Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement and Advancement)

Professor Alphia Possamai-InesedyAlphia Possamai-Inesedy

Professor Alphia Possamai-Inesedy commenced as Pro Vice Chancellor of Engagement and Advancement in June 2021. Alphia is a Professor of Sociology at Western Sydney University, President of the Australian Sociological Association, outgoing Chair, Academic Senate and Director of Sydney City Campus WSU.

Alphia is responsible for leading strategic engagement work to shape the University’s commitment to co-producing solutions to the interconnected challenges facing society within and outside of the Western Sydney Region.

Her recent work includes: The Digital Social: Religion and Belief (deGruyter) and an edited volume on Health sociology (Pearson).  Alphia is currently involved in ongoing research that focuses on higher education, risk society, religion, digital sociology and methodologies.