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Marian Baird AO

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BEc(Hons) Sydney; DipEd Sydney; PhD Sydney; FASSA
Chair, Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies

Rm 4156
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 6439
Fax +61 2 9351 4729
marian.baird@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Marian Baird AO became Professor of Gender and Employment Relations in 2009, distinguishing her as the first female professor in industrial relations at the University of Sydney. In 2018 Marian is a Pro-Chancellor of the University of Sydney and a Fellow of the Senate of the University of Sydney. She is Head of the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies and Co-Director of the Women, Work and Leadership Research Group in the University of Sydney Business School. Marian is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences of Australia (ASSA), a Co-Editor of the Journal of Industrial Relations and past-President of the Industrial Relations Society of New South Wales. She is editor of the policy series of Sydney University Press and she has been visiting scholar at MIT, Michigan State University, University of Nottingham, Leeds University Business School and Queen Mary University of London Business School.

Marian was awarded an AO (Officer of the Order of Australia) for outstanding services to improving the quality of women’s working lives and for contributions to tertiary education in 2016. In 2018, Marian was named in Apolitical's Top 100 Most Influential People in Gender Equality list. In 2014 she received the Edna Ryan Award for making positive change for women in the workforce, in 2013 she received the AFR/Westpac Women of Influence Award in Public Policy, and in 2015 and 2003 she won the University of Sydney’s Business Schools most engaged researcher awards.

Marian is one of Australia's leading researchers in the fields of women, work and care. She is CI on a number of significant research grants, including the Centre of Excellence on Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) and The Australian Women’s Work Futures project. Marian is a very engaged researcher, working with many government departments, organisations, unions and not-for-profits to improve the position for women in the workforce and society.

Research Interests

Marian’s disciplinary background is industrial relations and her research focus is gender and employment, in particular, how regulation and social norms interact to produce different labour market outcomes for women and men.

Marian’s research takes a life cycle approach, and her influential research on maternity leave in Australia led to the introduction of Australia’s first paid parental leave scheme. Marian has undertaken numerous projects to improve organisational efficiency and equality, funded both by ARC and business grants. Her current research program continues the field of work and family for women and men, with an additional focus on men and parental leave, as well as mature age workers and organisational responses to the shifting demographics of the Australian labour market. This work is being undertaken as part of the Centre of Excellence on Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), of which Marian is a Chief Investigator.

Marian’s second area of research is women, work and care in South-East Asia. In 2017 Marian and colleagues edited a ground-breaking book: ‘Women, Work and Care in the Asia Pacific’, published by Routledge. Her current project, ‘Investing in Women’, is being undertaken in the Philippines, Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam for Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Marian is a publically engaged academic with a goal of delivering high quality research for the social good. To that end, in 2006 Marian established Australia’s first multi-disciplinary research group dedicated to integrating research and policy advancement for women at work. The Women, Work and Leadership Research Group is now co-directed with Professor Rae Cooper. The ‘Australian Women’s Work Futures Project’ is a main focus of the WWLRG, and the other main project is ‘Women and Desegregation of Labour Markets’.

Marian’s research is driven by the principle of demonstrating leadership in equality and justice. Marian has contributed to a number of government advisory boards and reference groups relating to parental leave, discrimination and gender equity in the workplace. Marian’s research leads to significant industry engagement and policy influence. In 2014 Marian led the review of women and leadership in the NSW Public Sector. In 2016 Marian led a study to improve access for women to non-traditional careers in Sydney Water. She is currently a member of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s reference group on sexual harassment in the workplace survey. Prior to that she was an expert member on the Paid Parental leave Review Steering Committee, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency Implementation Consultation Group and the Australian Human Rights Commission Reference Group for Discrimination in Relation to Pregnancy and Return to Work after Parental Leave. Between 2010 and 2014 she was a member of the Paid Parental Leave Policy evaluation team.  \In 2012 Marian was a member of the Review into the Treatment of Women in the Australian Defence Force and in 2011 she was a member of the EOWA Implementation Advisory Group.

Selected publications

2018

Journal Articles

Foley M, Baird M, and Cooper R (2018) Is independence really an opportunity? The experience of entrepreneur-mothers Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 25 (2), 315-329. [More Information]

Tomlinson J, Baird M, Berg P, and Cooper R (2018) Flexible careers across the life course: Advancing theory, research and practice Human Relations, 71 (1), 4-22. [More Information]

Book

Parker J, and Baird M (2018) The Big Issues in Employment, HR management and Employment Relations in Australasia (2nd edition); Wolters Kluwer, Auckland, New Zealand.

