Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Larissa Bamberry

Dr Larissa Bamberry

BA (Hons) UNSW, PhD USyd, GCTTL RMIT

Larissa Bamberry is a Senior Lecturer with strong links to national and international research centres exploring the nature of work. Her recent research has focused on the intersecting gender relations of labour markets, households and organisations within the regional context. These subjects draw on her comprehensive research as well as extensive practice and experience in industrial relations and public policy.

Larissa has previously been responsible for managing the online awards and agreements database at the Workplace Research Centre at the University of Sydney. She has also had broad-ranging experience in the New South Wales public sector, working across a range of policy areas including labour market policy, education and training, industrial relations, women's policy and sport and recreation.

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Teaching

Larissa teaches into a range of management and employment relations subjects, such as Industrial Relations Environment INR501 and Comparative Labour Relations INR510.Previously, at RMIT University she taught Organisational Theory and Negotiation and Advocacy Skills within the management and human resources streams.

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Research

  • Gender relations at work
  • Gender relations in the labour market
  • Non-standard employment practices such as part-time, casual and contract work
  • Regional redevelopment
  • Workplace bargaining and advocacy

Current Research Students

  • Dana Mariangela Caddedu Couple's Decision Making in Relation to Bushfire Risk. (RMIT)
  • Jacki O'Toole Leadership in the Residential Aged Care Sector. (RMIT)
  • Wendy Taylor A Job Quality Framework for the Disability Sector. (RMIT)
  • Ashenafi Biru An Institutional Perspective on the Entrepreneurial Orientation and Viability of Ethiopian Micro and Small Enterprises. (RMIT)

Research Project Supervision

  • Work life balance
  • Gender relations at work and in the household
  • Gender relations in the labour market
  • Non-standard employment practices such as part-time, casual and contract work
  • Regional redevelopment and gender

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Professional Activities

  • Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ)
  • The Australasian Sociological Association (TASA)
Consultancies
  • Skilling the Bay: Geelong Regional Labour Market Profile Prof Peter Fairbrother, Dr Darryn Snell, Dr Larissa Bamberry, Professor George Cairns, Dr Victor Gakara, Ms Claire Homsey. Funded by: The Gordon Institute of TAFE (September 2012 – May 2013)
  • Identification of opportunities to support Structural Adjustment in the Latrobe Valley Prof. Peter Fairbrother, Dr Darryn Snell, Professor George Cairns, Dr Larissa Bamberry, Dr Meagan Tyler. Funded by: Commonwealth Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport (1 January – 1 May 2012)
  • Jobs and Skills Transition for the Latrobe Valley Prof. Peter Fairbrother, Dr Darryn Snell, Dr Larissa Bamberry, Linda Condon (Swinburne). Joint Research Project with National Centre for Sustainability at Swinburne University of Technology Funded by: Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (30 June 2011 to 20 January 2012)

Grants and Awards

  • Unions and Regional Regeneration. Funded by: ARC Discovery 2014 Prof Peter Fairbrother, Dr Ruth Barton, Dr Larissa Bamberry, Dr Richard Phillips, Dr Matthew Walker  (2014 to 2016)
  • The spatial and individual particularities of young people's experiences of precarious employment and unemployment 2015-2016Dr Fiona Macdonald, Dr Larissa Bamberry, Dr Matthew Walker, Dr Iain Campbell, Dr Kay Cook

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Selected Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

Bamberry, L., (2015) 'Restructuring women's work; labour market and household gender regimes in the Greater Latrobe Valley Australia' Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 22() 1-15

Bamberry, L., (2015) 'Households and citizenship in a restructured region; the Latrobe Valley, Australia' Labour and Industry, 25(2)

Snell, D.,Schmitt, D.,Glavas, A.,Bamberry, L. (2015). Worker stress and the prospect of job loss in a fragmented organisation In: Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, 10, 61 - 81

Bamberry, L., and Campbell I., (2012) 'Multiple job holders in Australia: Motives and Personal impact'. Australian Bulletin of Labour 38(4), 293-314.

Bamberry, L., (2011). 'As disposable as the next tissue out of the box...': Casual teaching and job quality in NSW public school education. Journal of Industrial Relations, 53(1), 49-64.

Bamberry, L., (2011). The evolution of social closure in school education in NSW, Australia. Journal of Comparative Research in Anthropology and Sociology, 2(1), 1-19.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Bamberry L., Barton R., Fairbrother P., (2015) 'Doing it really tough: Jobless Households in Regional Australia' Neoliberalism and Contemporary Challenges for the Asia-Pacific 52nd Annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland.

Bamberry L., (2015) 'Restructuring gender relations in regional labour markets',Paper presented at the 'Pacific employment relations' 29th AIRAANZ Conference, Auckland, 3-5 February 2015.

Bamberry, L., (2014) 'Restructuring household gender relations in regional labour markets', presented at Gender Work and Organisation Conference, Keele University, UK, 24-26 June 2014.

