Professor Garry Robins
Professor Garry Robins
PhD, BSc (Hons), BA (Hons)
Key research questions
Social network methodologies and applications. Network statistical models. Exponential random graph models (ERGMs)
Robins, G. (2015). Doing Social Networks Research: Network Research Design for Social Scientists. Sage.
Lusher, D., Koskinen, J., & Robins, G. (2013). Exponential random graph models for social networks: Theory, methods and applications. Cambridge University Press.
Peer reviewed articles and book chapters
Stivala, A., Robins, G., Kashima, Y., & Kirley, M. (in press). Diversity and community can co-exist. American Journal of Community Psychology.
Stivala, A., Koskinen, J., Rolls, D., Wang, P., & Robins, G. (in press). Snowball sampling for estimating exponential random graph models for large networks. Social Networks.
Rolls, D, Geard, N., Warr, D., Nathan, P., Robins, G., Pattison, P., McCaw, J., & McVernon, J. (in press). Social encounter profiles of greater Melbourne residents, by location – a telephone survey. BMC Infectious Diseases.
Rolls, D., Wang, P., McBryde, E., Pattison, P. & Robins, G. (in press). A simulation study comparing epidemic dynamics on exponential random graph and edge-triangle configuration type contact network models. PLOS One.
Lomi, A., Robins, G., & Tranmer, M. (2016). Introduction to Multilevel Social Networks. Social Networks, 44, 266-268.
Zappa, P., & Robins, G. (2016). Organizational learning across multi-level networks. Social Networks, 44, 295-306.
Wang, P., Robins, G., Pattison, P., & Lazega, E. (2016). Social selection models for multilevel networks. Social Networks, 44, 346-362.
Hellard, M., McBryde, E., Sacks-Davis, R., Rolls, D., Higgs, P., Aitken, C., Thompson, A., Doyle, J., Pattison, P., & Robins, G. (2015). Hepatitis C transmission and treatment as prevention - the role of the injecting network. International Journal of Drug Policy, 26, 958-962.
Gallagher, C., & Robins, G. (2015). Network statistical models for language learning contexts: Exponential random graph models and the Willingness to Communicate. Language Learning, 65, 929-962.
Vu, D., Pattison, P., & Robins, G. (2015). Relational Event Models for Social Learning in MOOCs. Social Networks, 43, 121-135.
Patison, K., Quintane, E., Swain, D., Robins, G., & Pattison, P. (2015). Time is of the essence: Developing a relational event model for animal social networks. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 69, 841-855.
Karunasekera S, Harwood A, Samarawickrama S, Ramamohanarao K, Robins G. (2015). Topic-specific post identification in microblog streams. Proceedings - 2014 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, IEEE Big Data 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. pp. 7-13.
Lubell, M., Robins, G., & Wang, P. (2014). Network structure and institutional complexity in an ecology of water management games. Ecology and Society, 19, 23.
Hellard, M., Rolls, D., Sacks-Davis, R., Robins, G., Pattison, P., Higgs, P., Aitken, C., & McBryde, E. (2014). The impact of injecting networks on hepatitus C transmission and treatment in people who inject drugs. Hepatology, 60, 1861-1870.
Stivala, A., Robins, G., Kashima, Y., & Kirley, M. (2014). Ultrametric distribution of culture vectors in an extended Axelrod model of cultural dissemination. Scientific Reports, 4, 4870.
Lusher, D., Robins, G., & Kremer, P. (2014). Cooperative and competitive structures of trust relations in teams. Small Group Research, 45, 3-36.
Lomi, A., Lusher, D., Pattison, P., & Robins, G. (2014). The focused organization of advice relations: A case study of boundary-crossing ties in a multi-unit business group. Organization Science, 25, 438-457.
Pattison, P., Robins, G., Snijders, T., & Wang, P. (2013). Conditional estimation of exponential random graph models from snowball and other sampling designs. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 57, 284-296.
Robins, G. (2013). A tutorial on methods for the modeling and analysis of social network data. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 57, 261-274.
Rolls, D., Wang, P., Jenkinson, R., Pattison, P., Robins, G., Sacks-Davis, R., Daraganova, G., Hellard, M., & McBryde, E. (2013). Modelling a disease-relevant contact network of people who inject drugs. Social Networks, 35, 699-710.
Quintane, E., Pattison, P., Robins, G., & Mol, J. (2013). Short-term and long-term stability in organizational networks: Temporal structures of project teams. Social Networks, 35, 528-540.
Koskinen, J., Robins, G., Wang, P., & Pattison, P. (2013). Bayesian analysis for partially observed data, missing ties, attributes and actors. Social Networks, 35, 514-527.
De la Haye, K., Robins, G., Mohr, P., & Wilson, C. (2013). Junk food intake in adolescents: Processes and mechanisms driving consumption similarities among friends. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 23, 524-536.
Wang, P., Pattison, P., & Robins, G. (2013). Exponential random graph model specifications for bipartite networks: A dependence hierarchy. Social Networks, 35, 96-115.
Brandes, U., Robins, G., McCranie, A., & Wasserman, S. (2013). What is Network Science? Network Science, 1, 1-15.
Wang, P., Robins, G., Pattison, P., & Lazega, E. (2013). Exponential random graph models for multilevel networks. Social Networks, 35, 96-115.
Rolls, D., Sacks-Davis, R., Jenkinson, R., McBryde, E., Pattison, P., Robins, G., & Hellard, M. (2013). Hepatitus C transmission and treatment in contact networks of people who inject drugs. PLOS ONE, 8, e78286
Guenther, M., Guenther, P, Bell, S.J., & Robins, G.L. (2013). It’s the Strength of the Ties: How Multiplex Social Networks among Frontline Employees drive Service Performance. Proceedings of the 16th Biennial World Marketing Congress, Volume XVI, Academy of Marketing Science, pp. 159-65.
Full list of publications.
2016. Simmel Award, International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA)
2012-2015. Co-editor, Network Science
2007-2015. Board of Directors, International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA)
2011, 2012 i2 Awards for most highly cited paper, INSNA.
2007-2009 Editor, Journal of Social Structure
2007: Linton Freeman Award winner "for significant contributions to the scientific study of social structure.”
2000: Distinguished Dissertation Award, Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement & Statistics), American Psychological Association.
1999: Psychometric Society Dissertation Prize.
International Network for Social Network Analysis
Adjunct Professor, Centre for Transformative Innovation, Swinburne University
Australian Research Council Discovery Grant. Collective Self-Regulation in Complex Social-Ecological Systems (with Yoshi Kashima, David Sewell, Orjan Bodin).
Collaborative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living Research Grant: "Transformation to Low Carbon Living: Social Psychology of Low Carbon Behavioural Practice" (with Yoshi Kashima, Paul Dudgeon, Peter Newton, Christine Critchley, Gordana Bruce)
Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, Network structure and social processes. (with Philippa Pattison).
Australian Research Council Discovery Grant, Co-evolutionary dynamics of culture and social structure. (with Yoshi Kashima, Michael Kirley, Emi Kashima, Kim Peters).
Swiss Platform for Advanced Scientific Computing (PASC) grant. Snowball sampling and conditional estimation for exponential random graph models for large networks in high performance computing (with Rolf Krause, Alessandro Lomi, Alex Stivala)
AOARD, US Department of Defence, grant, Dissemination of opinions and ideas via complex contagion on social networks. (with Alex Stivala, Yoshi Kashima, Michael Kirley).
Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society grant, “Super participation” and everyday political talk online: A comparative analysis. (with Scott Wright, Todd Graham, Shaoing Sun, Andrea Carson).
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