Chris F Wright is an Associate Professor in the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies. He has a PhD from the University of Cambridge. Prior joining the University of Sydney Business School in 2014, Chris held positions at the University of Cambridge, Goldsmiths, University of London and Macquarie University.
Chris’s research covers various issues relating to the intersection of employment, globalisation and public policy, with a particular interest in immigration, labour market regulation and supply chains. He has written commissioned research reports for the UK, Dutch and Australian governments, the International Labour Organization, the Lowy Institute for International Policy, and various trade union and business organisations. Chris is the author of 70 scholarly publications, including articles in British Journal of Industrial Relations, ILR Review, and the Journal of Business Ethics. He is Co-Editor of International and Comparative Employment Relations (Sage), an Editor of the Journal of Industrial Relations, and Associate Editor of Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society.
Chris has received several prestigious grants and fellowships including an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award for research on employer strategies for developing a skilled workforce, a University of Sydney Fellowship on the business and labour market impact of skilled immigration, and a UK Economic and Social Research Council Placement Fellowship on innovations in worker representation and labour market regulation. In 2015 the International Labour and Employment Relations Association awarded Chris the Luis Aparicio Prize for best emerging scholar.