Book Chapters

Baird M (2018) Organisations, clients and feminists: getting in, coming back and having fun How to Keep Your Research Project on Track: Insights from When Things Go Wrong; Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham UK, 184-193. [More Information]

Baird M, Westcott M, and Constantin V (2018) Changing Terrain: Defining the Contemporary Workplace and Workforce in Australia The Big Issues in Employment, HR management and Employment Relations in Australasia (2nd edition); Wolters Kluwer, Auckland, New Zealand, 23-50.

Seminar Papers

Baird M (2018) Keynote Address SUPRA Step Forward Conference 2018; Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association, Sydney, Australia.

Baird M, and Hill E (2018) Menstrual leave: A New Controversy? 15th Annual Leave Policy & Research Seminar; Leave Network, Toronto, Canada.

Gordon L, and Baird M (2018) Dad and Partner Pay: The emergence of paternity leave in Australia 15th Annual Leave Policy & Research Seminar; Leave Network, Toronto, Canada.

Reports

Baird M, Cooper R, Hill E, Probyn E, and Vromen A (2018) Women and the Future of Work.

Hill E, Cooper R, Baird M, Vromen A, and Probyn E (2018) Australian Women's Working Futures: Are We Ready?; International Labour Organization, Geneva, 1-27.

Oxenbridge S, Cooper R, and Baird M (2018) 'Non-traditional investors'?: The work and career experiences of Australian women working in investment management.

Whitehouse G, Baird M, and Baxter J (2018) 14th International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research 2018 | Australia country note; International Network on Leave Policies and Research, Vienna, 45-56.

2017

Books

Baird M, Ford M, and Hill E (2017) Women, Work and Care in the Asia-Pacific; Routledge, London. [More Information]

Nankervis A, Baird M, Coffey J, and Shields J (2017) Human Resource Management: Strategy and Practice (9th Edition); Cengage Learning, South Melbourne, Australia.

Book Chapters

Anxo D, Baird M, and Erhel C (2017) Work and care regimes and women's employment outcomes: Australia, France and Sweden compared Making work more equal: A new labour market segmentation approach; Manchester University Press, Manchester, 309-329.

Baird M, Ford M, and Hill E (2017) Preface Women, Work and Care in the Asia-Pacific; Routledge, London, xvi-xviii. [More Information]

Chen M, Hao J, and Baird M (2017) China: The reconfiguring of Women, Work and Care Women, Work and Care in the Asia-Pacific; Routledge, London, 25-40. [More Information]

Hill E, Ford M, and Baird M (2017) Work/Care Regimes in the Asia-Pacific: A Feminist Framework Women, Work and Care in the Asia-Pacific; Routledge, London, 1-22. [More Information]

Reports

Baird M, and Alday S (2017) International standards on women and work: Philippines; Investing in Women, Canberra, 1-4.

Baird M, and Ford M (2017) International standards on women and work: Indonesia; Investing in Women, Canberra, 1-4.

Baird M, and Ford M (2017) International standards on women and work: Myanmar; Investing in Women, Canberra, 1-4.

Baird M, and Ford M (2017) International standards on women and work: Vietnam; Investing in Women, Canberra, 1-4.

Hewitt B, Baird M, Baxter J, Brady M, Coles L, Dickenson J, Strazdins L, Whitehouse G, Xiang N, Yerkes M, and et al (2017) Millennium Mums Report, waves 1-5; Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, 1-81.

Whitehouse G, Baird M, Brennan D, and Baxter J (2017) 13th International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research 2017 | Australia country note; International Network on Leave Policies and Research, Vienna, 44-55.

2016

Journal Article

Dancaster L, and Baird M (2016) Predictors of the adoption of work-care arrangements: A study of South African firms International Journal of Human Resource Management, 27 (4), 456-475. [More Information]

Book Chapter

Baird M (2016) Policy Tensions: Women, Work and Paid Parental Leave Industrial Relations Reform: Looking to the Future: Essays in honour of Joe Isaac AO; The Federation Press, Sydney, Australia, 85-104.

Reference Work

Baird M (2016) Maternity, paternity and parental leave Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management; Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, 276-277.

Reports

Cooper R, Foley M, and Baird M (2016) Women at work: Australia and the United States.

Whitehouse G, Baird M, Brennan D, and Baxter J (2016) 12th International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research 2016 | Australia country note; International Network on Leave Policies and Research, Vienna, 45-56.

