Kirsty Whitman

Dr Kirsty Whitman

Scholarly Teaching Fellow

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Scholarly Teaching Fellow at The University of Adelaide.

Dr Kirsty Whitman is a Lecturer in Social Sciences at The University of Adelaide. She has a PhD in Gender Studies and Social Analysis and Politics from The University of Adelaide. Her research interests include social inclusion, equity in education, gender and social class, intersectionality theory, community engagement, parenting and intimacy, industrial relations and Australian politics. . She has published her research findings with several leading publishers, and has worked with local and state government.  

Kirsty is currently working on a project looking at community engagement and social inclusion at The City of Playford in partnership with the South Australian Department of Education. She has previously worked on a competitive grant project for the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education looking at the experience of low-SES students. 

2015 NCSEHE Grant Scheme (with Dr Chad Habel and Ms Jennifer Stokes). $26,697

2017 Gender, Equity Diversity and Inclusion Grant (with Dr Dee Michell). $3500

2018 School of Social Sciences Research Initiative Scheme. $2000 


ARTS 1007 The Enquiring Mind

ARTS 1008 The Enquiring Mind Arts Advanced

POLIS 3103 Democracy and Political Change (with Associate Professor Wayne Errington)

POLIS 3102 Dilemmas of the Modern State

  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2019 - ongoing Member University of Adelaide Employability Community of Practice Australia
    2012 - ongoing - The Fay Gale Centre Australia
  • Community Engagement

    Date Title Engagement Type Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Dr Kirsty Whitman Public Community Engagement The City of Playford Australia
  • Position: Scholarly Teaching Fellow
  • Phone: 83134897
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor 1
  • Org Unit: School of Social Sciences

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