Irma Mooi-Reci is A/PROF (Reader) in Sociology and Head of the discipline of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Theory at the School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is also an Adjunct Senior Fellow of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research at the University of Melbourne.
Irma’s research agenda encompasses three main areas: (1) the socioeconomic consequences of disruptive events such as unemployment, joblessness and casual employment; (2) the intergenerational consequences of joblessness; (3) application and innovation of quantitative methods for panel data. Her work has appeared in various outlets including Social Science Research, European Sociological Review, British Journal of Industrial Relations and Social Forces. Irma has held various visiting positions including positions at the University of Madison Wisconsin over the period between 2010 and 2012 and at University of Oxford (Nuffield College) in 2017. Over her career she has directed Master Programs and taught various courses at undergraduate, graduate and PhD level on both quantitative as well as substantive topics.
Irma serves in the Advisory Editorial Board of the renowned journal Social Problems, is a Fellow of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course and since 2015 an Associate of the Centre for Vocational and Educational Pathways at University of Melbourne. As fellow of the ARC Centre of Excellence she is involved in the data reference group with the aim to improve and explore the Big Data potential in Australia.
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