Presidential address – 27th Annual AIRAANZ conference: ‘Maybe it’s because I’m green’: transition pedagogies for IR and HR students
It is a particular privilege to present the presidential address at the 27th Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) conference in Fremantle, Western Australia (WA). My formative years in the industrial relations (IR) field were spent in Perth, mainly as a union industrial officer but also in management consulting and working for the WA Industrial Relations Commission. I completed a Masters in IR at the University of Western Australia (UWA) and my PhD at Murdoch University and taught at UWA and then Edith Cowan University, so Western Australia is my academic as well as professional home base. I recall with great pleasure my years in 'the Wild West' of IR and those who were (and are) my colleagues, my comrades, my mentors, my students and - above all - my teachers.
Labour and Industry