Dr Julie Douglas

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Senior Lecturer

Phone: + 64 9 921 9999 ext 5141

Email: julie.douglas@aut.ac.nz

Teaching Areas:

  • Ethics
  • Advanced Ethics
  • Employment Relations

Research Areas:

  •     Business and society
  •     Ethics and Employment Relations
  •     Ethics
  •     Employment Relations

Research Summary:

I am interested in the relationships between society, business and the employment environment.  This interest is underpinned by view to social justice and a critique of both capitalism and other social institutions responsible for entrenching disadvantage.

Current Research Projects:

As part of a doctoral thesis I am exploring the factors that determine the labour market position of an occupation. These factors include the political environment and the social construction of the concepts of gender, profession, skill and power.  
Other projects include the place of women's groups and structures within unions and also last year's Hobbit Affair.


Parker, J. and J. Douglas (2010). "Can women's structures help New Zealand and UK trade union's revival?" Journal of Industrial Relations 52(4).
Parker, J. and J. Douglas (2010). "The role of women's groups in New Zealand, UK and Canadian trade unions in addressing intersectional interests." International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations 26(3).
Douglas, J. (2007). "Absolute ethical principles in mediating employment disputes: Is this a reasonable or desirable expectation? ." Journal of International Employment Relations 13: 57-66.
Douglas, J. (2004). Wages and conditions of clinical coders in New Zealand. A report of surveys conducted in 1998 and 2004. [Online]