Bradon Ellem is a Professor of Employment Relations in the Business School at the University of Sydney. Since 2006, he has been Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Industrial Relations. He is a Senior Honorary Research Fellow in the University of Western Australia Business School. He belongs to the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, the Industrial Relations Society of New South Wales, the Institute of Australian Geographers and the ‘labour movements stream’ of the International Sociology Association.
Bradon’s research has been published in leading international and local academic journals as well as in commissioned reports, trade journals and submissions to governments. He has written on many aspects of industrial relations, ranging from a history of the clothing industry to the impact of policy changes such as Work Choices and the Fair Work Act. For well over a decade, he was a regular visitor to the Pilbara, publishing several papers about the iron ore industry. From that long and close engagement came his book on the history of the Pilbara’s industrial relations. He is now working on a major project which examines conflicts around work and communities in the natural gas industry across Southeast Asia.