2015

Journal Articles

Baird M, and O’Brien M (2015) Dynamics of parental leave in Anglophone countries: The paradox of state expansion in the liberal welfare regimes Community, Work and Family, 18 (2), 198-217. [More Information]

Cooper R, and Baird M (2015) Bringing the 'right to request' flexible working arrangements to life: From policies to practices Employee Relations: the international journal, 37 (5), 568-581. [More Information]

Tomlinson J, Baird M, Berg P, and Cooper R (2015) Human Relations Special Issue call for papers: Conceptualising flexible careers across the life course Human Relations, 68 (11), 1797-1800. [More Information]

Tomlinson J, Baird M, Berg P, and Cooper R (2015) Human Relations special issue call for papers Global supply chains and social relations at work Human Relations, 68 (10), 1657-1661. [More Information]

Tomlinson J, Baird M, Berg P, and Cooper R (2015) Conceptualising flexible careers across the life course Human Relations, 68 (9), 1517-1520. [More Information]

Williamson S, Cooper R, and Baird M (2015) Job-sharing among teachers: Positive, negative (and unintended) consequences The Economic Labour Relations Review, 26 (3), 448-464. [More Information]

Newspaper Article

Baird M, and Coleman M (2015) Parental leave pay and childcare– hope for a better policy mix The Record, St Vincent de Paul Society Autumn.

Reports

Baird M, and Foley M (2015) PPL Evaluation: Final Report | 10 Employer Response to DAPP; Department of Social Services, Greenway ACT, 165-179.

Whitehouse G, Baird M, Alexander M, and Brennan D (2015) 11th International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research 2015 | Australia country note; International Network on Leave Policies and Research, Vienna, 48-60.

2014

Journal Articles

Alexander M, Baird M, and Pocock B (2014) Work, family and community Journal of Industrial Relations, 56 (4), 463-4. [More Information]

Alexander M, Baird M, and Pocock B (2014) Introduction - Challenges and Changes in a Globalising World: Fifth Community Work and Family Conference Community, Work and Family, 17 (3), 241-243. [More Information]

Baird M (2014) Book Reviews - (1) Childbearing, Women’s Employment and Work-Life Balance Policies in Contemporary Europe, edited by Livia Sz. Oláh and Ewa Fratczak. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2013, 240 pp., ISBN: 9780230320888. (2) Work and Care under Pressure: Care Arrangements across Europe, edited by Blanche Le Bihan, Claude Martin and Trudie Knijn. Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, 2014, 200 pp., ISBN: 9789089645425 and (3) Unfinished Business: Paid Family Leave in California and the Future of US Work-Family Policy, by Ruth Milkman and Eileen Appelbaum. ILR Press, Ithaca, NY, 2013, 168 pp., ISBN: 9780801452383. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 52 (3), 603-621. [More Information]

Baird M, and Ellem B (2014) Introduction - The future of employment relations: Fresh assessments Journal of Industrial Relations, 56 (4), 577-577. [More Information]

Baird M, and Murray J (2014) Collective bargaining for paid parental leave in Australia 2005-2010: A complex context effect The Economic Labour Relations Review, 25 (1), 47-62. [More Information]

Baird M, McFerran L, and Wright I (2014) An equality bargaining breakthrough: Paid domestic violence leave Journal of Industrial Relations, 56 (2), 190-207. [More Information]

Charlesworth S, Baird M, and Elliott S (2014) Intersections of regulation, space & gender: retail banking in an Australian Regional Town Community Work and Family, 17 (1), 1-19. [More Information]

Charlesworth S, Welsh J, Strazdins L, Baird M, and Campbell I (2014) Measuring Poor Job Quality amongst Employees: The VicWAL Job Quality Index Labour and Industry, 24 (2), 103-123. [More Information]

Williamson S, and Baird M (2014) Gender equality bargaining: Developing theory and practice Journal of Industrial Relations, 56 (2), 155-169. [More Information]

Book

Nankervis A, Baird M, Coffey J, and Shields J (2014) Human Resource Management: Strategy and Practice (8th Edition); Cengage Learning, South Melbourne.

Reports

Baird M, and Kolodizner I (2014) Maternity protection in SMEs: An International Reveiw | Appendix 3 Australia: Maternity protection for women in SMEs; ILO Publications (International Labour Organization), Geneva, 81-85.

Baird M, Evesson J, and Oxenbridge S (2014) Advancing Women: Increasing the participation of women in senior roles in the NSW public sector; Business School, University of Sydney, Sydney, 1-114.

Whitehouse G, Baird M, and Alexander M (2014) 10th International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research 2014 | Australia country note; International Network on Leave Policies and Research, Vienna, 45-57.

2013

Journal Articles

Berg P, Kossek E, Baird M, and Block R (2013) Collective bargaining and public policy: Pathways to work-family policy adoption in Australia and the United States European Management Journal, 31 (5), 495-504. [More Information]

Whitehouse G, Hewitt B, Martin B, and Baird M (2013) Employer-paid Maternity Leave in Australia: A Comparison of Uptake and Duration in 2005 and 2010 Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 16 (3), 311-327.

