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Sarah Oxenbridge

Sarah Oxenbridge

B. Com, M. Com, Ph.D, Victoria
Honorary Associate
sarah.oxenbridge@sydney.edu.au


Sarah Oxenbridge has worked as an IR researcher 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. Since then she has conducted research exploring the individualisation of employment relations, and organising strategies adopted by trade unions in the US, UK, and New Zealand. Between 1999 and 2003 she worked at the University of Cambridge on two ESRC-funded projects examining the future of collectivism in IR, and employer-trade union partnership arrangements. 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 2008 Sarah worked as part of the research teams managing the Australia at Work survey and the Police at Work survey.

Research Expertise

  • Qualitative and quantitative research
  • Workplace-level IR surveys and case studies
  • Evaluations of the impact of policy interventions and legislative change
  • Evaluations of the impact of organisational change interventions./li>
  • Management and trade union strategy
  • Union and non-union workplace consultative structures
  • Processes and outcomes of organisational change programmes