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Professor Emeritus, Griffith Business School, Griffith University

David Peetz is Professor Emeritus of Employment Relations in the Griffith Business School at Griffith University. He previously worked at the Australian National University and in the then Commonwealth Department of Industrial Relations, spending over five years in its Senior Executive Service. He has been a consultant for the International Labour Organisation in Thailand, Malaysia, China and Geneva, and undertaken work for unions, employers, multilateral organisations and governments of both political persuasions. In 2019 he was Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His most recent book is 'The Realities and Futures of Work' (ANU Press). He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.


  • –present
    Profesor, Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources, Griffith University


  • 1995 
    UNSW, PhD

Research Areas

  • Industrial Relations (150306)
  • Labour Economics (140211)
  • Sociology Not Elsewhere Classified (160899)