She has published widely in her research areas of gender and informal work, labour rights in supply chains and corporate social responsibility. Annie regularly collaborates with NGOs, Unions, Government & Industry policy makers around these issues.
Annie’s research interests include:
- Informal employment: homework, gender and work and labour organisation
- Business & human rights: corporate accountability & corporate social responsibility (CSR),
- Labour & industry: global production networks/chains regulation and the global garment industry
Annie is a participant of key RMIT research platforms: Social Change, Global Business Innovation, and the College of Business Centre for People Organisation and Work (CPOW).
Current Research Projects
Annie is a chief investigator in the ARC linkage project, ‘Evaluating redress mechanisms governing the human rights practices of transnational business: lessons for institutional design and operation’ with CIs: Kate Macdonald, Fiona Haines (Melbourne Uni), Shelley Marshall (Monash Uni) Tim Connor (Newcastle Uni) and Sam Balaton-Chrimes (Deakin Uni)). Her contribution has focused on the areas of forced and bonded labour in textile and garments and footwear homework in India, footwear and garments in Indonesia and non-judicial mechanisms such as the freedom of association protocol in Indonesia and the ethical trading initiative.
Annie is also engaged in a research project that explores corporate accountability and the denial of human rights in relation to the Bangladesh and Indian garment industry.
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