Researcher

Dr Sue Williamson

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Human resources and industrial relations, Human resources management, Industrial Relations, Human Resources Management, Business and Management

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Biography

Dr Sue Williamson is a Senior Lecturer, Human Resource Management in the School of Business, UNSW Canberra.
 

Research Interests

Sue Williamson specialises in two main areas of research – gender equality in the workplace, and public sector human resources and industrial relations. Sue is combining these two areas and for the past few years has been examining how various public sector agencies implement gender equality initiatives. Sue is...view more

Dr Sue Williamson is a Senior Lecturer, Human Resource Management in the School of Business, UNSW Canberra.
 

Research Interests

Sue Williamson specialises in two main areas of research – gender equality in the workplace, and public sector human resources and industrial relations. Sue is combining these two areas and for the past few years has been examining how various public sector agencies implement gender equality initiatives. Sue is currently focusing on the role of middle managers in progressing gender equality, in a project funded by the Australia and New Zealand School of Government.

Sue has partnered with various state government and Australian Government agencies on projects aimed at progressing workplace gender equality. Please email Sue if you would like to discuss a possible research partnership.

Current Research Projects

Gender equality in the public service/sector 

Gender equality and merit

Examining the role of diversity practitioners

Postgraduate Research Supervision

Work and family issues; public sector employment and human resource management; gender equality issues. 

Teaching Areas

Undergraduate and post-graduate human resource management; post-graduate diversity management.

 

 


My Awards

2021 Rosemary O'Leary Award for best article published in 2020 on women and public administration, awarded by the International Research Society for Public Management. Co-authors - A/Prof Linda Colley and Dr Meraiah Foley. 

2017 ACT Telstra Business Woman of the Year Finalist (Academic and Public Sector)


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

I am available to supervise PhD candidates examining gender equality in the workplace. 


My Engagement

Media

2021

Williamson, S and Colley, L (2021) The Public Sector to Report on Gender Equality, The Mandarin, 9 April.

ABC Canberra, Drive with Anna Vidot, Respect@Work report, 8 April.

2SER-fm, The Daily, Andrew Laming’s Empathy Training – Can you teach someone to empathise?, 8 April.

UNSW BusinessThink, Empathy Training, https://www.businessthink.unsw.edu.au/articles/empathy-training-politicians, 30 March.

SBS Radio, Empathy training, 30 March.

ABC Central West Radio, Breakfast, Empathy training, 30 March.

ABC-TV, News Channel, Empathy training, 30 March.

Williamson, S (2021): Andrew Laming: Why Empathy Training is Unlikely to Work”, The Conversation, 29 March.

Williamson, S (2021) Assessing the effects of COVID on work and gender equality, Canberra Times, https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7171237/assessing-the-effects-of-covid-on-work-and-gender-equality/, 18 March.

2SER-fm, The Daily, The Impact of the Pandemic on Working Women, 5 March

2SER-fm, Drive, Hybrid Workplaces – The key to gender equality?, 11 March.

Williamson, S and Colley, L (2021) What’s to celebrate on IWD 2021, with its ‘he said/she said’ backdrop to sexual harassment and assault? The Mandarin, https://www.themandarin.com.au/150732-he-said-she-said-backdrop-to-sexual-harassment/, 8 March.

ABC Canberra, ‘Clocking off’ with Anna Vidot, 5 March, gender equality.

2020

2CC, 20 October, Leon Delaney, Working from Home.

Williamson S, and Colley, L (2020) Will the Work from Home Genie Go Back into the Bottle?, Canberra Times,  9 October.

ABC Canberra Breakfast, Working from Home, 30 September.

Radio National breakfast, Working from Home, 30 September. https://www.abc.net.au/radio/newsradio/govt:-public-sector-should-return-to-office/12716250

Williamson, S and Colley, L (2020) Flexible Working and the Pandemic: More than just working from home, The Mandarin, 30 September.

Colley, L and Williamson, S (2020) “With Management Resistance Overcome, Working from Home may be Here to Stay, The Conversation, 24 August.

2CC, 23 August, Ian Meikle and Rod Henshaw.

ABC Canberra, 17 August, with Paula Kruger, discussing working from home (at 2:43:05).  

2CC, 17 August.

Public servants, pets and working hours during the pandemic — survey results, The Mandarin, 18 Aug.

Communicating with Trust: Tips for Managers, Apolitical, 16 June.

ABC Canberra, 40th Anniversary of the removal of the age bar in the APS: https://www.abc.net.au/radio/canberra/programs/drive/drive/12191192, 4 May.

Forging a New Pathway to Progress Gender Equality in Australia, The Mandarin, 25 February.

A Disturbing Understanding of Gender Equality, The Mandarin, 29 January.

2019

Backlash, Gender Fatigue and Organisational Change, The Power to Persuade, 25 November.

Where are the Women? A Gender Analysis of the APS Review, The Mandarin, 16 September.

Canberra, Panel member on ‘Clocking Off’ with Anna Vidot, ABC Canberra, 30 August.

Canberra, Interview with Anna Vidot, ABC Canberra on ‘Gender Equality in the Public Sector’, 22 July.

Time for a New Generation of APS Gender Equality Policies, The Mandarin, 19 July.

Will the Coalition’s Approach to Gender Equality Actually Improve Women’s Lives?, The Conversation, May 2019.

Backlash and Gender Fatigue. Why Progress on Gender Equality has Slowed, The Conversation, 8 March.

Maintaining the Public Service’s Momentum for Gender Equality, The Mandarin, 6 March.

 

 

 

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Location

Building 27, Room 316, School of Business, UNSW Canberra

Contact

+61 2 5114 5686

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