Associate Professor Sue Williamson
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Sue Williamson

UNSW Canberra
School of Business

Sue Williamson is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Management in the School of Business at UNSW, Canberra. She is also the Postgraduate Coordinator for the School of Business.

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. Recent research includes examining how public sector employees worked from home, including analysing the gendered impacts of remote and hybrid working. Sue has also examined the most recent round of collective bargaining in the Australian public service. Sue and colleagues are also examining merit in the public sector. 

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

Working from home and hybrid work in the public service

Merit in the public service

Gender equality in the public service 

Teaching Areas

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

 

Note: Photo credit - Alexandra Orme Photography

 

 

Phone
+61 2 5114 5686
Location
Building 27, Room 316, School of Business, UNSW Canberra
  • Book Chapters | 2024
    Williamson S; Colley L, 2024, 'Examining the Impact of COVID-19 on Managing Public Sector Employees: Overcoming or exacerbating incoherences?', in Dickinson H; Yates S; O'Flynn J; Smith C (ed.), Research Handbook on Public Management and COVID-19, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, pp. 137 - 149, https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/research-handbook-on-public-management-and-covid-19-9781802205947.html
    Book Chapters | 2023
    Williamson S; Colley L, 2023, 'Overcoming ‘administrative man’? Redoing gender in Australian public services', in Conley H; Koskinen Sandberg P (ed.), Handbook on Gender and Public Sector Employment, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 94 - 107, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/9781800378230
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Colley L; Williamson S, 2021, '10 Navigating the Complex Variety of Feminisms', in Research Paradigm Considerations for Emerging Scholars, Multilingual Matters, pp. 130 - 141, http://dx.doi.org/10.21832/9781845418281-012
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Colley L; Williamson S, 2021, 'Navigating the Complex Variety of Feminisms', in Pabel A; Pryce J; Anderson A (ed.), Research Paradigm Considerations for Emerging Scholars, Channel View Publications, Bristol, UK, https://www.channelviewpublications.com/page/detail/?k=9781845418267
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Brennan D; Williamson S, 2017, 'Time to Care', in Governing in a Global World, Routledge, pp. 199 - 212, http://dx.doi.org/10.9774/gleaf.9781315683676_14
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Brennan D; Williamson S, 2017, 'Time to Care: Paid Family Leave as Baseline Support for Gender Equality in Employment', in D'Agostino M; Marks Rubin M (ed.), Governing in a Global World: Women in Public Service, Routledge, http://dx.doi.org/10.9774/gleaf.9781315683676_14
  • Journal articles | 2024
    Buick F; Williamson S; Weeratunga V; Taylor H, 2024, 'Adopting a Purposeful Approach to Hybrid Working: Integrating notions of place,space and time', Policy Quarterly, 20, pp. 40 - 49, https://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/pq/issue/view/950/90
    Journal articles | 2024
    Williamson S; Buick F; Weeratunga V; Taylor H, 2024, 'Adopting a Purposeful Approach to Hybrid Working: Integrating notions of place,space and time', Policy Quarterly, 20, pp. 40 - 49, https://ojs.victoria.ac.nz/pq/issue/view/950/90
    Journal articles | 2023
    Tani Bertuol M; Williamson S; Huybers T; Colley L, 2023, 'Public Servants Working from Home during the Pandemic: Who gained and who lost?', Australian Journal of Public Administration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12580
    Journal articles | 2023
    Williamson S; Colley L; Huybers T; Tani M, 2023, 'Public servants working from home during the pandemic: Who gained and who lost?', Australian Journal of Public Administration, pp. 1 - 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12580
    Journal articles | 2023
    Williamson S; Colley L, 2023, 'Regulating for gender equality in the Australian Public Service: Extending Dicken's tripod of regulation', Journal of Industrial Relations, pp. 1 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/00221856231166553
    Journal articles | 2023
    Williamson S; Roles C, 2023, 'Collective bargaining in the Australian public service: From New Public Management to public value', Journal of Industrial Relations, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/00221856231198305
    Journal articles | 2023
    Williamson S; Taylor H; Weeratunga V, 2023, 'Working from home during COVID-19: What does this mean for the ideal worker norm?', Gender, Work and Organization, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gwao.13081
    Journal articles | 2022
    O'Donnell M; Williamson S; Johnson M, 2022, 'Introduction to the Themed collection: Public sector employment relations in turbulent times', The Economic and Labour Relations Review, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10353046211072543
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wanninayake SD; O'Donnell M; Williamson S, 2022, 'Covid-19 and job demands and resources experienced by nurses in Sri Lanka', The Economic and Labour Relations Review, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10353046221077509