Bamberry, L., (2014) 'Citizenship, households and gender relations in regional labour markets' presented at the New Frontiers in Citizenship at Work Conference, CRIMT, Montreal, Canada, 12-14 May 2014.

Bamberry, L., & Homsey, C. (2013). 'Household gender regimes – what can we learn from census data?' Paper presented at Reflections, Intersections and Aspirations, 50th The Australasian Sociological Association Conference, Monash University, Melbourne.

Bamberry, Larissa, & Gregory, Sheree. (2013). Employment and Gender in the new digital economy: An Australian perspective of teleworking engagement. Paper presented at the Work Employment and Society Conference, University of Warwick, UK.

Campbell, I., & Bamberry, L. (2013). Professional Firefighters and part-time work: An uneasy stalemate, Paper presented at the Work, employment and employment relations in an uneven patchwork world' 27th AIRAANZ Conference Fremantle, WA.

Montague, A., Bamberry, L., Chhetri, P., O'Toole, J., Cooke, F.L., (2013) Retention and Wages, a Trade-off in the Residential Aged Care Sector. Paper presented at the Work, employment and employment relations in an uneven patchwork world 27th AIRAANZ Conference Fremantle, WA.

Bamberry, L., and Snell, D., (2012) Emerging inequalities: the erosion of quality work in regional Victoria Paper presented at the The Australasian Sociological Association Conference, Brisbane.

Bamberry, L., Snell, D., & Glavas, A. (2011). Households and the Transition to a Low Carbon Economy: The Case of the Latrobe Valley. Paper presented at the The Australasian Sociological Association Conference, Newcastle.

Working Papers

Bamberry, L. (2008). Propensity to join and maintain membership of unions amongst casual school teachers in NSW (Working Paper Series No. 3). RMIT University: Centre for Applied Social Research.

Commissioned Reports

Fairbrother. P., Snell, D., Bamberry, L., Carias Vega, D., Homsey. C., Toome, E., Cairns, G., Stroud, D., Evans, C., and Gekara, V., (2013) 'Skilling the Bay' - Geelong Regional Labour Market Profile. Prepared for the Gordon Institute of Technology (The Gordon), as part of the 'Skilling the Bay' initiative, on behalf of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, State Government of Victoria, submitted May. pp. 304.

Fairbrother , P., Homsey, C., Toome, E., Snell, D., Carias Vega, D., Bamberry, L. and Gekara, V. (2012): Major Employment Sectors, Skilling the Bay - Geelong Regional Labour Market Profile, Briefing Report Two. Prepared for the Gordon Institute of Technology (The Gordon), as part of the 'Skilling the Bay' initiative, on behalf of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, State Government of Victoria, submitted December. pp. 114.

Fairbrother, P., Snell, D., Cairns, G., Bamberry, L., Tyler, M., Pape, M., Rioux, C. Carroll-Bell, S. and Suraci, S. (2012) Identification of opportunities to support Structural Adjustment in the Latrobe Valley, Final Report, for Commonwealth Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government,  submitted July.

Cairns, G., Tyler, M. Fairbrother, P., Snell, D., Bamberry, L., Pape, M. and Carroll-Bell, S. (2012) Identification of opportunities to support Structural Adjustment in the Latrobe Valley, Briefing Report Four –  Scenario Methods', for Commonwealth Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government, submitted March

Fairbrother, P., Pape, M., Tyler, M., Snell, D., Bamberry, L. and Carroll-Bell, S. (2012) Identification of opportunities to support Structural Adjustment in the Latrobe Valley, Briefing Report Three –  Four Sectors: Key features and prospects, for Commonwealth Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government, submitted March

Fairbrother, P., Snell, D., Bamberry, L., Tyler, M., Carroll-Bell, S. and Suraci, S. (2012) Identification of opportunities to support Structural Adjustment in the Latrobe Valley, Briefing Report Two – Brown coal and power generation: Industry futures, skills and worker relocation, for Commonwealth Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government, submitted February

Tyler, M. Fairbrother, P., Snell, D., Bamberry, L., Carroll-Bell, S. and Suraci, S. (2012) Identification of opportunities to support Structural Adjustment in the Latrobe Valley, Briefing Report One –  Assessing current knowledge, for Commonwealth Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government, submitted February

Fairbrother, P., Condon, L., Snell, D., McKenry, S., Bamberry, L., Winfree, T., Stroud, D. and Blake, J. (2012) Jobs and Skills Transition for the Latrobe Valley: Phase 1: Benchmark occupations and skill sets. Submitted to the Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)  and undertaken under the auspices of the National Centre for Sustainability (NCS) at Swinburne University of Technology, Centre for Sustainable Organisations and Work (CSOW) at RMIT University and the Centre for Global Labour Research (CGLR) at Cardiff University.

Bamberry, L., and Brigden, C., (2012) Practice Nurses, Salaries, Wages and Conditions. Submitted to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, Centre for Sustainable Organisations and Work, RMIT University.

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