Position

Research Fellow
National Institute of Labour Studies

Biography

My research spans the fields of industrial relations and applied labour economics. The major focus of my research to date, including in my doctoral thesis, has been the operation and effects of Australian minimum wages. Other current research interests include gender pay equity, decentralisation of wage bargaining, and the consequences of skill shortages. I have consulted widely to the Australian Government, employers, trade unions, and other leading research bodies on a variety of topics, such as the aged care and community care workforce, the settlement experiences of new immigrants to Australia, health and safety in the natural resources industry, and the measurement of public sector productivity. My work is published in leading journals and has been reported in a range of national media.

Published and working papers on my SSRN profile and Google Scholar profile.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D., Flinders University, 2010
  • Bachelor of Business Management (Honours Class 1), University of Queensland, 2000
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Queensland, 1999

Key responsibilities

Recently completed research reports

  1. Healy, J., Mavromaras, K., and Zhu, R. 2013. The STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics] Labour Market in Australia. Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) Secretariat.
  2. Mavromaras, K., Healy, J., Richardson, S., Sloane, P., Wei, Z. and Zhu, R. 2013. A System for Monitoring Shortages and Surpluses in the Market for Skills. Australian Government, Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA).
  3. King, D., Mavromaras, K., Wei, Z., He, B., Healy, J., Macaitis, K., Moskos, M., and Smith, L. 2012. The Aged Care Workforce, 2012. Australian Government, Department of Health and Ageing.
  4. Healy, J., Mavromaras, K., and Sloane, P.J. 2012. Skill Shortages: Prevalence, Causes, Remedies and Consequences for Australian Businesses. NCVER Monograph Series 09/2012, National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Adelaide.
  5. Wise, S., Schutz, H., Healy, J., and Fitzpatrick, D. 2011. Engineering Skills Capacity in the Road and Rail Industries. Australian National Engineering Taskforce (ANET).
  6. Healy, J., McDonald, I., Macaitis, K., Mavromaras, K., and Sloane, P.J. 2011. Research Framework and Data Strategy. Fair Work Australia research report 4/2011.
  7. Martin, B. and Healy, J. 2010. Who Works in Community Services? A Profile of Australian Workforces in Child Protection, Juvenile Justice, Disability Services and General Community Services. Community and Disability Services Ministerial Advisory Council (CDSMAC).

Research expertise

  • Applied economics

Research interests

Industrial relations and applied labour economics, with the following subject specialities:

  • Minimum wages
  • Gender pay inequality
  • Skill shortages
  • Australian labour market

