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Marian Baird AO

Marian Baird

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

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.

In 2016 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 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.

2018

4
Journal Article/s

Tomlinson J, Baird M, Berg P and Cooper R 2018 'Guest Editors - Special Issue: Conceptualising flexible careers across the life course', Human Relations, vol.71:1 [Link]

Tomlinson J, Baird M, Berg P and Cooper R 2018 'Flexible Careers Across the Life Course: Advancing Theory Research and Practice', Human Relations, vol.71:1, pp. 4-22 [Link]

Foley M, Baird M, Cooper R and Williamson S 2018 'Is independence really an opportunity? The experience of entrepreneur-mothers', Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, vol.25:2, pp. 313-329 [Link]

10
Report/s

Baird M, Cooper R, Hill E, Probyn E and Vromen A 2018 'Women and the Future of Work: Report 1 of The Australian Women’s Working Futures Project', Commissioned research by: Ipsos

2017

2
Book Section/s

Hill E, Ford M and Baird M 2017 'Work/Care Regimes in the Asia-Pacific: A Feminist Framework' in Women, Work and Care in the Asia-Pacific, ed. Baird, M., Ford, M., & Hill, E., Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom, pp. 1-21

Chen M, Hao J and Baird M 2017 'China: The reconfiguring of Women, Work and Care' in Women, Work and Care in the Asia-Pacific, ed. Baird, M., Ford, M., & Hill, E., Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom, pp. 25-40

Anxo D, Baird M and Erhel C 2017 'Work and care regimes and women’s employment outcomes: Australia, France and Sweden compared' in Making work more equal: A new labour market segmentation approach, ed. D. Grimshaw, C. Fagan, G. Hebson and I. Tavora, Manchester University Press, Manchester, United Kingdom, pp. 309-329 [Link]

3
Edited Book/s

Baird M, Ford M and Hill E 2017 'Women, Work and Care in the Asia-Pacific', Routledge, Abingdon, United Kingdom [Link]

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

5
Conference Paper/s

Anxo D, Baird M and Erhel C 2017 'Work and care regimes and women’s employment outcomes: Australia, France and Sweden compared', 38th Annual Conference of the International Working Party on Labour Market Segmentation: Inclusive and exclusive labour markets in times of inequality and uncertainty, Manchester, United Kingdom, 15th September 2017

10
Report/s

Whitehouse G, Baird M, Brennan D and Baxter JA 2017 'Australia', International Network on Leave Policies and Research: 13th International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research 2017 [Link]

Baird M and Ford M 2017 'International standards on women and work: Indonesia', Sydney Southeast Asia Centre

Hewitt B, Baird M, Baxter J, Brady M, Coles L, Dickenson J, Strazdins L, Whitehouse G, Xiang N and Yerkes M 2017 'Millennium Mums Report, waves 1-5', Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland [Link]

2016

2
Book Section/s

Baird M 2016 'Maternity, Paternity and Parental Leave' in Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management, ed. A Wilkinson & S Johnstone, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, United Kingdom, pp. 276-7 [Link]

Baird M 2016 'Policy Tensions: Women, Work and Paid Parental Leave' in Industrial Relations Reform: Looking to the Future, ed. Hancock K and Lansbury R.D., Federation Press, Sydney, Australia, pp. 85-104 [Link]

4
Journal Article/s

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, vol.27:4, pp. 456-75 [Link]

5
Conference Paper/s

Yerkes M, Baird M and Whitehouse G 2016 'Employer-paid maternity leave post-parental leave legislation: influences on private sector provisions', Work and Family Researchers Network WFRN Conference on "Careers, Care, and Life-Course 'Fit:' Implications for Health, Equality, and Policy", Washington, D.C., United States, 25th June 2016

Baird M 2016 '‘Talk Together – Women, Work and Care in the Asia-Pacific region’ in conversation with Gabriela Ramos, Chief of Staff, G20, Sherpa & Special Counsellor to the Secretary-General, OECD.', OECD Forum 2016, Paris, France, 1st June 2016

2015

4
Journal Article/s

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, vol.18:2 (Special Issue: Leave policies in challenging times: reviewing the decade 2004-14), pp. 198-217 [Link]

5
Conference Paper/s

Baird M and O'Brien M 2015 'Dynamics of Parental Leave: The Paradox of State Expansion in the Liberal Welfare Regime', 17th International Labour and Employment Relations Association ILERA World Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 11th September 2015

