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Research

Research Expertise

Every staff member of WOS is research active and publishes in high impact outputs such as international journals and key scholarly books. We have a high quality research culture and host six active research groups as well as a vibrant speaker series. We have also been awarded a number of major international and national grants and hold a competitive international visiting scholars programme linking us with an international network of academics and universities.

Our History

WOS has a long tradition of research and teaching on work-related themes, pioneering the discipline of industrial relations in Australia in the 1950s. Later, the group built upon this foundation by expanding into labour history and human resource management. From that foundation, WOS has developed an innovative and comprehensive approach to the following areas:

  • Work and labour markets
  • Human resource management
  • Employment relations
  • Strategy and change
  • Leadership and sustainability
  • Organisations and communication
  • Gender and diversity at work
  • Unions and Collective Bargaining
  • People and Technology
  • Organisations and Social Media