Precarious/ flexible work and health


This research is investigating the effects of precarious or flexible employment (e.g. casual, temporary, sub-contract or agency work) on health and safety. 


Professor Philip Bohle, Associate Professor Lynda Matthews

Research Location

Ageing, Work and Health Research Group

Program Type



The Work & Health Research Team is conducting an ARC Discovery Project on the health and safety of precarious workers. It will advance theoretical and empirical understanding of the nature of precarious employment and the processes underlying its health effects. The PhD student will complete research on the health problems reported by workers in different forms of precarious employment.

Additional Information

In the first instance, enquiries should be addressed to Dr Maria McNamara (telephone: 02 9351 9774, e-mail:
Subsequently, Professor Bohle may be contacted at

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work, health, social science, employment, casual, agency work, safety

Opportunity ID

The opportunity ID for this research opportunity is: 1233

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