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“I walk the line”: Building an industry engaged research programme

Wednesday 9th October, 12.30-1.30 pm

A research seminar jointly hosted by the Centre for People, Organisation and Work and the School of Management.

In this research seminar visiting scholars Dr Julie Douglas and Associate Professor Katherine Ravenswood from the Auckland University of Technology reflect on the benefits and challenges, and ethical issues, of researching for and with multiple stakeholders – including where stakeholders hold opposing positions. They do this within the context of University academic expectations which emphasise both academic article outputs and industry engagement and funding. They provide some insights and guidance, with the benefit of hindsight, for ECRs and others interested in developing their industry/community engaged research profiles.

About the speakers: Julie Douglas is a Senior Lecturer at Auckland University of Technology. Her research interests lie in employment relations, the relationships between society, business and the employment environment, and social justice. This interest is underpinned by a critique of social institutions. She is currently conducting research on the aged care sector; climate change and democracy; and employment equity. Julie is the President of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ). Her PhD focused on the social construction of women’s skill in the New Zealand health sector.

Katherine Ravenswood: Katherine Ravenswood is an Associate Professor in Employment Relations at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Business School.  Katherine focuses on high quality research that has strong links with the community and industry, for example the NZ Care Workforce Survey and research into the impact of New Zealand’s 2017 Pay Equity Settlement on care and support workers.  Katherine leads the Care/Work Research Group at AUT. Her research focuses on the examination of power, gender and diversity in the employment relationship in three key areas: Care/work regimes; Gender and employee wellbeing; and inequality, power and voice at work.

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