Top of page
Global Site Navigation

School of Psychology and Social Science

Local Section Navigation
You are here:
ECU is currently converting this web content to a more mobile friendly format. If you find the content below is not formatting correctly during this transition please view on desktop browser.
Main Content

Dr Peter Hancock

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 6304 5804, Email: p.hancock@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO4.105
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  6304 5804  
Email: p.hancock@ecu.edu.au   
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO4.105  

 

Current Teaching

  • CSV3111 - Community Development
  • CSV3114 - Social Research and Program Evaluation

Background

  • 1980-1983 NSW Fire Brigade (Fire-fighter)
  • 1984-1993 Truck Driver/Labourer
  • 1998-2000 Lecturer Deakin University – International Development Studies
  • 2000-Present Senior Lecturer Edith Cowan University – Social Sciences

Awards and Recognition

  • 1995 Graduated with ‘Distinction’ BA Social Science
  • 1996 Graduated with First Class Honors

Research Areas and Interests

  • Anthropology
  • Community development
  • Gender and development
  • Program evaluation
  • International development
  • Sociology and social policy
  • Gender and empowerment in Export Processing Zones in developing nations
  • Social program evaluation

Staff Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University .
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours, Curtin University of Technology .

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • The Other Side of Formal Employment: Women who have returned to their villages after Export Processing Zone Employment in Sri Lanka.,  Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade,  AusAID - Australian Development Research Awards,  2013 - 2015,  $540,393.
  • Gender, Status and Empowerment: A study among women who work in Sri Lanka's Export Processing Zones (EPZs),  AusAID,  Grant,  2007 - 2011,  $94,550.
  • Evaluation of the City of Stirling Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Youth, Sport and Leisure Project,  Department of Sport and Recreation WA,  Grant,  2007 - 2009,  $46,933.
  • Evaluation of the Integrated Services Centre (ISC) Pilot Project,  Office of Multicultural Interests WA,  Grant,  2007 - 2009,  $32,124.
  • Evaluation of the same sex domestic abuse group training program,  Same Sex Domestic Abuse Group Incorporated,  Grant,  2006 - 2008,  $4,454.
  • Research of Participation in Organised Sport and Recreation by People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) Backgrounds,  Department of Sport and Recreation WA,  Grant,  2008,  $29,270.
  • Young People's Participation in Communities (Indicators and Performance Measures) - Scoping Study,  National Youth Affairs Research Scheme,  Grant,  2006 - 2007,  $20,000.
  • Leadership, Cohesion and Action,  Peel South West Division of General Practice,  Grant,  2003 - 2006,  $112,961.
  • Evaluation of the Australian Red Cross Commonwealth Carer Respite Centres Older Carers Program,  Australian Red Cross WA,  Grant,  2005,  $961.
  • Evaluation of the Care Respite Centres Managed by the Australian Red Cross.,  Australian Red Cross WA,  Grant,  2003,  $9,090.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Hancock, P., Carastathis, G., Georgiou, J., Oliveira, M., (2014), Women's economic empowerment and formal income:Sri Lankan Export Processing Zones (EPZs) and theirimpact on gender perceptions of empowerment. Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift, online(online), 1-10, London, DOI: 10.1080/00291951.2014.965740.
  • Adusei-Asante, K., Hancock, P., (2013), When Empowerment disempowers: A case study of Ghana's community based rural development projects. Ghana Journal of Development Studies, 9(2), 43-62, Ghana, DOI: 10.4314/gjds.v9i2.3.
  • Hancock, P., Middleton, S., Moore, J., (2012), Gender, globalisation and empowerment, a study of women who work in Sri Lanka's Export Processing Zones. Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation, 6(1), 131-146, London.
  • Hancock, P., Edirisinghe, I., (2012), Inclusion and Empowerment of Export Processing Zone Women in Sri Lanka: Stakeholders Perceptions and Perspectives. Labour and management in development, 13(2012), 1-20, Canberra.
  • Hancock, P., Moore, J., Middleton, S., (2011), A Quantitative Study of Women in Sri Lanka?s Export Processing Zones: Capital accumulation and Social Investment. Labour and management in development, 12(1), 17p..
  • Hancock, P., Cooper, T., Bahn, S., (2009), Co Location Of Services for refugees: An Evaluation Of Pilot Program In Western Australia. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 18(4), 519-538, Philippines.
  • Hancock, P., Middleton, S., Moore, J., (2009), Export Processing Zones (EPZs), globalisation, feminised labour markets and working conditions: A study of Sri Lankan EPZ workers. Labour and management in development, 10(2009), 22p., Sydney, Australia.
  • Hancock, P., (2009), Gender status and empowerment: A study among women who work in a Sri Lankan Export Processing Zone (EPZ). Journal of Developing Societies, 25(4), 393-420, DOI: 10.1177/0169796X0902500401.
  • Georgiou, J., Hancock, P., (2009), Assessing and Improving Quality of Life Indicators and Assessments: a case study of an adult day care centre. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, 4(2), 12-22, Sydney NSW.
  • Hancock, P., Cooper, T., Bahn, S., (2009), Evaluation of a Youth CaLD (Cultural and Linguistically Diverse) Sports Program in Western Australia: Resettling Refugees Using Sport as a Conduit to Integration. Tamara Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, 8(8.2), 159-172, United States.
  • Guilfoyle, A., Hancock, P., (2009), Discourses and Refugees' Social Inclusion: Introduction to Method and Issues. Tamara Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry, 8(8.2), 123-134, United States.
  • Hancock, P., Cooper, T., Bahn, S., (2009), Evaluation of the Integrated Services Pilot Program from Western Australia. Evaluation and Program Planning, 32(3), 238-246, Jonathan A Morell, DOI: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2008.12.001.
  • Georgiou, J., Hancock, P., (2009), Quality of Life Indicators: The objective-subjective inter-relationship that exists within one's place of residence in old age. Asian Social Science, 5(9), 3-20, Canada.

Conference Publications

  • Moore, J., Hancock, P., Middleton, S., (2010), Contributions to Sri Lanka?s development trajectory: economic contributions, empowerment and social inclusion among women workers in export processing zones. TASA 2010 Conference Proceedings: Social Causes, Private Lives, 11p, Sydney, Australia.

Creative Works

  • Hancock, P., Middleton, S., Moore, J., Edirisinghe, I., (2011), Gender, Status and Empowerment: A study among women who work in Sri Lanka?s Export Processing Zones (EPZs) - Final report., Sri Lanka.
  • Hancock, P., Parker, I., Middleton, S., Moore, J., Edirisinghe, I., (2011), Re-thinking Gender, Empowerment and Equity - Policy Brief., Perth, Western Australia.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Employability Of Philippine College And University Graduates In The United States.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Towards Aid Effectiveness: Contested Theories And Concepts: A Case Study Of Ghana's Community-based Rural Development Project.
  • Master of Social Science,  The Political Origins And Development Of Australia's People Smuggling Legislation: Evil Smugglers Or Extreme Rhetoric.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Literacy For Livelihoods: A Case Study Of The Impact Of Formal And Informal Literacy Programs In The Nangi Village, Rural Nepal.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Speaking In Thai, Dreaming In Isan: Thai Television And Emerging Identities Of Lao Isan Youth Living In Northeast Thailand.
Skip to top of page