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Professor Gabrielle Meagher’s research engages with pressing problems in social policy and the world of work. These themes come together in her research on the way social care services are practised, organised, distributed, experienced and understood by different groups. She works with colleagues in Australia and Sweden to understand how policies to ‘make markets’ in social services are transforming the welfare states in these two countries.

Research interests

Care work, marketization and privatization of social services, Australian and comparative social policy.

External positions

Professor, Stockholm University

1 Oct 201531 Oct 2019

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Sweden Social Sciences
Social Work Medicine & Life Sciences
social work Social Sciences
profit Social Sciences
market Social Sciences
reform Social Sciences
working conditions Social Sciences
privatization Social Sciences

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Projects 2017 2022

Research Outputs 1994 2019

Meeting the social and emotional support needs of older people using aged care services

Meagher, G., Cortis, N., Charlesworth, S. & Taylor, W., 23 Oct 2019, Sydney: Macquarie University, UNSW Sydney, and RMIT University. 92 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportResearch

Open Access

The politics of profit in Swedish welfare services: four decades of Social Democratic ambivalence

Meagher, G. & Szebehely, M., 1 Aug 2019, In : Critical Social Policy. 39, 3, p. 455-476 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

political power
Open Access
cultural relations
living conditions
working conditions
online survey

Nordic eldercare – weak universalism becoming weaker?

Szebehely, M. & Meagher, G., 1 Jul 2018, In : Journal of European Social Policy. 28, 3, p. 294-308 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Private interests and problem frames in social policy reform

Meagher, G. & Wilkins, D. P., 22 Sep 2018, In : Critical approaches to discourse analysis across disciplines. 10, 2, p. 1-29 29 p., 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
system structure