8
Magazine Article/s

Coleman M and Baird M 2015 'Parental leave pay and childcare– hope for a better policy mix', The Record (Autumn Issue), pp. 10-11 [Link]

10
Report/s

Baird M and Foley M 2015 'Employer Response to DAPP', PPL Evaluation: Final Report produced by the Institute for Social Science Research, University of Queensland

Whitehouse G, Baird M, Alexander M and Brennan D 2015 'Australia country note', International Review of Leave Policies and Research 2015 [Link]

Baird M and Constantin A 2015 'Analysis of the impact of the Governments Proposed Cuts to Paid Parental Leave', Commissioned by: Fair Agenda and YWCA Australia [Link]

2014

3
Edited Book/s

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

4
Journal Article/s

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, vol.52:3, pp. 603-6 [Link]

Alexandera M, Baird M and Pocock B 2014 'Introduction - Challenges and Changes in a Globalising World: Fifth Community Work and Family Conference', Community, Work & Family, vol.17:3, pp. 241–43

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

Baird M, McFerran L and Wright I 2014 'An equality bargaining breakthrough: Paid domestic violence leave', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.56:2, pp. 190-207 [Link]

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, vol.24:2, pp. 103-23 [Link]

Baird M and Murray J 2014 'Collective bargaining for paid parental leave in Australia 2005–2010: A complex context effect', The Economic and Labour Relations Review, vol.25:1, pp. 47-62 [Link]

Williamson S and Baird M 2014 'Gender equality bargaining: Developing theory and practice', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.56:2, pp. 155-69 [Link]

Alexander M, Baird M and Pocock B 2014 'Work, family and community (Introduction to Special Issue: Work, Family and Community Guest editors)', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.56:4, pp. 463-4

Baird M and Ellem B 2014 'Introduction - The future of employment relations: Fresh assessments', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.56:4, pp. 577

5
Conference Paper/s

Baird M 2014 'Productivity: A Workforce Participation Breakdown', 2014 ALERA National Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, 30th August 2014

10
Report/s

Baird M, Evesson J and Oxenbridge S 2014 'Advancing Women: Increasing the participation of women in senior roles in the NSW public sector', Prepared for the NSW Public Service Commission

Baird M and et al 2014 'Maternity protection in SMEs: an international review - Suzan Lewis, Bianca Stumbitz, Lilian Miles and Julia Rouse, with contributions from Laura Addati, Marian Baird, Wendy Banfield, Michael Brookes, Sara Calvo, Richard Croucher, Hafiz Khan, Ian Roper, Ian Vickers', Report prepared for the International Labour Organization [Link]

Whitehouse G, Baird M and Alexander M 2014 'Australia country note', 10th International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research 2014 [Link]

Baird M and et al 2014 'PPL Evaluation: Final Report - Bill Martin, Marian Baird, Michelle Brady, Barbara Broadway, Belinda Hewitt, Guyonne Kalb, Lyndall Strazdins, Wojtek Tomaszewski, Maria Zadoroznyj, Janeen Baxter, Rachael Chen, Meraiah Foley, Duncan McVicar, Gillian Whitehouse and Ning Xiang', Report prepared by the Institute for Social Science Research [Link]

11
Seminar Paper/s

Baird M 2014 'Myanmar industrial relations in a comparative perspective: Keeping gender in perspective, ILO-SEAC workshop, Yangon, Myanmar (ex-Burma), 2 December 2014

Baird M 2014 'Highways and Byways- 'The Legal Careers of Men and Women, 25 years after graduation, University of Leeds Business School, Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change, Leeds, United Kingdom, 12 November 2014

Baird M 2014 'What impacts on women’s workforce participation in this climate?, Queensland Industrial Relations Society presentation, 3 October 2014

Baird M 2014 'Women in IR, ACT Industrial Relations Society presentation, 23 September 2014

Baird M 2014 'Unconscious Bias – fact and fiction, Towers Watson guest speaker, 31 July 2014

2013

2
Book Section/s

Baird M and Heron A 2013 'Women, Work and Elder Care: New Policies Required for Inclusive Growth' in Inclusive Growth in Australia: Social Policy as Economic Investment, ed. Paul Smyth and John Buchanan, Allen and Unwin, Sydney, Australia, pp. 242-57

