Associate professor, RMIT University

Dr. Darryn Snell is an Associate Professor in the School of Management and member of the Skills, Training and Industry Research Group at RMIT University, Australia. Darryn Snell has worked extensively on employment and skills development questions. He has conducted research in a range of industries including manufacturing, agri-foods, transport and logistics, cleantech and the electricity generation industry. Among the range of research topics he has examined are:occupational mobility and skills transferability, the reasons for non-completion among apprentices and trainees; skill needs and capabilities for the ‘green’ economy and the skills and training implications of an ageing workforce. He has recently completed major research projects for the National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Australian Research Council, the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government Arts and Sport, the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and the Gordon Institute.


  • 2008–present
    Senior Lecturer, School of Management, RMIT University
  • 2000–2008
    Lecturer in Sociology, Monash University
  • 1999–2000
    Lecturer in Sociology and Development Studies, University of the South Pacific
  • 1998–1999
    Lecturer in Sociology, Al Akawayn University


  • 1998 
    University of Warwick, PhD
  • 1993 
    University of Missouri Kansas City, MA (Sociology)
  • 1991 
    University of Missouri Kansas City, BA (Sociology)