Bradon Ellem is a Professor of Employment Relations in the University of Sydney Business School where he teaches in the undergraduate and postgraduate programs. He was departmental head for five years from 2011.
His research draws upon his interest in history and geographies of work to explore several areas of current importance, including industrial relations in the resources sector and government industrial relations policy. His work has been published in leading international and local academic journals as well as in commissioned reports, trade journals and submissions. He is now completing an ARC-funded project with colleagues at the University of Western Australia examining engineering service work in Australian mining and commencing a study of production networks and industrial relations in the offshore gas industry across SE Asia. His history of industrial relations in the iron ore industry, The Pilbara: From the Deserts Profits Come, which is the result of more than a decade’s research, was published in July 2017 by UWA Publishing.
Bradon holds a number of leading positions in the field. Since 2006, he has been a Co-Editor of the Journal of Industrial Relations. He is a Senior Honorary Research Fellow in the University of Western Australia Business School and a former Montague Burton Visiting Professor at the Cardiff Business School. He is a long-standing member of the Executive Committee of the Industrial Relations Society of New South Wales.
Co-Editor of the Journal of Industrial Relations. He is a Senior Honorary Research Fellow in the University of Western Australia Business School and a former Montague Burton Visiting Professor at the Cardiff Business School. He is a long-standing member of the Executive Committee of the Industrial Relations Society of New South Wales.
ARC Linkage 2013-17: LP130100718
Lambert, Robert; Rainnie, Alistair; Todd, Patricia; Ellem, Bradon; Herod, Andrew; Thompson, Glenn. Engineering service work, global production networks and employment relations in Australian mining; Partner Organisation: Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union: $254,844.
Sydney Southeast Asia Centre Cluster Research Grant 2015-17
Geographies of Labour in the LNG Industry in Southeast Asia. $9,866.63.
The University of Sydney
Industrial Relations/Work & Organisational Studies
2003-2012: Associate Professor; continuing appointment
1999-2002: Senior Lecturer; continuing appointment.
1997-99: Senior Lecturer; fixed contract.
University of New South Wales
School of Industrial Relations and Organisational Behaviour
1993-97: Lecturer; tenured.
1990-93: Lecturer; fixed contract.
University of New South Wales
School of History
1989: Lecturer, Australian History; fixed contract.
1988: Tutor, Australian History; fixed contract.
University of Wollongong
Department of History and Politics
1986-87: Casual Tutor, Lecturer: Australian History.
1. An ARC-funded study of global production networks and engineering services work in Australian mining, 2013-17.
2. Work and employment relations in the liquefied natural gas industry in Australia and SE Asia.
3. Government industrial relations policies: origins and effects.
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):