4
Journal Article/s

Berg P, Kossek EE, Baird M and Block RN 2013 'Collective bargaining and public policy: Pathways to work-family policy adoption in Australia and the United States', European Management Journal, vol.31:5, pp. 495-504 [Link]

Whitehouse G, Hewitt B, Martin W 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, vol.16:3, pp. 311-327

5
Conference Paper/s

Baird M and Yerkes M 2013 'Paid Parental Leave: Employer response to a Government Scheme', 5th International Community, Work and Family Conference, University of Sydney, Australia, 19th July 2013

Yerkes M, Baird M and Whitehouse G 2013 'Paid Maternity Leave in Private Sector Workplaces: A baseline study of Australian businesses', 5th International Community, Work and Family Conference, University of Sydney, Australia, 19th July 2013

Baird M, McFerran L and Wright I 2013 'Broadening the Bargaining Agenda: The Development of Family Violence Clauses in Australian Union Agreements', 10th European Conference of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association ILERA 2013 - “Imagining new employment relations and new solidarities”, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 22nd June 2013

Baird M 2013 'Dad and partner Pay in Australia', Caring and Working Fathers: What are the Challenges for the Future?, Sätra Bruk, Sweden, 2nd May 2013

Baird M, Charlesworth S, Cooper R and Heron A 2013 'Reflections on Women, Work and the Global Economic Downturn', 27th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ 2013 - "Work, employment and employment relations in an uneven patchwork world", Freemantle, Australia, 8th February 2013

Charlesworth S, Welsh J, Strazdins L, Campbell I and Baird M 2013 'Measuring employee job quality: The workload question', 27th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ 2013 - "Work, employment and employment relations in an uneven patchwork world", Freemantle, Australia, 8th February 2013

Baird M and Murray J 2013 'The context effect: collective bargaining for paid parental leave', Proceedings of the 27th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ 2013 - "Work, employment and employment relations in an uneven patchwork world", Freemantle, Australia, 8th February 2013

10
Report/s

Martin B, Yerkes MA, Hewitt B, Baird M, Jones A, Rose E, Rose J, Davis K, Coles L, Heron A and Xiang N 2013 'Paid Parental Leave Phase 2 Report', Australian Government-Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs: Families and Children [Link]

Whitehouse G, Baird M and Alexander M 2013 'Country notes: Australia', International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research 2013 [Link]

11
Seminar Paper/s

Baird M 2013 'Paid Paternity leave in Australia, coming of age?, Industrial Relations Society of NSW Annual Convention, Kiama, Australia, 18 May 2013

Baird M 2013 'Women in Australia; Where are we now?, ZONTA Club presentation, Sydney, Australia, 8 April 2013

2012

4
Journal Article/s

Baird M, Williamson S and Heron A 2012 'Women, Work and Policy Settings in Australia in 2011', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.54:3, pp. 326-43 [Link]

Baird M and Whitehouse G 2012 'Paid Parental Leave: First Birthday Policy Review', Australian Bulletin of Labour, vol.38:3, pp. 184-98 [Link]

5
Conference Paper/s

Baird M and Murray J 2012 'An Analysis of Collective Bargaining for Paid parental leave – Sector and Context Effects', 16th World Congress of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association ILERA 2012, Philadelphia, United States, 5th July 2012

Baird M 2012 'Invited panelist speaking on 'Dad and Partner Pay': Gender Shifts in Policy and Practice in Australia?', 24th Annual Conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics SASE 2012 – “Global Shifts: Implications for Business, Government and Labour”, Cambridge, United States, 30th June 2012

Baird M, Yerkes M and Heron A 2012 'Employer Response to the New Paid Parental Leave Scheme in Australia: A catalyst for new employer policies?', Inaugural meeting of the new Work and Family Researchers Network 2012 - "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Work and Family", New York, United States, 16th June 2012

Campbell I, Charlesworth S, Baird M and Bamberry L 2012 'Part-time work in Australia: An uneven spatial distribution of poor quality part-time jobs?', 26th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference AIRAANZ 2012, Gold Coast, Australia, 10th February 2012

Baird M and Heron A 2012 'Who cares? Employer and employee responses to eldercare responsibilities', 26th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference AIRAANZ 2012, Gold Coast, Australia, 10th February 2012

8
Magazine Article/s

Baird M 2012 'Bargaining For Equality: Making Progress around Gender Issues', LaborFamilynews – Fall 2012

