Dr Chris Wright, Business and Economics, Macquarie University
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Workforce Futures, Macquarie University
Chris started at the Centre for Workforce Futures in November 2011 after spending five years at the University of Cambridge. He received a full scholarship from the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust to complete a PhD in Politics and International Studies on the political challenges of labour immigration policy.
Chris subsequently worked as a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge on labour market regulation and trade union strategy. During this period, he was awarded research grants from the Economic and Social Research Council and was commissioned to produce research reports for the Trades Union Congress and the conciliation and arbitration body Acas.
Prior to his time at Cambridge, Chris completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and was awarded a University Medal at the University of Sydney and worked as a researcher in the University of Sydney Business School, the Workplace Research Centre, the International Labour Organisation and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Chris's research covers various aspects of labour market regulation and the responses of governments, employers and trade unions to structural economic change. He has published across these areas in leading management, political science and economics journals.