Scott, John

University of New England


Professor Scott's primary research interests are in the fields of sociology (sociology of gender, health and sexuality) and criminology (sociology of deviance and social control). A common theme in his research has been a concern with marginalised social populations and the development of critical and interpretive perspectives to understand the experiences of and social reactions to such populations. He considers himself a specialist in qualitative methodologies, such as interviews and focus groups. He has also used surveys and other quantitative methods in his research. An important direction in his research has been rural and regional social issues, especially what has sometimes been referred to as ‘strange ruralities’.

Professor Scott also leads the ARC funded project “Masculinity and commercial sex: Learning about men’s sexualities in the male sex work encounter”.