Hugh Mackay (social researcher)
Hugh Mackay in 2013
|Born||Hugh Clifford Mackay|
|Occupation||Psychologist, sociologist, social researcher, writer and former teacher|
|Known for||The Ipsos Mackay Report|
Hugh Clifford Mackay AO is the founder of the Australian quarterly research series The Ipsos Mackay Report (previously The Mackay Report). He is a psychologist, sociologist, social researcher, writer and former teacher. He is a regular columnist in The Age and a regularly appearing commentator on radio and television.
He is a graduate of Sydney Grammar School, and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sydney and a Master of Arts from Macquarie University. He is one of the founders of the St James Ethics Centre.
Mackay currently holds a number of academic positions, including Adjunct Professor of the Faculty of Arts of Charles Sturt University and Professor of Social Science at the University of Wollongong. He has previously held positions at the Australian National University, Macquarie Graduate School of Management and the University of Melbourne.
He is Patron of the Asylum Seekers' Centre and member of the Bell Shakespeare Artistic Advisory Panel. He was the inaugural chairman of the ACT Government's Community Inclusion Board, and has previously held board positions with Charles Sturt University, Sydney Grammar School, The St James Ethics Centre, the Australia Council, the Law Society of New South Wales, the Sydney Peace Prize Advisory Committee, and the National Heart Foundation.
Honours and awards
He holds honorary doctorates in letters from Charles Sturt University, Macquarie University, the University of New South Wales and the University of Western Sydney, as well as the Hartnett Medal from the Royal Society of Arts, and the Alumni Award for Community Service from the University of Sydney.
At the 2015 Australia Day Honours, Mackay was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the community in the areas of social research and psychology, as an author and commentator, and through roles with visual and performing arts and educational organisations.
- Mackay, Hugh (2013), The Good Life : What makes a life worth living? (New ed.), PanMacmillan, ISBN 978-1-7426-1213-3 (originally published 2013)
- Mackay, Hugh (2013), What makes us tick? : the ten desires that drive us (New ed.), Hachette Australia, ISBN 978-0-7336-2999-0 (originally published 2010)
- Mackay, Hugh; Mackay, Hugh, 1938- (2008), Advance Australia ... where? (Updated ed.), Hachette Livre Australia, ISBN 978-0-7336-2362-2
- Mackay, Hugh (2005), Right & wrong : how to decide for yourself (Updated ed.), Hodder Headline Australia, ISBN 978-0-7336-1939-7 (originally published 2004).
- Media Mania: Why Our Fear of Modern Media is Misplaced (2002)
- Mackay, Hugh (1999), Turning point : Australians choosing their future, Pan Macmillan, ISBN 978-0-7329-1001-3
- Mackay, Hugh; Mackay, Hugh; Bernard Hames Collection; MACKAY, Hugh (1997), Generations (1st ed.), Pan Macmillan, ISBN 978-0-7329-0921-5
- Mackay, Hugh; Mackay, Hugh (1998), The good listener : better relationships through better communication, Pan Macmillan, ISBN 978-0-7329-0931-4 (originally Why Don't People Listen?, 1994)
- Mackay, Hugh; Mackay, Hugh (1993), Reinventing Australia : the mind and mood of Australia in the 90s (Updated ed.), Angus & Robertson, ISBN 978-0-207-18314-0 drew on 60 individual reports
- The Centre for Communication Studies; Jones, Caroline (Caroline Mary Newman), 1938-; Mackay, Hugh, 1938- (1983), Better communication : an educational program based on five audio cassette tapes; program workbook, the Centre, retrieved 28 April 2013
- The Ipsos Mackay Report quarterly research series (previously The Mackay Report), including:
- Mackay, Hugh (1996), Little lies, Pan Macmillan Australia, ISBN 978-0-330-35735-7
- Mackay, Hugh (1997), Houseguest, Picador, ISBN 978-0-330-36000-5
- Mackay, Hugh (2002), Winter close, Hodder, ISBN 978-0-7336-1548-1
- Mackay, Hugh (1999), The spin : two candidates-- one winner, Pan Macmillan Australia, ISBN 978-0-330-36143-9
- Doogue, Geraldine. "Hugh MacKay, On Right or Wrong". Compass. ABC TV. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
- "Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia in the General Division" (pdf). Official Secretary to the Governor-General of Australia. 26 January 2015. p. 15. Retrieved 26 January 2015.