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Dr Tom Barratt

Lecturer International Business

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5471, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.366
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5471
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.366  


Tom is a lecturer in International Business in the School of Business and Law.

Current teaching

  • MAN6501Effective International Negotiation
  • MAN2601 Employment Relations
  • MAN6708 Managing Employment Relations


Tom completed his PhD at the University of Western Australia which was completed in 2017. He worked as a Lecturer in Employment Relations at UWA in 2017 before moving to ECU at the start of 2018.

Research areas and interests

Tom is a labour geographer who draws from employment relations and economic geography to consider how economic activity, and work in particular, is arranged across space. His current research focuses on Global Production Network theory, the emerging ‘gig’ economy, extractive industries and trade union election campaigns.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 2017.
  • Bachelor of Economics with First class Honours, The University of Western Australia, 2011.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Veen, A., Oliver, D., Goods, C., Barratt, T., (2020), The Gigifcation of Work. Contemporary Issues in Work and Organisations: Actors and Institutions, Abingdon, England, Routledge.
  • Kaine, S., Veen, A., Goods, C., Barratt, T., (2020), The ‘Gigification’ of Work in the 21st Century. Contemporary Work and the Future of Employment in Developed Countries, 15-32, New York, Routledge-Cavendish, DOI: 10.4324/9781351034906-2.

Journal Articles

  • Barratt, T., Goods, C., Veen, A., (2020), ‘I’m my own boss…’: Active intermediation and ‘entrepreneurial’ worker agency in the Australian gig-economy. Environment and Planning A, Online First(Online First), 19 pages.
  • Veen, A., Barratt, T., Goods, C., (2019), Platform-Capital’s ‘App-etite’ for Control: A Labour Process Analysis of Food-Delivery Work in Australia. Work, Employment and Society, Article in press(Article in press), Article in press, DOI:
  • Goods, C., Veen, A., Barratt, T., (2019), “Is your gig any good?” Analysing job quality in the Australian platform-based food-delivery sector. Journal of Industrial Relations, 61(4), 502-527, DOI:
  • Barratt, T., Ellem, B., (2019), Temporality and the evolution of GPNs: remaking BHP’s Pilbara iron ore network. Regional Studies, 53(11), 1555-1564, DOI:
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