Dr Roger Patulny is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He is a co-founder and current co-convenor of the Contemporary Emotions Research Network (CERN), and co-founded the Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Thematic Group on the Sociology of Emotions and Affect (SEA).

He has published widely on the topics of emotions, social capital, social inclusion and connection, gender, social networks, volunteering and trust. He completed the ARC Discovery 2009-11: ‘Poor Women and Lonely Men: Examining Gendered Social Inclusion and Connection in Australia’, concerned with gendered patterns and emotional wellbeing associated with social connection, exclusion, and daily time-use patterns. He also contributed to and co-edited the 2012 Special Edition on ‘Emotions in Social Life and Social Policy’ for the Australian Journal of Social Issues, and the 2015 Special Sections on the Sociology of Emotions for Emotion Review. Please see his full list of publications for more details.

This site is devoted to his sociological teaching and research, but includes blogs, opinions and commentary. Please feel free to leave any comments, or contact Roger about any of the issues raised here.