Book Chapter

Baird M, and Heron A (2013) Women, Work and Elder Care: New Policies Required for Inclusive Growth Inclusive Growth in Australia: Social Policy as Economic Investment; Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 242-257.

Reports

Whitehouse G, Baird M, and Alexander M (2013) International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research 2013 | Australia country note; International Network on Leave Policies and Research, London, 41-50.

Yerkes M, Baird M, Heron A, Coles L, and Rose J (2013) Paid Parental Leave: Phase 2 Report | Chapter 5, Employer's Implementation and Process Evaluation; Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), University of Queensland, Brisbane, 89-140.

2012

Journal Articles

Baird M, and Whitehouse G (2012) Paid Parental Leave: First Birthday Policy Review Australian Bulletin of Labour, 38 (3), 184-198.

Baird M, Williamson S, and Heron A (2012) Women, Work and Policy Settings in Australia in 2011 Journal of Industrial Relations, 54 (3), 326-343. [More Information]

Newspaper Articles

Baird M (2012) Bargaining For Equality: Making Progress around Gender Issues Labor Family news Fall.

Baird M, and Heron A (2012) Opinion: Childcare debate off and running Financial Review .

Reports

Baird M, and Heron A (2012) Paid Parental Leave evaluation: Phase 1 | Appendix B: Employer and employer association views of PPL; Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Canberra, 83-106.

Baird M, Cooper R, Heron A, and Charlesworth S (2012) Women, Work and the Global Economic Downturn; Department of Social Services, Canberra, 1-34.

Hewitt B, Whitehouse G, Baird M, Heron A, and Zadoroznyj M (2012) Paid Parental Leave evaluation: Phase 1 | Chapter 2: Arrangements and supports; Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Canberra, 4-10.

2011

Journal Articles

Baird M (2011) The state, work and family in Australia International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22 (18), 3742-3754. [More Information]

Baird M, and Williamson S (2011) Women, Work and Industrial Relations in 2010 Journal of Industrial Relations, 53 (3), 337-352. [More Information]

Books

Baird M, Cooper R, Ellem B, and Lansbury R (2011) Industrial Relations - SAGE Library in Business and Management; Sage Publications, London, United Kingdom.

Baird M, Hancock K, and Isaac J (2011) Work and Employment Relations: An Era of Change; The Federation Press, Sydney, Australia.

Conference Proceeding

Charlesworth S, Baird M, and Elliott S (2011) Working lives in a regional town: Intersections of regulation, space & gender 25th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ 2011; Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. [More Information]

Book Chapters

Baird M (2011) Women and work in Australia: A theoretical and historical overview Women at Work: Research, Policy and Practice; Tilde University Press, Prahran, Australia, 1-22.

Baird M (2011) Paid Parental Leave Policy and Employer Response Work and Employment Relations: An Era of Change; The Federation Press, Sydney, Australia, 63-77.

Baird M (2011) Orientations to Paid Maternity Leave: Understanding the Australian Debate Industrial Relations - SAGE Library in Business and Management; Sage Publications, London, United Kingdom, 257-273.

Baird M, Hancock K, and Isaac J (2011) Introduction Work and Employment Relations: An Era of Change; The Federation Press, Sydney, Australia.

Newspaper Article

Baird M (2011) The birth of Paid Parental Leave in Australia Australian Options 64 Autumn.

Reports

Baird M, Lansbury R, Cooper R, and Ellem B (2011) Learning from Down Under? From Work Choices to Fair Work.

Baldwin S, Wright S, Yu S, Fattore T, Baird M, and Heron A (2011) Profile of Women's Employment in NSW: Trends and Issues: Final Report; Workplace Research Centre, Sydney, 1-116.

2010

Journal Articles

Baird M, and Ellem B (2010) Editorial: The New World of Work, Organisations and Employment Journal of Industrial Relations, 52 (5), 539-542.

Baird M, and Williamson S (2010) Women, Work and Industrial Relations in 2009 Journal of Industrial Relations, 52 (3), 355-369. [More Information]

Book

Nankervis A, Compton R, Baird M, and Coffey J (2010) Collecting, Managing, and Assessing Data Using Sample Surveys; Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom.

Reports

Baldwin S, Wright S, Yu S, Fattore T, Baird M, and Heron A (2010) Profile of Women's Employment in NSW: Trends and Issues - Final Report; Workplace Research Centre, Sydney, 1-117.

Haynes K, Charlesworth S, Baird M, Bamberry L, and Campbell I (2010) Victorian Work And Life Survey (VicWAL); RMIT, Victoria, 1-29.

2009

Journal Articles

Baird M (2009) Women's Work - Current Issues and Future Agendas Australian Bulletin of Labour, 35 (4), 608-610.

