Dr Julie Douglas

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Senior Lecturer ATB

Phone: + 64 9 921 9999 ext 5141

Email: julie.douglas@aut.ac.nz


  • PhD (AUT)
  • MCOM (Hons) (University of Auckland)
  • Diploma in Professional Ethics (University of Auckland)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Vice President – Association of Industrial Relations Academics in Australia and New Zealand AIRAANZ
  • Member of AUT’s Gender and Diversity Research Group
  • Vice President – AUT Branch and Member of the National Industrial and Professional Committee of the Tertiary Education Union Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa TEU

Teaching Areas:

  • Employment Relations
  • Diversity
  • Sustainability

Research Areas:

Predominantly qualitative research in;
  • Unions
  • Climate change/Just Transition
  • Aged care sector
  • Pay equity
  • Gender equity in the public sector
  • Health and safety

Research Summary:

My research interests lie in employment relations, the relationships between society, business and the employment environment, and social justice. This interest is underpinned by a critique of social institutions. I am currently conducting research in the aged care sector; climate change and democracy; and employment equity. My PhD focused on the social construction of women’s skill in the New Zealand health sector.

Current Research Projects:

  • Unions and Just Transition
  • National Aged Care Workforce Survey
  • Gender Equity in the public sector
  • Pay equity settlement evaluation


  • Ravenswood, K. & Douglas, J. (2018). Workplace health and safety in the Home and Community Care sector: A literature review prepared for the Home and Community Health Association.
  • Ravenswood, K., Douglas, J. & Haar, J. (2018). Physical and verbal abuse, work demands, training and job satisfaction amongst aged-care employees in the home and community sector. Labour and Industry, doi: 10.1080/10301763.2018.1427846.
  • Douglas, J. & Ravenswood, K. (2018). Work's broader risk factors. Safeguard, Issue March/April.
  • Donnelly, N., Parker, J., Douglas, J., Ravenswood, K. & Weatherall, R. (2018). The role of middle managers in progressing gender equity in the public service. Victoria University of Wellington.
  • 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).
  • Myers, B., & Douglas, J. (2017). Older women: Employment and wellbeing in later life. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 42(3). Retrieved from http://www.nzjournal.org/.
  • Ravenswood, K., & Douglas, J. (2017). The New Zealand Aged Care Workforce Survey 2016. New Zealand Work Research Institute. Retrieved from http://www.workresearch.aut.ac.nz/.