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Chris F. Wright

BA (Hons Class I and University Medal) Sydney; PhD Cambridge
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Room N302
H03 - Institute Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Phone: +61 2 9114 1951
Fax: +61 2 9351 4729

Chris F. Wright joined Work and Organisational Studies in 2014 after receiving a University of Sydney Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, one of only 10 awarded across the university. He has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he received a full scholarship from the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours Class I and University Medal) from the University of Sydney. Chris has held academic positions at the University of Cambridge, Goldsmiths College London and Macquarie University, has worked as a researcher for the International Labour Organisation and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and has received research grants from the UK Economic and Social Research Council and the Commonwealth Department of Industry.

Chris's research covers various aspects of labour market regulation and the responses of governments, employers and trade unions to structural change and economic globalisation. His particular interests focus on skilled immigration, supply chains and production networks and employment relations and he has worked on several projects on these topics covering Australia, the United Kingdom, the European Union and China. Chris has published across these areas in leading employment relations, management, political science and economics journals. During his research fellowship Chris is investigating the impact of skilled immigration on business and the labour market in Australia.

Research Expertise

  • Skilled immigration
  • Australian and comparative employment relations
  • Labour markets and public policy
  • Managing work across organisational boundaries