NSW National Council of Women Australia Day 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.