Baird M (2009) Women's Work - Current Issues and Future Agendas - Introduction to the Special Issue Australian Bulletin of Labour, 35 (4), 608-610.

Baird M, and Williamson S (2009) Women, Work and Industrial Relations in 2008 Journal of Industrial Relations, 51 (3), 331-346. [More Information]

Baird M, Cooper R, and Ellem B (2009) Low-paid women: the impact of regulatory change in Australia Industrial Relations Journal, 40 (5), 393-407.

Baird M, Frino E, and Williamson S (2009) Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave and the Emergence of ''Equality Bargaining'' in Australia: an Analysis of Enterprise Agreements, 2003-2007 Australian Bulletin of Labour, 35 (4), 671-691.

Book Chapter

Baird M, and Cooper R (2009) Australian Women: Getting to Equality? Equality Speaks: Challenges for a Fair Society; Catalyst Australia, Sydney NSW, 57-67.

Working Paper

Haynes K, Charlesworth S, Baird M, Campbell I, and Bamberry L (2009) A Regional Focus on Work and Family Life Interference: An Analysis of Community Indicators Victoria Data (WPS No.7).

Reports

Baird M, Whelan J, and Page A (2009) Paid maternity, paternity and parental leave for Australia: An evaluation of the context, evidence and policy options.

Dancaster L, Cohen T, and Baird M (2009) South Africa.

Page A, Baird M, Heron A, and Whelan J (2009) Taking Care: Mature Age Workers with Elder Care Responsibilities.

2008

Journal Articles

Baird M (2008) A new province for women and work Economic and Labour Relations Review, 18 (2), 71-78. [More Information]

Baird M (2008) Policy re-born? The Productivity Commission's paid maternity leave proposal Australian Review of Public Affairs, December, online.

Dancaster L, and Baird M (2008) Workers with Care Responsibilities: Is Work-Family Integration Adequately Addressed in South African Labour Law? Industrial Law Journal (South Africa), 29 (January), 22-42.

Pocock B, Elton J, Preston A, Charlesworth S, MacDonald F, Baird M, Cooper R, and Ellem B (2008) The Impact of 'Work Choices' on Women in Low Paid Employment in Australia: A Qualitative Analysis Journal of Industrial Relations, 50 (3), 475-488. [More Information]

Whitehouse G, Hosking A, and Baird M (2008) Returning too soon? Australian mothers' satisfaction with maternity leave duration Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 46 (3), 288-302. [More Information]

Books

Baird M, Davis E, McGraw P, and Pratt V (2008) Making the Link- Affirmative Action and Employment Relations Volume 19; CCH Australia Ltd, North Ryde NSW Australia.

Nankervis A, Compton R, and Baird M (2008) Human Resources Management: Strategies and Processes (Sixth edition); Cengage Learning, South Melbourne, VIC 3205.

Book Chapters

Baird M (2008) A new province for women and work Remaking Australian Industrial Relations; CCH Australia Ltd, Sydney, 105-114.

Baird M (2008) The advent of paid maternity and parental leave in Australia Making the Link- Affirmative Action and Employment Relations Volume 19; CCH Australia Ltd, North Ryde NSW Australia, 51-52.

Baird M, Cooper R, Ellem B, and Oliver D (2008) Work Choices and Beyond: Industrial Relations Policy and Low-Paid Women Workers Making the Link- Affirmative Action and Employment Relations Volume 19; CCH Australia Ltd, North Ryde NSW Australia, 5-9.

2007

Journal Articles

Baird M, and Charlesworth S (2007) After the baby:A Qualitative Study of Working-Time Arrangements Following Maternity Leave Labour and Industry, 17 (3), 97-118.

Baird M, and Lansbury R (2007) Reworking or Restoring the American Dream? Labor History, 48 (3), 347-354. [More Information]

Baird M, and Whitehouse G (2007) Introduction to Special Issue. Taking Care: Work and Family Policy Issues for Australia Australian Bulletin of Labour, 33 (2), 129-133.

Charlesworth S, and Baird M (2007) Getting gender on the agenda: the tale of two organisations Women in Management Review, 22 (5), 391-404. [More Information]

Diamond C, Baird M, and Whitehouse G (2007) Maternity Leave and Return to Work in Australia - Accessibility and Use in a State Utility Australian Bulletin of Labour, 33 (2), 134-157.

Whitehouse G, Baird M, Diamond C, and Soloff C (2007) Parental Leave in Australia: Beyond the Statistical Gap Journal of Industrial Relations, 49 (1), 103-112. [More Information]

Whitehouse G, Diamond C, and Baird M (2007) Fathers' use of leave in Australia Community Work and Family, 10 (4), 387-407. [More Information]

Williamson S, and Baird M (2007) Family Provisions and WorkChoices: Testing Times Australian Journal of Labour Law, 20 (1), 53-74.

