Professor Jo Lindsay

Professor Jo Lindsay is Associate Dean Enterprise in the Arts Faculty and sociologist in the School of Social Sciences (SoSS). Jo specialises in the sociology of families, consumption and the environment.

At Monash Jo is on the executive of Monash Infrastructure.  Nationally, Jo is on the board of the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and as past president of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) she has a long term commitment to the association. Internationally, Jo is on the academic organising committee the International Sociological Association World Congress planned for 2022.

Recent media Names project, Family change and parentingWater sensitive cities project

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  • The results of the ABS marriage law postal survey are in and the majority of Australians (62%) agree that the law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry. This result confirms the recent and growing trend of acceptance among Australian communities for equal rights for same sex couples. Sociological research confirms the benefits ... Read more
  • To assist planners and local authorities in optimising the design and use of public parks, a team from Monash are developing an index for assessing park design and functionality on several dimensions, including environmental sustainability, amenity, quality, accessibility, levels of interaction and social cohesion. The Smart Park Index will rate how well a park’s design meets ... Read more
  • The honourable Jenny Macklin MP invited Jo Lindsay to participate in a policy development Roundtable in Brisbane with leaders from academia, the not for profit sector, and business to discuss current and emerging social policy issues in Australia. The roundtable assisted in developing and prioritising a set of policies that will help Australians better manage their ... Read more

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