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Dr Hossein Adibi


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5949, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO4.104
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5949
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO4.104  


Hossein is a Lecturer in the School of Arts and Humanities.


1978 - 1982 Vice Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences; and Head, Anthropology Division, Institute for Social Research, Tehran University.

Associate Professor, and Head of the Department of Sociology, Tehran University.

1985 – Migrated to Australia

Teaching and research positions held at the following universities:

  • Department of Sociology, Harvard University, Cambridge, U.S.A.
  • Department of Sociology, Flinders University
  • Centre For Near Eastern Studies, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
  • University of South Australia
  • Queensland University of Technology (Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Bachelor of Social Science Degree Course – 2004-2007).

Research Areas and Interests

Research Interests

  • Social Inequality
  • Population and migration
  • Migrants and refugee communities in Australia
  • Social and cultural aspects of health and illness
  • Social impact assessment
  • Poverty and homelessness
  • Iranian society and culture

Current research

  • Iranian Communities in Australia


  • Master of Migration Law & Practice, Griffith University, 2010.
  • Graduate Certificate Australian Migration Law & Practice, Griffith University, 2007.
  • Bachelor of Social Administration, The Flinders University of South Australia, 1992.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, United States of America, 1972.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Adibi, H., (2013), How Iranians view their return migration to Iran. Iran Encountering Globalization: Problems and Prospects, 199-211, Oxford, England, Routledge Curzon, DOI: 10.4324/9780203824085.

Journal Articles

  • Hancock, P., Carastathis, G., Georgiou, J., Adibi, H., (2015), Influences of Education on Gender and Status: A Study of Sri Lankan Export Processing Zone Workers. International Journal of Gender Studies in Developing Societies, 1(2), 157-180, Geneva, Switzerland, Inderscience Publishers.
  • Adibi, H., (2014), mHealth: Its implications within the biomedical and social models of Health - a critical review. Cyber Journals: Multidisciplinary Journals in Science and Technology, 4(2), 16-23, Ontario, Canada, Cyber Journals.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Indigenous Australians And Islam: Spiritual, Cultural, And Political Alliances

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Social Science,  The Story Speaks For Itself: A Thematic Information Analysis Of An Intended Phenomenological Study Of The Lived Experiences Of Spouses And Parents Bereaved By The Death Of Special Forces Members Killed In Combat.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Women In District Assemblies In Ghana: Gender Construction, Resistance And Empowerment.
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