I believe in research that solves important real-life problems, and at the same time contributes to the scientific literature, and the policy and program evidence base.  My work addresses current issues spanning the areas of disadvantage, education and employment, with a particular focus on young people.

MY RESEARCH VISION combines LEADING-EDGE THEORETICAL CONCEPTS AND RIGOROUS QUANTITATIVE METHODOLOGY TO PROVIDE answers to high-impact questions of social scientific and policy relevance. 

ISSR Executive
Research Group Leader Education, Employment & Disadvantage

Dr Wojtek Tomaszewski is a Research Group Leader at the Institute for Social Science Research and a Senior Research Fellow in the ARC Centre of Excellence on Families and Children over the Life Course. He holds a BSc and MSc in Mathematics, as well as an MA in Sociology from the University of Warsaw, Poland and a PhD in Social Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Wojtek joined UQ from the National Centre for Social Research in London and has specialist expertise in quantitative research methods and advanced statistical analysis.

Wojtek has a strong research interest in the impact of disadvantage on educational and labour market outcomes in young people. He has undertaken a number of research projects for various departments in the British government, as well as for both State and Commonwealth Government in Australia. He has published in a number of high-profile academic journals, including Journal of Youth Studies, Social Indicators Research, Journal of Sociology and Social Service Review.

Research Interests:

  • Educational disadvantage
  • Employment
  • Poverty and social exclusion
  • Wellbeing
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Methods for statistical analysis of survey data 

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Research Group Leader Education, Employment & Disadvantage

  • BSc, MSc (Maths)
  • MA (Sociology)
  • PhD (Social Sciences)