    Journal articles | 2022
    Williamson S; Colley L; Foley M, 2022, 'Public servants working from home: Exploring managers’ changing allowance decisions in a COVID-19 context', Economic and Labour Relations Review, 33, pp. 37 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/10353046211055526
    Journal articles | 2022
    Williamson S; Pearce A; Connor J; Weeratunga V; Dickinson H, 2022, 'The future of working from home in the public sector: What does the evidence tell us?', Australian Journal of Public Administration, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12556
    Journal articles | 2022
    Williamson S; Pearce A, 2022, 'COVID-normal workplaces: Should working from home be a ‘collective flexibility’?', Journal of Industrial Relations, pp. 1-13 - 1-13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/00221856221094894
    Journal articles | 2021
    Cortis N; Foley M; Williamson S, 2021, 'Change agents or defending the status quo? How senior leaders frame workplace gender equality', Gender, Work & Organization, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12742
    Journal articles | 2021
    Foley M; Cooper R; Colley L; Williamson S, 2021, 'Best person or best mix? How public sector managers understand the merit principle', Australian Journal of Public Administration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12532
    Journal articles | 2021
    Foley M; Williamson S, 2021, 'Women, work and industrial relations in Australia in 2020', Journal of Industrial Relations, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022185621996407
    Journal articles | 2021
    Thorpe A; Williamson S, 2021, 'Trusted institutions: Expertise, gender, and legitimacy on planning panels', Australian Journal of Public Administration, 80, pp. 638 - 644, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12511
    Journal articles | 2021
    Wanninayake SDK; O’Donnell ME; Williamson S, 2021, 'Caring with a Forced Smile: Emotional Labour Among Private Hospital Nurses in Sri Lanka', South Asian Journal of Human Resources Management, 8, pp. 219 - 239, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/23220937211037221
    Journal articles | 2020
    Colley L; Williamson S; Foley M, 2020, 'Understanding, ownership, or resistance: Explaining persistent gender inequality in public services', Gender, Work and Organization, pp. 1 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12553
    Journal articles | 2020
    Foley M; Williamson S; Mosseri S, 2020, 'Women, Work and Industrial Relations in Australia in 2019', Journal of Industrial Relations, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022185620909402
    Journal articles | 2020
    Williamson S; Carson L; Foley M, 2020, 'Representations of New Public Management in Australian Public Service gender equality policies', Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 39, pp. 235 - 250, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/EDI-05-2019-0145
    Journal articles | 2020
    Williamson S; Colley L; Hanna-Osborne S, 2020, 'Will working from home become the ‘new normal’ in the public sector?', Australian Journal of Public Administration, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12444
    Journal articles | 2019
    Colley L; Williamson S, 2019, 'The Review of the APS: Is gender really on anyone's agenda?', Australian Journal of Public Administration, 78, pp. 651 - 656, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12398
    Journal articles | 2019
    Milner S; Pochic S; Scheele A; Williamson S, 2019, 'Challenging Gender Pay Gaps: Organizational and regulatory strategies', Gender, Work and Organization, 26, pp. 593 - 598, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gwao.12274
    Journal articles | 2019
    O'Donnell M; Williamson S; Adikaram A; Foley M, 2019, 'Human Resource Managers as Liaisons Between Firms and Labour', Employee Relations, 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ER-11-2017-0281
    Journal articles | 2019
    Williamson S; Colley L; Foley M, 2019, 'Human resource devolution, decoupling and incoherence: how line managers manage gender equality reforms', Public Management Review, pp. 1 - 1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2019.1642951
    Journal articles | 2019
    Williamson S; Foley M; Cartwright N, 2019, 'Women, work and industrial relations in Australia in 2018', The Journal of Industrial Relations, 61, pp. 1 - 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022185619834051
    Journal articles | 2019
    Williamson S, 2019, 'Backlash, gender fatigue and organisational change: AIRAANZ 2019 presidential address', Labour & Industry: A journal of the social and economic relations of work, pp. 1 - 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10301763.2019.1677202
    Journal articles | 2018
    Foley M; Baird M; Cooper R; Williamson S, 2018, 'Is independence really an opportunity? The experience of entrepreneur-mothers', Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, 25, pp. 313 - 329, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JSBED-10-2017-0306
    Journal articles | 2018
    Foley M; Williamson S, 2018, 'Does anonymising job applications reduce gender bias?: Understanding managers’ perspectives', Gender in Management, 33, pp. 623 - 635, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/GM-03-2018-0037
    Journal articles | 2018