Baird M and Heron A 2012 'Opinion: Childcare debate off and running', Australian Financial Review

10
Report/s

Martin B, Hewitt B, Baird M, Baxter J, Heron A, Whitehouse G, Zadoroznyj M, Xiang N, Broom D, Connelly L, Jones A, Kalb G, Mcvicar D, Strazdins L, Walter M, Western M and Wooden M 2012 'Paid Parental Leave evaluation: Phase 1 (Occasional Paper No. 44)', Commonwealth of Australia

2011

2
Book Section/s

Baird M 2011 'Women and work in Australia: A theoretical and historical overview' in Women at Work: Research, Policy and Practice, ed. Peter A Murray, Robin Kramar and Peter McGraw , Tilde University Press, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-22

Baird M 2011 'Orientations to Paid Maternity Leave: Understanding the Australian Debate' in Industrial Relations - SAGE Library in Business and Management (Volume 1: Perspectives and Approaches), ed. Marian Baird, Rae Cooper, Bradon Ellem & Russell D Lansbury, Sage Publications Ltd, London, United Kingdom, pp. 257-73

Baird M, Hancock K and Isaac J 2011 'Introduction' in Work and Employment Relations - An Era of Change, ed. Marian Baird, Keith Hancock and Joe Isaac, The Federation Press, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-5

Baird M 2011 'Paid Parental Leave Policy and Employer Response' in Work and Employment Relations - An Era of Change, ed. Marian Baird, Keith Hancock and Joe Isaac, The Federation Press, Sydney, Australia, pp. 63-77

3
Edited Book/s

Baird M, Cooper R, Ellem B and Lansbury R 2011 'Industrial Relations - SAGE Library in Business and Management', Sage Publications Ltd, London, United Kingdom

Baird M, Hancock K and Isaac J 2011 'Work and Employment Relations - An Era of Change', The Federation Press, Sydney, Australia

4
Journal Article/s

Baird M 2011 'The state, work and family in Australia', International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol.22:18, pp. 3742-54

Baird M and Williamson S 2011 'Women, Work and Industrial Relations in 2010', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.53:3, pp. 337-52

5
Conference Paper/s

Baird M and Reeves K 2011 '"Breaking the Roles" - Female Breadwinner Families', Community, Work and Family IV International Conference – “Actors, Structures and Theories”, Tampere, Finland, 21st May 2011

Berg P and Baird M 2011 'Explaining Work-life Flexibility Provisions in Enterprise Agreements: The Interaction of Public Policy and Collective Bargaining in Australia and the United States', 63rd Annual Meeting of the Labor and Employment Relations Association LERA 2011, Denver, United States, 9th January 2011

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Charlesworth S, Baird M and Elliott S 2011 'Working lives in a regional town: Intersections of regulation, space & gender (Winner of the Vic Taylor Most Promising Paper Award)', Proceedings of the 25th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ 2011, Auckland, New Zealand, 4th February 2011

8
Magazine Article/s

Baird M 2011 'The birth of Paid Parental Leave in Australia', Australian Options:64 Autumn, pp. 8-10

10
Report/s

Baird M, Charlesworth S, Cooper R and Heron A 2011 'Women, Work and the Global Economic Downturn', A report commissioned by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) [Link]

2010

1
Book/s

Nankervis A, Compton R, Baird M and Coffey JM 2010 'Human Resource Management: Strategy and Practice (Seventh Edition)', Cengage Learning, South Melbourne, Australia

4
Journal Article/s

Baird M and Williamson S 2010 'Women, Work and Industrial Relations in 2009', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.52:3, pp. 355-369

Baird M and Ellem B 2010 'Editorial: ‘The New World of Work, Organisations and Employment’', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.52:5, pp. 539-542

5
Conference Paper/s

Baird M, Cooper R and Charlesworth S 2010 'Restructuring and Australian Jobs through a Gender Lens', Special Symposium on Restructuring and Jobs, 9th European congress of the International Industrial Relations Association IIRA 2010, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1st July 2010

Baird M and Williamson S 2010 '‘Madwomen’ and Paid Maternity Leave – Past and Present', 24th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ Conference 2010 - "Work in Progress: Crises, Choices and Continuity", Sydney, Australia, 5th February 2010

