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Our researchers are leading scholars with longstanding records of quality research and international reputations. They've spearheaded many research projects that were substantially funded by government and industry, written numerous books and scholarly articles, and serve on the editorial boards of leading journals in their fields.

CWF Members

L to R: Meena Chavan, Pam Morpeth, Candy Lu, Nick Parr, Chris Baumann, Louise Thornthwaite, Ray Markey, Lucy Taksa, Scott Koslow, Leigh Wood, Joe McIvor, Salut Muhidin, Sasha Holley

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    Director, Centre for Workforce Futures (CWF)

    Areas of Expertise:

  • Professor Raymond Markey

    Professor, Raymond Markey,
    Director, not-for-profit Transport & Logistics Centre

    Areas of Expertise:

    • International comparative employment relations systems
    • Employee voice and participation
    • Occupational health and safety and employee well-being
    • Work/life and work/family balance
    • Australian and international comparative labour history

  • Professor Lucy Taksa

    Professor, Lucy Taksa,

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Leadership and Management in Higher Education
    • Research Centre Management
    • Organisational Review, Quality Audit, Policy Formulation and Strategic Planning in Higher Education and Government
    • Organisational change and restructuring
    • Leadership in Teaching and Learning
    • Selection, Recruitment and Promotion in Higher Education, the Public and Not-for-Profit Sectors
    • Assessment of discrimination/ harassment/professional misconduct claims
    • Management and interpretation of cultural and material heritage assets: policy/strategy formulation and implementation
    • Diversity Management research, policy and strategyassessment

  • Doctor Candy (Ying) Lu

    Doctor, Candy (Ying) Lu,

    Areas of Expertise:

    • International management
    • Human resource management in emerging markets
    • Integration of immigrant professionals in workplace
    • Occupational health and safety (OHS) in mining industry

  • Alison Barnes

    , Alison Barnes,

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Decline in traditional misbehaviour like strikes, more individual responses like taking time off etc
    • How employees are affected by office space. Open plan, visual surveillance
    • Developing trends around future of work — what work will look like in the future

  • Yvette Blount

    , Yvette Blount,

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Research Coordinator for the Australian Anywhere Working Research Network
    • Anywhere working (telework, telecommuting, flexible work, future of work)
    • Telehealth and the implications for workers (clinicians)
    • Technology in learning and teaching
    • Cyber-security: governance and risk mitigation
    • Egovernment and egovernance

  • Meena Chavan

    , Meena Chavan,

    Areas of Expertise:

    • International Business - Strategy and Management
    • Emerging markets - India
    • Strategic Management
    • Cross Cultural Management
    • Diversity Management
    • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management
    • Sustainability and the Environment
    • Operations & Quality Management
    • Experiential & Engaged education

  • Associate Professor Fei Guo

    Associate Professor, Fei Guo,

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Demographic change and migration
    • Skilled and student migration and labour market
    • Social stratification of migrant communities
    • Demography of contemporary China
    • Fertility behaviour of migrants
    • Population and housing markets
    • Internationalisation of highly skilled professionals
    • Internationalization of Chinese banks
    • Consumer Demographics

  • Dr. Christopher Heaton

    Dr., Christopher Heaton,

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Econometrics
    • Unemployment and the relationship between education and labour market outcomes
    • Education, immigration and labour markets

  • Dr. Sasha Holley

    Dr., Sasha Holley,

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Labour standards
    • Precarious workers
    • Labour law and regulation of minimum standards
    • Government contracts and public policy
    • Work health and safety
    • Workers' compensation

  • Professor Daryll Hull

    Professor, Daryll Hull,

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Workplace productivity
    • Workplace leadership
    • Employee engagement
    • Collaboration strategies
    • Industrial relations

  • Associate Professor Denise Jepsen

    Associate Professor, Denise Jepsen,

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Organisational psychology, organisational behaviour, employee attitudes, leadership and workplace relationships
    • Health and allied health sector workforce and employee attitudes
    • Careers and employment transitions
    • Organisational citizenship behaviour, organisational justice, psychological contracts
    • Recruitment, selection and onboarding practices
    • Employee attitudes towards governance

  • Timothy Kyng

    , Timothy Kyng,

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Financial decision making
    • Valuation of complex financial contracts
    • Finance education
    • Executive share option valuation
    • Application of mathematics and statistics to finance
    • Insurance and actuarial science