    Foley M; Williamson S, 2018, 'Managerial Perspectives on Implicit Bias, Affirmative Action, and Merit', Public Administration Review, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/puar.12955
    Journal articles | 2018
    Williamson S; Colley L, 2018, 'Gender in the Australian Public Service: Doing, Undoing, Redoing or Done?', Australian Journal of Public Administration, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12267
    Journal articles | 2018
    Williamson S; Foley M, 2018, 'Unconscious Bias Training: The ‘Silver Bullet’ for Gender Equity?', Australian Journal of Public Administration, 00, pp. 1 - 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12313
    Journal articles | 2017
    Baines D; Charlesworth S; Daly T; Williamson S, 2017, 'The work of care: tensions, contradictions and promising practices', Labour and Industry, 27, pp. 257 - 260, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10301763.2017.1433286
    Journal articles | 2016
    Williamson S; O'Donnell M; Roles C, 2016, 'Bargaining over Australian public service cuts: Do forcing strategies work?', The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 27, pp. 11 - 28, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1035304616629291
    Journal articles | 2015
    Williamson S; Cooper R; Baird M, 2015, 'Job-sharing among teachers: Positive, negative (and unintended) consequences', Economic and Labour Relations Review, 26, pp. 448 - 464, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1035304615595740
    Journal articles | 2015
    Williamson S; O'Donnell M; Shingles J, 2015, 'Unintended Consequences: Implications of the 2014 Australian Defence Force Pay Deal', Australian Journal of Public Administration, 74, pp. 354 - 358, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12149
    Journal articles | 2015
    Williamson S, 2015, 'A case study of regulatory confusion: Paid parental leave and public servants', Economic and Labour Relations Review, 26, pp. 430 - 447, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1035304615597838
    Journal articles | 2015
    Williamson S, 2015, 'Can Collective Enterprise Bargaining Affect the Psychological Contract? An analysis of the 2011 Australian Public Service negotiations', Australian Bulletin of Labour, 41, pp. 1 - 19, http://hdl.handle.net/2328/35441
    Journal articles | 2014
    Williamson S; Williamson S; Baird M, 2014, 'Gender equality bargaining: Developing theory and practice', Journal of Industrial Relations, 56, pp. 155 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022185613517468
    Journal articles | 2012
    Baird M; Williamson S; Heron A, 2012, 'Women, Work and Policy Settings in Australia in 2011', Journal of Industrial Relations, 54, pp. 326 - 343, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022185612443780
    Journal articles | 2012
    Williamson S, 2012, 'Gendering the Bricks and Mortar: Building an Opportunity Structure for Equality Bargaining', Journal of Industrial Relations, 54, pp. 147 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022185611435471
    Journal articles | 2011
    Baird M; Williamson S, 2011, 'Women, work and industrial relations in 2010', Journal of Industrial Relations, 53, pp. 337 - 352, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022185611401817
    Journal articles | 2010
    Baird M; Williamson S, 2010, 'Women, work and industrial relations in 2009', Journal of Industrial Relations, 52, pp. 355 - 369, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022185610365644
    Journal articles | 2009
    Baird M; Williamson S, 2009, 'Women, work and industrial relations in 2008', Journal of Industrial Relations, 51, pp. 331 - 346, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0022185609104301
    Journal articles | 2009
    Williamson S; Baird M; Frino B, 2009, 'Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave and the Emergence of ‘Equality Bargaining’ in Australia: an Analysis of Enterprise Agreements, 2003-2007', Australian Bulletin of Labour, 35, pp. 671
    Journal articles | 2009
    Williamson S, 2009, 'Bargaining for Gender Equality in the Australian Public Service', Labour and Industry: a journal of the social and economic relations of work, 20, pp. 159 - 180
    Journal articles | 2007
    Williamson S; Williamson S; Baird M, 2007, 'Family Provisions and WorkChoices: Testing Times', Australian Journal of Labour Law, 20, pp. 53 - 74
  • Conference Presentations | 2024
    Taylor H; Williamson S, 2024, 'Co-design to evaluate the impact of gender equality initiatives: Lessons for practitioners, evaluators and researchers', presented at Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, Perth, Australia, 31 January 2024 - 02 February 2024
    Conference Presentations | 2024
    Williamson S; Roles C, 2024, 'Collective Bargaining in the Australian Public Service: From New Public Management to Public Value', presented at Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, Perth, Australia, 31 January 2024 - 02 February 2024
    Conference Presentations | 2024
    Williamson S; Taylor H; Weeratunga V, 2024, 'Working from Home during COVID-19: What does this mean for the ideal worker norm?', presented at Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, Perth, Australia, 31 January 2024 - 02 February 2024
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Williamson S; Taylor H; Weeratunga V, 2023, 'Will Working from Home Entrench or Undermine the ‘Ideal Worker’?', presented at International Research Society of Public Management, Budapest, 11 April 2023 - 13 April 2023, https://irspm2023.exordo.com/programme/presentation/487
