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Professor of Gender, Work and Employment Relations, ARC Future Fellow, Business School, co-Director Women, Work and Leadership Research Group, University of Sydney

Rae Cooper is Professor of Gender, Work and Employment Relations at the University of Sydney and an ARC Future Fellow (2022-2025). She is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Labor and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) and of ALERA. Rae has published widely across employment relations and has a keen interest in women's working lives. She has extensive non-Executive director experience and has been appointed by government to several boards and committees. As well as ARC funded research, Rae has undertaken collaborative research with private, public and not for profit organisations.


  • 2017–2022
    Professor, The University of Sydney Business School


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

Research Areas

  • Industrial Relations (150306)


University Medal