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Dr Meraiah Foley

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Meraiah Foley specialises in three main research areas – gender equality in the workplace, organisational and management theory, and entrepreneurship. Her prior research has focused on the impact of motherhood on women's entrepreneurship, comparative industrial relations frameworks in the United States and Australia, the impact of paid parental leave on private sector employers, and employee and employer attitudes around the introduction of...view more

Meraiah Foley specialises in three main research areas – gender equality in the workplace, organisational and management theory, and entrepreneurship. Her prior research has focused on the impact of motherhood on women's entrepreneurship, comparative industrial relations frameworks in the United States and Australia, the impact of paid parental leave on private sector employers, and employee and employer attitudes around the introduction of paid paternity leave. As a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Public Service Research Group, Meraiah is currently examing gender equality in the Australian public sector. 

In the media:

Foley, M and Willamson, S 2017,'Overcoming the flexibility stigma in the APS' The Mandarin

Foley, M 2016, ‘Becoming a ‘mumpreneur’ is an option of last resort for many working mothers’, Sydney Morning Herald.

Foley, M 2012, ‘What really motivates the self-employed mother?’ Women in Focus.

Foley, M 2008, ‘Should child care be at the mercy of the market? Company’s collapse in Australia brings reassessment’, The New York Times.

Report/s

Cooper, R; Foley, M; Baird, M, 2016, “Women and Work: Australia and the United States”, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney. 

Baird M and Foley M 2015 'Employer Response to DAPP', PPL Evaluation: Final Report produced by the Institute for Social Science Research, University of Queensland

Seminars / Conference Papers

Foley, M, 2016, ‘Lured or Pushed? Autonomy and the ‘motherhood motive’ in self-employment’ University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Foley, M, 2015, ‘Self-employment after motherhood: A temporary solution or a permanent shift?’ Community, Work, and Family Conference, Malmo, Sweden.

Foley, M, 2014, ‘Lured or pushed: Autonomy, flexibility, and entrepreneurial motivation among self-employed mothers in Australia’, Work & Family Researchers Network Conference, New York.

Foley, M, 2014, ‘Agency, entrepreneurship, and motherhood identity among self-employed mothers in Australia’, Work & Family Researchers Network Conference, New York.

Foley, M, 2013, ‘Why Australian mothers are choosing self-employment: Preliminary findings’, Community, Work, and Family Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Foley, M, 2012, ‘Mothers in company: Exploring the lived experiences of self-employed mothers’, Work and Organisational Studies Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Book Chapter/s

Foley, M, 2012. ‘Global energy governance post-2012: Bridging the gap between energy security and climate policy’, in Krishna-Hensel, SF (ed) New Security Frontiers: Critical Energy and the Resource Challenge. Surrey, England: Ashgate.

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