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Dr Tom Barratt


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.

Key Research Areas

  • Gig workers
  • Apps and labour
  • Mining
  • Future of work


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.

Theme two: Society and Culture; Global Production Network theory, trade union election campaigns, extractive industries


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

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Veen, A., Oliver, D., Goods, C., Barratt, T. (2020). The Gigifcation of Work. Contemporary Issues in Work and Organisations: Actors and Institutions (27-41). Routledge.
  • Veen, A., Kaine, S., 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). Routledge.

Journal Articles

  • Caspersz, D., Barratt, T. (2020). From Industrial to Social Campaigns: Lay Morality, General Elections and Australia's Trade Union Federation. Industrial Relations, 75(3), 547-568.
  • Veen, A., Barratt, T., Goods, C. (2020). Platform-Capital’s ‘App-etite’ for Control: A Labour Process Analysis of Food-Delivery Work in Australia. Work, Employment and Society, 34(3), 388-406.
  • 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, 52(8), 1643-1661.

Journal Articles

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