Working During the Pandemic: What the research tells us

Join us for CPSU member-only briefings on the Working During the Pandemic research project, with Sue Williamson (UNSW) and Linda Colley (CQU).

Over 6000 employees from across the APS, NTPS and ACT Government participated in Working During the Pandemic – a collaborative research project led by Associate Professor Linda Colley, CQ University and Dr Sue Williamson, UNSW Canberra in conjunction with the CPSU.

Findings from the project support working from home as a key policy for both productivity and employee wellbeing, supported by managers and employees alike.

The briefing will cover:

  • The research project
  • The survey results
  • The future of working from home

We’re running two sessions, so you can pick the one that works best for you:

  • Monday 16 November 2 PM AEDT
  • Wednesday 18 November 7 PM AEDT

These briefings are one of the many benefits union members can access by being part of their union - become a member today.

to register 

If you want to know more about the Working During the Pandemic research project in the meantime, you can find our analysis of results here, and the final research report here. You can read more about the researchers below.

Associate Professor Linda Colley


Linda is the Work and Employment Research Group leader at CQUniversity. Her current research examines: public sector employment themes of merit and tenure; gender equity in pay, progression and superannuation; affirmative action in political parties; and senior executives in public services. She has received funding from the Australian Research Council and ANZSOG, and her industry partners include state governments, trade unions and superannuation funds. Linda is active in national and international research networks, and her other roles include Vice-President of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) and Chair of the Queensland Government Work Health and Safety Board.

Dr Sue Williamson

UNSW Canberra

Sue Williamson is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at UNSW, Canberra. As a member of the Public Service Research Group, Sue’s scholarship focuses on how organisations can progress gender equity, with a focus on the public sector. Her work has been published widely in academic journals and media outlets and Sue regularly shares her findings with a wide range of audiences. Sue was awarded a highly competitive grant from the Australia and New Zealand School of Government to lead a research project examining the role of middle managers in progressing gender equality, with the findings widely welcomed. Sue is a past President of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand and is currently an active member of UNSW’s Athena Swan’s team to improve gender equality for women in STEMM areas.

Related Campaigns