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Deirdre Therese Farr MMgt (HRM), PGDipBusAdmin (HRM), BA(BusPsych)

Supernumerary Assistant Lecturer

School of Management

I am a lecturer and PhD candidate in the School of Management. Teaching HRM compliments my PhD research aimed at exploring ‘employee voice’ and participation in Employment Relations and Occupational Health and Safety.  

This follows three years of balancing part-time research with full-time work as a Health and Safety Analyst in the forestry industry. My research journey started in 2009 with work on two projects focusing on employer behaviours and attitudes to: collective bargaining, and legislative changes. My most recent research collaboration involves testing the ‘Good Employer’ concept developed in my Masters Thesis.

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 064 06 356 9099 ext. 84947
    Location: 1.06, BSW
    Campus: Manawatu

Qualifications

  • Master of Management (HRM) Distinction (2011)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration (HRM), Distinction (2009)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Business Psychology) (2008)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

As a member of the Employment Relations Group, my research interests encompass Employment Relations, Occupational Health and Safety, ‘Employee Voice’ and Participation, the ‘Good Employer’ and Socially Decent Work.

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Business and Management (150300): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000): Human Resources Management (150305): Industrial Relations (150306)

Research Outputs

Journal

Rasmussen, E., Foster, AB., & Farr, D. (2016). The battle over employer-determined flexibility: attitudes amongst New Zealand employers. Employee Relations. 38(6), 886-906
[Journal article]Authored by: Farr, D.Contributed to by: Foster, A.
Foster, B., & Farr, D. (2016). Some willingness to engage: A survey of employment relations practices and employee voice opportunities in SMES in regional New Zealand. NZ Journal of Employment Relations. 41(1), 41-63
[Journal article]Authored by: Farr, D., Foster, A.
Foster, B., Rasmussen, E., & Coetzee, D. (2013). Ideology verses reality: New Zealand employer attitudes to legislative change of employment relations. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations. 37(3), 50-64 Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=431933462751210;res=IELNZC
[Journal article]Authored by: Farr, D., Foster, A.

Conference

Rasmussen, E., Foster, B., Farr, D., & Shirtcliffe, P.Where have all the Research on Employers Gone?. : International Labour and Employment Relations Association 11th European Congress Future of Representation
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Farr, D., Foster, A.Contributed to by: Foster, A.
Farr, DT., & Foster, AB. (2015, October). Defining a healthy and safe work environment in SEs in New Zealand: A study of the 'good employer'.. Presented at Understanding Small Enterprises: A Healthy Working Life in a Healthy Business. Groningen.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Farr, D.
Farr, D., & Foster, AB.Defining a healthy and safe work environment in SEs in New Zealand: A study of the 'good employer'.. http://www.useconference.com/images/custom/online_proceedings_use_2015_lr_2.pdf. : Understanding Small Enterprises: A Healthy Working Life in a Health Business
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Farr, D., Foster, A.Contributed to by: Foster, A.
Foster, B., & Farr, D. (2015). The interrelationship between employment relations and occupational health and safety practices in SMEs: Testing a theoretical perspective. Understanding small enterprises conference 2015 - proceedings ' A healthy working life in a healthy business. (pp. 250 - 280). : Understanding Small Enterprises Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Farr, D.Contributed to by: Foster, A.
Foster, AB., Rasmussen, E., & Coetzee, DT.Employment Relations: Employer attitudes and their ability to facilitate a high skill, high wage economy. : 28th AIRAANZ Work Employment and Human Resources
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Farr, D.
Rasmussen, E., Foster, B., & Coetzee, D. (2013). Transforming New Zealand employment relations: The role played by employer strategies, behaviours and attitudes. International Labour and Employment Relations Association 8th Asian Regional Conference:Work and Employment in the Asian Century. : International Labour and Employment Relations Association 8th Asian Regional Conference: Work and Employment in the Asian Century
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Farr, D.Contributed to by: Foster, A.
Coetzee, DT., Foster, AB., & Laird, I. (2012, November). A 'Good Employer' perceptions and practice in small enterprises. Presented at 15th Labour, Employment and Work Conference (LEW). Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Farr, D., Laird, I.

Other

Farr, D., & Foster, AB. (2016, August). Employee Voice as determined by the employer: A peak at the data from a regional survey of SMEs. In AUT NZ Work Research Institute (Emploment Relations Section).
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Farr, D., Foster, A.Contributed to by: Foster, A.

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