Baird M, Charlesworth S and Bamberry L 2010 'The grass greener? Preliminary findings from the VicWal Survey?', 24th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ Conference 2010 - "Work in Progress: Crises, Choices and Continuity", Sydney, Australia, 5th February 2010

10
Report/s

Haynes K, Charlesworth S, Baird M, Bamberry L and Campbell I 2010 'Victorian Work And Life Survey (VicWAL)-Technical report', Centre for Applied Social Research, RMIT University

2009

4
Journal Article/s

Baird M and Williamson S 2009 'Women, Work and Industrial Relations in 2008', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.51:3, pp. 331-46

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

Baird M 2009 'Women's Work - Current Issues and Future Agendas - Introduction to the Special Issue', Australian Bulletin of Labour, vol.35:4, pp. 608-10

Baird M, Frino B 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, vol.35:4, pp. 671-91

5
Conference Paper/s

Baird M 2009 'Rapporteur's Report - Track 3 Work, Family and Community', Proceedings of the 15th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association IIRA 2009 - 'The New World of Work, Organisations and Employment', Sydney, Australia, 27th August 2009

Baird M 2009 'Bargaining for work-life flexibility – a comparison of union strategy and outcomes at US and Australian university workplaces', Proceedings of the 15th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association IIRA 2009 'The New World of Work, Organisations and Employment', Sydney, Australia, 27th August 2009

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Baird M, Whitehouse G, Page A and Whelan J 2009 'Balancing Work and Family or Balancing the Books? Managerial and Employee Responses to Parental Leave Policies', Proceedings of the 15th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association IIRA 2009 'The New World of Work, Organisations and Employment', Sydney, Australia, 27th August 2009

Baird M, Cooper R and Ellem B 2009 'Fear, Insecurity and the New Industrial Relations: Talking to Low Paid Women About Work, Life and family in Australia', USA Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) 61st Annual Meeting, San Francisco, United States, 5th January 2009

9
Internal Working Paper/s

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)', Working Paper Series 2009-The Centre for Applied Social Research, RMIT University, RMIT University , Melbourne , Australia [Link]

10
Report/s

Dancaster L, Cohen T and Baird M 2009 'South Africa', International Review of Leave Policies and Related Research: Employment Relations Research Series No.102. Department for Business Innovation and Skills, London, United Kingdom, pp. 302-10

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', Women and Work Research Group, University of Sydney [Link]

Page A, Baird M, Heron A and Whelan J 2009 'Taking Care: Mature Age Workers with Elder Care Responsibilities', Background briefing paper- NSE Govt. and Women and Work Research Group WWRG [Link]

11
Seminar Paper/s

Baird M 2009 'A Slow Revolution: Maternity Leave, Women & Work, The Annual Clare Burton Lecture, Curtin University, Bentley, Western Australia, Australia, 16 October 2009 [Link]

2008

1
Book/s

Baird M 2008 'Human Resource Management - Strategies & Processes', Thomson, South Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2
Book Section/s

Baird M 2008 'The Advent of Paid Maternity and Parental Leave in Australia' in Making the Link- Affirmative Action and Employment Relations, ed. Marian Baird, Edward M Davis, Peter McGraw and Valerie Pratt, CCH Australia Limited, North Ryde NSW, Australia, pp. 51-52

Baird M, Cooper R, Ellem B and Oliver D 2008 'Work Choices and Beyond: Industrial Relations Policy and Low-Paid Women Workers' in Making the Link- Affirmative Action and Employment Relations, ed. Marian Baird, Edward M Davis, Peter McGraw and Valerie Pratt, CCH Australia Limited, North Ryde NSW, Australia, pp. 5-9

Baird M 2008 'A new province for women and work' in Remaking Australian Industrial Relations, ed. J.Riley and P.Sheldon, CCH Australia Limited, North Ryde NSW, Australia, pp. 105-14

3
Edited Book/s

Baird M, Davis EM, McGraw P and Pratt V 2008 'Making the Link- Affirmative Action and Employment Relations- Volume 19', North Ryde, Australia

4
Journal Article/s

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, vol.50:3, pp. 477-88

Dancaster L and Baird M 2008 'Workers with Care Responsibilities: Is Work-Family Integration Adequately Addressed in South African Labour Law?', Industrial Law Journal including the Industrial Law Reports, vol.29:January, pp. 22-42

