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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

Publications

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 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

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

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

Evesson J, Oxenbridge S, Schutz J, Baldwin S, Moensted M and Buchanan J 2011 'Fair Work Australia Enterprise Case Studies', Benchmark Report by the Workplace Research Centre, University of Sydney and Fair Work Australia

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

10
Report/s

Evesson J, Oxenbridge S, Schutz J, Baldwin S, Moensted M and Buchanan J 2010 'Enterprise Case Studies: Effects of minimum wage-setting at an enterprise level - Research Report 7/2010', Report for Fair Work Australia - Commonwealth of Australia Link

2008

4
Journal Article/s

Buchanan J, van Wanrooy B, Oxenbridge S and Jakubauskas M 2008 'Industrial relations and labour market reform: Time to build on proven legacies', Economic Analysis & Policy, vol.38:1, pp. 9-16

10
Report/s

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

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

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