About John Germov
John is a Professor of Sociology, Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at Charles Sturt University, Australia. As a sociologist with expertise in mixed methods social research, he has published 24 books and numerous chapters and articles. John specialises in the social determinants of health, notably the social origins of food and alcohol habits, workplace change, and the history of sociology. John is a passionate advocate for the transformational impact of university education, particularly in creating an informed citizenry with a cosmopolitan outlook and capable of addressing the ‘wicked problems’ of our era―making a difference to improving the human condition.
Areas of Research
Germov, J. & Williams, L. (eds.) 2017. A Sociology of Food & Nutrition: the Social Appetite, 4th edition (South Melbourne: Oxford University Press)
Speeches & Presentations
Germov, J. & McIntyre, J. 2013 The Conversation, 5 June 2013. Think of alcohol in Australian life and you probably think of beer: a “hard-earned thirst”and all that. Yet our national drinking taste is undergoing a dramatic change. Not only are we drinking...read more
The Higher Education HR / IR International Conference 2017: University Workforce of the Future … Global Perspective (3 May 2017).read more