Damian is Deputy Director (Business Development) in the Centre for Management and Organisation Studies in the UTS Business School.
His main research area involves examining the connections between education and work. This spans the apprenticeship and traineeship systems, students and their participation in the labour market, and how well qualifications prepare people for jobs in the modern labour market.
Prior to joining UTS, he was Leading Research Analyst at the Workplace Research Centre in the University of Sydney Business School. Before then, he worked for three years at the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) in Adelaide and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. He has a PhD in industrial relations from Griffith University.