Marian Baird is Professor of Gender and Employment Relations and Director of the Women and Work Research Group at the University of Sydney Business School.
Marian holds a PhD in Industrial Relations. She is a Fellow of the University of Sydney Senate and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. Marian is one of Australia’s leading researchers in the fields of women, work and family. Her most recent book Women, Work and Care in the Asia Pacific (Taylor and Francis Ltd.) was published September 2016.
Marian has received a number of Australian Research Council and federal and state government grants to study maternity and parental leave, women and leadership, flexibility for working parents, women and the global financial crisis, mature age workers and low paid workers, gender equitable organisational change and work and family in regional Australia.
Marian has also been commissioned by business, not-for-profits and unions to undertake workplace and policy research related to women’s workforce engagement. She is widely published in Australia and internationally and is an advocate for gender-aware policy analysis and development.