Researcher

Dr Christopher Bruce Sheil

Field of Research (FoR)

Biography

Christopher Sheil, BA (Hons), PhD, is a social historian whose principal interest is in the history of labour in society. He is also the President of the Evatt Foundation (affiliated with the University of Sydney), Adjunct Professor in social policy at Boston University (Sydney Academic Centre), and a former member of the Senior Executive Service within the NSW Cabinet Office. He has been a senior policy official under six governments (four...view more

Christopher Sheil, BA (Hons), PhD, is a social historian whose principal interest is in the history of labour in society. He is also the President of the Evatt Foundation (affiliated with the University of Sydney), Adjunct Professor in social policy at Boston University (Sydney Academic Centre), and a former member of the Senior Executive Service within the NSW Cabinet Office. He has been a senior policy official under six governments (four Labor and two Liberal-National), has served on over 60 national and state government social and economic policy committees (including a dozen cabinet committees), and is the author or editor of over 200 academic and government publications. A member of the Australian Society of Authors, he was a monthly columnist for the Australian Financial Review from 2001 to 2003 and his main books are: (ed.) Globalisation: Australian Impacts (UNSW Press: 2001); Water’s Fall: Running the Risks with Economic Rationalism (Pluto Press: 2000) (short-listed for the 2001 NSW Premier’s Literary Award for Literary or Cultural Criticism); War on the Wharves: A Cartoon History (Pluto Press: 1998); and (ed.) Turning Point: The State of Australia (Allen & Unwin: 1997). His current research is focused on (1) maritime labour and (2) economic inequality.  .

 


My Expertise

Labour history (specialising in the stevedoring industry); political economy (specialising in globalisation and economic inequality); public policy (specialising in economic and social policy); Australian politics and political history.

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