Dr Jack Lam

ARC DECRA Senior Research Fellow

Institute for Social Science Research
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
j.lam@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 67630

Overview

Jack Lam is a life course scholar who conducts research on family dynamics, health and ageing. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Minnesota (US) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Southern California (US). He has experience in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research, working alongside sociologists, economists, geographers, psychologists, as well as with legal, and communications scholars, within Australia, and internationally. Recent work appears in leading international journals including the Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, Social Science and Medicine, The Gerontologist, BMC Geriatrics, Journal of Applied Gerontology, Journal of Aging and Health, Research on Aging, Journal of Aging Studies, European Journal of Health Economics, among others.

In addition to traditional academic research outlets, he delivers research impact through collaboration with government departments and not-for-profit organisations. He has worked on a range of projects with Federal and State government departments, and community partners to translate research evidence and inform service delivery.

He is currently on the editoral board for the international journals Sociology Compass, and Society and Mental Health (2022-24).

Research Interests

  • Work and family
  • Aging and the life course
  • Intergenerational relationships and support
  • Health and well-being

Qualifications

  • PhD Sociology, University of Minnesota

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

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Available Projects

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Lam, Jack, Dickson, Catherine and Baxter, Janeen (2022). Ageing and loneliness: a life course and cumulative disadvantage approach. Family dynamics over the life course: foundations, turning points and outcomes. (pp. 279-296) edited by Janeen Baxter, Jack Lam, Jenny Povey, Rennie Lee and Stephen R. Zubrick. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-12224-8_13

  • Zubrick, Stephen R., Lee, Rennie, Baxter, Janeen, Lam, Jack and Povey, Jenny (2022). Emerging directions and new challenges. Family dynamics over the life course: foundations, turning points and outcomes. (pp. 313-319) edited by Janeen Baxter, Jack Lam,, Jenny Povey, Rennie Lee and Stephen R. Zubrick. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-12224-8_15

  • Lee, Rennie, Lam, Jack, Baxter, Janeen, Povey, Jenny and Zubrick, Stephen R. (2022). Families, life courses and the intergenerational transmission of social disadvantage in Australia. Family dynamics over the life course: foundations, turning points and outcomes. (pp. 17-36) edited by Janeen Baxter, Jack Lam, Jenny Povey, Rennie Lee and Stephen R. Zubrick. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-12224-8_2

  • Baxter, Janeen, Lam, Jack, Lee, Rennie, Povey, Jenny and Zubrick, Stephen R. (2022). Introduction. Family dynamics over the life course. (pp. 1-16) Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-12224-8_1

  • Cook, Peta S., Curryer, Cassie, Banks, Susan, Neves, Barbara Barbosa, Omori, Maho, Mallon, Annetta H. and Lam, Jack (2021). Ageism and risk during the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 crisis: social perspectives. (pp. 207-218) edited by Deborah Lupton and Karen Willis. Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781003111344-22

  • Lam, Jack (2019). Intergenerational exchange and support. Encyclopedia of gerontology and population aging. (pp. 1-4) edited by Danan Gu and Matthew E. Dupre. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-69892-2_897-1

  • Lam, Jack (2019). Intergenerational family dynamics and relationships. Encyclopedia of gerontology and population aging. (pp. 1-4) Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-69892-2_896-1

  • Lam, Jack, Moen, Phyllis, Lee, Shi-Rong and Buxton, Orfeu (2017). Boomer and Gen X managers and employees at risk: evidence from the work, family, and health network study. Beyond the Cubicle: Job Insecurity, Intimacy, and the Flexible Self. (pp. 51-73) edited by Allison J. Pugh. New York, NY, United States: Oxford University Press.

  • Moen, P. and Lam, J. (2015). Retirement. Encyclopedia of mental health. (pp. 47-50) edited by Howard Friedman . Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-397045-9.00113-0

  • Moen, Phyllis and Lam, Jack (2015). Retirement and encore adulthood: the new later life course. International encyclopedia of the social and behavioral sciences. (pp. 592-597) edited by James D. Wright. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elseiver. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-097086-8.34048-X

  • Moen, Phyllis, Lam, Jack, Ammons, Samantha and Kelly, Erin L. (2015). Time work by overworked professionals: strategies in response to the stress of higher status. Working in America: continuity, conflict, and change in a new economic era. (pp. 283-298) edited by Amy S. Wharton. New York, NY, United States: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315631011

  • Moen, Phyllis, Lam, Jack and Jackson, Melanie (2014). Aging, Families, and the Gendered Life Course. The Wiley Blackwell companion to the sociology of families. (pp. 444-463) edited by Judith Treas, Jacqueline Scot and Martin Richards.. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley and Sons. doi: 10.1002/9781118374085.ch22

  • Lam, Jack and Coursolle, Kathryn (2014). Retirement, emotional well-being, and work-family conflict. Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research. (pp. 5560-5563) edited by Alex C. Michalos. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.

  • Lam, Jack (2014). The long arm of the life course: adolescent experiences and the evaluation of job security in early adulthood. Adolescent experiences and adult work outcomes: connections and causes. (pp. 127-155) edited by Henrich R. Greve and Marc-David L. Seidel. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Insight.

  • Mortimer, Jeylan, Lam, Jack and Lee, Shi-Rong (2014). Transformation, erosion or disparity in work identity? Challenges during the contemporary transition to adulthood. The Oxford handbook of identity development. (pp. 319-336) edited by Kate C. McLean and Moin Syed. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Mortimer, Jeylan and Lam, Jack (2013). Life Course. Sociology of work: an encyclopedia. (pp. 1132-1134) edited by Vicki Smith. Thousand Oaks, CA United States: SAGE Reference.

  • Moen, Phyllis, Lam, Jack and Kaduk, Anne (2012). Employees under stress: does flexibility enhance life course fit?. Managing diversity in today's workplace : strategies for employees and employers. (pp. 43-84) edited by Michele Antoinette Paludi. Santa Barbara CA, United States: Praeger.

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Conference Publication

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • If you are interested in any of these projects, please contact Dr. Lam.