Baird M 2008 'A New Province for Women and Work', The Economic and Labour Relations Review: Special Issue - Beyond WorkChoices: Remaking Industrial Relations in Australia, vol.18:2, pp. 71-8

Whitehouse G, Hosking A and Baird M 2008 'Returning too soon? Australian mothers' satisfaction with maternity leave duration', Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, vol.46:3, pp. 288-302

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

2007

2
Book Section/s

Baird M 2007 'Employment Relations: Historic Shift' in Making the Link, ed. Ed Davis and Valerie Pratt, CCH Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 6-9

Baird M 2007 'Time for Change: Work and Family Policy' in Time for Change: Work and Family Policy, ed. Ed Davis and Valerie Pratt, CCH Australia, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 55-59

4
Journal Article/s

Whitehouse G, Baird M, Diamond C and Soloff C 2007 'Parental Leave in Australia: Beyond the Statistical Gap', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.49:1, pp. 103-112

Baird M and Lansbury R 2007 'Reworking or Restoring the American Dream', Labor History, vol.48:3, pp. 347-354

Williamson S and Baird M 2007 'Family Provisions and Work Choices: Testing Times', Australian Journal of Labour Law, vol.20:1, pp. 53-74

Charlesworth S and Baird M 2007 'Getting Gender on the Agenda: The Tale of Two Organisations', Women in Management Review, vol.22:5, pp. 391-404

Baird M and Charlesworth S 2007 'After the baby-A Qualitative Study of Working Time Arrangements Following Maternity Leave', Labour & Industry: A Journal of the Social and Economic Relations of Work, vol.17:3, pp. 97-118

Whitehouse G, Diamond C and Baird M 2007 '‘Fathers’ use of leave in Australia', Community, Work & Family, vol.10:4, pp. 387-407

Baird M and Whitehouse G 2007 'Taking Care: Work and Family Policy Issues for Australia', Australian Bulletin of Labour, vol.33:2, pp. 129-133

6
Conference Proceeding/s

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, 1st January 2007-31st December 2007

8
Magazine Article/s

Baird M and Cooper R 2007 'The voiceless victims of Work Choices', The Sydney Morning Herald [Link]

10
Report/s

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', [Link]

Elton J, Bailey J, Baird M, Charlesworth S, Cooper R, Ellem B, Jefferson T, MacDonald F, Oliver D, Pocock B, Preston A and Whitehouse G 2007 'WorkChoices and Women: Impacts on the Low Pay Sector', Report to the National Foundation of Australian Women [Link]

2006

1
Book/s

Baird M, Ellem B and Page A 2006 'Human Resource Management, Work Choices Update', Thomson, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

2
Book Section/s

Baird M 2006 'The gender agenda: Women, work and maternity leave' in Rethinking work: Time, Space, Discourse, ed. M Hearn and G Michelson, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 39-59

4
Journal Article/s

Baird M and Todd P 2006 'Government Policy, Women and the New Workplace Regime: A Contradiction in Terms and Policies', Making the Link No 17, Affirmative Action and Employment Relations, vol.17, pp. 61-64

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, pp. 221-222

Baird M and Whitehouse G 2006 'Taking Care of Work of Work and Family: Policy Agendas for Australia', Dialogue, vol.25:1

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Baird M, Page A and Whelan J 2006 'Maternity and parental leave: Before and after workchoices', Our Work . . . Our Lives: National Conference on Women and Industrial Relations - 1st Biennial Conference of the National Network of Working Women's Centres, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 14th July 2006

Baird M, Charlesworth S, Beck D and Cartwright S 2006 'The dual agenda and collaborative interactive action research methodology: Reflections on gender, methodology and organisational change', 21st Century Work: High Road or Low Road: Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Adelaide, SA, Australia, 3rd February 2006 [Link]

Diamond C, Baird M and Whitehouse G 2006 'Maternity leave - Patterns of use in a state utility', 21st Century Work: High Road or Low Road: Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Adelaide, SA`, Australia, 3rd February 2006 [Link]

10
Report/s

Whitehouse G, Baird M, Diamond C and Hosking A 2006 'The Parental Leave in Australia Survey: November 2006 Report', [Link]

2005

1
Book/s

Baird M, Nankervis AR and Compton R 2005 'Human resources management: Policies and processes', Nelson Thomas Learning, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 608