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Williamson S, 2023, 'Examining the Impact of COVID-19 on Managing Public Sector Employees: Overcoming or exacerbating incoherences?', presented at Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, Magnetic Island, Qld, 08 February 2023 - 10 March 2023
    Conference Papers | 2023
    Williamson S, 2023, 'Examining the Impact of COVID-19 on Managing Public Sector Employees: Overcoming or exacerbating incoherences?', Magnetic Island, Qld, presented at Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, 23nd Annual Conference, Magnetic Island, Qld, 08 February 2023 - 10 March 2023
    Reports | 2022
    Buick F; Glennie M; Dickinson H; Blackman D; Williamson S; Weeratunga V; Tani M, 2022, Flexible working in the Australian Capital Territory Public Service (ACTPS), https://anzsog.edu.au/app/uploads/2022/10/Flexible-working-in-the-ACTPS-RI-CoverFINAL.pdf
    Reports | 2022
    Williamson S; Baird M; Hill E; Hamilton M, 2022, Submission - Review of the Maternity Leave (Cth Employees) Act 1973, Canberra, Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.26190/ez60-ep90
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Williamson S; Colley L, 2022, 'Hybrid Working: Tensions and contradictions of managerial prerogative', presented at International Research Society for Public Management: Facing the future: Evolving social-political-administrative relations and the future of administrative systems, Online, 19 April 2022 - 22 April 2022
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Williamson S; Colley L, 2022, 'Hybrid Working: Tensions and contradictions of managerial prerogative', Online, presented at Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, 22nd Annual Conference, Online, 09 February 2022 - 11 February 2022
    Reports | 2022
    Williamson S; Colley L, 2022, Working during the Pandemic: The future of work is hybrid, Public Service Research Group, Canberra, Australia, https://bit.ly/34BL6LU
    Reports | 2022
    Williamson S; Taylor H, 2022, Examining the Impacts of a University's Athena Swan Program: A qualitative study
    Conference Papers | 2022
    Williamson S, 2022, 'Facing the future: Evolving social-political-administrative relations and the future of administrative systems', Online, presented at International Research Society for Public Management: Facing the future: Evolving social-political-administrative relations and the future of administrative systems, Online, 19 April 2022 - 22 April 2022
    Reports | 2022
    Williamson S, 2022, Senior Women Leaders in a State Public Sector
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Colley L; Williamson S; Foley M, 2021, 'IRSPM 2021 Rosemary O’Leary Prize - Understanding, Ownership or Resistance: Explaining persistent gender inequality in public services', Online, presented at International Society for Public Management, Online, 20 April 2021 - 23 April 2021
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Colley L; Williamson S, 2021, 'Are organisations tired of talking about gender equality? Do they even know what it means?', Virtual (University of Kent), presented at Gender, Work & Organization 11th Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference, Virtual (University of Kent), 24 June 2021 - 26 June 2021
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Colley L; Williamson S, 2021, 'Men and women leaders: Understanding, owning and or resisting gender equality in public services?', Virtual (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, presented at 37th EGOS Colloquium, Virtual (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 07 July 2021 - 10 July 2021
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Colley L; Williamson S, 2021, 'Working from Home During the Pandemic: The experience of men and women public servants.', Online, presented at Association of IIndustrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, Online, 03 February 2021 - 05 February 2021
    Reports | 2021
    Connor J; Williamson S; McDermott V; Yates S; Noack-Lundberg K; May K, 2021, Benchmarking Gender Equality in the Australian Defence Force, Department of Defence, Canberra
    Reports | 2021
    McDermott V; Williamson S; Connor J; Yates S; Williams J; Beacham L; May K, 2021, A Program Logic to Progress Gender Inclusion and Capability in the Australian Defence Force
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Williamson S; Colley L, 2021, 'Gender Equality and being an Employer of Choice? Disconnected discourses in the Australian Public Service', Online, presented at International Research Society for Public Management, Online, 20 April 2021 - 23 April 2021
    Conference Papers | 2021
    Williamson S; Colley L, 2021, 'Public Servants Working from Home during COVID: Managers’ Attitudes and Experiences', Online, presented at Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference, Online, 03 February 2021 - 05 February 2021
    Reports | 2021
    Williamson S; Pearce A; Dickinson H; Weeratunga V; Bucknall F, 2021, Future of Work Literature Review: Emerging trends and issues, Public Service Research Group, UNSW Canberra, Canberra, https://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/sites/default/files/documents/Future_of_Work_Literature_Review.pdf
    Reports | 2021
    Williamson S; Yates S; Connor J; McDermott V; May K, 2021, Progressing Gender Inclusion in the ADF
    Reports | 2020
