PROF Lyn Craig

PROF Lyn Craig




  • Lyn Craig is Professor of Sociology and Social Policy and Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow in the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne. Her interests include the time impacts of children, care, and social reproduction; motherhood, fatherhood, and gender equity; the division of domestic labour, work-family balance and comparative family and social policy. Prior to joining UoM, she was Scientia Professor and Director of the Social Policy Research Centre at UNSW Sydney. Lyn serves on the ARC College of Experts, the Editorial Boards of the American Sociological Review and Social Problems, and is an Associate Editor of Feminist Economics. She is an Affiliate of the Centre for Time Use Research, Oxford University, a member of the Executive Council of the International Association for Time Use Research, and the ABS Gender Statistics Advisory Board. She is an elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.   


Member of

  • American Sociology Association. ASA 2013 -
  • Work and Family Policy Roundtable. W+FP RT 2010 -
  • Work and Family Researchers Network. WFRN 2010 -
  • Centre for Time Use Research, University of Oxford. CTUR 2006 -
  • International Association of Feminist Economists. Associate Editor, Feminist Economics 2006 -
  • International Association of Time Use Researchers. IATUR 2006 -
  • International Sociological Association. RC06 Family; RC19 Poverty, Social Welfare & Social Policy; RC28 Social Stratification 2006 -
  • Population Association of America. PAA 2006 -


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • 2016-20: ARC Discovery Grant Future Fellowship ‘Time Consuming: Policy frameworks and market/non-market activity of young and older adults’ ($903,625) 2015-16: (with Liana Sayer, University of Maryland) ’Intergenerational Time Connections among Grandparents, Mid-life Children, and Grandchildren in Global Perspective’ June 2015 – May 2016. Sub-project of the Maryland Population Research Center Grant awarded to University of Maryland, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Center for Child Health and Human Development ($US11, 000) 2015-18: ARC Discovery Grant Taking Time: Work-family time pressure, time quality and healthy activities ($389,800) 2012-14: ARC Linkage Grant (with Dr Kristy Muir and Lucas Walsh (PI)) ‘We can’t afford not to: supporting young people in the context of their families and communities’ ($449,000 ARC plus $420,000 cash/in kind from Partner Organisation (PO) Department of Education and Workplace Relations (DEWR) and Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) 2010-2015: ARC Discovery Grant QEII Fellowship ‘The Time of Our Lives: Time equity and the balancing of market and non-market production in the modern Australian population’ ($629,188) 2009-2012: ARC Linkage Grant (with Dr J.P. Smith, Ms K.F. Mortensen, Dr D. Broom, Dr E. McIntyre, Dr S. Javanparast, Dr L. Strazdins) ‘Working While Breastfeeding: best practice strategies for workplaces and childcare centres’ ($132,057 ARC plus S280,058 cash/in kind from PO Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA)) 2008-2011: ARC Linkage Grant ‘Trends in Time: Work, Family and Social Policy in Australia 1992-2006’ ($342,420 ARC plus $180,000 cash plus $219,875 in-kind contribution from Industry Partners: Department of Family, Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), Australian Commonwealth Government, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC), Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)) 2006-2009: ARC Discovery Grant and Post-doctoral Fellowship ‘If men did more housework, would women have    


Education and training

  • PhD, University of New South Wales 2005
  • BSocSci, University of New South Wales 1999
  • B.A., Massey University 1998

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, 2015