2
Book Section/s

Baird M 2005 'Commentary: Labour market 'deregulation' and prospects for an improved Australian work/care regime by Barbara Pocock' in Labour Market Deregulation – Rewriting the Rules: Essays in Honour of Keith Hancock, ed. J Isaac and R Lansbury, Federation Press, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 62-67

3
Edited Book/s

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)', University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 581

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)', University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia, pp. 281

4
Journal Article/s

Baird M and Seth Litwin A 2005 'Re-thinking work and family policy: The making and taking of parental leave in Australia', International Review of Psychiatry, vol.17:5, pp. 385-400

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, vol.31:2, pp. 103-113

Baird M 2005 'Parental leave in Australia: The role of the industrial relations system', Law in Context: Work, Family and the Law (special issue), vol.23:1, pp. 45-64

5
Conference Paper/s

Baird M, Ellem B and Wright C 2005 'Paper presented at the Beyond the national: Explaining industrial relations policy in the Australian states', British Universities Industrial Relations Association 55th Annual Conference, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom, 9th July 2005

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Baird M, Ellem B and Wright C 2005 'Why the states matter in industrial relations', Paper presented at the The State Systems of Industrial Relations: Past, Present and Future, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 26th August 2005 [Link]

Baird M, Ellem B and Wright C 2005 'Re-working policy: Industrial relations in the Australian states', 19th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 11th February 2005 [Link]

2004

2
Book Section/s

Baird M and Lansbury R 2004 'The changing structure of collective bargaining in Australia' in The new structure of labor relations: Tripartism and decentralization, ed. H Katz, W Lee and J Lee, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York, United States, pp. 166-191

4
Journal Article/s

Baird M 2004 'Orientations to paid maternity leave: Understanding the Australian debate', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.46:3, pp. 259-274 [Link]

Baird M 2004 'Comparing cases: Studies of commitment systems in Australia and the United States', International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol.15:3, pp. 433-440

5
Conference Paper/s

Baird M and Litwin A 2004 'Rethinking work and family: The making and taking of parental leave In Australia', British Sociological Association Conference: Work, Employment and Society, Manchester, United Kingdom, 3rd September 2004

Baird M 2004 'When the wind blows... changes in parental leave in Australia', 16th Women, Management and Employment Relations Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 23rd July 2004

Baird M and Whitehouse G 2004 'Perceptions of unpaid parental leave in Australia', International Industrial Relations Association, Asian Regional Congress, Seoul, Korea, (South) Republic of, 25th June 2004

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Baird M and Litwin A 2004 'Unpaid and paid maternity and paternity leave in Australia: Access, use and options for broader coverage', Proceedings of the 18th AIRAANZ Conference: New Economies, New Industrial Relations, Noosa, Australia, 6th February 2004

10
Report/s

Baird M 2004 'Women, work and maternity', 2004 Twentieth Anniversary of the Sex Discrimination Act

2003

2
Book Section/s

Baird M and Burgess J 2003 'Employment entitlements in Australia: An introduction' in Employee Entitlements in Australia, ed. M Baird and J Burgess, Employment Studies Centre, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, pp. 1-6

Baird M 2003 'Understanding a woman's right to paid maternity leave' in Women and Work, ed. J Burgess, G Strachan and A Sullivan, Employment Studies Centre, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, pp. 21-26

3
Edited Book/s

Baird M and Burgess J 2003 'Employee entitlements in Australia', Employment Studies Centre, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, pp. 104

4
Journal Article/s

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

Burgess J and Baird M 2003 'Employment entitlements: Developments, access, flexibility and protection', Australian Bulletin of Labour, vol.29:1, pp. 1-13

Baird M 2003 'Re-conceiving industrial relations: 2003 presidential address', Labour and Industry, vol.14:1, pp. 107-115

5
Conference Paper/s

Baird M and Burgess J 2003 'Gender, employment benefits and industrial relations in Australia', Gender and Industrial Relations Network, 13th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association (IIRA), Berlin, Germany, 12th September 2003

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, Rome, Italy, 6th September 2003

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Baird M 2003 'Understanding a woman's right to paid maternity leave', Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference 2003, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 7th February 2003 [Link]

2002

1
Book/s

Baird M, Nankervis A and Compton R 2002 'Strategic Human Resource Management', Nelson, Victoria, Australia, pp. 687

4
Journal Article/s

Baird M, Brennan D and Cutcher L 2002 'A pregnant pause: Paid maternity leave in Australia', Labour & Industry, vol.13:1, pp. 1-19

