Larissa Bamberry

Larissa Bamberry
Charles Sturt University · School of Business

BA (Hons) UNSW, PhD USyd

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January 2010 - February 2016
RMIT University
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Publications (24)
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Occupations in the skilled trades are highly segregated with women comprising 1–3% of this workforce in Western nations. We report on a systematic review of 26 articles, from 1998 to 2019, which explored women’s recruitment and retention in the skilled trades. Two research questions underpinned the review; the first identified challenges and barrie...
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The aims of the CSU “Women in Trades” study are to investigate areas that are fundamental to understanding how women, in regional New South Wales particularly, achieve sustainable careers in the manual trades. It explores why and how women are recruited and retained in such occupations, how they contribute to productivity in the workplace and how t...
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To date, there has been little examination of those who complete training in male-dominated sectors and continue to work in these sectors within regional Australia. Therefore, in this preliminary qualitative study, we examine the attraction and retention issues of women entering male-dominated trades within regional NSW. This paper reports on findi...
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This paper explores the gendered impact of structural change in regional labour markets, and the implications for gender equality. While buffering, segmentation and substitution labour market hypotheses have been used in national and supra-national analyses of labour market inequality, their application has not been tested at the regional level. Ex...
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This article examines the impact of economic restructuring on gender relations. It examines the implications of labour market change for households within a region, in this case the Greater Latrobe Valley, Victoria, Australia. The argument is that the unchanging gender structures of the labour market constrain the intentions and efforts of individu...
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When women enter occupations that have historically and traditionally been the realm of men, they face a multitude of barriers that make their experience difficult and that contribute to a gender-segregated workforce. Vocational Education and Training (VET) is the entryway to employment in the skilled trades, and VET providers have a role in introd...
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In Australia and internationally, women continue to be underrepresented in male-dominated trade occupations. A notable barrier is the apprenticeship system, which requires women to overcome obstacles in employment and training. Government and industry stakeholders have encouraged women’s apprenticeships in male-dominated trades through the developm...
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Workplace wellbeing is a fast-developing subject in employment relations. This qualitative study examined the workplace wellbeing of police during COVID-19. There has been a significant critique of the narrow focus only on individual resilience and stress as the cause of workers’ poor mental health and wellbeing. Research into frontline workers’ me...
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This case study introduces the small village of Niseko in northern Japan, transformed though tourism into an international ski resort. It outlines the history of the resort and highlights how Niseko is an anomaly in an increasingly urbanised country in which rural communities are struggling due to increasing numbers of people migrating from rural a...
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The skilled trades are highly gender segregated occupations. Unsurprisingly, research about women in this male‐dominated sector focuses on the various barriers to inclusion. In contrast, this article identifies factors that have contributed to women's successes. Drawing on in‐depth interviews with tradeswomen, we found that the success factors for...
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Objective To investigate the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health and well-being of rural paramedics, police, community nursing and child protection staff. Method An online survey was distributed to investigate the sources of stress and support across individual, task and organisational domains. Setting and Participants The survey was complete...
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Niseko, a small agricultural community in northern Japan has, since the early 2000s, transformed into a ski destination through the development of international tourism. Many Australians have settled in the Niseko area and established tourism-based businesses and holiday homes, transforming local streetscapes. Despite substantial social-cultural ch...
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Aims This exploratory research examined perceptions of leadership by leaders within residential aged care to identify the crucial requirements for successful leadership in this complex industry. Background As an industry capitalising on the concept of “care”, one of the critical attributes this research has found to be absent in many aged care lea...
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What is resilience in the context of work environments where women face barriers as significant as career discrimination and harassment? In such a context, is resilience an individual responsibility? How can organisations contribute to and support employee resilience? And where is gender in this equation? This conceptual paper explores these questi...
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Social and cultural capital are valuable assets that assist individuals to succeed in work. This article reports on gender segregation in the skilled trades. We use Bourdieu’s theory of capital to illuminate how women are successfully recruited and retained in the skilled trades. Our findings indicate that women with pre-existing forms of capital a...
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While policy responses to de-industrialisation have focussed on individual access to industrial citizenship through attachment to the workplace, there has been less focus on the role of households in mediating industry shocks or in building social citizenship. The paper explores how households with peripheral attachment to industrial citizenship co...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to advance research on job loss-related stress through a critical realism framework which considers the interplay between organisational context and personal agency and its implications for worker stress in the pre-lay-off stage. Design/methodology/approach – The paper adopts a qualitative case study approach...
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This paper examines telework engagement in Australia as a site to understand contemporary debates about changing ideas of work in the new work economy. Telework as a work/life integration tool and formal work arrangement has been reinvigorated and revitalised via recent government promotion and roll−out of the National Broadband Network. Our aim in...
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Multiple job holding, also called moonlighting or secondary job holding, is an important topic for research and policy, both in Australia and in several other industrialised societies. Official labour force statistics in Australia suggest that the number of multiple job holders is significant, amounting to around 6 percent of all employed persons i...
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This article builds on recent research into both casualization and job quality or ‘decent work’ by exploring the qualitative aspects of casual employment in the education industry. The article attempts to bridge two distinct positions in the literature on decent work between research that identifies objective components of decent work, and research...
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This paper provides a case study of the evolution of social closure as experienced within the teaching profession in public school education in New South Wales, Australia. It charts the changing development of social closure mechanisms, from state-sanctioned, formalized, collectivist mechanisms, to organization-based formal and informal mechanisms...

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The aims of the CSU “Women in Trades” study are to investigate areas that are fundamental to understanding how women, in regional New South Wales particularly, achieve sustainable careers in the manual trades. It explores why and how women are recruited and retained in such occupations, how they contribute to productivity in the workplace and how these factors promote longevity and career satisfaction. Our research explores the role of individual resilience, socio-cultural factors and workplace cultures in supporting women’s personal and professional success in the manual trades. Our research ultimately explores why some women prosper in jobs that are considered traditionally male-dominated, while others do not. To date the project team has engaged in eight media outreach opportunities around the nation, presented at two international conferences, three national conferences, five regional symposiums and conducted three comprehensive industry stakeholder consultations. We have conducted 27 in-depth interviews with tradeswomen, apprentices, group training organisations, industry support agencies, employers, VET providers and school careers advisers. Our preliminary findings are published in the International Journal of Training Research and online in The Conversation.