Dr Shane Hopkinson Social Sciences / School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Sciences

Lecturer - Sociology

B. Soc. Sci. (hons) PhD (Sociology & Anthropology)

Contact Details

Email: s.hopkinson@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4940 7836 - Ext: 57836

Office Location

Level 6

160 Ann St

Brisbane

About Me

I have been a lecturer in sociology since 2001 at CQ University.

My eldest daughter just completed her nursing degree at USQ and is currently in the graduate program at Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital. She is the mother of my grandson, Kai.

I have been working on Brisbane campus but recently return to Mackay where I lecture in the Nursing, Midwifery and Social Science School.
Background

I received my PhD from Newcastle University in 2000. It was on the contemporary relevance of a Black radical theorist called Frantz Fanon - it looked at dynamics of race, class and the psychology of oppression.You can find out a bit about him here.

I have served as Associate Dean on Mackay campus and as Program Director (Psychology & Sociology)

Previous teaching

I have been teaching a variety of sociology subjects in a university environment for 15 years.

Professional Experience

I was President of Mackay Regional Council for Social Development from 2008-2013. I remain a director of the organisation and work with Coalition of Community Boards.


Professional Memberships
Invited Papers/Speaker

Wrote paper for Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research Newsletter  (Vol 5, No. 2, Dec. 2006) "Are women as violent as men?"

 

Published in: 2006
Conference Presentations
Greer, L., D. Akbar & S. Hopkinson (2009) Global segmentation and the liveability response: An Australian regional challenge 21st Conference for the Pacific Regional Science Conference Organisation 19th-22nd July Gold Coast Qld
Published in: 2009
Research Interests
  • Australian Labour History and Communist biography 
  • Social issues in the Bowen basin 
  • Community Development and Local Economies
  • Ethical Politics: exploring ethics and the development of postcapitalist politics
  • Published in: 0000
    MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES
    Public Health and Health Services - Mental Health
    Suicide Prevention
    STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY
    Social Work - Social Work not elsewhere classified
    Community development
    Sociology - Social Theory
    Marx, Foucault, Frantz Fanon
    Political Science - Political Theory and Political Philosophy
    Marxist Political Economy, Social Policy Analysis
    Sociology - Social Change
    Social Entrepreneurship, Sharing Economy
    Book chapter

    Hopkinson, S., & Griffiths, T. (2015). Neville Cunningham : Communist rebel, radical, activist and intellectual. In J. Bennett, N. Cushing, & E. Eklund (Eds.), Radical Newcastle (pp. 240-247). Sydney, NSW: New South Publishing.

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    Journal article

    Madsen, W., O'Mullan, C., Rockloff, M., Rockloff, S., & Hopkinson, S. (2012). Learning from the floods : lessons for understanding community resilience in the town of Theodore. Australasian journal of university-community engagement., 7(2), 70-85. Retrieved from http://www.engagementaustralia.org.au/ajuce_journal.html

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    Report

    Greer, L., Hopkinson, S., Akbar, D., Rolfe, J., & Kabir, S. (2012). Shareholder preferences for the future direction of Mackay Sugar Limited : final report (Confidential), prepared for Mackay Sugar Limited. Rockhampton, Qld.: CQUniversity.

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    Dataset

    Madsen, W., Toft, Y., O'Mullan, C., Rockloff, M., Hopkinson, S., Bricknell, L., . . . Rockloff, S. (2012). Showing and growing community resilience in Theodore : community based participatory research project into community resilience in the wake of the 2010/11 floods project. [Dataset]. Rockhampton, Qld: Central Queensland University.

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    Conference paper

    Greer, L., Akbar, D., & Hopkinson, S. (2009). Global segmentation and the liveability response : an Australian regional challenge. In Global challenges : regional responses, 21st Conference of the Pacific Regional Science Conference Organisation (PRSCO 2009), 19-22 July 2009, Conrad Jupiters, Gold Coast, Queensland. (pp. 1-11). Australia: [Not Published].

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    SOCL19081 - The Body Sexuality and Society
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    Unit Coordinator
    SOCL19062 - Policy Power and Politics
    Unit Coordinator
    SOCL11058 - Science Technology and Society
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