Work & Employment

Work and employment are central to social and economic wellbeing

 

Research in this theme centres on: Equality; Mobility; and Technology.

 

 
This research aligns with the UN’s 8th Sustainable Development Goal: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
 


Current Projects:

Recent Publications:

Care for the self, overcompensation and bodily crafting: The work–life balance of disabled people

Jammaers, Eline, Williams, Jannine (2021) Care for the self, overcompensation and bodily crafting: The work–life balance of disabled people Gender, Work and Organization, 28 (1), pp.119-137.
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Disrupting landscape: Enacting zones of socio-material entanglement for alternative futures

Hine, Amelia (2021) Disrupting landscape:Enacting zones of socio-material entanglement for alternative futures The Extractive Industries and Society, 8 (2), pp.Article number: 100889.
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An agenda for Australian rural sociology: Troubling the white middle-class farming woman

Pini, Barbara, Rodriguez Castro, Laura, Mayes, Robyn (2021) An agenda for Australian rural sociology: Troubling the white middle-class farming woman Journal of Sociology.
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A Profile of MLM Consultants in Australia

Grant-Smith, Deanna, de Zwaan, Laura, Irmer, Bernd, Feldman, Alicia (2021) A Profile of MLM Consultants in Australia: Financial literacy and other characteristics

ANT Stakeholder Action Mapping Tool and User Guide

Mayes, Robyn, Hurst, Bree, Hine, Amelia (2021) ANT Stakeholder Action Mapping Tool and User Guide

How professional photographers engage with and resist digital platform work

McDonald, Paula, Williams, Penny, Mayes, Robyn (2021) How professional photographers engage with and resist digital platform work New Media and Society, 23 (6), pp.1602-1623.
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PREDICT: Principles of Good Mining Checklist

Mayes, Robyn, Hurst, Bree, Hine, Amelia (2021) PREDICT: Principles of Good Mining Checklist

The socio-political landscape of mining: Interactive Timeline

Mayes, Robyn, Hurst, Bree, Hine, Amelia (2021) The socio-political landscape of mining: Interactive Timeline.

Understanding the social and political stakeholder environment of contemporary and future mining: delivering tools for navigating multiple perspectives: CRC ORE Project Report P4-010: Summary Report

Mayes, Robyn, Hurst, Bree, Hine, Amelia (2021) Understanding the social and political stakeholder environment of contemporary and future mining: delivering tools for navigating multiple perspectives:CRC ORE Project Report P4-010: Summary Report

Death Metal

Hine, Amelia, Edwards, Charity (2021) Death Metal Sediment (Presented by Metro Arts Curated by Simone Hine and Kyle Weise).

Death metal: mineralising design practices

Hine, Amelia, Edwards, Charity (2021) Death Metal: mineralising design practices Makeshift.

Metamorphosis

Hine, Amelia (2021) Metamorphosis 'No Show'.

The social imperative in public relations: Utilities of social impact, social license and engagement

Hurst, Bree, Johnston, Kim (2021) The social imperative in public relations: Utilities of social impact, social license and engagement Public Relations Review, 47 (2), pp.Article number: 102039.
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In whose interests? When relational engagement to obtain a social license leads to paradoxical outcomes

Koya, Ninitha, Hurst, Bree, Roper, Juliet (2021) In whose interests? When relational engagement to obtain a social license leads to paradoxical outcomes Public Relations Review, 47 (1), pp.Article number: 101987.
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The paradoxes of food waste reduction in the horticultural supply chain

Richards, Carol, Hurst, Bree, Messner, Rudolf, O'Connor, Grace (2021) The paradoxes of food waste reduction in the horticultural supply chain Industrial Marketing Management, 93, pp.482-491.
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Referendums and referendum campaigns

Roper, Juliet, Hurst, Bree, Bethune, Graham, Harris, Phil, Bitonti, Alberto, Fleisher, Craig S., Skorkjær Binderkrantz, Anne (2021) Referendums and Referendum Campaigns The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Interest Groups, Lobbying and Public Affairs.[ 1 ed.].

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Economics Inquiry into Unlawful Underpayment of Employees' Remuneration: Submission No. 127

Grant-Smith, Deanna, Sadiq, Kerrie, Feldman, Alicia, Mayes, Robyn (2021) Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Economics Inquiry into Unlawful Underpayment of Employees' Remuneration: Submission No. 127

Submission to the Select Committee on Job Security

Grant-Smith, Deanna, Williams, Penny, Mayes, Robyn, Feldman, Alicia, Laundon, Melinda (2021) Submission to the Select Committee on Job Security

The Women's Butterfly Project: Empowering mature women to maintain secure housing - Final Report

Russell-Bennett, Rebekah, Bull, Melissa, Kelly, Nick, Zhang, Jinglan, Parkinson, Joy, Letheren, Kate, McAndrew, Ryan, Chell, Kathleen, Badejo, Foluke Abigail, Bowring, Natalie, et al. (2021) The Women's Butterfly Project: Empowering mature women to maintain secure housing - Final Report

QUT's Women's Butterfly Project - Final Report for the Department of Housing

Russell-Bennett, Rebekah, Bull, Melissa, Kelly, Nick, Zhang, Jinglan, Parkinson, Joy, Letheren, Kate, McAndrew, Ryan, Chell, Kathleen, Badejo, Foluke Abigail, Bowring, Natalie, et al. (2021) QUT's Women's Butterfly Project - Final Report for the Department of Housing

Transforming human trafficking rescue services in Nigeria: towards context specific intersectionality and trauma-informed perspectives

Badejo, Foluke Abigail, Gordon, Ross, Mayes, Robyn (2021) Transforming human trafficking rescue services in Nigeria: towards context specific intersectionality and trauma-informed perspectives Journal of Services Marketing.

