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Sarah Oxenbridge

Sarah Oxenbridge

B. Com, M. Com, Ph.D, Victoria
Postdoctoral Research Associate - Women,Work and Leadership, Research Group

Rm 4187
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 8627 4460
sarah.oxenbridge@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Dr Sarah Oxenbridge has researched work and workplaces since 1993. She completed a PhD in 1998 which examined the strategies adopted by New Zealand trade unions in response to the Employment Contracts Act 1991. Between 1999 and 2003 she worked at the University of Cambridge on two ESRC-funded projects examining employer and trade union relationships and strategies. From 2003 to 2005 she worked for the UK Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) as a senior researcher, where she managed and commissioned research evaluating Acas’ services, and worked as part of the team of researchers responsible for designing and analysing the 2004 Workplace Employment Relations Survey (WERS2004). From 2006 to 2011 Sarah worked at the University of Sydney, conducting surveys and qualitative research projects. She has been the co-director of a research consultancy, Employment Research Australia (2012-2016) where she conducted projects for clients on gender equity, the management and prevention of psychosocial risk factors, and a range of other topics.

2016

10
Report/s

Evesson J and Oxenbridge S 2016 'The psychosocial health and safety of Australian home care workers: risks and solutions', New South Wales State Insurance Regulatory Agency

2015

10
Report/s

Evesson J, Oxenbridge S and Taylor D 2015 'Seeking better solutions: tackling bullying and ill-treatment in Britain’s workplaces', Acas Policy Discussion Paper [Link]

2014

4
Journal Article/s

Stewart A, Bray M, Macneil J and Oxenbridge S 2014 'Promoting cooperative and productive workplace relations: Understanding the Fair Work Commission’s new role', Australian Journal of Labour Law, vol.27, pp. 258-278

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

2013

10
Report/s

Evesson J and Oxenbridge S 2013 'An Evaluation of Lessons Learned from Projects in the Workforce Innovation Program', Employment Research Australia.

Oxenbridge S and Evesson J 2013 'Bullying jurisdiction strategies: an analysis of Acas’ experience and its application in the Australian context', Fair Work Commission [Link]

2012

5
Conference Paper/s

Oxenbridge S, Evesson J and Brown W 2012 'Employer responses to minimum wage systems in Australia and the UK', 26th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference AIRAANZ 2012, Gold Coast, Australia, 10th February 2012

10
Report/s

Oxenbridge S and Evesson J 2012 'Young people entering work: A review of the research', Acas Research Report 18/12 [Link]

Neathey F and Oxenbridge S 2012 'Young people's awareness and use of sources of advice and information on problems and rights at work', Acas research report 19/12 [Link]

2011

2
Book Section/s

Oxenbridge S and Brown W 2011 'Achieving a New Equilibrium? The Stability of Co-Operative Employer-Union Relationships' in Industrial Relations - SAGE Library in Business and Management, ed. Marian Baird, Rae Cooper, Bradon Ellem & Russell D Lansbury, Sage Publications Ltd, London, United Kingdom

4
Journal Article/s

Oxenbridge S and Moensted M 2011 'The relationship between payment systems, work intensification and health and safety outcomes: a study of hotel room attendants', Policy and Practice in Health and Safety, vol.9:2, pp. 7-26

10
Report/s

Evesson J and Oxenbridge S 2011 'Enterprise Case Studies: Effects of minimum wage-setting at an enterprise level', FWA Research Report 7/2010

Oxenbridge S and Moensted M 2011 'Working conditions and the health and safety of room attendants in luxury hotels', Report for WorkCover NSW

2010

4
Journal Article/s

Oxenbridge S, Wallace J, White L, Tierney S and Lansbury R 2010 'A comparative analysis of restructuring employment relationships in Qantas and Aer Lingus: different routes, similar destinations', International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol.21:2, pp. 180-96

Forth J, Bewley H, Bryson A, Dix G and Oxenbridge S 2010 'Survey errors and survey costs: a response to Timming's critique of the Survey of Employees Questionnaire in WERS 2004', Work, Employment and Society, vol.24:3, pp. 578-590

5
Conference Paper/s

Oxenbridge S and Moensted M 2010 'The relationship between payment systems, work intensification and health and safety outcomes: a study of low-wage workers', Work Employment and Society Conference 2010 - "Managing Uncertainty: A new deal? International challenges and the changing face of work", Brighton, United Kingdom, 9th September 2010

2008

10
Report/s

Ellem B, Oxenbridge S and Gahan B 2008 'An Evaluation of the New South Wales Nurses' Association’s State and Federal election campaigns, 2005-2007', NSWNA

