Dr Richard Mohr

Richard Mohr, director of Social Research, Policy and Planning Pty Ltd, is a sociologist who has worked in universities, the public sector and consultancy. He specialises in the social connections of cities, knowledge and the legal system.

He maintains links with the Institute for Judicial Research in Bologna (IRSIG-CNR), where he publishes and runs workshops with Francesco Contini. Other key collaborations include writing and organising conferences with Dr Nadirsyah Hosen of the Faculty of Law at Monash University and Dr Patrícia Branco of the Centro de Estudos Sociais at the University of Coimbra, Portugal.

He was previously a Research Director of the Centre for Court Policy and Planning and Director of the Legal Intersections Research Centre at the University of Wollongong. Until 2011 he was managing editor of Law Text Culture. He taught in the Faculty of Law at the University of Wollongong from 1998 to 2011.

Dr Mohr holds a PhD in Sociology (UNSW) and has published widely in socio-legal and semiotic journals. His most recent book is Law and Religion in Public Life: The Contemporary Debate, edited with Nadirsyah Hosen (Routledge paperback 2013). For recent articles on urban issues and on sociology of food, technology and religion, follow the link on the right of this page to academia.edu

 

Dr Margot Rawsthorne

Margot Rawsthorne, director of Social Research, Policy and Planning Pty Ltd, is a sociologist who has worked in the non-government sector, local government and academia. She specialises in the theory and practice of community development, community capacity building and community service provision.

Margot has an extensive network in inner Sydney, Western Sydney and far Western New South Wales. She has provided research consultancy to domestic violence services, home and community care services, parents groups, community legal centres, neighbourhood centres and women's services. She has worked at Fairfield City Council, Ettinger House (Fairfield Family Resource Centre), Redfern Legal Centre, Women's Legal Centre NSW, the Social Policy Research Centre (UNSW) and the University of Sydney.

Margot has undertaken qualitative, quantitative and mix methods evaluation on behalf of non-government agencies for the past 2 decades. She is strongly committed to developing the research skills and capacities of the non-government sector, work in collaboration with service providers.

Margot has a PhD in Sociology on the experience of sexual violence among young people in rural settings. She has actively engaged in contemporary debates facing the community sector, publishing in sector newsletters, presenting at conferences as well as publishing in academic journals. Many of her writings are available via Research Gate.

 

 

 

View Richard Mohr's page at Academia.edu to download articles and see academic links.

 

 

 

 

Dr. Margot Rawsthorne

Dr. Margot Rawsthorne's publications can be found at https://www.researchgate.net/home