Workforce diversity; work-family and work-life issues; non-work responsibilities (e.g., childcare, eldercare)
Fields of Research (FoR)Human resources management, Organisational behaviour, Employment equity and diversity
Dr. Hugh T.J. Bainbridge is an Associate Professor in the School of Management and Governance, UNSW Business School. He holds a BCom(Hons) and a PhD in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour from the University of Melbourne. He currently teaches “Strategic Human Resource Management” ” in the undergraduate and Masters of Commerce programs at UNSW. In his role as the School of Management Postgraduate Research...view more
Dr. Hugh T.J. Bainbridge is an Associate Professor in the School of Management and Governance, UNSW Business School. He holds a BCom(Hons) and a PhD in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour from the University of Melbourne. He currently teaches “Strategic Human Resource Management” ” in the undergraduate and Masters of Commerce programs at UNSW. In his role as the School of Management Postgraduate Research Co-ordinator he is also the official point of contact for applicants interested in undertaking a Master of Philosophy or PhD in the School.
Hugh’s research interests focus on workforce diversity (e.g., mature aged workers, gender, disability) with a specialisation on employees who, in addition to their job, also provide informal unpaid care to family members who are elderly or are disabled. The current emphasis of his work is on eldercare, work-life issues, and how line managers and HR specialists can improve the workforce experience of employees with caregiving responsibilities and the people they care for. His research is published in a variety of outlets including the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Human Resource Management. He currently serves as an Editorial Board member of the: Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, British Journal of Management, Human Resource Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, and Journal of Vocational Behavior.
Interested in studying these issues?
If you wish to discuss a potential research project as part of Honours, Masters, or PhD study I would be pleased to explore that interest with you.
Simply contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with an indication of
a) which level of study you are considering and
b) some brief thoughts about where your current research interests lie.
As some illustrative examples, typical research projects that might fit well with my areas of expertise include those that consider the questions such as the following.
i) How do employees with different types of non-work commitments and family characteristics combine work and family roles?
ii) In what ways can managers and organisational HR practices assist employee efforts to combine work and family?
iii) What is the workforce of experience of diverse employees (e.g., disability, gender, age), and how can managers and HR professionals improve the employment outcomes of these employees?
- 2010-2012: Australian Research Council Discovery Project Grant, received for 'The high cost of bad bosses: Reactions of employees, co-workers, and employees' partners to abusive supervision' with Simon L. Restubog and Hugh T. J. Bainbridge, AU$200,000
Dr. Hugh T.J. Bainbridge is an Associate Professor in the School of Management, UNSW Business School. He holds a BCom(Hons) and a PhD in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour from the University of Melbourne.
- 2017. Best Paper award. ANZAM Conference. Gender, Diversity and Indigeneity stream.
Bainbridge, H. T. J. (2017, December). Combining paid work and elder care: The effect of multiple roles on personal stress outcomes. Paper presented at the meeting of ANZAM, Melbourne, Australia.
- 2017. Best Paper proceedings. Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, USA.
Bainbridge, H. T. J., & Broady, T. R. (2017, August). Availability and use of supportive practices for employees with a non-work informal caregiving role.
- 2016. Vic Taylor Most Promising Paper – AIRAANZ Conference.
Fong, M., & Bainbridge, H. T. J. (2016, February). "Working fathers: Determinants of time allocation to work and family roles. Paper presented at the meeting of AIRAANZ, Sydney, Australia.
- 2016. Best Paper proceedings. Meeting of the Academy of Management, Anaheim, USA.
- Bainbridge, H. T. J., & Broady, T. R. (2016, August). Unpaid caregiving responsibilities and their impact on employees' careers.
- 2016 Postgraduate School Council. Winner of the Supervisor Award and the Outstanding Supervisor Award.
