Iain Campbell is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Social Research (CASR).
Iain has a background in the sociology of work, employment relations and economic geography. His doctoral research at the University of Melbourne was on the topic of casual employment in Australia, and he has subsequently conducted detailed case-study research in occupations and industries such as retail, cleaning services, legal services and nursing. He is experienced in the use of official labour force statistics, both in Australia and cross-nationally. He can speak German and French and has an extensive knowledge of contemporary European debates and policy initiatives in the general areas of employment and social welfare.
Iain has published numerous academic articles on work and employment. He is a co-author of the book Fragmented Futures: New Challenges in Working Life (2003) and co-editor of Gender and the Contour of Precarious Employment (2009). He has contributed expert evidence in several major industrial cases.
Areas of expertise and research interests
Employment and unemployment patterns
Employment relations and labour regulation
Temporary migrant labour
Dr campbell is engaged on research projects to do with labour market restructuring, working-time patterns and precarious work. He has recently finished projects on work-life balance in regional areas (with Sara Charlesworth and Marian Baird) and on underemployment and housing insecurity (with Sharon Parkinson and Gavin Wood). He is currently working with Joo-cheong Tham and Martina Boese on an ARC-funded Discovery project entitled ‘Precariousness in Law and Labour Markets: The Case of Temporary Migrant Workers’.
PhD, University of Melbourne
MA, La Trobe University
BA (Hons), University of Queensland
Member of the International Sociological Association (ISA)
Member of the International Working Party on Labour Market Segmentation (IWPLMS)
Member of the Regulating for Decent Work (RDW) network
- Weller, S.,Campbell, I. (2015). The contextualised geographies of job quality In: Job quality in Australia: Perspectives, problems and proposals, The Federation Press, New South Wales, Australia
- Charlesworth, S.,Welsh, J.,Strazdins, L.,Baird, M.,Campbell, I. (2014). Measuring poor job quality amongst employees: the VicWAL job quality index In: Labour & Industry, 24, 103 - 123
- Campbell, I.,Parkinson, S.,Wood, G. (2014). Underemployment and housing insecurity: an empirical analysis of HILDA data In: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, , 1 - 98
- Campbell, I.,van Wanrooy, B. (2013). Long working hours and working-time preferences: Between desirability and feasibility In: Human Relations, 66, 1131 - 1155
- Campbell, I.,Parkinson, S.,Wood, G. (2013). The housing security consequences of underemployment In: Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, 152, 1 - 74
- Boese, M.,Campbell, I.,Roberts, W.,Tham, J. (2013). Temporary migrant nurses in Australia: Sites and sources of precariousness In: The Economic and Labour Relations Review, 24, 316 - 339
- Campbell, I.,Tham, J. (2013). Labour market deregulation and temporary migrant labour schemes: An analysis of the 457 visa program In: Australian Journal of Labour Law, 26, 239 - 272
- Boese, M.,Campbell, I. (2013). Temporary labour migration and experiences of risk and uncertainty In: Proceedings of the Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Conference; Reflections, Intersections and Aspirations 50 years of Australian Sociology, Melbourne, Australia, 25-28 November 2013
- Bamberry, L.,Campbell, I. (2012). Multiple job holders in Australia: motives and impact In: Australian Bulletin of Labour, 38, 293 - 314
- Campbell, I.,Charlesworth, S. (2012). Salaried lawyers and billable hours: a new perspective from the sociology of work In: International Journal of the Legal Profession, 19, 89 - 122
- Precariousness in Law and Labour Markets: The case of temporary migrant workers. Administered by University of Melbourne.. Funded by: ARC Discovery Projects via other University pre-2014 from (2013 to 2015)
- The housing security consequences of underemployment. Funded by: AHURI National Housing Research Program - Research Projects pre-2014 from (2011 to 2013)
- A Regional Perspective on Work & Family Balance and Changes in Employment Regulation. Funded by: ARC Linkage Project 2008 Round 1 from (2008 to 2013)
- Low Paid Services Employment in Australia: Dimensions, Causes, Effects and Responses. Funded by: ARC Linkage Projects via other University pre-2014 from (2005 to 2007)
- The Quality of Part-Time Employment in Australia: Dimensions, Prospects and Policy. Funded by: ARC Discovery Projects 2004 from (2004 to 2007)
2 PhD Completions