Baird M 2002 'Paid maternity leave in Australia: HREOC's valuing parenthood', The Drawing Board: An Australian Review of Public Affairs, vol.Digest [Link]

Baird M 2002 'Changes, dangers, choice and voice: Understanding what high commit management means for employees and unions', Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.44:3, pp. 359-375

5
Conference Paper/s

Baird M 2002 'Worker entitlement and social need: The complexities of caring leave', Employee entitlements: History, diversity, access and protection Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1st - 30th November 2002

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Baird M and Burgess J 2002 'Employment entitlements in Australia: An introduction', Employee Entitlements in Australia, University of Sydney, Australia, 1st January 2002-31st December 2002

Baird M 2002 'Paid maternity leave: The good the bad and the ugly', Employee Entitlements in Australia, University of Sydney, Australia, 1st January 2002-31st December 2002

Baird M 2002 'Paid maternity leave in Australia: Good, bad and ugly outcomes', 16th AIRAANZ Conference, Queenstown, New Zealand, 8th February 2002

2001

4
Journal Article/s

Baird M 2001 'Greenfield sites: Purpose, potential and pitfalls', Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, vol.39:2, pp. 66-82

Baird M and Leopold J 2001 'How green are our greenfields? Conceptualising and researching greenfield sites', Personnel Review, vol.30:3, pp. 354-262

2000

2
Book Section/s

Baird M and McGrath-Champ S 2000 'Industrial relations developments' in Human resource management in Australia, Longman, Frenchs Forest, NSW, Australia, pp. 31

1998

1
Book/s

Baird M and McGrath-Champ S 1998 'Human resource management in Australia: teaching manual', Addison Wesley Longman, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 112

2
Book Section/s

Baird M and McGrath-Champ S 1998 'Industrial relations update' in Human resource management in Australia, ed. R. Schuler, R. Kramar and P. McGraw, Addison Wesley Longman, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 1-23

5
Conference Paper/s

Baird M and McGrath-Champ S 1998 'Adversarialism and commitment: Coexisting or competing models?', 11th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association, Bologna, Italy, 26th September 1998

1997

5
Conference Paper/s

Baird M and McGrath-Champ S 1997 'Adversarialism and commitment: Coexisting or competing models?', Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics in Australia and New Zealand, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 1st - 28th February 1997

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Baird M and Lansbury R 1997 'Emerging production systems and industrial relations: Confusion, diffusion and exclusion?', Current Research in Industrial Relations - Proceedings of the 11th AIRAANZ Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 1st January 1997-31st December 1997

Baird M and Riley W 1997 'Breaking the circuit: industrial relations change, greenfield sites and a new social contract', Proceedings of the Fourth International Meeting Decision Sciences, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1st January 1997-31st December 1997

Selected grants

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2012-2014

Recent Units Taught

  • WORK6012 Industrial Relations Policy

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Newsroom articles

  • Marian Baird on ABC News TV 08 Apr 2018

    ABC News 24

    ABC News TV interviewed Professor Marian Baird on the proportion of dads staying home to look after children.

  • Policy settings in Australia don't encourage men to be stay at home dads, according to report 05 Apr 2018

    ABC NewsRadio

    Professor Marian Baird was interviewed on ABC NewsRadio on gender stereotypes that prevent men from being stay at home dads.

  • Find a happy balance 31 Mar 2018

    The Daily Telegraph

    Professor Marian Baird was quoted in on why workplace flexibility is the solution to the challenge of school holidays when both parents work. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia.

  • Acknowledging #MeToo This International Women’s Day 08 Mar 2018

    New Matilda and Women’s Agenda

    New Matilda and Women’s Agenda mentioned research from the Business School into attitudes to work by Australian women aged 16 to 40.

  • Major career study shows young Australian women are missing in debate about future of work 07 Mar 2018

    The Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Life, Age and other regional Fairfax papers, Smart Company and Human Resources Director

    The Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Life, Age and other regional Fairfax papers, Smart Company and Human Resources Director reported on a survey from the Women, Work & Leadership Group, which found significant gaps between working women’s aspirations and current working realities. The report was co-authored by the Business School's Rae Cooper and Marian Baird and other cross-disciplinary staff.

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Professor Marian Baird from Work and Organisational Studies talks about the Federal Government's major policy initiatives to reduce gender inequality.

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