Alan is a Emeritus Professor at the School of Arts and Humanities.
Doctor of Philosophy (Sociology), The University of New England, 1973.
Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Anthopology, The University of Sydney, 1959.
Recent Research Grants
Evaluation of the Family and Community Networks Initiative 2005, Department of Family and Community Services, Grant,
Country Practices: An analysis of factors affecting the wellbeing of general practitioners and their families in rural and remote WA., Australian Research Council, Grant - Linkage (APAI),
2002 - 2005, $113,838.
New generation cooperatives: an analysis of their potential application and benefits in rural Australia, Australian Research Council, Grant - SPIRT,
2001 - 2004, $112,574.
Special Project 2001: The sustainability of Australian Rural Communities., Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia Inc, Grant - ASSA,
2001 - 2002, $14,613.
Research Student Supervision
Master of Arts (Sociology/Anthropology), Characterisation and correlates of anglican religiosity in the dioceses of sydney and newcastle: An historical and sociological study
Master of Arts (Sociology/Anthropology), An analysis of the relationship between social capital and quality of life in four regions of spain in the mid 1990s.
Doctor of Philosophy, New generation cooperatives: An analysis of their potential application and benefits from rural Australia.
Doctor of Philosophy, Country practices: A sociological analysis of factors affecting the wellbeing of GPS and their familities living and working in rural and remote areas.