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Professor Alan Black

Emeritus Professor

Staff Member Details

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,  2005,  $150,000.
  • 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

Principal Supervisor

  • 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.

Co-principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisor

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