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Senior Lecturer, Human Resource Management, UNSW Canberra, UNSW

Sue Williamson specialises in two main areas of research – gender equality in the workplace, and public sector human resources and industrial relations. Sue most recently led a team of researchers to examine how public sector middle managers progress gender equity. This work builds on a body of research examining gender equity in the public sector.


  • –present
    Lecturer, Human Resource Management , University of NSW, Canberra


  • 2011 
    University of Sydney, PhD
  • 2005 
    University of Sydney, MLLR
  • 2001 
    University of NSW, MA (Hons)
  • 1991 
    University of Qld, BA


  • 2016
    Bargaining over Australian Public Service Cuts: Do forcing strategies work? , Economic and Labour Relations Review
  • 2015
    Unintended Consequences: Implications of the 2014 Australian Defence Force Pay Deal, Australian Journal of Public Administration
  • 2014
    Gender equality bargaining: Developing theory and practice, Journal of Industrial Relations
  • 2012
    Gendering the Bricks and Mortar: Building an opportunity structure for equality bargaining, Journal of Industrial Relations
  • 2012
    Women, Work and Policy Settings in Australia in 2011', Journal of Industrial Relations
  • 2011
    Women, Work and Industrial Relations in 2010, Journal of Industrial Relations
  • 2010
    Women, Work and Industrial Relations in 2009 , Journal of Industrial Relations
  • 2009
    Women, Work and Industrial Relations in 2008 , Journal of Industrial Relations
  • 2009
    Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave and the Emergence of 'Equality Bargaining', Australian Bulletin of Labour
  • 2009
    Bargaining for Gender Equality in the Australian Public Service, Labour and Industry
  • 2007
    Family Provisions and Work Choices: Testing Times, Australian Journal of Labour Law

Professional Memberships

  • Committee member, Australian Labour and Employment Relations Ass. (ACT)
  • Committee member, Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand
  • Presiding Member, Women in Research Network, UNSW Canberra