Sheree Gregory is Lecturer of Human Resources in the School of Business at Western Sydney University where she is a member of the Institute for Culture and Society. She teaches Emerging Leadership for the Executive MBA program in the Sydney Graduate School of Management, as well as Innovation and Professional Practice, Entrepreneurship, and HR.

Current research projects:
* Leadership succession and gender equality in Australian universities, for the WSU Vice-Chancellor's Gender Equity Committee;
* Work/life balance and well-being among SME's - A joint project with UEH Vietnam;
* Co-working in Creative Cities;
* Women's screen directing careers;
* Parents and Carers in the Australian screen industry.

In 2018, Sheree serves as an invited appointment on the Talent Flows Sub-committee, Department of Industry, Innovation and Productivity Council – NSW Government, Australia, the board of the International Small Business Journal (ISBJ), SAGE, the School of Business committee for Research and Higher Degrees, and elected onto the board of Crack Theatre and Performance Arts Festival. She has also reviewed theatre productions, as published in The Newcastle Herald (online).

Most of her research is mixed-methods and concerns the factors that shape and influence decision-making and outcomes among workplaces, households and communities for employment transitions, work/life balance, equality, leadership and entrepreneurship succession planning. She has published artciles on gender inequality, employment, time-use and decision-making about entrepreneurship, and return to work in several journals, including Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Media International Australia, and is joint-editor of two books on Women and Work (RMIT University, 2007; 2006).


  • 2015–present
    Lecturer, Western Sydney University
  • 2013–2015
    Lecturer / Research Fellow, RMIT University
  • 2011–2013
    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Swinburne University of Technology


  • 2011 
    RMIT University, PhD (Work and Employment)
  • 2002 
    University of Newcastle, B.A Hons (Legal Anthropology and Sociology)
  • 2000 
    University of Newcastle, B.A (Sociology and Anthropology)


  • 2017
    Gendered scenes: conceptualising the negotiation of paid work and child care among performers in film, television and theatre production, Media International Australia
  • 2016
    (Keynote for industry conference) Women, work and the wider world , Newsmonth, Vol. 36, No. 4, Jun
  • 2015
    Motives and Outcomes in Family Business Succession Planning , Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
  • 2015
    Corporate social responsibility and mining industry in Thailand, World Journal of Management
  • 2014
    (Conference proceedings) Conceptualising family influence in family business: using moral economy', Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
  • 2014
    (Conference proceedings) Developing a sociological understanding of the significance of family influence in family business: using moral economy, The Australian Sociological Association
  • 2012
    (Conference proceedings) Negotiating paid work and intimate life in late modernity : accounts and strategies from primary carers returning to work in higher education, The Australian Sociological Association
  • 2011
    (Conference proceedings) A typology of motives in family business succession planning : institutionalisation, implosion, imposition and individualisation, The Australian Sociological Association
  • 2008
    (Chapter) Decisions, choices and trade-offs : women's paid work and care arrangements after childbirth, Theorising and Representing Maternal Realities
  • 2008
    The shifting paid work and family life experiences and cultural habitus of motherhood : an Australian perspective, International Journal of the Humanities
  • 2007
    (Chapter) Part-time work : policy, practice and resistance in a manufacturing organisation, Women and Work: Current RMIT University Research
  • 2007
    Women and Work: Current RMIT University Research, RMIT University, Informit
  • 2006
    Women and Work: Current RMIT University Research 2005, RMIT University, Informit
  • 2005
    (Chapter) Women's decisions about paid work and family life after childbirth : a critique of the Hakim model, Women and Work: Current RMIT University Research
  • 2003
    'Melt down' : young women's talk of time and its implications for health, well-being and identity in late modernity, Annals of Leisure Research

Professional Memberships

  • American Sociological Association
  • The Australian Sociological Association

Research Areas

  • Business And Management (1503)


(Selected list) 2016 Women's Fellowship at Western Sydney University; 2015 Excellence in teaching, The School of Management, RMIT University; 2013 Swinburne University of Technology Dean's Lecture in the Faculty of Life and Social Science