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Recently awarded doctorate, University of Sydney

Trevor Cook was awarded a doctorate in 2012 with a thesis on the relationship between unions and the ALP. He has been a public relations consultant since 1996, before that he was a senior public servant in the Department of Industrial Relations in Canberra. During the Hawke Government, he was an adviser to John Dawkins and Simon Crean.


  • 2008–present
    Doctoral candidate, University of Sydney
  • 1996–2007
    Director, Jackson Wells
  • 1992–1996
    Branch head, Best practice and workplace reform, Commonwealth Department of Industrial Relations
  • 1987–1992
    Ministerial staffer, Offices of John Dawkins and Simon Crean
  • 1984–1987
    Director, Trade Development Council Secretariat


  • 1981 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Economics