Associate Professor, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre, Curtin University

Mike's main area of expertise is labour economics, but he has also researched a wide range of areas involving both quantitative and qualitative research methods. He is currently the Principal Research Leader for the Population Mobility and Labour Markets project under the Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation; and a Research Fellow with the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre and the National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education.

His current research focuses upon the school-to-work transition; the effects of work and other labour market experience on happiness and wellbeing; Indigenous labour market and social outcomes and the effects of housing assistance on labour market outcomes.


  • 2010–2013
    Director, Centre for Labour Market Research


  • 2014
    Parents' Nonstandard Work Schedules and Child Well-Being: A Critical Review of the Literature, The Journal of Primary Prevention