• 20 Chancellors Walk, Room S419

    3800 Clayton


1996 …2022

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Professor Jo Lindsay works with Major Opportunities, Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Senior Vice President (Enterprise and Governance). Prior to this she was Professor of Sociology in the  School of Social Sciences (SoSS). 

Jo 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 families, consumption and environmental sociology with a strong track record in interdisciplinary research and supervision. She is currently researching household innovation and the transition to the low waste city and food and healthy eating in families and communities. Prof Lindsay is co-convenor the International Sociological Association World Congress planned for 2022 in Melbourne.

Research interests

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

Monash teaching commitment

Introductory Sociology

Families, Relationships and Society

Global Consumption

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 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

External positions

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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