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Dr Hossein Adibi


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)

Journal Articles

  • Adibi, H., (2020), The Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme and People with Disabilities from CALD Backgrounds. International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare, 9(3), 1-23, DOI: 10.4018/IJRQEH.2020070101.
  • Adusei-Asante, K., Adibi, H., (2018), The ‘Culturally and Linguistically Diverse’ (CALD) label: A critique using African migrants as exemplar. Australasian Review of African Studies, 39(2), 74-94, DOI: 10.22160/22035184/ARAS-2018-39-2/74-94.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

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

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Master of Social Science,  Young people and the baptist church: Staying and leaving

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Women in district assemblies in Ghana: Gender construction, resistance and empowerment.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Their sorrow, their story: The lived experience of individuals impacted by the death of special forces members in the 1996 black hawk accident
  • 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.
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