IP GRIP The gig economy: Identifying the changing employment trends and impact on safety culture and injury risk

  • Taylor, Kelvin (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Van Dijk, Pieter (Supervisor)
  • Newnam, Sharon (Supervisor)
  • de Silva, Andrea (Supervisor)
  • Oxley, Jennifer (Project Manager)

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The gig economy is an emerging trend and is characterised by a growing phenomenon of task-based employment (with increasing number of workers working independently on short-term and flexible contracts for various employers). Little is known about the influence of the gig economy on changing employment trends. This PhD will examine the changing patterns of the workforce associated with the gig economy including employment trends, worker characteristics, likely injuries (mental and physical), and thereby hazards and risks, and identify and develop future oriented safety guidance material to implement/enhance safety culture and reduce risk of injury.
Effective start/end date1/04/1930/06/22


  • Victorian WorkCover Authority (VWA) (trading as WorkSafe Victoria): A$61,250.00


  • GIG economy
  • Safety Culture
  • Injury Risk