The impact of disruptive innovation on creative workers: the case of photographers

Williams, Penny, McDonald, Paula, Mayes, Robyn (2021) The impact of disruptive innovation on creative workers: the case of photographers Creative Industries Journal, 14 (2), pp.130-151.
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Employee dissent on social media and organizational discipline

Thompson, Paul, McDonald, Paula, O'Connor, Peter (2020) Employee dissent on social media and organizational discipline Human Relations, 73 (5), pp.631-652.
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Employee dissent on social media and organizational discipline

Thompson, Paul, McDonald, Paula, O'Connor, Peter (2020) Employee dissent on social media and organizational discipline Human Relations, 73 (5), pp.631-652.
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Predictors of retention and professional wellbeing

Thorpe K, Irvine S, McDonald P, Jansen E & V Sullivan (2020) Identifying predictors of retention and professional wellbeing of the early childhood education workforce in a time of change. Journal of Educational Change.

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Symbolic violence and marketing ECRs in the neoliberal University

Gordon, Ross, Zainuddin, Nadia (2020) Symbolic violence and marketing ECRs in the neoliberal University Journal of Marketing Management, 36 (7-8), pp.705-726.
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Mobility, temporality, and social reproduction: Everyday rhythms of the ‘FIFO family’ in the Australian mining sector

Mayes, Robyn (2020) Mobility, temporality, and social reproduction: everyday rhythms of the 'FIFO family' in the Australian Mining Sector Gender, Place and Culture, 27 (1), pp.126-142.
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Submission to the NSW Legislative Council’s Select Committee on the Impact of Technological and Other Change on the Future of Work and Workers in New South Wales

Williams P, McDonald P, Mayes, R, Williams J & Khan M (2020) Submission to the NSW Legislative Council’s Select Committee on the Impact of Technological and Other Change on the Future of Work and Workers in New South Wales. Select Committee on the impact of technological and other change on the future of work and workers in New South Wales.

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Mums with cameras: Technological change, entrepreneurship and motherhood

Mayes, Robyn, Williams, Penelope, McDonald, Paula (2020) Mums with cameras: Technological change, entrepreneurship and motherhood Gender, Work and Organization, 27 (6), pp.1468-1484.
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To build my career or build my brand? Exploring the prospects, challenges and opportunities for sportswomen as human brand

Mogaji, Emmanuel; Badejo, Foluké Abigail; Charles, Simone; Millisits, Jacqueline (2020) To build my career or build my brand? Exploring the prospects, challenges and opportunities for sportswomen as human brand. European Sport Management Quarterly.

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Experiences of abuse in Australian family carers and predictors of mental health and wellbeing

Obst, Trish, Murray, Kate, Walbank, Sarah, Kelly, Rachel, Brazel, Danielle (2020) Experiences of abuse in Australian family carers and predictors of mental health and well‐being Health and Social Care in the Community.
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Employee dissent on social media and organizational discipline

Thompson, Paul, McDonald, Paula, O'Connor, Peter (2020) Employee dissent on social media and organizational discipline Human Relations, 73 (5), pp.631-652.
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A man in the centre: Inclusion and contribution of male educators in early childhood education and care teaching teams

Thorpe, Karen, Sullivan, Victoria, Jansen, Elena, McDonald, Paula, Sumsion, Jennifer, Irvine, Susan (2020) A man in the centre: Inclusion and contribution of male educators in early childhood education and care teaching teams Early Child Development and Care, 190 (6), pp.921-934.
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Unpaid work experience and internships: A growing and contested feature of the future of work

McDonald, Paula, Grant-Smith, Deanna, Wilkinson, Adrian, Barry, Michael (2020) Unpaid work experience and internships: A growing and contested feature of the future of work The Future of Work and Employment, pp.33-48.

Submission to the Treasury Retirement Income Review

Williams, Penny, Laundon, Melinda, Grant-Smith, Deanna, McDonald, Paula (2020) Submission to the Treasury Retirement Income Review

Submission to the Job-Ready Graduates Package exposure draft legislation

Grant-Smith, Deanna, Laundon, Melinda, Feldman, Alicia (2020) Submission to the Job-Ready Graduates Package exposure draft legislation

Submission to the Select Committee on Temporary Migration

Mayes, Robyn (2020) Submission to the Select Committee on Temporary Migration

Submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Education & Employment Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020: Submission 18

Grant-Smith, Deanna, Laundon, Melinda, Feldman, Alicia (2020) Submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Education & Employment Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020: Submission 18

Digital Platform Work in Australia: Prevalence, Nature and Impact

McDonald, Paula, Williams, Penny, Stewart, Andrew, Mayes, Robyn, Oliver, Damian (2020) Digital Platform Work in Australia: Prevalence, Nature and Impact

A great awakening with many dangers: What has the #MeToo movement achieved?

McDonald, Paula (2020) A great awakening with many dangers: What has the #MeToo movement achieved? QUT Centre for Justice Briefing Paper, August 2020 (8), pp.1-4.

What has the #metoo movement achieved for workers?

P. McDonald (2020) What has the #metoo movement achieved for workers?. Future of Work.

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