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Peter Gahan

Professor Of Human Resource Management
social sciences
business & economics
industrial relations & labor
government & law
collective bargaining
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Peter Gahan

Business And Economics
Primary Interest
industrial relations
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Peter Gahan


Professor Peter Gahan researches labour markets, the changing nature of jobs and how workplaces are regulated and managed, with particular focus on understanding the consequences associated with different HRM practices for workplace outcomes and individual wellbeing. An important part of Professor Gahan’s work is concerned with understanding how technological and demographic changes are transforming jobs, the way that labour markets work, jobs are designed, and how skills and tasks that are being re-bundled to transform existing jobs and create new ones.

In taking some focus away from how technology destroys jobs, this work seeks to provide a more balanced view of how technology is transforming work in the 21st Century.In other recent work Professor Gahan is exploring how stereotypes about older workers have become more prevalent in hiring, promotion and performance reviews. This work explores how age-based stereotypes that lead to discrimination against older workers in some jobs, may in fact form the basis for treating older workers more favorably than younger workers on other jobs. Over his career Professor Gahan’s work has been published in leading Australian and International journals in management and industrial relations. As Foundation Director of the Centre for Workplace Leadership, Professor Gahan has also sought to find new ways to make academic research relevant for organizations and governments. Professor Gahan’s research has been used by policy makers and organizations across Australia over the last three decades, including commissioned reports for all state and commonwealth governments in Australia.

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Professor Of Human Resource Management

Management And Marketing

Ordinary Member

Academy of Management

Ordinary Member

International Employment and Labour Relations Association

Executive Member

Industrial Relations Society of Victoria

Executive Member

Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand



Australian Institute of Company Directors

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

University of New South Wales