    Colley L; Williamson S, 2020, Working during the Pandemic: From resistance to revolution?, UNSW Canberra, Canberra, Australia, https://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/sites/default/files/documents/Working%20During%20the%20Pandemic%20From%20resistance%20to%20revolution.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Williamson S; Carson L; Foley M, 2020, 'Representations of New Public Management in Australian Public Service Gender Equality Policies', Queenstown, New Zealand, presented at Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Queenstown, New Zealand, 12 February 2020 - 14 February 2020
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Williamson S; Carson L; Foley M, 2020, 'Representations of New Public Management in Australian Public Service Gender Equality Policies', Queenstown, New Zealand, presented at Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Queenstown, New Zealand, 12 February 2020 - 14 February 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/EDI-05-2019-0145
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Williamson S; Colley L, 2020, 'Does the Australian Public Service Really Want to be an Employer of Choice?', Queenstown, New Zealand, presented at Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Queenstown, New Zealand, 12 February 2020 - 14 February 2020
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Williamson S; Foley M; Colley L, 2020, 'Overcoming Barriers: Middle Managers and Flexible Work Arrangements', Queenstown, New Zealand, presented at Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Queenstown, New Zealand, 12 February 2020 - 14 February 2020
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Colley L; Williamson S, 2019, 'Public Sector Reform and its Effects on the Coherence of Human Resource Management', Edinburgh, presented at 35th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium, Edinburgh, 04 July 2019 - 06 July 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Cortis N; Foley M; Williamson S, 2019, 'Defending the status quo? An examination of how senior leaders frame workplace gender inequality', in 33rd AIRAANZ Conference, Melbourne, presented at 33rd AIRAANZ Conference, Melbourne, 12 February 2019 - 14 February 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Foley M; Williamson S; Cooper R; Colley L, 2019, 'Gender-blind or genderaware? Managers and the discourse of merit in the context of ‘inclusion’', Melbourne, presented at 33rd AIRAANZ Conference, Melbourne, 12 February 2019 - 14 February 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Greene A-M; Kirton G; Williamson S, 2019, 'Diversity consultants as change agents: Transcending theoretical, physical and spatial boundaries.', in 33rd AIRAANZ Conference, Melbourne, presented at 33rd AIRAANZ Conference, Melbourne, 12 February 2019 - 14 February 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Linda C; Williamson S; Foley M; Cooper R, 2019, 'Gender Equality Policies: Gender fatigue and implementation failure?', Melbourne, presented at 33rd AIRAANZ Conference, Melbourne, 12 February 2019 - 14 February 2019
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Williamson S, 2019, 'AIRAANZ 2019 Presidential Address: Feminist Zeitgeist in the Workplace? On backlash, gender fatigue and organisational change.', Melbourne, presented at 33rd Annual AIRAANZ Conference, Melbourne, 12 February 2019 - 14 February 2019
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Foley M; Williamson S, 2018, 'Confronting bias in a meritocracy: Managerial perspectives on implicit bias, affirmative action, and merit', presented at Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Adelaide, 07 February 2018 - 09 February 2018
    Reports | 2018
    Williamson S; Colley L; Foley M; Cooper R, 2018, The Role of Middle Managers in Progressing Gender Equity in the Public Service, Public Service Research Group, UNSW Canberra, Canberra, https://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/public-service-research-group/sites/cpsr/files/uploads/Middle%20Managers%20and%20Gender%20Equity.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2018
    Williamson S; Foley M, 2018, 'Australian Public Service gender equality strategies: From equal employment opportunity to diversity management?', presented at Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Adelaide, 07 February 2018 - 09 February 2018
    Reports | 2017
    Foley M; Dewey L; Williamson S; Blackman D; Creagh A; Davidson L; Zhu M; Slay J, 2017, Women in Cyber Security Literature Review, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, https://www.pmc.gov.au/resource-centre/cyber-security/women-cyber-security-literature-review, https://unsw.adfa.edu.au/sites/default/files/documents/Cyber-Security-Literature-Review.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Williamson S; Blackman D, 2017, 'Achieving Gender Equality in the Australian Public Service: From a trickle to a flood?', in Achieving Gender Equality in the Australian Public Service: From a trickle to a flood?, International Research Society for Public Management, Budapest, Hungary, presented at International Research Society for Public Management, Budapest, Hungary, 19 April 2017 - 21 April 2017
    Reports | 2017