Conference Proceedings

Baird M, and Charlesworth S (2007) Gender Equitable Organisational Change: Too Much Trouble? 21st Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ 2007); Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ).

Baird M, Page A, and Whelan J (2007) Maternity and Parental leave in Australia: Before and After Work Choices 21st Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ 2007); Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ).

Baird M, Page A, and Whelan J (2007) Maternity and parental leave: Before and after workchoices 21st Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand; Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Australia.

Book Chapters

Baird M (2007) Time for Change: Work and Family Policy Making the Link 18: Affirmative Action and Employment Relations; CCH Australia Ltd, Sydney, Australia, 55-55.

Baird M (2007) Employment Relations: Historic Shift Making the Link 18: Affirmative Action and Employment Relations; CCH Australia Ltd, Sydney, Australia, 6-9.

Newspaper Article

Baird M, and Cooper R (2007) The voiceless victims of Work Choices The Sydney Morning Herald .

Reports

Baird M, Cooper R, and Oliver D (2007) Down and Out with Work Choices: The impact of Work Choices on the work and lives of women in low paid employment.

Elton J, Bailey J, Baird M, Charlesworth S, Cooper R, Ellem B, Jefferson T, MacDonald F, Oliver D, Pocock B, and et al (2007) Women and WorkChoices: Impacts on the Low Pay Sector.

Elton J, Bailey J, Baird M, Charlesworth S, Cooper R, Ellem B, Jefferson T, MacDonald F, Oliver D, Pocock B, and et al (2007) Work Choices and Women: Impacts on the Low Pay Sector; Centre for Work + Life, Hawke Research Institute for Sustainable Societies, University of South Australia, Adelaide, 5-34.

2006

Journal Articles

Baird M (2006) The Work/Life Collision: What Work is Doing to Australians and What to Do about It [Book Review] Labour History, 91, 221-222.

Baird M (2006) Book Review: The work/life collision: What work is doing to Australians and what to do about it by B Pocock Labour History, 91, 221-222.

Baird M, and Whitehouse G (2006) Taking Care of Work of Work and Family: Policy Agendas for Australia Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. Dialogue, 25 (1), 64-69.

Baird M, and Whitehouse G (2006) Taking Care of Work and Family: Policy Agendas for Australia Dialogue (Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia), 25 (1), 64-69.

Lansbury R, Wright C, and Baird M (2006) Decentralized Bargaining in a Globalizing Industry: The Automotive Assembly Industry in Australia Relations Industrielles-Industrial Relations, 61 (1), 70-92. [More Information]

Westcott M, Baird M, and Cooper R (2006) Editorial: Introduction. (indutrial relations) Labour and Industry, 17 (1), 1-3.

Westcott M, Baird M, and Cooper R (2006) Re-working Work: Dependency and Choice in the Employment Relationship Labour and Industry, 17 (1), 5-17.

Books

Baird M, Cooper R, and Westcott M (2006) Reworking Work AIRAANZ 05: Proceedings of the 19th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand; Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Sydney, Australia.

Baird M, Ellem B, and Page A (2006) Human Resource Management, Work Choices Update; Thomson, Melbourne.

Baird M, Ellem B, and Page A (2006) WorkChoices: Changes and Challenges for Human Resource Management; Thomson (Learning Australia), South Melbourne.

Conference Proceedings

Ainsworth S, Baird M, and Cutcher L (2006) Work Choices and Word Choices 1st Biennial Conference of the National Network of Working Women's Centres (2006); Department of Industrial Relations, Griffith University, Brisbane.

Baird M, Charlesworth S, Beck D, and Wright S (2006) The dual agenda and collaborative interactive action research methodology: Reflections on gender, methodology and organisational change 20th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ 2006); University of South Australia, Centre for Research in Education, Equity and Work, Adelaide.

Baird M, Page A, and Whelan J (2006) Maternity Leave Before and After Work Choices Our Work, Our Lives, Conference; Our Work, Our Lives Conference, Griffith University and University of Queensland.

Bamber G, Lansbury R, Wright C, and Baird M (2006) Work Systems and Employment Relations in the Australian Automotive Manufacturing Industry 58th Annual Meting of the Labor and Employment Relations Association; 58th Annual Meeting of the Labor and Employment Relations Association, Boston, Massachusetts.

Diamond C, Baird M, and Whitehouse G (2006) Maternity Leave - Patterns of Use in a State Utility 20th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ 2006); University of South Australia, Centre for Research in Education, Equity and Work, Adelaide.

Book Chapters

Baird M (2006) The gender agenda: Women, work and maternity leave Rethinking Work, Time, Space and Discourse; Cambridge University Press, Port Melbourne, Australia, 39-59.

