Charlotte Fabiansson is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the College of Arts & Education. Her research interests are within perception of risk, sociology of youth and young adults' everyday life:

  • community belonging and feeling safe
  • social and ethnic identity
  • perception of risk
  • risky behaviour and gambling.

Recent publications

Refereed journal articles

Fabiansson, C. (2015). Young people's societal belonging and perception of social status within networks, Rural Society, 24(1), 85-105

Collins, J. Reid, C. and Fabiansson, C. (2011) Identities, Aspirations and Belonging of Cosmopolitan Youth in Australia. Cosmopolitan Civil Societies, 3 (3): 92-107.

Fabiansson, C. (2009) Why would anyone want to do gambling research? Journal of the National Association for Gambling Studies, 21 (1): 25-27.

Fabiansson, C. (2008) Pathways to Excessive Gambling – Are young people's approach to gambling an indication of future gambling propensity? Child Indicators Research, 1 (2): 156-175.

Fabiansson, C. (2007) Young People's Perception of Being Safe - Globally & Locally, Social Indicators Research Journal, 2007, vol. 80, pp. 31-49.


Fabiansson, C et al. (forthcoming) Food and the Risk Society. The Power of Risk Perception. Ashgate Publishing Group, UK. ISBN 978-1-4724-7896-2

Fabiansson, C. (2010) Pathways to Excessive Gambling. A Societal Perspective on Youth and Adult Gambling Pursuits. Ashgate Publishing Group, UK, ISBN 978-1-4094-0431-6.

Fabiansson, C. (2007) A Community Study - Employment Status & Gambling Pursuits in Greater Western Sydney, New South Wales, University of Western Sydney, Sydney, ISBN 1 74108 141 6.

Teaching responsibilities

Course coordination

Bachelor of Criminal Justice

Unit coordination

  • ASL2003 Ethics
  • ASL2005 Forensic Investigation in Social Context
  • ASS3007 Space, Knowledge & Power
  • ASS3043 Inquiring into the Social Sphere 1
  • ASS3044 Inquiring into the Social Sphere 2

Research grants

2009: The Department of Immigration and Citizenship provides funding to organisations under the Diversity and Social Cohesion Program Tapping the Pulse of Youth in Cosmopolitan South Western and Western Sydney: A pilot study.

2008: New South Wales Government, Department of Gaming and Racing, Casino Community Benefit Fund; A Community Study of the Relationships between Unemployment and Gambling.

Professional membership

International Sociology Association (ISA):

  • Research Groups (RC34) Sociology of Youth;
  • (RC05) Racism, Nationalism and Ethnic Relations, and
  • Thematic group (TC04) Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty, Board member

The Australian Sociological Association (TASA):

  • TG Risk Societies co-convenor

Areas of expertise

  • Community belonging
  • Perception of risk and risky behaviour
  • Societal gambling
  • Sociology of youth

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