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Marian Baird

Marian Baird

BEc(Hons); DipEd; PhD Sydney
Professor of Employment Relations

Rm 441
H03 - Institute 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 is Professor of Employment Relations and Director of the Women♀Work Research Group in the University of Sydney Business School. Marian is co-editor of the Journal of Industrial Relations and is on the editorial board of the Australian Bulletin of Labour and the international journal, Community, Work and Family. She is a Fellow of the University of Sydney Senate, a member of the Women's College Council and on the Research Committee of the Diversity Council of Australia.

Marian currently teaches in the postgraduate program and in Semester 1, 2014, she will be teaching WORK6012 Industrial Relations Policy. This unit will be taught in intensive mode on the following dates: 26 & 27 April, 3 & 4 May, 17 & 18 May. You are welcome to contact Marian for further information.

Marian is one of Australia's leading researchers in the fields of women, work and family. She has received a number of Australian Research Council and federal and state government grants to study maternity and parental leave, flexibility for working parents, women and the global financial crisis, mature age workers and low paid workers, gender equitable organisational change and work and family in regional Australia. She is widely published in Australia and internationally.

Marian is very active in policy arena, currently sitting 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 the Discrimination in Relation to Pregnancy and Return to Work after Parental Leave. She is also currently a member of the Paid Parental Leave Policy evaluation team, a federally funded project to evaluate the new paid parental leave policy in Australia. Prior to that she was a chief investigator on "The Parental Leave in Australia Study", which provided detailed survey, case study and interview data about maternity leave availability and usage in Australia. 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. Marian is frequently invited to speak to unions, women's groups, councils, other universities, business and the press about employment relations generally and women and work specifically.

Marian is a highly regarded teacher. She lectures in both the undergraduate and graduate programs of the Business School. Marian is the co-author of Human Resource Management: Strategy and Practice (2011), the leading Australian HRM text and winner of the Australian Educational Publishing Award for best tertiary text.

Industry Engagement 2012

  • Qld Nurses Union - Paid Paternity Leave
  • UTS - Women and Engineering
  • Public Service Association of NSW - Women and the Public Sector
  • Australian Human Rights Commission - Defence Force Review panel member
  • AFL-CIO and Families at Work, Washington DC, USA - Bargaining for Paid Parental and Carers Leave
  • Xchange Insurance - Women and management
  • Leichhardt Council - Empower a Woman, Empower a Nation
  • FaHCSIA - Employers and Paid Parental Leave

Industry Engagement 2011

  • Sony Australia: Women and Leadership
  • Women in Science, University of Sydney: Women in Australia: Women in Science
  • HR@Work Network: The Rise of Women
  • Sydney University Business School, Take the Lead: Paid Parental Leave - Opportunity or Challenge for Employers
  • The Labor and Employment Relations Association 2011 National Policy Forum, Washington DC: Fair Work Australia: Combining Enterprise Success with Fair Treatment of Workers
  • Institute for Women's Policy Research Washington DC: Family Policy and Workplace Flexibility: Lessons from Australia
  • Centre for Economic Policy Research, Washington DC: Family Policy and Workplace Flexibility: Acceptance and Resistance
  • Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, Employment Relations in Australia in an Era of Change: Employer Responses to Paid Parental Leave

Newsroom articles

  • Bridging the gender gap begins at home 14 Jul 2014

    Canberra Times

    Professor Marian Baird is quoted in the Canberra Times article about the gender pay gap.

  • New AMP/Newspoll research reveals why women give up their dreams 09 Jul 2014

    Herald Sun, Adelaide Advertiser, Gold Coast Bulletin, Cairns Post

    Herald Sun, Adelaide Advertiser, Gold Coast Bulletin and the Cairns Post quote Professor Marian Baird about new research into why women fear failure.

  • Women are the biggest budget losers 22 May 2014

    Canberra Times

    Canberra Times mentions Professor Marian Baird in an article about the impact of the budget on women.

  • Give me 5k 05 May 2014

    Cosmopolitan

    Cosmopolitan magazine quotes Professor Marian Baird in a story about gender wage equality.

  • The Drum 07 Apr 2014

    ABC News 24

    Professor Marian Baird is interviewed on ABC News 24, The Drum about why working Australian mothers are still facing discrimination, during and after pregnancy.

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Publications

2014

4
Journal Article/s

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

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

5
Conference Paper/s

Cooper R and Baird M 2014 'Conceptualizing Flexible Careers', Work and Family Researchers Network Conference, New York, United States, 21st June 2014

Cooper R and Baird M 2014 'Managing Flexibility: Evidence from Australian Cases', Work and Family Researchers Network Conference, New York, United States, 21st June 2014

10
Report/s

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

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

3
Edited Book/s

Nankervis A, Baird M, Coffey J and Shields J 2013 'Human Resource Management: Strategy and Practice (8th Edition)', Cengage Learning, South Melbourne, Australia

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?, S├Ątra 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

Cooper R, Williamson S and Baird M 2013 'The Fair Work Act, 2009 and Individual Flexibility Arrangements', 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 Herron 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

