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Business School awarded Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

15 Aug 2013

The University of Sydney Business School has been awarded a University of Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Dr Chris F. Wright has been selected for the fellowship, and will join the Business School's Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies (WOS) in January, 2014, mentored by Professor Marian Baird for a period of three years.

"I am delighted that Dr Wright will be joining the Business School, and I look forward to his contributions to the existing research strengths in the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies," said Professor Elizabeth Cowley, Associate Dean (Research) at the Business School. "Chris has an exceptional academic history, and I am confident that he will be of enormous benefit in further cementing the Business School's reputation as a research facility of the highest calibre."

Dr Wright is a Business School alumnus who completed his undergraduate honours degree in Work and Organisational Studies in 2005. He was then awarded a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust scholarship, to complete a PhD in Politics and International Studies at Cambridge University with Professor Willy Brown.

Dr Wright progressed to a one-year research fellow position, sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Trades Union Congress, in the Faculty of Economics at Cambridge, before returning to Australia to take up a research fellowship with the Centre for Workforce Futures at Macquarie University.

Dr Wright's postdoctoral project, The business and labour market impact of skilled immigration in Australia, will provide the Business School with ongoing opportunities to foster collaboration within the discipline and beyond.

The University's Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are among the most prestigious and highly sought-after awards in Australia. They are decided by an exhaustive competitive process, and only ten such awards are conferred each year.