- 2010 Award for "Achievement in curricular development and design" for development of the 1st year course "MGMT1001–Managing Organisations and People"
- 2013 Best reviewer award HRM stream – ANZAM 2013 Conference
- 2008 Best reviewer award OB division – Academy of Management Conference
- 2007 Best reviewer award OB division – Academy of Management Conference
My Research Activities
- Bainbridge HTJ; Townsend K, 2020, 'The effects of offering flexible work practices to employees with unpaid caregiving responsibilities for elderly or disabled family members', Human Resource Management, vol. 59, pp. 483 - 495, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hrm.22007
- Bainbridge HTJ; Fujimoto Y, 2018, 'Job seekers with musculoskeletal or sensory disabilities: Barriers and facilitators of job search', British Journal of Management, vol. 29, pp. 82 - 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12266
- Bainbridge HTJ; Perry EL; Kulik CT, 2018, 'Sexual harassment training: Explaining differences in Australian and U.S. approaches', Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, vol. 56, pp. 124 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1744-7941.12169
- Brewster C; Mayrhofer W; Farndale E, 2018, 'Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management', , http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781784711139
- Cregan C; Kulik CT; Bainbridge HTJ, 2017, 'Differences in well-being among people with disabilities in paid employment: Level of restriction, gender and labour market context', Social Policy & Administration, vol. 51, pp. 1210 - 1230, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/spol.12263
- Bainbridge HTJ; Sanders K; Cogin JA; Lin C, 2017, 'The pervasiveness and trajectory of methodological choices: A 20-year review of Human Resource Management research', Human Resource Management, vol. 56, pp. 887 - 913, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hrm.21807
- Bainbridge HTJ; Broady TR, 2017, 'Caregiving responsibilities for a child, spouse or parent: The impact of care recipient independence on employee well-being', Journal of Vocational Behavior, vol. 101, pp. 57 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2017.04.006
- Bainbridge HTJ; Broady TR; Fong M, 2016, 'Individualized funding: How disability service policy can assist in maintaining caregiver employment', Journal of Business and Management, vol. 22, pp. 23 - 38, https://www.chapman.edu/business/_files/journals-and-essays/jbm-editions/JBM-vol-22-no-1-Autism-in-the-Workplace.pdf
- Fong M; Bainbridge HTJ, 2016, 'Working fathers: Determinants of time allocation to work and family roles', Labour & Industry, vol. 26, pp. 203 - 219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10301763.2016.1214797
- Bainbridge HTJ, 2015, 'Devolving people management to the line: How different rationales for devolution influence people management effectiveness.', Personnel Review, vol. 44, pp. 847 - 865, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/PR-10-2013-0193
- Kulik CT; Cregan C; Bainbridge HT, 2013, 'I Feel Your Pain: The Moderating Effect of Care Recipient Health on the Relationship between Work Hours and Care Recipient and Caregiver Psychological Outcomes', Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy., vol. 13, pp. 114 - 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1530-2415.2012.01304.x
- Kulik CT; Bainbridge HT; Cregan C, 2008, 'Known by the company we keep: Stigma-by-association effects in the workplace', Academy of Management Review, vol. 33, pp. 216 - 230, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMR.2008.27752765
- Kulik CT; Bainbridge HTJ, 2006, 'HR and the line: The distribution of HR activities in Australian organisations.', Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, vol. 44, pp. 240 - 256, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1038411106066399
- Bainbridge HT; Cregan C; Kulik CT, 2006, 'The effect of multiple roles on caregiver stress outcomes.', Journal of Applied Psychology, vol. 91, pp. 490 - 497, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0021-9010.91.2.490
- Townsend K; Saunders M, 2018, How to Keep Your Research Project on Track, Edward Elgar Publishing, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781786435767
- Boxall P; Bainbridge HTJ; Frenkel S, 2018, 'Styles of human resource management in Australia and New Zealand', in Brewster C; Mayrhofer W; Farndale E (ed.), Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management, edn. 2nd, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 614 - 630
- Bainbridge HTJ; Radford K, 2018, 'Caring for society’s elders: Understudied implications of population ageing for HRM and ER', in Parker J (ed.), The Big Issues in Employment: HRM and Employment Relations in Australasia: Sydney: CCH, edn. 2nd, CCH, Sydney
