BEc(Hons); DipEd; PhD Sydney
Professor of Employment Relations
H03 Institute Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia
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Marian Baird is Professor of Employment Relations in the University of Sydney Business School, Research Coordinator for the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies and Director of the Women♀Work Research Group. 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. Marian is also 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 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 engaged with policy making and industry at all levels. She is 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, providing input into the new Workplace Gender Equality legislation. 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
Part-time working mother is the norm 19 May 2013
The Sydney Morning Herald
The Sun Herald has interviewed Professor Marian Baird, Business School, regarding a new study which found that more Australian women are going back to work after having children, but they prefer to work part-time and that the age of their children when they re-join the workforce is getting younger.
Timesheets work for working from home 06 Mar 2013
Professor Marian Baird has been quoted in an opninion piece in Lawyer Weekly, on the topic of Yahoo employees having their ability to work from home slashed by current CEO.
Gender Equality Agency report tabled 07 Jan 2013
ABC News 24
Professor Marian Baird has been interviewed regarding a new report from the federal government's gender equality agency which found the pay gap between male and female university graduates has more than doubled.
Beyond Babies and Bosses 09 Nov 2012
Professor Marian Baird from the Women and Work Research Group has been interviewed by 2UE Radio concerning a recent conference on the difficulties faced by women wanting to have successful careers and fulfilling home lives.
Beyond Babies and Bosses 09 Nov 2012
Professor Marian Baird from the Women and Work Research Group has been interviewed by 6PR Radio concerning a recent conference on the difficulties faced by women wanting to have successful careers and fulfilling home lives.
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
- Paid maternity leave in Australia
- Parental leave
- Women, work and family
- Regulation of work
- Industrial relations and human resource management