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Roger Patulny

Roger Patulny

Lecturer in Sociology, University of Wollongong
Roger Patulny is a Lecturer in Social Research Methods in the Sociology Program at the University of Wollongong. He has published widely on social capital, and on topics related to social inclusion and connection, including on volunteering, trust, social contact time, and social mix in public housing, primarily using quantitative methods.

He has completed the ARC Discovery 2009-11: ‘Poor Women and Lonely Men: Examining Gendered Social Inclusion and Connection in Australia’, concerned with gendered patterns and emotional wellbeing associated with social connection, exclusion, and daily time-use patterns.

He has also completed several studies on emotions, and is a co-founder and current co-convenor of the Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Thematic Group on the Sociology of Emotions and Affect (SEA).

Lost touch with friends during lockdown? Here's how to reconnect (and let go of 'toxic' ones)

Dec 20, 2021 03:16 am UTC| Insights & Views

As we resume our social lives after strict COVID restrictions have lifted, many of us are finding its time to take stock of our friendships. Recent research Ive been involved in found friendship networks were shrinking...

Does social media make us more or less lonely? Depends on how you use it

Jan 24, 2020 05:58 am UTC| Health

Humans are more connected to each other than ever, thanks to smartphones, the web and social media. At the same time, loneliness is a huge and growing social problem. Why is this so? Research shows social media use...

These 'job snob' claims don't match the evidence

Aug 06, 2019 03:52 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

The job snobs are back on the agenda. With some in the Australian governments own ranks arguing for a lift in the unemployment benefit, senior ministers appear to be upping the rhetoric about joblessness being a matter...

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Economy

McLaren confirms entry to Formula E beginning 2022/23

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Nike unlikely to extend signature shoe deal with Kyrie Irving: ESPN

Nike is unlikely to extend its signature shoe deal with Brooklyn Nets ace point guard Kyrie Irving beyond the 2022/23 season, despite the popularity and profitability of his signature shoes, according to ESPN. Due to...

Elon Musk confirms deal to acquire Twitter on hold

Elon Musk revealed that his acquisition of Twitter is temporarily suspended for now, and this announcement came a few weeks after the Twitter board agreed to sell the company. The Tesla and SpaceX owner placed a bid of $44...

Korea’s Lotte acquires Bristol-Myers Squibb New York plant

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Politics

Melania Trump was 'offended' that Anna Wintour did not contact her before visiting Donald Trump in 2016, new book says

Former US first lady Melania Trump was reportedly not happy with renowned Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour back in 2016, according to a new book. The book claimed that Wintour did not inform Mrs. Trump of her visit to...

Russia-Ukraine conflict: G7 says war is stoking food, energy crisis

Countries all over the world are experiencing the repercussions of Russias unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. The G7 member countries have warned that the ongoing war is causing a food and energy crisis that will...

Joe Biden condemns "abhorrent" Buffalo mass shooting

US President Joe Biden condemned the racially motivated mass shooting that occurred in Buffalo, New York. Biden issued a statement describing the act as abhorrent to the very fabric of this nation. The US leader issued...

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Science

Hyundai Mobis’ monitoring system reduces drowsy driving risks by 30%

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California start-up Bionaut Labs to send tiny robots on voyage into brains

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Kirin, Meiji University develop electric chopsticks that make low-salt food taste salty

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Osaka University team proves safety of iPS-based cornea transplant

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Technology

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Bethesda delays ‘Starfield’ and ‘Redfall’ to 2023

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Pixel 6a will use a different in-display fingerprint sensor from the Pixel 6 series

The in-display fingerprint sensor on the standard Pixel 6 and high-end Pixel 6 Pro caused quite a stir a few weeks after they were released. Some users have complained about its performance and accuracy, while others have...
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