Sunbelt 2016

Keynote & Simmel Award Recipient


Garry Robins

Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
University of Melbourne, Australia

Garry originally received a BSc honours degree in mathematics before a first career in the Australian foreign service. He returned to academia through completion of a B.A. and PhD in mathematical psychology from the University of Melbourne. His PhD research won awards from the Psychometric Society and the American Psychological Association. After a period at Deakin University, in 1999 he took up a position at the School of Psychology, University of Melbourne. Garry’s principal work in social networks has been methodological, focusing on the development of exponential random graph models, but he has also had many collaborations in applied network-based research: for instance, epidemiology, animal behavior, defence, organizational and environmental studies. He is a past winner of the Freeman Award from INSNA and of the i2 award for the most highly cited paper in INSNA-related journals. His most recent book, Doing Social Network Research: Network-based Research Design for Social Scientists, appeared in 2015.