Baird M, and Todd P (2006) Government policy, women and the new workplace regime: A contradiction in terms and policies Making the Link 17: Affirmative Action and Employment Relations; Macquarie University, North Ryde, NSW, 61-64.

Report

Whitehouse G, Baird M, Diamond C, and Hosking A (2006) The Parental Leave in Australia Survey: November 2006 Report.

2005

Journal Articles

Baird M (2005) Who’s Rocking the Baby? Making the Link, 16, 32-38.

Baird M (2005) Parental leave in Australia: The role of the industrial relations system Law in Context, 23 (1), 45-64.

Baird M, and Cutcher L (2005) One for the Father, One for the Mother and One for the Country: An Examination of the Construction of Motherhood Through the Prism of Paid Maternity Leave Hecate: an interdisciplinary journal of women's liberation, 31 (2), 103-113.

Baird M, and Litwin A (2005) Rethinking work and family policy: The making and taking of parental leave in Australia International Review of Psychiatry, 17 (5), 385-400. [More Information]

Baird M, Ellem B, and Wright C (2005) Why the states matter in industrial relations (Symposium: State Systems of Industrial Relations) Australian Review of Public Affairs, 19 September 2005.

Ellem B, Baird M, Cooper R, and Lansbury R (2005) "WorkChoices": Myth-making at Work Journal of Australian Political Economy, 56, 13-31.

McGrath-Champ S, and Baird M (2005) The mercurial nature of Australian HRM under enterprise bargaining Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 43 (1), 155-173.

Books

Baird M, Cooper R, and Westcott M (2005) Reworking work: Proceedings of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand - Non-refereed papers (19th AIRAANZ Conference: The past is before us); Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Sydney.

Baird M, Cooper R, and Westcott M (2005) Reworking work: Proceedings of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand - Refereed papers (19th AIRAANZ Conference: The past is before us); Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Sydney.

Baird M, Nankervis A, and Compton R (2005) Human resources management: Policies and processes; Nelson Thomson Learning, Melbourne, Australia.

Conference Proceedings

Baird M, Ellem B, and Wright C (2005) Beyond the National: Explaining Industrial Relations Policy in the Australian States British Universities Industrial Relations Association Annual Conference; British Universities Industrial Relations Association, Newcastle, United Kingdom.

Baird M, Ellem B, and Wright C (2005) Re-working policy: Industrial relations in the Australian states 19th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ 2005; Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Australia.

Lansbury R, Wright C, and Baird M (2005) Decentralised bargaining in the Australian automotive assembly industry 19th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ 2005; Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Australia.

Book Chapters

Baird M (2005) Commentary: Labour market 'deregulation' and prospects for an improved Australian work/care regime by Barbara Pocock Labour Market Deregulation: Rewriting the Rules, Essays in honour of Keith Hancock; Federation Press, Sydney, 62-67.

Baird M (2005) Commentary Shifting Regulation: From Public Policy to Organisational Policy to Household Policy Labour Market Deregulation: Rewriting the Rules, Essays in honour of Keith Hancock; Federation Press, Sydney, 62-67.

Seminar Papers

Baird M, Diamond C, and Whitehouse G (2005) Examining the use of Parental Leave in Australia: an organisational case study Taking Care of Work and Family: Policy Agendas for Australia (Academy of Social Sciences in Australia Workshop 2005); Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, University of Sydney.

Charlesworth S, and Baird M (2005) Getting Gender on the Agenda: The Tale of Two Organisations APROS 11 Asia-Pacific Researchers in Organization Studies, 11th International Colloquium; APROS 11, Melbourne.

2004

Journal Articles

Baird M (2004) Orientations To Paid Maternity Leave: Understanding The Australian Debate Journal of Industrial Relations, 46 (3), 259-274.

Baird M (2004) Comparing Cases: Studies Of Commitment Systems In Australia And The United States International Journal of Human Resource Management, 15 (3), 433-440. [More Information]

Lansbury R, and Baird M (2004) Broadening The Horizons Of Hrm: Lessons For Australia From The Us Experience Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 42 (2), 1-9.

Lansbury R, and Baird M (2004) Editorial: Researching Human Resource Management and Employment Relations in a Global Context: Choosing Appropriate Methodologies International Journal of Human Resource Management, 15 (3), 429-432.

Book

Compton R, Nankervis A, and Baird M (2004) Human Resource Management: Strategies and Processes (fifth edition); Delmar Cengage Learning, Australia.

Conference Proceedings

Baird M, and Cooper R (2004) Student to Graduate: HR and IR students experiences, expectations and aspirations 18th AIRAANZ Conference: New Economies, New Industrial Relations 2004; Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Sydney.

