Rae Cooper

Rae Cooper AO is a professor of gender, work and employment relations at the University of Sydney Business School and is an Australian Research Council future fellow. She is director of the University of Sydney Gender Equality in Working Life (GEWL) Research Initiative. Rae is president elect of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA) and is an executive member of several Australian industrial relations bodies. She has published widely in relation to work, industrial relations policy and women’s working lives. Rae is known for her collaboration with labour market stakeholders, having collaborated on research projects with key organisations, including industry groups and businesses, governments at the state and national levels, and with unions and union peak councils. Rae has significant experience as a member and chair of government and community sector boards and committees.