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Personal profile

Biography

Professor Carolyn Sutherland is the Deputy Head of the Department of Business Law and Taxation at Monash Business School and Director of the Labour, Equality and Human Rights Research Group (LEAH). She joined Monash University in 2004 after 10 years working in private legal practice.

Research

Carolyn's research focuses on the influence of law on employers and workers. She has a particular interest in empirical legal and interdisciplinary methods. Carolyn has used quantitative methods to examine complexity in Australian enterprise agreements and to compare worker protection in countries in the Asia-Pacific region. She is the lead CI on an ARC Discovery project (2019-2021) which is investigating the formal and informal regulation of labour disputes in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam.

Carolyn is a member of the Governance and Regulation Research Network (GarNet) in the Centre for Global Business.

Her research and supervision interests include labour law and equal opportunity law, with a particular focus on empirical legal and interdisciplinary research methods.

Teaching

Carolyn received an Australian Award for University Teaching - Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning in 2011; and the Monash Business School Dean's Award for Research Excellence in 2016.

Carolyn lectures in employment law and in research methods for Masters and PhD students. 

Research area keywords

  • Enterprise Bargaining
  • Leximetrics
  • Labour Law
  • Gender equality
  • Empirical Legal Research
  • Interdisciplinary Research
  • Asia-pacific labour regulation

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Projects

Research Output

Measuring worker protection using leximetrics: illustrating a new approach in four Asia-Pacific countries

Mahy, P., Mitchell, R., Sutherland, C., Gahan, P., O'Donnell, A., Cooney, S., Anderson, G., Mao, L. & Stewart, A., Sep 2019, In : American Journal of Comparative Law. 67, 3, p. 515-549 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Interdisciplinarity in judicial decision-making: exploring the role of social science in Australian labour law cases

Sutherland, C., 1 Jan 2018, In : Melbourne University Law Review. 42, 1, p. 232-273 42 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Major court and tribunal decisions in Australia in 2016

Sutherland, C. & Riley, J., 1 Jun 2017, In : Journal of Industrial Relations. 59, 3, p. 340-353 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)

The Worker Protection Index (WPI): Coding for Australia, China, Indonesia and New Zealand

Anderson, G., Cooney, S., Gahan, P., Mahy, P., Mao, L., Mitchell, R., O'Donnell, A., Stewart, A. & Sutherland, C., 16 Oct 2017, Rochester, NY: SSRN. 203 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther ReportResearch

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Major court and tribunal decisions in Australia in 2015

Sutherland, C. & Riley, J., 1 Jun 2016, In : Journal of Industrial Relations. 58, 3, p. 388-401 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Activities

  • 2 Contribution to workshop, seminar, course

The Formal and Informal Regulation of Collective Labour Disputes in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam

Petra Mahy (Speaker), & Carolyn Elizabeth Sutherland (Speaker)

9 Apr 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Investigating the Impact of Law Through Interdisciplinary Research

Carolyn Elizabeth Sutherland (Organiser), & Petra Mahy (Organiser)

5 Apr 20186 Apr 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course