Dr Catriona Stevens is a Research Associate in the School of Social Sciences at UWA with expertise in the sociology of migration and ageing and in Chinese studies. She recently completed her PhD in Anthropology and Sociology, an ethnography of trade skilled migrants from China who came to Perth over the course of the recent mining and resources supercycle. Findings from this project have been published in Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration, Current Sociology and International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy.
Cat is currently employed as Manager – Research Engagement at the UWA Care and Social Ageing Living Lab, where she has contributed to several team projects, including ARC-funded DP ‘Ageing and New Media: a new analysis of older Australians’ support network’, an evaluation of the WA Department of Local Government and Communities Age-friendly Communities Grants Program, and, most recently, research into the abuse of older people in Western Australia, funded by Department of Communities. She is active in supporting the work of the Migration, Mobilities and Belonging research cluster at UWA, sits on the WA Migration Update conference committee, and in 2017 co-convened The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) conference themed ‘Belonging in a Mobile World’.