I am a sociologist with the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. I have been researching population growth for over thirty-five years, focusing on the politics of growth, and changes in the nature of social cohesion in countries of immigration, such as Australia. I am also interested in evolutionary psychology and multilevel selection, and the implications of both for understanding human society.

Qualifications: Undergraduate degrees with majors in English, History and Sociology (from the University of Tasmania and Monash University, honours thesis on associations between changes in the availability of birth control and fertility), Diploma in Modern Greek (University of Salonika), and a PhD in Sociology from Monash, on Ideology and Immigration.

Employment: I taught Sociology at Monash from 1981 to 1986, and at Swinburne from 1987 to 2009 when I retired. I now have adjunct status with Swinburne. I am also a member of The Australian Population Research Institute.

I have set up this web site so that you can download some of my publications if you wish. Swinburne has many of my publications on its research bank. But this web site organises them by theme and includes a few extras. See the following pages:

Politics, citizenship and social cohesion

Population: policies and lobbyists

Demographic change

Attitudes to immigration and population growth

Family planning

Environment, humans, and evolutionary theory

Text books and video

Links

Contact details—Email:

kbetts@swin.edu.au

Or

katharinebetts@gmail.com