Academic & Professional Reference Books

Whether you are a University or TAFE teacher, a student or researcher, we provide a range of academic titles and textbooks to assist you in your teaching, learning and research.

Over the years we have had the privilege of publishing many discipline shaping books across the academic spectrum, and we’re committed to continuing in this vein. 

The academic list at Allen & Unwin includes student textbooks and professional reference titles in the following subject areas:

• Anthropology & Archaeology
• Australian Studies
• Cultural & Media Studies
• Defence Studies
• Education
• Health Sciences, Nursing & Nutrition
• History
• Indigenous Studies
• Politics & Public Policy
• Science
• Social Work
• Sociology
• Writing Skills

We also distribute books published by a number of UK publishers, including Faber & Faber, Granta, A&C Black, Bloomsbury Academic, Continuum, Berg, Fairchild, Bristol Classics, Duckworth, Icon, Profile and also Atlantic Books from the US.







Latest Academic Releases

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Project Management

4th edition

Stephen Hartley

With project management acknowledged as a cross-industry management framework, this revised fourth edition aligns with PMBOK and reviews PRINCE2, Agile and Lean methodologies.

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Social Work Practice in Health

Edited by Melissa Petrakis

A guide for students to both the varying practice contexts and the skills needed for effective health social work.

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Research for Social Workers

4th edition

Margaret Alston and Wendy Bowles

A fully revised and updated new edition of this introduction to the research methods most commonly used in social work and social welfare.


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