Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

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

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Tim Corney

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.

Tim's 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.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Melb)
  • MA (RMIT)
  • BA (Deakin)
  • BA Youth Studies (VU)

Key publications

Year Citation
2016 Corney, T., & Broadbent, R. (160101). 'From defence to human rights: the impact of youth policy on the professionalisation of youth work in Victoria, Australia' In Siurala, L. ;. (Ed.) (pp. 49-56). Strasbourg, France: Council of Eurpoe.
2015 Corney, T. (150101). Standing together: the youth worker as advocate In Nellor, D. (Ed.) (pp. 153-163). St Kilda South, Victoria: John Cain Foundation.
2014 Corney, T. (140101). The Human Rights of Young People: A catalyst for the professionalisation of youth work through the development of codes of practice (pp. 13-34). Incolink.

Year Citation
2019 Corney, T. (190101). The Alcohol Harm Minimisation Practices of UCA Member Colleges. University Colleges Australia.
2018 Corney, T. (180101). Professionalising Youth Work in the Commonwealth: Guidelines for Establishing a Code of Ethical Practice.. Australia: CAYWA.
2017 Belton, B., Seneviratne, D., Corney, T., & Broadbent, R. (170101). Youth Work in the Commonwealth: A Growth Profession. London, UK: Commonwealth secretariat.

Year Citation
2018 Corney, T. (180201). Non formal and In-Formal Education and Youth Work Commonwealth Secretariat.
2016 Corney, T. (160301). Rights-Based Approach to Youth Work Ethics: The Commonwealth Code of Ethics Commonwealth Secretariate.

Year Citation
2018 Corney, T. (180601). Engendering positive student alcohol cultures in university residential colleges and halls. Student Accommodation, Journal of Asia Pacific Student Accommodation Association, Vol 2(Issue 2), (37-40).
2014 Du, Plessis., Corney, T., & Armatas, C. (140101). Consumption of energy drinks, and alcohol mixed with energy drinks among Australian construction industry apprentices. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 30(1),

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Innovative practices in the prevention of youth homelessness
From: The Jack Brockhoff Foundation
For period: 2019-2020
$40,000

Positive University Residence Cultures
From: Dept of Premier and Cabinet (Vic), Victorian Govt, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Mannix College, University Colleges Australia Incorporated
For period: 2018-2020
$157,492

Engendering positive student alcohol cultures and event specific drinking - particularly among first year male university students
From: VicHealth, University Colleges Australia Incorporated
For period: 2017-2019
$346,500

Acknowledgements

Many thanks to the following organisations for their support and essential contributions to my research:

  • University Colleges Australia

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 Masters by Research Associate supervisor
7 Masters by Research Principal supervisor
1 PhD Associate supervisor
3 PhD Principal supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
Masters by Research (1) Associate supervisor
Masters by Research (7) Principal supervisor
PhD (1) Associate supervisor
PhD (3) Principal supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (1) Associate supervisor

Other supervision of research students

Tim has supervised 2 Masters by Research 1 PhD student as Adjunct Supervisor Victoria University

Teaching activities & experience

Tim has been Course Chair of Youth and Community programs at Victoria University and taught at undergraduate and post graduate level. He has previously taught in youth and community work programs at RMIT University and Australian Catholic University.

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Jul 2014 - Mar 2017
Dean
Queen's College University of Melbourne
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jul 2014 -
Mar 2017
Dean
Queen's College University of Melbourne

Key industry, community & government roles

Dates Role Department/Organisation
Aug 2002 - Aug 2019
Former Founding Chair, Current Board Member
Youth Workers Association
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Aug 2002 - Aug 2019
Former Founding Chair, Current Board Member
Youth Workers Association