  • Associate Professor Nick Parr

    Associate Professor, Nick Parr,

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Demography and the workforce
    • Fertility and family formation
    • Migrants in Australia
    • Statistical demography
    • Family policies
    • Demographic projections

    Current Lecturing & Tutoring

    • Population and Workforce Planning
    • Workforce Demography and Planning

  • Associate Professor Louise Thornthwaite

    Associate Professor, Louise Thornthwaite,

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Human resource management
    • Industrial relations
    • Employment law
    • Discrimination law
    • Public Sector Management
    • Labour and industrial law
    • Diversity and equality policy
    • Management policy on IR and HRM
    • The ageing workforce
    • Social media and work
    • Training and development

  • Professor Leigh Wood

    Professor, Leigh Wood,

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Higher education policy and practice
    • Transition to professional work; work integrated learning
    • Assessment of student learning and graduate outcomes
    • Professional development in higher education
    • What happens when students leave university? How do they transition to employment?
    • Graduate capabilities
    • The Power of the International Students: International students as a an opportunity for global learning
    • Effective teaching, effective learning in the quantitative disciplines

  • Dr. Chris F. Wright

    Dr., Chris F. Wright,

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Labour market institutions and regulation
    • Employment relations
    • Labour immigration
    • Industry policy
    • Comparative political economy

  • Doctor Salut Muhidin

    Doctor, Salut Muhidin,

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Business Demographics
    • Labour market forecasting
    • Ageing population and pension
    • Health inequality and closing the gap
    • Migration and skilled labour
    • Regional economic development
    • Education and human development

  • Professor Scott Koslow

    Professor, Scott Koslow,

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Advertising, especially creativity, integration, strategy and effectiveness
    • Consumer behaviour
    • Marketing research methods
    • Cross cultural issues/international marketing
    • Marketing strategy
    • Brand management

  • Associate Professor Sue Wright

    Associate Professor, Sue Wright,

    Areas of Expertise:

    • Financial Regulation
    • Financial Analysis
    • Corporate Governance
    • Banking in Australia

About our researchers

Our researchers have credibility and strong links with business, government agencies and unions. They also play leadership roles in national and international professional and industry bodies.

For example, the Director, Professor Ray Markey:

He recently led a major project of the International Labour Organisation on the impact of multinational corporations on employment.

Workforce Futures International and Australian Visitors


Name Position
Patrice Laroche Professor Patrice Laroche
Université de Lorraine, France

A/Professor Jean-Philippe Deranty Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University
Professor William Brown Emeritus Professor William Brown CBE Emeritus Master of Darwin College and Emeritus Professor of Industrial Relations at the University of Cambridge
Rob Anderson Rob Anderson Head of Unit, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound), Dublin

Professor Paul Oslington
Professor of Economics and Dean of Business, Alphacrucis College, Sydney and Adjunct Professor of Economics, Australian Catholic University
Professor Herman Knudsen Professor Herman Knudsen
Professor of Sociology of Work, Department and Planning, Aalborg University Denmark


Name Position
John Budd Professor John Budd
Professor of Work and Organizations, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Mick Marchington Emeritus Professor Mick Marchington Professor of Human Resource Management, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester
Carla Lipsum Professor Carla Lipsig-Mummé Professor of Work and Labour Studies, York University, Canada
Peter Bryant Dr Peter Bryant Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at the IE Business School in Madrid
Graeme Martin Professor Graeme Martin
Senior Research Fellow and Director, Centre for Reputation Management through People, University of Glasgow
Mark Westcott Dr Mark Westcott
Senior Lecturer in Economics and Business, University of Sydney


Name Position
Professor Chris Brewster
Professor Chris Brewster Professor of Human Resources Management, Henley Management College and the University of Reading
Professor Mustafa Ozbilgin
Professor Mustafa Ozbilgin Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Brunel Business School, Brunel University, London
Professor Daryll Hull
Professor Daryll Hull Chair at TEACHO Limited (2010-current) and Managing Director of the Transport and Logistics Centre (TALC)  (2000-current)
Professor Paul S. Adler
Professor Paul S. Adler Professor of Management and Organization at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, where he holds the Harold Quinton Chair in Business Policy