Lansbury R, Baird M, Cooper R and Ellem B 2011 'Learning from Down Under? From Work Choices to Fair Work', Employment Policy Resource Network EPRN 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

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', Prepared for the Office for Women’s Policy, NSW Premier and Cabinet

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

2
Book Section/s

Cooper R and Baird M 2009 'Australian Women: Getting to Equality?' in Equality Speaks: Challenges For A Fair Society, ed. K James, Catalyst, Sydney, Australia, pp. 57-67

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

Baird M and Todd P 2006 'Government policy, women and the new workplace regime: A contradiction in terms and policies' in Making the Link 17: Affirmative Action and Employment Relations, Macquarie University, North Ryde, NSW, Australia, pp. www

4
Journal Article/s

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

Lansbury R, Wright C and Baird M 2006 'Decentralized bargaining in a globalizing industry: The automotive assembly industry in Australia', Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations (Quebec), vol.61:1, pp. 70-92

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

Westcott M, Baird M and Cooper R 2006 'Reworking Work: Introduction', Labour and Industry, vol.17:1

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

Ainsworth S, Baird M and Cutcher L 2006 'WorkChoices and word choices', Our Work . . . Our Lives: National Conference on Women and Industrial Relations - Proceedings of the 1st Biennial Conference of the National Network of Working Women's Centres, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 14th July 2006 Link

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

Bamber G, Lansbury R, Wright C and Baird M 2006 'Work Systems and Employment Relations in the Australian Automotive Manufacturing Industry', Proceedings of the 58th Annual Meting of the Labor and Employment Relations Association Series, Boston, United States, 8th January 2006

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

McGrath-Champ S and Baird M 2005 'The mercurial nature of Australian human resource management under enterprise bargaining', Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, vol.43:1, pp. 155-173 Link

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

Ellem B, Baird M, Cooper R and Lansbury R 2005 ''WorkChoices': Myth-making at work', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol.56, pp. 13-31

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

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

Lansbury R and Baird M 2004 'Broadening the horizons of HRM: Lessons for Australia from the US experience', Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, vol.42:2, pp. 1-9

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

Lansbury R and Baird M 2004 'Researching HRM and employment relations in a global context: Choosing appropriate methodologies', International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol.15:3, pp. 429-432

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

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', Paper presented at the International Industrial Relations Association, Asian Regional Congress, Seoul, Australia, 25th June 2004

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Cooper R and Baird M 2004 'Industrial relations and human resource management students' experiences and expectations at The University of Sydney', Proceedings of the 18th AIRAANZ Conference: New Economies, New Industrial Relations, Noosa, Australia, 6th February 2004

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

McGrath-Champ S and Baird M 2003 'Human resource management in the era of enterprise bargaining' in Developments in Enterprise Bargaining in Australia, ed. J Burgess and D Macdonald, Tertiary Press, Croydon, VIC, Australia, pp. 197-215

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

McGrath-Champ S and Baird M 2003 'Enterprise bargaining, the network economy and the changing nature of human resource management: An Australian perspective', International Industrial Relations Association World Congress, Berlin, Germany, 12th September 2003

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

Lansbury R and Baird M 2002 'Employment relations and restructuring of the automobile assembly industry in Australia', Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations, vol.45, pp. 95-117

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

McGrath-Champ S and Baird M 2002 'The changing role and practice of Australian human resource management in the era of enterprise bargaining', Ten years of enterprise bargaining Conference, Newcastle, NSW, Australia, 1st - 31st May 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

4
Journal Article/s

Lansbury R and Baird M 1998 'Emerging production systems and industrial relations: Confusion, diffusion and exclusion?', Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, vol.8:2, pp. 141-53

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

2
Book Section/s

Lansbury R and Baird M 1997 'Workplace change and enterprise bargaining at Australia Post' in Readings in contemporary employment relations, ed. D. Mortimer, P. Leece and R. Morris, Harcourt Brace, Sydney, Australia, pp. 427-54

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

1996

2
Book Section/s

Lansbury R and Baird M 1996 'Involving employees at Australia Post' in Managing together, consultation and participation in the workplace, ed. E.M. Davis and R. D. Lansbury, Longman, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 146-59

Research Grants

2013-2016

Enhancing mothers' engagement with the workforce in the preschool years

Increasing the workforce participation of mothers is a key national policy agenda. This project will produce unique data that provides insights into how leave arrangements, childcare, flexibility, job characteristics and individual circumstances interact to influence mothers' workforce engagement and how this varies for different groups of mothers.

ARC Linkage Grant

2012-2014

Flexibility for working parents in the 'hybrid' fair work system

The Fair Work Act (2009) establishes a novel 'hybrid' system of workplace regulation encompassing individual rights and processes and a new collective bargaining regime. This project investigates how the new framework can be utilised to establish flexible working arrangements for the benefit of families, employers and society.

ARC Discovery Project

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Research Expertise

  • Paid maternity leave in Australia
  • Parental leave
  • Women, work and family
  • Regulation of work
  • Industrial relations and human resource management

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