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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Annie is currently the HRM program coordinator and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses into the HRM program.
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- PhD La Trobe University, Melbourne – Employment Relations: Thesis Title: ‘Organising homeworkers: women’s collective strategies to improve participation and social change’
- Gradate Certificate Communication – Victoria University, Melbourne
- Gradate Diploma Education – University of Melbourne
- Mandarin – (Taipei University, Nanjing & Shanghai East China Normal University)
- Bachelor – Arts La Trobe University
Annie brings to her academic role extensive industry experience from trade union and community organisations, social movement campaigns, organising activities with homeworkers in the garment industry and work in women services. Her significant partnerships and networks from academia, government, business, union and nongovernment organisations within Australia and internationally complements her academic capabilities and support for collaborations. Annie’s academic contribution aims to have ‘societal impact’, her research is focused toward social significance and seeks to have real world consequences.
Panels and Commissions
- In 2015 Annie was a member of the Federal Attorney General national roundtable on human trafficking and slavery – supply chains working group.
- Annie has consulted for the International Labour Organisation preparing briefing documents and reports on homework.
- Delaney, Annie and Tate, Jane 2015, ‘Organising homeworkers in Chile: a local and global initiative’
- Delaney, Annie, Tate, Jane and Burchielli, Rosaria 2008, ‘Global State of Homework’
- Academic Industrial Relations Association Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ
- Australasian Business Ethics Network ABEN
- Homeworkers Research Network
- Barton, R. (2018). “Our Tarkine, our future”: the Australian Workers Union use of narratives around place and community in West and North West Tasmania, Australia In: Antipode, 50, 41 – 60
- Barton, R. (2015). “Good riddance to the stinkin’ place”: Deindustrialisation and memory at associated pulp and paper mills in Burnie, Tasmania In: Labour History: A Journal of Labour and Social History, 109, 149 – 167
- Barton, R.,Fairbrother, P. (2014). What can unions do? Addressing multinational relocation in north west Tasmania In: Journal of Industrial Relations, 56, 691 – 708
- Barton, R.,Cairns, G. (2013). De(constructed) and reconstructed images of the workplace: a case from the edge of Tasmania In: Proceedings of the 27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Hobart, Tasmania, 4-6 December 2013
- Barton, R.,Fairbrother, P. (2013). Trade unions – development actors or victims: A case study from North West Tasmania In: Proceedings of the 2013 the Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 25-28 November 2013
- Barton, R.,Fairbrother, P. (2012). A failure to engage?: Trade unions and industrial regeneration on the north west coast of Tasmania In: The annual conference of the Australian Sociological Association 2012: Emerging and Enduring Inequalities, Brisbane, Queensland, 26 – 29 November 2012
- Barton, R.,Van den Broek, D. (2011). Agency and the deunionisation of managers in an Australian telecommunications company In: Journal of Management & Organization, 17, 210 – 225
- Barton, R. (2011). The state, labour management and union marginalisation at Electrolytic Zinc, Tasmania, 1920-48 In: Labour History, 101, 53 – 70
- Barton, R.,Fairbrother, P. (2009). The Local is Now Global: Building a Union Coalition in the International Transport and Logistics Sector In: Relations Industrielle / Industrial Relations, 64, 685 – 703
- Barton, R.,Snell, D.,Fairbrother, P. (2008). The state of unions and union research in AustraliaIn: Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australian and New Zealand, Melbourne, 6-8 February 2008
Informal work: homework, gender and work, Business & human rights: corporate accountability & CSR, Labour in garment, Textiles and footwear sectors and global supply chains.
- Evaluating redress mechanisms governing the human rights practices of transnational business: lessons for institutional design and operation (Administered by The University of Melbourne). Funded by: ARC Linkage Projects via other University pre-2014 from (2016 to 2016)