BSc - Hons (Sociology & Politics) University of Bradford
BPhil (Sociology) University of York
PhD (Sociology) University of Queensland
Member - The Australian Sociological Association;
Member - International Sociological Association Research Committee 25
Editorial Board - Journal of Contemporary Ethnography
Editorial Board - Visual Communication
Reader, School of Social Science, University of Queensland, 2000 - present
Senior Lecturer, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Queensland, 1992 - 1999
Associate Professor Michael Emmison is an honorary faculty member in Sociology at the School of Social Sciences having recently retired after 39 years of service at the University of Queensland. His farewell address was titled ‘Sociology, Discovery and Progress: lessons from the study of naturally occurring talk-in-interaction’.
His research interests and publications have spanned a number of fields but for the last decade he has primarily worked in two areas. First, the analysis of conversational interaction, particularly talk in institutional settings such as telephone helplines. Second the use of visual information for conducting social research. He serves on the editorial boards of Visual Communication and the Journal of Contemporary Ethnography and his most recent book is Researching the Visual (2nd ed) co-authored with Philip Smith and Margery Mayall. He was the Keynote speaker at the Australian Institute of Ethnomethodology and Conversational Analysis conference in November 2012.