Associate Professor Robyn Mayes

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Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services
Studies In Human Society
Built Environment And Design
Language, Communication And Culture

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Director, Work/Industry Futures Research Program

Using cultural and economic geography as a primary analytic, Robyn Mayes’ research is concerned with the investigation and theorisation of mobile/migrant labour (FIFO and au pairs), global production networks and CSR, new social movements, local community/ies, embodiments of rural change and senses of place. These concerns are explored through ongoing empirical work largely centered on the Australian mining industry. This encompasses, for example, substantial ethnographic work in mining-affected communities, qualitative case studies of the implications of Fly-in, Fly-out (FIFO) work patterns and labour migration on spouses and local communities, along with textual analyses of ‘mining’ discourses.  New research examines the ways in which work is shaped by digital platforms, including geographical dimensions.   Find out more about Robyn Mayes.