BEc(Hons) LLB(Hons) UNSW
C37A - Burren Street
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia
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Garima joined the Workplace Research Centre in October 2012, bringing a strong combination of qualitative and quantitative research skills. She was previously a policy analyst at the Allen Consulting Group, and a research assistant at the School of Economics, University of NSW.
Garima's experience includes: survey design and analysis, face-to-face stakeholder consultation, statistical and econometric analysis, and literature research. Garima's subject matter interests include sustainable work and wellbeing, social inclusion, skills and workforce development, employee engagement and organisational strategy.
During her time at the Allen Consulting Group, Garima worked a number of projects including:
- A review of a program promoting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in VET (2012), for a State Government Agency.
- Factors influencing student choice between VET and higher education (2012), for a Commonwealth Government agency.
- Review of Aboriginal employment and economic development programs in NSW (2011-2012), for Aboriginal Affairs NSW.
- An operational review of the Information Sharing Protocol between the Commonwealth and State Child Protection Agencies (2011) - for the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)
- Refining the Common Approach to Assessment, Referral and Support (CAARS) (2011) - for the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY)
- Impact of the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award (SACS) Modern Award (2011), for a NSW Government agency.
- Evaluation of technology assisted voting (2011), for the NSW Electoral Commission.
- Stakeholder Consultation to Inform Development of the NT Early Childhood Plan 2011-2020 (2011)
As a research assistant in the School of Economics, UNSW, Garima explored the impact of intra-household labour allocation on children's educational and health outcomes. Projects conducted during her academic studies include an economics honours thesis researching the impact of work-life policies on women's work decisions following childbirth, and a case study of cultural change in a large engineering firm.
Verma G and Oliver D 2013 'E-learning's contribution to workforce development', 22nd National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference, Mooloolaba, Australia, 12th July 2013
Verma G, Raffaele C and Oliver D 2013 'Exploring the contribution of e-learning to workforce Development through overcoming barriers to learning', 16th Annual Conference of the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association, Fremantle, Australia, 5th April 2013
Raffaele C, Yu S, Moensted M, Verma G, Power G and Oliver D 2013 'National Workforce Agenda for the domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Workforce', Report for Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Buchanan J, Bretherton T, Frino B, Jakubauskas M, Schutz J, Verma G and Yu S 2013 'Research Report 7/2013 - Minimum wages and their role in the process and incentives to bargain', Fair Work Commission