    Williamson S; Foley M, 2017, Embedding gender equality in the Australian Public Service: Changing practices, changing cultures, https://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/school-of-business/sites/bus/files/uploads/172084%20Gender%20Equality%20Publication_171122.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    Williamson S, 2017, 'Achieving Gender Equality in the Australian Public Service: First findings of a longitudinal study', presented at Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand 31st Conference, Canberra, ACT, Australia, 08 February 2017 - 10 March 2017
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Williamson S; Adikaram A; O'Donnell M, 2016, 'Overcoming Resistance? The role of Collective Voice in Sri Lankan Garment Factories', in Gender, Work & Organization, Gender, Work and Organization 2016, Keele University, Staffordshire, England, presented at Gender, Work and Organization 2016, Keele University, Staffordshire, England, 29 June 2016 - 01 July 2016
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Williamson S; O'Donnell M; Roles C, 2016, 'Agency bargaining and Industrial Action in the Australian Public Service in an era of ‘Austerity’', in Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, presented at Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, 10 February 2016 - 12 February 2016
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Williamson S; Adikaram A; O'Donnell M, 2015, '‘International Labour Standards and Employee Voice: A case study of female garment factory workers in a Sri Lankan Export Processing Zone'', in ‘International Labour Standards and Employee Voice: A case study of female garment factory workers in a Sri Lankan Export Processing Zone', Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT) Conference, Montreal, presented at Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT) Conference, Montreal, 22 May 2015 - 20 May 2015
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Williamson S; Adikaram A; O'Donnell M, 2015, '‘Scolded’ or speaking out? Examining women’s voice in Sri Lankan garment factories'', in ‘Scolded’ or speaking out? Examining women’s voice in Sri Lankan garment factories', Regulating for Decent Work Conference, Geneva, presented at Regulating for Decent Work Conference, Geneva, 08 July 2015 - 10 July 2015
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Williamson S; Cooper R; Baird M, 2015, '‘Job-Sharing and Professional Employees: Intended and Unintended Consequences’', in ‘Job-Sharing and Professional Employees: Intended and Unintended Consequences’, Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Auckland, presented at Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Auckland, 04 February 2015 - 06 February 2015
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Williamson S; O'Donnell ; Roles C, 2015, 'Austerity in the Australian Public Service', in Austerity in the Australian Public Service, Public Sector Austerity Symposium, UNSW Canberra, presented at Public Sector Austerity Symposium, UNSW Canberra, 27 March 2015 - 27 March 2015
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Williamson S; O'Donnell, M ; Shingles, J , 2015, '‘Enterprise Bargaining in the Australian Public Service: Fostering employee engagement or increasing mistrust?’', in ‘Enterprise Bargaining in the Australian Public Service: Fostering employee engagement or increasing mistrust?’, 29th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, presented at 29th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 04 February 2015 - 06 February 2015
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Williamson S, 2015, 'Is the Public Sector Still an Employer of Choice?', in Employment Relations: The Hot Issues in 2016., 2015 Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association (ACT Branch) Conference, Canberra, ACT., presented at 2015 Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association (ACT Branch) Conference, Canberra, ACT., 30 October 2015 - 30 October 2015
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Williamson S; Clibborn S; Kaine S, 2014, ''Examining the Potential and Limits of the Fair Work Act: A case study of enterprise bargaining'', in 'Examining the Potential and Limits of the Fair Work Act: A case study of enterprise bargaining', 28th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference AIRAANZ 2014, Fremantle, presented at 28th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference AIRAANZ 2014, Fremantle, 05 February 2014 - 05 February 2014
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Williamson S; O'Donnell M; Shingles J, 2014, '‘Collective Enterprise Bargaining in the Australian Public Service and the Psychological Contract’', in ‘Collective Enterprise Bargaining in the Australian Public Service and the Psychological Contract’, The 32nd International Labour Process Conference, London, presented at The 32nd International Labour Process Conference, London, 07 April 2014 - 07 April 2014
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Williamson S; Cooper R; Baird M, 2013, '‘The Fair Work Act, 2009 and Individual Flexibility Arrangements’,', in ‘The Fair Work Act, 2009 and Individual Flexibility Arrangements’,, 27th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference AIRAANZ 2013, Fremantly, presented at 27th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference AIRAANZ 2013, Fremantly, 06 February 2013 - 08 February 2013
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Williamson S; Cooper R, 2013, ''The Right to Request' Provisions under the Fair Work Act, 2009: A Case Study’', in 'The Right to Request' Provisions under the Fair Work Act, 2009: A Case Study’, 5th International Community, Work and Family Conference, Sydney, presented at 5th International Community, Work and Family Conference, Sydney, 17 July 2013 - 19 July 2013
