Dr Josh Healy
Newcastle Business School
- Phone:(02) 4913 8507
I am one of Australia’s leading commentators on the future of work. I study and engage in public debates about many aspects of contemporary work and employment relations, including technological disruption, the gig economy, workforce ageing, and the minimum wage.
My contributions include influential academic articles, commissioned reports for governments, editorial roles, classroom teaching, media appearances, and events.
Before joining the University of Newcastle, I worked in research focused roles at the University of Melbourne (2015-20) and at Flinders University (2010-15), where I contributed to major studies of Australian and international workers, workforces and organisations. While at the University of Melbourne, I helped to run the Study of Australian Leadership (SAL), the largest survey ever undertaken of Australian workplace leaders. And while at Flinders University, I was involved in administering and analysing major surveys of the aged and disability care workforces, minimum wage recipients, and migrants to Australia.
My work is published in highly respected international journals such as Human Resource Management Journal (A), Group & Organization Management (A), Journal of Industrial Relations (A), and Applied Economics (A).
- Doctor of Philosophy, Flinders University
- employment relations
- future of work
- gig economy
- human resource management
- labour market
Fields of Research
|350503||Human resources management||20|
|350504||Industrial and employee relations||70|
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|Senior Lecturer||University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
|Dates||Title||Organisation / Department|
|20/4/2015 - 12/2/2020||
Senior Research Fellow
While at the University of Melbourne from 2015-2020, I held a research-focused senior research fellowship in the Centre for Workplace Leadership (CWL) and taught courses on The Future of Work (undergrad) and Strategic Human Resource Management (postgrad) in the Department of Management and Marketing.
|The University of Melbourne
Department of Management and Marketing
The Future of Work
University of Melbourne
An intensive, 3rd year, undergraduate course focusing on the trends shaping the future of work and careers.
|Course Coordinator||1/2/2016 - 30/4/2019|
For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.
Chapter (3 outputs)
Healy J, Pekarek A, Fells R, 'The belated return of an Australian living wage: Reworking 'a fair go' for the 21st century', The Living Wage Advancing a Global Movement, Routledge, United Kingdom 162-177 (2021)
|2020||Healy J, Pekarek A, 'Work and wages in the gig economy: Can there be a high road?', The Future of Work and Employment, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK 156-173 (2020)|
|2017||Gahan P, Healy J, Nicholson D, 'Technology, the digital economy and the challenge for labour market regulation', The Evolving Project of Labour Law Foundations, Development and Future Research Directions, Federation Press, Sydney 276-292 (2017)|
Journal article (20 outputs)
Olsen JE, Gahan P, Adamovic M, Choi D, Harley B, Healy J, Theilacker M, 'When the Minority Rules: Leveraging Difference While Facilitating Congruence for Cultural Minority Senior Leaders', Journal of International Management, (2021)
The inclusion of cultural minorities as senior leaders is of growing importance and relevance to contemporary organizations with increasingly international composition, but much i... [more]
The inclusion of cultural minorities as senior leaders is of growing importance and relevance to contemporary organizations with increasingly international composition, but much is to be learned about how and when such leaders impact the workplaces they lead. We draw on the ¿cultural difference¿ and ¿cultural congruence¿ propositions (Dorfman and House, 2004) to build a model for understanding whether and under what conditions cultural minority senior leaders have an impact on the elaboration of task-relevant information and relationship conflict in their workplaces. Hierarchical regression results from a study of 315 Australian workplaces and their senior leaders suggest that, regardless of whether the senior leader is a member of a cultural minority group, an organizational climate for innovation and flexibility increases information elaboration ¿ an effect that is stronger when the organization faces greater environmental turbulence. The results further provide support for a three-way interaction effect, whereby employees in workplaces led by a cultural minority leader have less relationship conflict when climate for innovation and environmental turbulence are both low. We conclude with a discussion of the scholarly contributions and practical implications of our conceptual and empirical work, the limitations of our study, and future directions for this research.
|2021||Howe J, Healy J, Gahan P, 'The Future of Work and Labour Regulation after COVID-19', Australian Journal of Labour Law, 34 130-145 (2021)|
Healy J, 'Contemporary Issues in Work and Organisations: Actors and Institutions', ILR REVIEW, 74 264-266 (2020)
Adamovic M, Gahan P, Olsen J, Harley B, Healy J, Theilacker M, 'Does procedural justice climate increase the identification and engagement of migrant workers? A group engagement model perspective', PERSONNEL REVIEW, (2020)
Gahan P, Harbridge R, Healy J, Williams R, 'The Ageing Workforce: Policy Dilemmas and Choices', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, 76 511-523 (2017)
Healy J, 'The Australian labour market in 2015', JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, 58 308-323 (2016)
Healy J, Mavromaras K, Sloane PJ, 'Adjusting to skill shortages in Australian SMEs', APPLIED ECONOMICS, 47 2470-2487 (2015)
Healy J, 'The Australian labour market in 2014: Still ill?', JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, 57 348-365 (2015)
Healy J, 'The Australian labour market in 2013', JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, 56 345-364 (2014)
Healy J, Kidd MP, 'Gender-based undervaluation and the equal remuneration powers of Fair Work Australia', JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, 55 760-782 (2013)
Healy J, 'What Role do Safety Net Wage Adjustments Play in Alleviating Household Need?', JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, 53 169-192 (2011)
Healy J, 'The Quest for Fairness in Australian Minimum Wages', JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, 53 662-680 (2011)
Boyle MV, Healy J, 'Balancing mysterium and onus: Doing spiritual work within an emotion-laden organizational context', ORGANIZATION, 10 351-373 (2003)
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