About Adrian Gilbert

I am an Anglo-Indian, and I was born in East Pakistan, what is now Bangladesh, in 1960 and was there during East Pakistan's fight for independence from West Pakistan. I and my family emmigrated to Melbourne, Australia in 1972, after a brief stay in Calcutta, India. I was awarded my Ph.D in 1997 after studying at the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at Monash University, Melbourne.

I have a wide range of interests, but at the moment I am spending most of my time working on the International Journal of Anglo-Indian Studies and the Anglo-Indian Wallah and organising an academic conference in August 2002. While most Anglo-Indians who immigrated from India to Australia, Canada and England are doing quite well for themselves in an economic sense, our Anglo-Indian culture and identity runs the risk of slowly dissipating. We are at a critical juncture in our history.

The International Journal of Anglo-Indian Studies, the Anglo-Indian Wallah are attempts to help maintain our distinct Anglo-Indian heritage. This is because they provide authors and researchers with firstly, the opportunity to have their work published and secondly, to gain them an international audience.


ADDRESS:                1 Kurt Place. Noble Park. Victoria, Australia. 3174.
TELEPHONE:              61 3 9547 3462
E-MAIL:                 agilbert@alphalink.com.au
DATE OF BIRTH:          19th March, 1960
AGE:                    41 years
MARITAL STATUS:         Single
HOBBIES:                Reading, opera, theatre, travel, photography (video), wind surfing, 
                        water skiing, cross country skiing, hiking, sailing and canoeing.
CLUBS:                  Member Market Research Society of Australia.
			Member Australian Institute of Management.
			One of the founding members of the MX5 Club of


                        My area of expertise is in various types of statistical
                        modelling and market segmentation. I have been
                        employed by organisations such as the Australia and
                        New Zealand Bank, National Australia Bank, Gas and
                        Fuel Corporation, Melbourne University and Monash

PUBLICATIONS ACADEMIC 1999 Description and measurement of handicap caused by vision impairment. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmology, 1999: 27, 184-186. 1998 Development of the Impact of Vision Impairment Profile. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 1998: Vol 39, No 4, pp. S842. 1997 A book review of Unwanted. International Journal of Anglo-Indian Studies. Vol.2, No.4. 1996 A comparison of Anglo-Indian and Australian earnings by Qualifications, Industry and Occupation. International Journal of Anglo-Indian Studies. Vol,1 No,1. 1994 Anglo-Indian earnings and unemployment levels: a statistical analysis of the 1991 census data. Momentum. Vol. 4, pp. 39-55. 1996-Present I am presently editing the International Journal of Anglo-Indian Studies and the Anglo-Indian Wallah. These journals are published twice a year & contain articles dealing with issues deemed relevant to Anglo-Indians world wide.
CONFERENCES 10-15 May 1998 The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Conference held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. There were over 5,000 papers and posters presented. I presented a poster. 28-30 Mar 1997 Australian Transportation Research Conference held at the Regent, Melbourne. I organised a booth and various types of static and audio- visual presentations. 10-11 Jul 1995 24th Annual Market Research Conference held at the Regent, Melbourne. I was the organiser of the "Current Issues in Australian Marketing Stream". The conference had over 60 national and international speakers and 1000 delegates. 25 Mar 1995 Conference of Anglo-Indian Researchers from around the world, held at Monash University, Clayton. A more detailed version of the 15 March paper was presented. I was also one of the main organisers. 15 Mar 1995 Paper presented at the Third International Anglo-Indian Reunion held in Perth W.A. with over 800 national and international delegates. The paper was titled, "Anglo-Indian earnings and unemployment levels: a statistical analysis of the 1991 census data." 8 Nov 1994 Paper presented at the annual Post Graduate Conference at the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Monash University. The paper was titled, "A comparison of the 1981 and 1991 Census: Anglo-Indian hourly income and unemployment, a statistical analysis." MEDIA EXPERIENCE 11 Dec 1997 Interviewed on Low Vision Radio Station 3RPH about the Impact of Vision Impairment Profile. 13 Mar 1995 Interviewed on Community Radio Station 6EB AFM 95.3 regarding Anglo-Indian attainment in Australia.
EDUCATION 1996 Monash University Ph.D. in Anthropology and Sociology by Research thesis. 1986 Swinburne Institute of Technology Graduate Diploma in Applied Social Psychology. 1985 Control Data Institute Diploma in Computing. 1984 Chisholm Institute of Technology B.A. Majors in Psychology and Sociology.

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