluation of Multidisciplinary Street to Home Model: Cairns : Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works

    Clarke, A. (2015). Governing the dieting self: Conducting weight-loss via the internet. Journal of Sociology, 51(3): 657-673.

    Parsell, C., Clarke, A., Cheshire, L. & Spallek, M. (2016). Data to Identify and Address Family Vulnerability: A Scoping Study 2016. Brisbane, QLD, Australia: Department of Housing and Public Works.

    Memmott, P., Greenop, K., Clarke, A., Go-Sam, C., Harvey-Jones, W., Corunna, V. & Western, M. (2012). NATSISS crowding data: What does it assume and how can we challenge the orthodoxy? CAEPR Monograph No. 32, Canberra: Australian National University Press.

    Memmott, P., Greenop, K., Haynes, M., Clarke, A. and Western, M. (2011). The Challenge of Monitoring Regional Indigenous Homelessness. Parity, 24(9): 31-34.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow