Tim has extensive experience in industry, academia and the youth and community sector. He has worked as a practitioner, senior manager, researcher, academic and as a consultant and adviser on social policy and youth affairs to community agencies, government and peak bodies across Australia and Internationally.

His work with young people and the youth and community sectors is widely recognised. He is currently advising the Commonwealth of Nations Secretariat on international youth development issues.

Tim has taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in sociology, social policy, ethics and youth studies. His teaching, supervision and research interests include human rights, youth policy, youth studies, youth transitions, education, vocational and apprenticeship training, young workers and professional youth and community work practice.

Recent publications

Books

Corney, T. (ed) (2014). Professional Youth Work: An Australian Perspective. Tasmania: Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies. ISBN 978-0-646-91397-1

Corney, T., & Du Plessis, K. (eds) (2011). Apprentices: Young People in transition. Tasmania: Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies. ISBN 978-0-646-55188-3

Book chapters

Corney, T. & Maunders, D (2017) ‘Youth Worker Education in Australia – An historical overview’. In Essays in the History of Youth and Community Work, Random House UK. (forthcoming)

Corney, T. & Broadbent, R (2016) ‘From Defence to Human rights – Youth Affairs Policy in Victoria Australia’. In Autonomy through Dependency – Histories of cooperation, conflict and innovation in youth work. The History Seminar, Helsinki. ISBN 978-92-871-8161-9

Corney, T. (2015) ‘Standing Together – The Youth Worker as Advocate’, in Under the Pump – The Pressures on Young Australians. John Cain Foundation, Victoria, Australia. pp 153-163, ISBN 978-0-9943653-0-9

Corney, T. (2014). 'The Human Rights of Young People: A catalyst for the professionalisation of youth work through the development of codes of practice', in Corney, T. (ed) Professional Youth Work: An Australian Perspective. Tasmania: Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies. ISBN 978-0-646-91397-1

Maunders, D., & Corney, T. (2014). Professional Education for Youth Work: An Expanding Field', in Corney, T. (ed) Professional Youth Work: An Australian Perspective. Tasmania: Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies. ISBN 978-0-646-91397-1

Refereed journal articles

Corney, T. & Mackenzie, D (2016) ‘Rethinking youth mentoring’. Journal of Applied Youth Studies, University of Tasmania (forthcoming).

Corney, T. (2015). 'What underpins the values of a residential college?' Aedificamus. Queens College, the University of Melbourne, Australia. v.14, 95-101.

Du Plessis, K., Corney, T., Green, E., & Burnside, L. (2014) ‘Australian construction industry apprentices alcohol use and its relation to their experiences of alcohol-related harm', Journal of Alcohol and Drug Dependence.

Du Plessis, K., Corney, T., & Armatas, C. (2014). 'Consumption of energy drinks, and alcohol mixed with energy drinks among Australian construction industry apprentices'. Journal of Health, Safety & Environment, n. 1.

Broadbent, R., Corney, T., Du Plessis K., & Papadopoulos, T (2013). 'Using generalist youth work practice in an industry-specific suicide prevention program with young construction workers'. Youth Studies Australia, v.32 n.1 46-54.

Government reviews, submissions, reports

Corney, T., (2013). 'The Concept of Political Participation in the Commonwealth', in The Commonwealth Youth Development Index. Commonwealth Youth Development Index Results Report (April). Commonwealth Youth Program, Commonwealth Secretariat, London.

Du Plessis, K., Corney, T., Green, E., Hauptmann, K. (August, 2012). Supporting construction workers who are 'at-risk' for problem gambling: The importance of using financial awareness education as an opportunity for early identification and treatment of problem gambling. Incolink Response to FaHCSIA 2012 Discussion Paper: Financial Counselling to Support People Affected by Problem Gambling.

Broadbent, R., & Corney, T., (September 2012). Youth Workers Association Members Consultation Findings. Youth Workers Association Victoria.

Corney, T., (March, 2012). Monitoring the Commonwealth PAYE Goals - A Pacific Perspective on the Youth Development Index. Commonwealth Youth Program Pacific Centre, Commonwealth Secretariat, Honiara.

Corney, T., (August 2010). Road Map Towards Youth Work Professionalisation, Commonwealth Youth Program Pacific Centre, Commonwealth secretariat, Honiara.

Conference presentations

Presentation, T Corney, Centre for Multicultural Youth Issue, Melbourne, October 2016

Plenary Panellist, T Corney, Q&A Minister for Youth and Community Services Hon Jenny Mikakos, Victorian Trades Hall, John Cain Foundation Melbourne 2016

Paper Presentation, T Corney, International Sociological Association - RC34 Youth Studies Conference, University of Austria, Vienna, July 2016

Plenary Panellist, T Corney, Youth Work Conference, Victoria University July 2016

Paper presentation, T Corney, International Sociological Association - RC34 Youth Studies Conference, University of Maynooth Ireland June 2015

Key Note, T Corney, Western Region Local Government Authority Youth Affairs Council Forum, May 2015

Research grants & projects

  • Regional Consultant: Youth Work Baseline, The Commonwealth Youth Program, Commonwealth Secretariat Marlborough House London. 2015-17
  • Principal Researcher: Field Study of Residential Colleges UK. University Colleges Australia. 2016
  • Technical Advisors: T. Corney & R. Broadbent. Project: The Commonwealth Youth Development Index. The Commonwealth Youth Program, Commonwealth Secretariat Marlborough House London. 2014
  • Principal Researcher: T. Corney. Project: A Commonwealth Code of Ethical Practice for Youth Workers. The Commonwealth Youth Program, Commonwealth Secretariat - Marlborough House London. 2014-15

Areas of expertise

  • Apprentices and vocational training
  • Non-formal education
  • Human rights
  • Social policy
  • Young Workers
  • Youth and Community Work
  • Youth Policy
  • Youth Studies

Contact details

+61 (3) 9919 5842