A new book co-edited by the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing’s Glenda Strachan, foundation member Kaye Broadbent and Geraldine Healy of Queen Mary University of London is shining a new light on the issues of gender and professions in the 21st century. “The professions in Australia and internationally traditionally encompassed occupations which were male […]
The act of harassment and bullying is a very real and serious concern in workplaces across the country, and according to a study by members of the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing, the same can be said of staff members at Australian universities. In 2011, Professor Glenda Strachan helped conduct a survey of permanent […]
Findings show job insecurity also on the rise.
A 2011 survey of 8737 Australian academic staff and the alignment and differences between their expected and actual workloads, was the subject of a Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing seminar delivered by Professor David Peetz on Tuesday (5 April). The duties of academics are traditionally made up of teaching, research, and service to their […]
The Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing’s Professor Glenda Strachan was awarded the prestigious Vic Taylor Award for Distinguished Long-Term Contribution at the annual Association of Industrial Relations Academics in Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) conference on Friday (12 February). Recognising the outstanding contribution of Australian and New Zealand academics to the field of Industrial/ […]
Professor Glenda Strachan and colleagues conducted a major Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage project funded by Universities Australia, Unisuper and the National Tertiary Education Union on gender equity in universities in 2012. As well as a major report, they have also published papers on the use of casual academic staff, the insecurity facing highly skilled research […]
Equal employment opportunity in Australia’s construction industry: design, implementation and outcomes
The equal employment opportunity (EEO) agenda, although applied and enforced in a variety of ways worldwide, is underpinned by legislation and organisational policies that seek to reduce the domination of males in senior and management positions by increasing women’s participation. In typically male-dominated industries and occupations such as construction however, women continue to be under-presented […]