The Work/Industry Futures Research Program engages with the broader community by disseminating research findings through keynotes, invited presentations and seminars, and conference presentations as well as articles in news media, trade press and academic/industry blogs. See below for examples of these engagement activities.
Keynotes, seminars & presentations
Inclusion and Work: Disability Perspectives
Dr Jannine Williams and Dr Katherine Moore hosted a QUT Business School Alumni event, Inclusion and Work: Disability Perspectives, on Tuesday 19 February 2019. They were joined by Sinead Hourigan, Qld Director for Robert Walters, Mary Darke, Associate Director for Robert Walters, and Bill Gamack, CEO EPIC Assist, a disability employment services provider. The presenters shared their knowledge, experiences and research findings around creating and sustaining disability inclusive workplace practices in organisations.
The Power of Platforms
On the 30 August 2019, Kevin Sanson and the Digital Media Research Centre hosted a symposium titled The Power of Platforms. Robyn Mayes, Penny Williams and Paula McDonald presented papers on respectively, Rethinking platform-worker relationships: How photographers engage with digital platforms; Folding in Life: Embodying work in the digital economy; and Strategies of control in the organisation of care work via digital platforms.
The future of work and living
Paula McDonald was an invited speaker and panel member discussing ‘The future of work and living’ at the Transforming Innovation Systems Business Breakfast held at QUT Gardens Point on 2 October 2019.
The event was hosted by QUT’s Institute for Future Environments and the QUT Design lab.
Doing business, changing lives: tapping the invisible talent pool
Katherine Moore presented a seminar titled ‘Doing business, changing lives: tapping the invisible talent pool’, as part of the Anglicare 'The Lives We Want' Conversation Series, on 21 August 2019. Katherine’s presentation explored how businesses are benefiting from a more diverse workforce.
Folding in Life: Embodying work in the digital economy
Robyn Mayes presented her paper titled ‘Folding in Life: Embodying work in the digital economy’ as part of The Power of Platforms symposium, hosted by the Digital Media Research Centre at QUT on Friday 30 August 2019. This paper explored the ways that private life is discursively folded into representations of embodied performances of paid digital work. It achieved this through analysis of visual representations offered on the websites of prominent digital platforms mediating/constructing creative freelance and microtask work.
Partnerships for change: insights into women & agency in Fiji
Deanna Grant-Smith was invited to present at a QUT Business School event in September 2019 to reflect upon her participation in a United Nations delegation to Fiji in 2018.
The event was moderated by Janelle Weissman, Executive Director of UN Women National Committee Australia.
Impact: Beyond 2030
Bree Hurst was invited to be one of six academic speakers to engage in a knowledge exchange with industry at Corporate Citizenship’s ‘2019 London Benchmarking Group Conference’ in Melbourne in November 2019. The conference's theme - Impact: Beyond 2030 - explored how companies are transforming their businesses to put impact at the core of their social investment programs.
Entrepreneurship by people with disabilities: avenues for future research
Jannine Williams was invited to present a research seminar at UCLouvain in Belgium in December 2019. Janine’s presentation reflected on existing and future research approaches to the topic of entrepreneurship by people with disabilities.
Rethinking platform-worker relationships: How photographers engage with digital platforms
Penny Williams presented her paper titled 'Rethinking platform-worker relationships: How photographers engage with digital platforms' as part of The Power of Platforms symposium, hosted by the Digital Media Research Centre at QUT on Friday 30 August 2019. Penny's paper drew upon interviews with 51 Australian photographers, to examine the extent to which, and why, photographers engage with or resist digital platform work.
Work Integrated Learning, Internships & Equity
Robyn Mayes, Deanna Grant-Smith and Paula McDonald presented a seminar focused on Work Integrated Learning, Internships and Equity. The seminar was held at QUT’s Kelvin Grove campus on 14 May 2019.
For more articles, please see individual staff profiles on the Team page.