Focus areas
Youth transitions; career development; collaborative community services

Senior Research Officer

Dr Sharon Bond is currently a Senior Research Officer in the Monitoring Evaluation and Learning team.

She holds a BA (Hons) in Sociology and a Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Melbourne, and completed a PhD in Sociology at La Trobe University in 2013. Her doctoral thesis examined the ways in which younger Australians engage in social justice and action for the common good.

Sharon has been a researcher since 1999, working on small and large/national projects and using both qualitative and quantitative methods.

Since she joined the Brotherhood in 2007, a focus of Sharon’s work has been the supports that young people need to participate in school and make a successful transition into further study, training and employment.


Selected BSL publications

Bond, S & Keys, D 2020, Finding that spark: what works to achieve effective employment outcomes for young people?

Bowman, D, Borlagdan, J & Bond, S 2015, Making sense of youth transitions from education to work

Bond, S 2011, Overcoming barriers to education: Peninsula Youth Connections evaluation stage 1 summary

Bond, S 2010, Integrated service delivery for young people: a literature review

Bond, S 2010, Public dental care and the Teeth First trial: a history of decay

Bond, S 2010, Women on the Move: evaluating a refugee mentoring pilot project

Bond, S 2009, Cost shifting in education: implications for government, the community sector and low income families

Bond, S & Horn, M 2009, The cost of a free education: cost as a barrier to Australian public education

Selected external publications

Bond, S 2018, Seeking biographical solutions to systemic contradictions? Time to balance the supply-demand equation in employment services, Precarity, Rights and Resistance, The Australian Sociological Association Conference, 19-22 November 2018.

Bond, S (2013 unpublished), Social justice engagement and action for the common good: a study of younger Australians, doctoral thesis, La Trobe University.