About Us

The Association of Industrial Relations Academics in Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) was officially constituted in 1983. AIRAANZ is a professional membership organisation that aims to:

  • Promote and encourage Australasian industrial relations research and ongoing publication of the association’s journal Labour & Industry. A Journal of the Social and Economic Relations of Work.
  • Fosters industrial relations scholarship and community through conferences, symposia, workshop, scholarships and other events;
  • Inform members on developments in industrial relations in Australasia and elsewhere;
  • Represent members and make submissions/recommendations to appropriate government departments and other bodies regarding industrial relations research, teaching and other academic concerns.

AIRAANZ Current Executive Members

Andrew Stewart


Julie Douglas

Immediate Past President

Chris F. Wright

Vice President

Michael Walker


Louise Thornthwaite

Public Officer

Caleb Goods

Membership Officer

Alex Veen


Karen Douglas​

Postgraduate Representative

AIRAANZ Ordinary Members

Fiona Edgar

Linda Colley

Mihajla Gavin

Mahan Poorhosseinzadeh

Ray Markey

​Sue Williamson