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Williamson S, 2012, ''Bargaining for family provisions in Australia: The start of an equality bargaining continuum'', in 'Bargaining for family provisions in Australia: The start of an equality bargaining continuum', 26th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference AIRAANZ 2012, Gold Coast, presented at 26th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand Conference AIRAANZ 2012, Gold Coast, 08 February 2012 - 10 February 2012
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Williamson S, 2012, ''Family Provisions and Equality Bargaining in Australia: Symbolic or Emerging?', in 'Family Provisions and Equality Bargaining in Australia: Symbolic or Emerging?, Inaugural meeting of the new Work and Family Researchers Network 2012 - "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Work and Family", Nw York, presented at Inaugural meeting of the new Work and Family Researchers Network 2012 - "Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Work and Family", Nw York, 13 June 2012 - 16 June 2012
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Williamson S, 2012, ''Gender Equality Bargaining: A key to union revitalisation and modernisation?'', in 'Gender Equality Bargaining: A key to union revitalisation and modernisation?', Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT) Conference - "Union Futures: Innovations, Transformations, Strategies, Montreal, presented at Interuniversity Research Centre on Globalization and Work (CRIMT) Conference - "Union Futures: Innovations, Transformations, Strategies, Montreal, 25 October 2012 - 27 October 2012
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Williamson S; Baird M, 2010, '‘‘Madwomen’ and Paid Maternity Leave – Past and Present'', in ‘‘Madwomen’ and Paid Maternity Leave – Past and Present', 24th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ Conference 2010 - "Work in Progress: Crises, Choices and Continuity",, Sydney, presented at 24th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ Conference 2010 - "Work in Progress: Crises, Choices and Continuity",, Sydney, 04 February 2010 - 05 February 2010
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Williamson S, 2009, '‘Bargaining for Equality in the Australian Public Service: Turning Policy into Practice?’', in ‘Bargaining for Equality in the Australian Public Service: Turning Policy into Practice?’, 23rd Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ 2009- "Labour, Capital and Change, Newcastle, presented at 23rd Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ 2009- "Labour, Capital and Change, Newcastle, 04 February 2009 - 04 February 2009
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Williamson S, 2009, '‘Equality Bargaining in the Australian Public Service: Incorporating Gender Mainstreaming’', in ‘Equality Bargaining in the Australian Public Service: Incorporating Gender Mainstreaming’, Proceedings of the 15th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association IIRA 2009 'The New World of Work, Organisations and Employment', Sydney, presented at Proceedings of the 15th World Congress of the International Industrial Relations Association IIRA 2009 'The New World of Work, Organisations and Employment', Sydney, 26 August 2009 - 28 August 2009
    Conference Papers | 2008
    Williamson S, 2008, '‘Varieties of Unionism: Different approaches to bargaining and implementing flexibility in US and Australian Universities’', in ‘Varieties of Unionism: Different approaches to bargaining and implementing flexibility in US and Australian Universities’, 22nd Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ 2008 - "Workers, Corporations and Community: Facing Choices for a Sustainable Future",, Melbourne, presented at 22nd Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ 2008 - "Workers, Corporations and Community: Facing Choices for a Sustainable Future",, Melbourne, 06 February 2008 - 08 February 2008
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Williamson S, 2007, '‘A literature review on bargaining for family friendly working arrangements’,', in ‘A literature review on bargaining for family friendly working arrangements’,, 21st Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ 2007 - "Diverging employment relations patterns in Australia and New Zealand?",, Auckland, presented at 21st Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ 2007 - "Diverging employment relations patterns in Australia and New Zealand?",, Auckland, 07 February 2007 - 07 February 2007
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Williamson S, 2006, '‘Family provisions and WorkChoices: Where to now?', in ‘Family provisions and WorkChoices: Where to now?, Our Work . . . Our Lives: National Conference on Women and Industrial Relations - Proceedings of the 1st Biennial Conference of the National Network of Working Women's Centres,, Brisbane, presented at Our Work . . . Our Lives: National Conference on Women and Industrial Relations - Proceedings of the 1st Biennial Conference of the National Network of Working Women's Centres,, Brisbane, 14 July 2006 - 14 July 2006
    Reports |
    Buick F; Glennie M; Dickinson H; Blackman D; Williamson S; Weeratunga V; Tani M, Flexible working in the Australian Capital Territory (ACTPS), Australia and New Zealand School of Government, http://dx.doi.org/10.54810/gwen3105, http://dx.doi.org/10.54810/gwen3105

