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 participants: john murphy
 John Murphy
Associate Professor
Director, Centre for Applied Social Research
RMIT University

Research Projects
ARC Discovery Grant – "The other welfare state: the non-government welfare sector in Victoria, 1945-1995", $40,000, 2003-2004.

ARC Linkage Grant - APA(I) – (with Ass. Professor Tony Dalton): "A longitudinal study of the housing stability of the homeless in Victoria", $67,635, 2002-2004.

ARC Large Grant, (with Professor Belinda Probert & Ass. Professor John Wiseman): "The Rise and Fall of a Full Employment Society", $88,000, 1997–99.
Significant Contributions to this Research
Conference and seminar papers of significance

2003 - "Work and Family at the High Water Mark of a 1950s gender culture", Seminar paper for CAVA (Care, Values and the Future of welfare) & the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, University of Leeds, 22 October - "Never Done: the working mothers of the 1950s", Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia workshop, "Working Mothers and Social Change", RMIT University, 4-5 July.

2001 - Invited panel member and chair, "From Menzies to Holt and Gorton", "The Liberals and Australian Foreign Policy" conference, Deakin University and the Menzies Foundation, September

2000 - "Men's work: from memory to narrative to history", seminar paper for Australian Centre, University of Melbourne, work-in-progress series, May

1999 - "Community, democracy and citizenship", Living Cities public lecture series, RMIT University, September

- "Imagining the Fifties", seminar for postgraduate students, History Department, University of Melbourne, May
Refereed Publications in the past five years

Imagining the Fifties: private sentiment and political culture in Menzies' Australia, University of New South Wales Press and Pluto Press, Sydney, 2000

Book Chapters

- and Belinda Probert, "Never done: the working mothers of the 1950s", in Patricia Grimshaw, John Murphy and Belinda Probert (eds), Working Mothers and Social Change, (forthcoming, 2004)

Journal Articles

"Work and Family at the High Water Mark of a 1950s gender culture", CAVA Working Paper series, University of Leeds, (forthcoming 2004; accepted Nov. 2003).

- and Belinda Probert, "'Anything for the house': recollections of post-war suburban dreaming", accepted (3/3/03) by Australian Historical Studies; publication Nov. 2004.

"Reply to Humphrey McQueen", Labour & Industry Vol.13, No.3, 2003, pp. 93-99. "Breadwinning: accounts of work and family life in the 1950s", Labour and Industry, vol. 12, no. 3, April 2002, pp. 59-75.

- and Belinda Probert, "Majority opinion or divided selves?: researching work and family issues", People and Place, vol. 9, no. 4, December 2001, pp. 25-34.
Other Evidence of Impact and Contributions to the Field
Australian reader, ARC Humanities and Creative Arts programme, 2001-

Imagining the Fifties (2000) was short-listed for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Gleebooks Prize, 2001

ARC Large Grant, (with Professor Belinda Probert & Ass. Professor John Wiseman): "The Rise and Fall of a Full Employment Society", $88,000, 1997–99

ARC Research Infrastructure grant (with Associate Professor John Wiseman) won with a consortium of Deakin, Swinburne and RMIT, $5,000, 1998

ARC Small Grant ($11,450), 1994

Invited to present Roger Joyce Annual Lecture, History Institute, Victoria, July 1994

Harvest of Fear (1993) was:

–short-listed NSW State Literary Awards, Douglas Stewart Prize, for 1994

–short-listed Australian Historical Association's W.K. Hancock Prize, for 1993-4

–commended National Book Council CUB Banjo Award for Non-Fiction, 1994

Research Fellowship, Australian War Memorial, 1986

Professional Associations And Other Involvements
Member, Heritage Committee, MacKillop Family Services, 2003 –

Joint Review Editor & board member, Australian Historical Studies, 1996 –2001

Editorial Board member, Thesis Eleven, 1981–1991

Member of Australian Historical Association, Australasian Political Studies Association and History Institute, Victoria

Regular referee for reader's reports, Australian Historical Studies, Labour History, Just Policy, Allen & Unwin and Longman Australia

Regular postgraduate thesis examiner for departments of History and Political Science, University of Melbourne; departments of History and Politics, Monash University; department of Politics and History, University of Wollongong, and Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Technology, Sydney.

Regular ARC reader's reports – Small Grants in the ATN universities, Discovery and Linkage.
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