Dr Greg Jericho is the Policy Director, Labour Market and Fiscal for the Centre for Future Work. His PhD in English Literature is from James Cook University, and he holds an Honours Degree in Economics from Flinders University.
Greg also writes a weekly column on economics and politics for Guardian Australia – a position he has held since 2013. In 2016 he won the Walkley Award for Commentary, Analysis, Opinion & Critique, and in 2018 he was a Walkley Award finalist with Gareth Hutchens for their report on the crisis of wages in Australia in the Best Industrial Reporting category. He has also written for ABC, SBS and Meanjin with a focus on policy and journalism coverage of Australian politics.
Prior to working with the Centre, Greg lectured journalism and political communication at the University of Canberra and from 2006 to 2011 he worked in the Australian Public Service predominantly in the arts and film portfolios.
In 2012 his book The Rise of the Fifth Estate: Social Media and Blogging in Australian Politics was published by Scribe.
He is passionate about a range of sports and is well known for his twitter @grogsgamut.
Dr Fiona Macdonald is Policy Director, Industrial and Social with the Centre for Future Work. Her PhD in Political Science is from the University of Queensland. She also holds a Master of Social Science.
Previously Fiona worked as an industrial relations academic at RMIT University in Melbourne and at the University of South Australia and she is currently an Adjunct Principal Research Fellow in the College of Business and Law at RMIT. She has a background in research in the community and vocational education and training sectors and has worked with trade unions over many years. Fiona has written extensively on women, work and industrial relations, including on social care employment, insecure work, wage theft, gig work and contracting, equal pay, collective bargaining and low-paid workers. In 2021, her book Individualising Risk: Paid Care Work in the New Gig Economy was published by Palgrave Macmillan. Twitter: @DrFionaMac
Alison Pennington is Senior Economist with the Centre for Future Work. Her research focus is on work in Australia today, and in the future. She received a Master of Political Economy from the University of Sydney. Her research focus was on the Australian finance system, housing and inequality.
Alison has written for the Centre for Future Work on the evolution of collective bargaining, future skills, and labour market policies, and has a background in public finance, and public sector unions. She is an Associate Editor with the Journal of Industrial Relations. Alison has a particular interest in industrial relations, women and young workers, and passions for music and the AFL. Twitter: @ak_pennington
Mark is Laurie Carmichael Distinguished Research Fellow at the Carmichael Centre, within the Centre for Future Work.
Before joining the Carmichael Centre and Centre for Future Work, Mark worked in academic roles at The University of Adelaide and at Flinders University, and as a researcher in vocational education and training (VET).
Mark was awarded a PhD in Social Sciences in 2018 and over the course of his career, Mark has contributed publications to academic journals on topics including the future of work, Australian politics, economic theory, women's leadership in trade unions, and manufacturing industry policy. Mark has also published in literary magazines and news media.
Together with Director Jim Stanford, the Centre for Future Work team are having an outsized impact on the Australian public debate over the future of work, wages, and industrial relations!