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)

Media

2021

Williamson, S (2021) Is a New Era in Public Sector Gender Equality Upon Us? The Mandarin, https://www.themandarin.com.au/177351-is-a-new-era-in-public-sector-gender-equality-upon-us/, 8 December.

IPAA Work with Purpose podcast – productivity and working from home: https://www.act.ipaa.org.au/workwithpurpose, 6 December.

Williamson, S (2021) Does Working from Home Increase or Decrease Productivity? The Mandarin, https://www.themandarin.com.au/176471-does-working-from-home-increase-or-decrease-productivity/, 29 November.

Williamson, S (2021) From hot-desking to hotelling: The next wave of flexibility in the APS? https://www.governmentnews.com.au/type_contributors/from-hot-desking-to-hotelling-the-next-wave-of-flexibility-in-the-aps/, 18 November.

ABC Breakfast interview with Lish Fejer, 4 Nov.

ABC Canberra radio with Anna Vidot, 11 Oct.

Williamson, S (2021) Public service can lead the way with flexible work arrangements, https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7462589/public-service-can-lead-the-way-with-flexible-work-arrangements/?cs=14246, 11 October.

Williamson, S (2021) Explainer: what is a ‘positive duty’ to prevent workplace sexual harassment and why is it so important? 8 September.

Williamson, S  (2021)  Training in respect at workplaces needs sustained, long-term effort, 3 August.

Williamson, S and Pearce, A (2021) What’s Next for Flexible Working Arrangements in the Public Sector? The Mandarin, 7 July.

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.

 

 

 

My Teaching

ZBUS8103  Strategic Human Resources