Alex Veen is an employment relations scholar in the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies, where he is teaching in the employment relations and human resource management areas.
He was awarded his PhD from the University of Western Australia, Perth. Originally from the Netherlands, he undertook his MSc International Business & Management (‘cum laude’) and BSc Business Studies at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. For his doctoral research he examined the industrial agreement-making practices of the Western Australia mining industry in the post-Australian Workplace Agreements era, his thesis was entitled:'Life after statutory individual agreements in the Western Australian mining industry: Management strategic choices in response to a changing employment relations regulatory environment'.
In recent years, he worked across a number of universities in Melbourne, contributing to research projects that focused on employment relations, international HRM, care work, and future of work issues. In addition to his academic work, he co-authored a number of practitioner reports commissioned by industry partners. He is currently collaborating on a project that explores work and employment practices in the food-delivery segment of the platform-based 'gig' economy in Australia.