Associate Dean, University of Sydney Business School, University of Sydney

Associate Professor Rae Cooper is Associate Dean (Undergraduate) at the University of Sydney Business School. Her research on industrial relations and gender and work has been published in leading international and Australian journals. Rae is presently focusing on flexible working and gender equality in work and careers. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of Industrial Relations, Deputy Director of the Women and Work Research Group, is a past President of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand and is co-author of the leading employment relations text in Australia, Employment Relations: Theory and Practice. Rae has extensive non-Executive director experience and has been appointed by government to several boards and committees with a focus on gender equality. As well as ARC funded research, Rae has undertaken collaborative research with private, public and not for profit organisations.


  • 2000–present
    Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney Business School


  • 2003 
    USyd, PhD
  • 1995 
    UNSW, BA (Hons)

Research Areas

  • Industrial Relations (150306)


University Medal