Gabrielle Gwyther

Dr Gabrielle Gwyther is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow with the Social Justice and Social Change Research Centre, University of Western Sydney and an urban sociologist.

Her PhD dissertation from the University of Western Sydney examined socio-economic differentiation and the master planned community, with specific reference to the development of social capital in communities in South-west Sydney.

Her current research interests involve the relationship between ‘new mobilities’ and contemporary community formation, particularly in regard to disadvantaged communities.

She has lectured at the University of Western Sydney and University of New South Wales, has worked in an advisory capacity for Members of Parliament in south-west Sydney, and has been employed within both the commercial and residential property sectors, including the Department of Housing.


Once were Westies

EssayAS A GUEST on a western Sydney community radio program recently, I noted the ease with which the young radio jocks – each born and raised in the city's west – referred to themselves as ‘Westies'. They transformed the...

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