Ellem B, Oxenbridge S and Gahan B 2008 'The Fight of our Lives: An Evaluation of Unions NSW and the Your Rights at Work Campaign', Unions NSW

Oxenbridge S and van Wanrooy B 2008 'Police at Work: The Benchmark Report', Workplace Research Centre

2007

10
Report/s

van Wanrooy B, Oxenbridge S, Buchanan J and Jakubauskus M 2007 'Australia at Work: The Benchmark Report', Workplace Research Centre

2006

1
Book/s

Kersley B, Alpin C, Forth J, Bryson A, Bewley H, Dix G and Oxenbridge S 2006 'Inside the Workplace: Findings from the 2004 Workplace Employment Relations Survey', Routledge, London, United Kingdom

2005

2
Book Section/s

Oxenbridge S and Brown W 2005 'Developing Partnership Relationships: A Case of Leveraging Power' in Partnership and Modernisation in Employment Relations, ed. M.Stuart and M. Martinez Lucio , Routledge, London, United Kingdom

Walsh P, Oxenbridge S and Wetzel K 2005 'Public sector restructuring, management strategy and trade union response' in Globalisation, State and Capital, ed. P. Fairbrother and A. Rainnie, Routledge, London, United Kingdom

2004

2
Book Section/s

Oxenbridge S and Brown W 2004 'A poisoned chalice? Trade union representatives in partnership and co-operative employer-union relationships' in The Future of Worker Representation, ed. G. Healy, E. Heery, P.Taylor and W.Brown, Palgrave, London, United Kingdom, pp. 187-206

Brown W and Oxenbridge S 2004 'Law and the Future of Collectivism' in The Future of Labour Law: Liber Amicorum Bob Hepple QC, ed. C.Barnard, S.Deakin, B.A. Hepple and G.Morris, Hart, London, United Kingdom, pp. 63-78

4
Journal Article/s

Oxenbridge S and Brown W 2004 'Achieving a new equilibrium? The stability of co-operative employer-union relationships', Industrial Relations Journal, vol.35:5, pp. 388-402

Dix G and Oxenbridge S 2004 'Coming to the Table with Acas: From Conflict to Co-operation', Employee Relations, vol.26:5, pp. 510-30

Brown W and Oxenbridge S 2004 'The Development of Co-operative Employer/Trade Union Relationships in Britain', Industrielle Beziehungen: the German Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.11:1, pp. 143-58

2003

2
Book Section/s

Oxenbridge S 2003 'A story of crisis and change: the Service and Food Workers Union of Aotearoa' in Trade Union Organising, Adaptation and Renewal: A Comparative Study of Trade Union Movements in Five Countries, ed. P. Fairbrother and C.Yates, Mansell, London, United Kingdom

4
Journal Article/s

Oxenbridge S, Brown W, Deakin S and Pratten C 2003 'Initial Responses to the Statutory Recognition Provisions of the Employment Relations Act 1999', British Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.41:2, pp. 315-34

10
Report/s

Dix G and Oxenbridge S 2003 'Information and Consultation at work: From Challenges to Good Practice', Acas research paper 03/03

2002

4
Journal Article/s

Oxenbridge S and Brown W 2002 'The Two Faces of Partnership? An Assessment of Partnership and Co-operative Employer/Trade Union Relationships', Employee Relations, vol.24:3, pp. 262-76

2000

4
Journal Article/s

Brown W, Deakin S, Nash D and Oxenbridge S 2000 'The Employment Contract: from Collective Procedures to Individual Rights', British Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.38:4, pp. 611-29

1999

2
Book Section/s

Oxenbridge S 1999 'The Individualisation of Employment Relations in New Zealand: Trends and Outcomes' in Individualisation and Union Exclusion in Employment Relations: An International Study, ed. S.Deery and R.Mitchell, Federation Press, Sydney, Australia

1997

4
Journal Article/s

Oxenbridge S 1997 'Organizing Strategies and Organizing Reform in New Zealand Service Sector Unions', Labor Studies Journal, vol.22:3, pp. 3-27

1994

4
Journal Article/s

Oxenbridge S 1994 'Health Sector Collective Bargaining and The Employment Contracts Act: A Case Study of Nurses', New Zealand Journal of Industrial Relations, vol.19:1, pp. 17-33

Research Expertise

  • Qualitative and quantitative research
  • Policy and program evaluations
  • Diversity and inclusion/gender equity
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Workplace psychosocial risk and wellbeing
  • Management practice/people-focused leadership
  • Job design
  • Employment regulations, workplace regulators and enforcement strategies