Vice President – AUT Branch and Member of the National Industrial and Professional Committee of the Tertiary Education Union Te Hautū Kahurangi o Aotearoa TEU
Predominantly qualitative research in;
Climate change/Just Transition
Aged care sector
Gender equity in the public sector
Health and safety
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.