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I am based in the Waikato Management School, but much of my research is in employment law.
I am particularly interested in the implications of Behavioural Economics, and the new understandings we have of the human mind and how we behave as a consequence, for employment law reforms, notably to employee representation - e.g., unions, works councils, managerial prerogative, employment contracts. This research is a direct challenge to neo-liberal assumptions about individual autonomy and choice, and could have far-reaching repercussions for issues like employee voice at work and income inequality.


  • –present
    Professor , University of Waikato


  • 1995 
    University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, PhD in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management