Professor Candice Harris

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Head of Department

Phone: + 64 9 921 9999 ext: 5102.



  • PhD in Tourism Management
  • Master of Business Studies in Management
  • BBus(Hons) in Management
  • Advanced Certificate in Tertiary Teaching


Candice is a Professor of Management in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at Auckland University of Technology.  She has held leadership roles including Associate Dean Academic (Acting). At present her primary role is as Head of the Management Department at AUT.  The department is home to three discipline groups:

  1. Management
  2. Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
  3. Sustainability and Ethics.

Candice has published over 140 refereed academic outputs, including 45 journal articles.  Her main areas of research are careers, gendered experiences of work (paid and unpaid) and advancement, media representations and discourses of work, and qualitative and critical approaches to research.

In 2016 she was awarded the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence – Postgraduate Supervision. Candice supervises postgraduate students working in the fields of careers and management and to date has supervised six PhD and 13 Master’s thesis students to successful completion.

Candice’s engagement roles include those with the New Zealand Women in Leadership Steering Group, The Corporate Mothers Network, and various diversity committees.   She also has experience in coaching and in executive education delivering leadership development programmes.

Teaching Areas:

Expertise in Degree and Postgraduate Teaching

  • Human resource management and development
  • International human resource management
  • General management

Research Areas:

  • Careers
  • Gendered experiences of work and advancement
  • Media representations and discourses of work
  • Qualitative and critical approaches to research

Current Research Projects:

  • Corporate mothers
  • Career development issues for academic women
  • Work-Life balance
  • Hospitality careers


A sample of published journal articles

  1. Harris, C., Myers, B. & Ravenswood, K. (2017).  Academic careers and parenting:  Identity, performance and surveillance.  Studies in Higher Education, 2017 Nov, 1-11.
  2. Pringle, J. K., Harris, C., Ravenswood, K., Giddings, L., Ryan, I., & Jaeger, S. (2017). Women's career progression in law firms: Views from the top, views from below.  Gender, Work & Organization, 24(4), 435-449.
  3. Mooney, S., Ryan, I., & Harris, C. (2017). The intersection of age, gender and ethnicity in hotel careers:  Still the same old privileges? Gender, Work & Organization, 24(4), 360-375.
  4. Small, J. J., Harris, C., & Wilson, E. (2017). Gender on the agenda? The position of gender in tourism’s high ranking journals. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 31, 114-117.
  5. Douglas, J., Haar, J., & Harris, C. (2017). Job Insecurity and Job Burnout: Does Union Membership Buffer the Detrimental Effects? New Zealand Journal of Human Resources Management, 17(2), 23-40.
  6. Ravenswood, K & Harris, C. (2016). Doing gender, paying low: gender, class and work-life balance in aged care. Gender, Work and Organisation, 23(6), 614-628.
  7. Mooney, S., Harris, C., Ryan, I.  (2016). Long hospitality careers - a contradiction in terms? International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 28(10), DOI:
  8. Lewis, K. V., Ho, M., Harris, C., & Morrison, R. (2016). Becoming an entrepreneur: Opportunities and identity transitions. International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, 8(2), 98-116.
  9. Lewis, K. V., Harris, C., Morrison, R., & Ho, M. (2015). The entrepreneurship-motherhood nexus: A longitudinal investigation from a boundaryless career perspective. Career Development International, 20(1), 21-37.
  10. Harris, C., Ravenswood, K., & Myers, B. (2014). The quest games: A tale of career advancement. The Journal of Corporate Citizenship, (54), 61-74.
  11. Small, J., & Harris, C. (2014). Crying babies on planes: Aeromobility and parenting. Annals of Tourism Research, 48, 27-41.
  12. Harris, C., Ravenswood, K., & Myers, B. (2013) Glass slippers, Holy Grails and Ivory Towers: gender and advancement in academia, Labour & Industry. 23(3), 231-244.
  13. Harris, C., & Small, J. (2013). Obesity and hotel staffing: Are hotels guilty of 'lookism'. Hospitality and Society, 3(2), 111-127.
  14. Ravenswood, K., Harris, C., Williamson, D., & Markey, R. (2013). Missing in action: building a case for culturally diverse OHS committees in New Zealand hotels. Policy and Practice in Health and Safety, 11(1), 45-60.
  15. Small, J. & Harris, C. (2012). Tourism and obesity: Rights and responsibilities. Annals of Tourism Research, 39(2), 686–707.
  16. McIntosh, A. & Harris, C. (2012) Critical hospitality and work: (In)hospitable employment in the hospitality industry.  Hospitality and Society, 2(2), 129-135.
  17. Harris, C. & Leberman, S. (2012). Leadership development for women in New Zealand universities: Learning from the New Zealand Women in Leadership Program.  Advances in Developing Human Resources, 14(1), 28-44.
  18. Wilson, E. Harris, C. & Small, J.  (2012)  Editorial introduction: Beyond the margins? The relevance of critical tourism and hospitality studies. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 19(1), 48-51.
  19. Harris, C. & Tregidga, H. (2011). HR managers and environmental sustainability: Strategic leaders or passive observers?  The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23(2), 236-254.
  20. Harris, C., Tregidga, H., & Williamson, D. (2011). Cinderella in Babylon: The representation of housekeeping and housekeepers in the UK television series ‘Hotel Babylon’. Hospitality and Society Journal, 1(1), 47-66.