Meet Susan McGrath-Champ
Susan McGrath-ChampSydney, Australia
Susan McGrath-Champ is Professor of Work and Employment Relations (Honorary) at the University of Sydney Business School, with a PhD from Macquarie University, Sydney and a master’s degree from the University of British Columbia, Canada.
Susan’s main research interests include gender equity, work-life balance, training, performance and safety of international assignees, and the geographical aspects of work and employment. Her research work also includes an international collaborative study of the working conditions of teachers. Her scholarly work and research pioneered the interface between economic geography and labour/employment relations. She is the Chief Editor of the ground-breaking international Handbook of Employment and Society, Working Space (2010 with Andrew Herod and Al Rainnie) which developed understandings of the active role of geography in the world of work. Susan has previously worked in industry, consulting and research in Australia and Canada.
Her distinctive contributions to teaching and learning, which include implementing digitised Team-Based Learning, have been acknowledged via teaching awards and grants including the Business School’s Education Innovation Fellowship.
Susan is a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute (FAHRI) and a professional Member of the Institute of Australian Geographers (MIAG). She holds journal editorial roles with the International Employment Relations Review and the Economic and Labour Relations Review, and is a member of groups which research Women, Work and Leadership, Global Cities and Global Value Chains and Educational Practice in Business. She publishes in high level, international multi-discipline journals including Work, Employment and Society, Journal of Economic Geography, and Journal of Education Policy.
Susan’s wonderful family includes two young adult children. She is an avid swimmer, and life member and secretary of the Ashfield Amateur Swimming Club.