Baird M, and Litwin A (2004) The making and taking of parental leave in Australia The British Sociological Association Work, Employment and Society Conference; The British Sociological Association, University of Manchester.

Baird M, and Litwin A (2004) Parental leave in Australia 18th AIRAANZ Conference: New Economies, New Industrial Relations 2004; Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Sydney.

Baird M, and Whitehouse G (2004) Perceptions of Unpaid Parental Leave in Australia International Industrial Relations Association, Asian Regional Congress; International Industrial Relations Association, Seoul, South Korea.

Cooper R, and Baird M (2004) Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management Student's Experiences and Expectations at the University of Sydney AIRAANZ 2004 - New Economies: New Industrial Relations; Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Australia.

Lansbury R, Wright C, and Baird M (2004) The Changing nature of Employment relations in the Automotive Assembly Sector in Australia: Decentralised Bargaining in a Globalising Industry International Industrial Relations Association, Asian Regional Congress; International Industrial Relations Association, Seoul, South Korea.

Pocock B, Baird M, and Thompson K (2004) When the wind blows... Changes in parental leave in Australia 16th Women, Management and Employment Relations conference; Macquarie University, Australia.

Book Chapter

Baird M, and Lansbury R (2004) The Changing Structure Of Collective Bargaining In Australia The new structure of labor relations: Tripartism and decentralization; Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York, 166-191.

2003

Journal Articles

Baird M (2003) Paid maternity leave: The good, the bad, the ugly Australian Bulletin of Labour, 29 (1), 97-109.

Baird M (2003) Re-Conceiving Industrial Relations Labour and Industry, 14 (1), 107-115.

Burgess J, and Baird M (2003) Employment Entitlements: Development, access, flexibility and protection Australian Bulletin of Labour, 29 (1), 1-13.

Book

Baird M, and Burgess J (2003) Employee Entitlements in Australia: Proceedings of conference "Employee Entitlements in Australia" held at University of Sydney; University of Newcastle, Employment Studies Centre, Newcastle, N.S.W.

Conference Proceedings

Baird M, and Burgess M (2003) Gender, Employment Benefits and Industrial Relations in Australia Gender and Industrial Relations Network, International Industrial Relations Association, World Congress; International Industrial Relations Association, Berlin, Germany.

McGrath-Champ S, and Baird M (2003) Enterprise bargaining, the network economy and the changing nature of human resource management: an Australian perspective The International Industrial Relations Association World Congress, Germany.

Book Chapters

Baird M (2003) Understanding a woman's right to paid maternity leave. Women and Work; Employment Studies Centre, University of Newcastle, 2003, Australia.

Baird M, and Burgess K (2003) Employment entitlements in Australia: an introduction Employee Entitlements in Australia: Proceedings of conference "Employee Entitlements in Australia" held at University of Sydney; University of Newcastle, Employment Studies Centre, Newcastle, N.S.W, 1-6.

McGrath-Champ S, and Baird M (2003) Human resource management in the era of enterprise bargaining Developments in Enterprise Bargaining in Australia; Tertiary Press, Victoria, 197-215.

Seminar Papers

Baird M (2003) Understanding a Woman's Right to Paid Maternity Leave 17th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand; Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Melbourne.

Baird M, and Burgess J (2003) Employment Benefit Access and Exclusion in Australia: the Challenges for Policy 24th Conference of the International Working Party on Labour Market Segmentation; 24th Conference of the International Working Party on Labour Market Segmentation, Rome, Italy.

Selected grants

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2016

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2012-2014

Recent Units Taught

  • WORK6012 Industrial Relations Policy

Newsroom articles

  • Marian Baird on ABC Radio WA 20 Nov 2018

    ABC Radio WA

    ABC Radio WA interviewed Professor Marian Baird from Sydney Business School about changes to the paid parental leave scheme.

  • Law firm promotes #MeToo packages to ‘protect’ employers 14 Nov 2018

    Sydney Morning Herald

    Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Marian Baird from the Business School about law firms offering “#metoo” packages to businesses to protect them from sexual harassment cases.

  • Harassment can mean career suicide for workers 10 Nov 2018

    Sydney Morning Herald

    Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Marian Baird from the Business School about sexual harassment in workplaces. All articles were syndicated across Fairfax Media online.

  • Marian Baird on ABC News TV 08 Nov 2018

    ABC News TV

    ABC News TV interviewed Professor Marian Baird from the Business School about a Grattan Institute report into the superannuation industry, particularly as it relates to women’s superannuation savings.

  • Corporate gender equality 'won't happen without the quota' 26 Sep 2018

    ABC Online

    ABC (News TV, Online) interviewed Professor Marian Baird from the Business School about gender quotas in politics and business.

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