Jo Lindsay


  • 20 Chancellors Walk, Room S419

    3800 Clayton


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1996 …2024

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Personal profile


Jo Lindsay is Professor of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences (SoSS). She is passionate about building and supporting research partnerships, research innovation and working with partners and communities to solve complex problems.

Prof Lindsay is a leading sociologist in the fields of sustainability, consumption, families and households with a strong track record in interdisciplinary research and supervision. She is currently researching household innovation and the transition to the low waste city. Prof Lindsay is president of the International Sociological Association RC24 Environment and Society

Research interests

Sociology of the environment and sustainability, Sociology of families and relationships, Sociology of Consumption, 

Monash teaching commitment

ATS3730 Sustainability and Society

Supervision interests

Sociology, Families, Environment and sustainability, Gender and Youth

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

President, RC24 Environment and Society Research Committee, International Sociological Association (ISA)

2023 → …

Board Member, Cranlana Centre for Ethical Leadership

20 Oct 2020 → …

Board member, Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS)

1 Jan 201731 Dec 2018

Research area keywords

  • Consumption
  • Gender
  • Families
  • Water
  • Work and Family
  • Care
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Sociology

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