Irma Mooi-Reci is A/PROF and Head of the discipline of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Theory at the School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She is Principal Fellow of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, an Associate of the Centre for Vocational and Educational Pathways at University of Melbourne, Lead investigator on a 4-year funded research project by the Australian Research Council, and an Associate Investigator of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course.
Her research agenda encompasses three main areas: (1) the socioeconomic consequences of disruptive events such as unemployment, joblessness and casual employment; (2) the intergenerational consequences of joblessness; (3) application and innovation of quantitative methods for panel data. She has published in various journals including Human Relations, Social Science Research, European Sociological Review, British Journal of Industrial Relations and Social Forces. Recently she published a co-authored quantitative methods book on market research using Stata. Her work on unemployment and joblessness has been internationally recognised through various visiting positions at top universities including Oxford University, Nuffield College (2017), and the University of Madison Wisconsin (2010, 2011 and 2012).