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NSW National Council of Women Australia Day Award

Alexandra Heron award Congratulations to Alexandra Heron, recipient of a NSW National Council of Women Australia Day Award for her PhD research work. Alexandra is a doctoral candidate in the discipline of Work and Organisational Studies and Research Associate in its Women and Work Research Group. Her thesis topic is 'Organisational policies and employee eldercare responsibilities: the role of the line manager'.

She has a legal background, and has practised as a lawyer in East London and then as head of the Legal Department of one of the UK’s largest health unions. Subsequently she has worked in a range of research, policy and teaching positions in Australia, France and England. Her focus is on employment, discrimination and gender issues and the impact of caring responsibilities on women’s lives.

‘It was wonderful to receive this award as an acknowledgement of my research, and my thanks goes to both the NSW NCW and also my always supportive supervisors Marian Baird and Leanne Cutcher