- Radford K; Chapman G; Bainbridge HTJ; Halvorsen B, 2018, 'The Ageing Population in Australia: Implications for the workforce', in Werth S; Brownlow C (ed.), Work and Identity: Contemporary Perspectives on Workplace Diversity, Palgrave Macmillan, Cheltenham, pp. 39 - 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73936-6
- Bainbridge HTJ, 2018, 'Reply all, tweets and social media: Technological friends for developing a professional identity that need to be treated with care', in Townsend K; Saunders M (ed.), How to keep your research project on track: Insights from when things go wrong, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 44 - 44, https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/how-to-keep-your-research-project-on-track
- Radford K; Chapman G; Bainbridge HTJ; Halvorsen B, 2018, 'The Ageing Population in Australia: Implications for the Workforce', in Werth S; Brownlow C (ed.), WORK AND IDENTITY: CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES ON WORKPLACE DIVERSITY, PALGRAVE, pp. 39 - 54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73936-6_4
- Boxall P; Bainbridge H; Frenkel S, 2018, 'Styles of HRM in Australia and New Zealand', in Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management: Second Edition, pp. 614 - 630
- Sanders K; Cogin JA; Bainbridge HTJ, 2014, 'The growing role of advanced human resource management research methods', in Sanders K; Cogin JA; Bainbridge HT J (ed.), Research Methods for Human Resource Management, edn. Routledge Advances in Management and Business Studies, Routledge, London, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315852300
- Lin CH; Sanders K, 2014, 'HRM Research Methods: Where We Are and Where We Need to Go', in Sanders K; Cogin J; Bainbridge HTJ (ed.), Research Methods for Human Resource Management, Routledge, London, pp. 136 - 154, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315852300
- Bainbridge HTJ; Lee I, 2014, 'Mixed methods in HRM research', in Sanders K; Cogin JA; Bainbridge HTJ (ed.), Research Methods for Human Resource Management, Routledge, pp. 15 - 33, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315852300
- Kulik CT; Bainbridge HTJ, 2006, 'Psychological perspectives on workplace diversity.', in Konrad AM; Prasad P; Pringle JK (ed.), Handbook of Workplace Diversity:, Sage., Thousand Oaks, CA:, pp. 25 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781848608092.n2
My Research Supervision
Areas of supervision
Current Courses Taught
- Anindita Roy Bannya. The role of intra-organisational relationships in shaping the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion initiatives. (commenced 2020)
- Mandy Fong. A longitudinal examination of multidimensional parenting self-efficacy on work-family outcomes. (commenced 2016)
Masters of Organisational Psychology
- 2014. Tom Vidas. Response distortion on personality questionnaires in a selection context: Comparing the effectiveness of different warnings.
Masters of Philosophy
- 2020. Nicole Hickey. Who will care? How work role overload and flexstyle boundary control can influence the relationship of job embeddedness, burnout and withdrawal behaviours of aged care workers.
- 2016. Stella Huang. Selection decisions and the underrepresentation of women in the expatriate population.
- 2015. Mandy Fong. Influences on men's and women's time use after the birth of a child-family conflict of Australian working fathers.
- 2010. Lee Sarandopoulos. Women's work-life decisions: The impact of ideal worker norms and gender role expectations.
- 2008. Christian Russo. Network theory and strategy: A case study of a maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO) company in China.
- Carers NSW, Carer Survey Reference Committee
- Disability@UNSW, Affiliate
- Diversity Council of Australia, Expert panellist
- Institute for Choice Sydney, Research affiliate
- Conference Planning Committee for he Work and Family Researchers Network Conference, New York City, 2020.
- Chair of Professional Development Workshop (PDW) Committee for the 2nd HR Division International Conference (HRIC) 2016.
Memberships - Editorial Boards
Editorial Board member
- Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
- British Journal of Management
- Human Resource Management
- International Journal of Human Resource Management
- Journal of Vocational Behavior
Ad hoc reviewer
- Academy of Management Discoveries, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Human Relations, Human Resource Management Journal, Human Resource Management Review, International Journal of Care and Caring.
- Reviewer for the U.S. Academy of Management Conference
- Reviewer for the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
- Reviewer for the HR Division International Conference (HRIC)