1994 …2020

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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

Affiliated Professor, Stockholms Universitet

1 Jan 202031 Dec 2022

Professor, Stockholm University

1 Oct 201531 Dec 2019

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Research Outputs

Impression management in the market for residential care for children and youth in Sweden

Shanks, E., Lundström, T., Meagher, G., Sallnäs, M. & Wiklund, S., 15 May 2020, In : Social Policy and Administration. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 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 report

    Open Access
    2621 Downloads (Pure)

    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 journalArticle

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    Open Access
  • 406 Downloads (Pure)

    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 journalArticle

  • 20 Citations (Scopus)