Supervisory interests

  • Labour economics
  • Work, labour studies and industrial relations

Publications

  • Healy, J., Karmel, T., Mavromaras, K. and Wei, Z. (2015). Skills needs of the service industries. Sydney: Service Skills Australia.
  • Richardson, S., Healy, J.G. and Moskos, M. (2014). From 'gentle invaders' to 'breadwinners': Australian women's increasing employment and earnings shares. Adelaide: National Institute of Labour Studies Working Paper Series, No. 210.
  • King, D., Mavromaras, K., Wei, Z., He, B., Healy, J., Macaitis, K., et al. (2013). The aged care workforce, 2012. Canberra: Australian Government of Health and Ageing.
  • Mavromaras, K., Healy, J., Richardson, S., Sloane, P., Wei, Z. and Zhu, R. (2013). A system for monitoring shortages and surplus in the market for skills. Canberra: Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency.
  • Healy, J., Mavromaras, K. and Sloane, P. (2012). Skill shortages: prevalence, causes, remedies and consequences for Australian businesses. Canberra: National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
    [Web Link]
  • Wise, S., Healy, J. and Fitzpatrick, D. (2011). Engineering skills capacity in the road and rail industries. Australia: Australian National Engineering Taskforce (ANET).
    [Web Link]
  • Hancock, K., Healy, J., Mavromaras, K., Sloane, P. and Wei, Z. (2011). Public sector pay and productivity. Melbourne: The Community and Public Sector Union, Victoria.
    [Web Link]
  • Healy, J.G., McDonald, I., Macaitis, K., Mavromaras, K. and Sloane, P.J. (2011). Research Framework and Data Strategy. 4/2011 ed. Melbourne: Fair Work Australia.
    [Web Link]
  • Martin, W.C. and Healy, J.G. (2010). Who Works in Community Services? A Profile of Australian Workforces in Child Protection, Juvenile Justice, Disability Services and General Community Services. Brisbane: Community and Disability Services Ministers' Advisory Council (CDSMAC).
    [Web Link]
  • Healy, J.G. and Richardson, S. (2007). A strategy for monitoring the micro-economic and social impacts of the Australian fair pay commission: Australian Fair Pay Commission Research Report. Melbourne, Vic: Australian Fair Pay Commission.
  • Healy, J.G. and Richardson, S. (2006). An updated profile of the minimum wage workforce in Australia. Canberra, ACT: Australian Fair Pay Commission.
  • Richardson, S., Stack, S., Moskos, M., Lester, L.H., Healy, J.G., Miller-Lewis, L., et al. (2004). The Changing Settlement Experience of New Migrants: inter-wave comparisons for Cohorts 1 and 2 of the LSIA. Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs.
    [Web Link]
  • Richardson, S., Stack, S., Lester, L.H., Healy, J.G., Ilsley, D.C. and Horrocks, J.A. (2004). The changing labour force experience of new migrants: inter-wave comparisons for Cohorts 1 and 2 of the LSIA. Canberra, ACT: Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs.
    [Web Link]
  • Healy, J. (2015). The low-paid workforce and the prospects for an Australian living wage. In 29th Annual conference for the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand. 29th Annual conference for the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand. Auckland, NZ. Feb 2015.
  • Healy, J. (2013). Gender-based underevaluation and the powers of Fair Work Australia. In ILERA 2013 Congress. Melbourne: ILERA International Labour and Employment Relations Australia. ILERA 2013, 8th Asian Regional Congress. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Apr 2013.
  • Healy, J., Mavromaras, K. and Sloane, P. (2012). Adjusting to skill shortages: Complexity and consequences. In 22nd Australian Labour Market Research Workshop. Canberra: University of Canberra. 22nd Australian Labour Market Research Workshop. University of Canberra, Canberra. Feb 2012.
  • Healy, J. (2012). Social consequences of enterprise bargaining. In 26th Association of Industrial Relations Academics. 26th Association of Industrial Relations Academics. Gold Coast. Feb 2012.
  • Healy, J. (2010). The Minimum Wage Workforce in Australia: Extending the evidence. In 20th Australian Labour Market Research Workshop. 20th Australian Labour Market Research Workshop. Sydney. Feb 2010.
  • Healy, J.G., Kidd, M.P. and Richardson, S. (2008). Gender pay differentials in the low-paid labour market. In 2008 Minimum Wage Research Forum Proceedings. Melbourne, Australia: Australian Fair Pay Commission. 2008 Minimum Wage Research Forum. Melbourne. Oct 2008, pp. 237-264.
    [Web Link]
  • Healy, J.G. (2010). Fair Work Australia's first minimum wage decision: context, impact and future. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 36(3) pp. 306-313.
    [Web Link] [Web Link]
  • Healy, J.G. (2004). Recent labour market conditions in Australia. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 30(1) pp. 64-72.
  • Healy, J.G. (2004). The Australian strike rate and industrial relations: a brief reply to Perry (reply) Australian Bulletin of Labour, 30(2) pp. 149-154.
    [Web Link]
  • Healy, J.G. (2002). Peace at last? Recent trends in Australia's industrial action. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 28(2) pp. 80-87.
  • Healy, J.G., Mavromaras, K. and Zhu, R. (2013). The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) labour market in Australia.
    [Web Link]
  • Healy, J., Mavromaras, K. and Sloane, P. (2011). Adjusting to Skill Shortages:Complexity and Consequences. Bonn: The Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). IZA Discussion Paper No. 6097
    [Web Link]
  • Healy, J., Mavromaras, K. and Sloane, P. (2011). Adjusting to skill shortages: Complexity and consequences. Working paper no 171, National Institute of Labour Studies.
    [Web Link]
  • Wise, S., Schutz, H., Healy, J.G. and Fitzpatrick, D.D. (2011). Engineering Skills Capacity in the Road and Rail Industries.
  • King, D.S., Martin, W.C., Dwyer, J.M., Healy, J.G., Owada, K., Smith, L.H., et al. (2008). Review of the Gynaecological Cancers Workforce, report for Cancer Australia.
  • King, D., Martin, W., Dwyer, J., Healy, J., Owada, K., Smith, L., et al. (2008). Review of the Gynacological Cancers Workforce. Report for Cancer Australia.
    [Web Link]
  • Healy, J.G. (2006). Labour market and institutional developments: Australia, June 2006. Global Policy Network.
  • Healy, J.G. and Moskos, M. (2005). How do aged care workers compare with other Australian workers? pp. 1-24.
    [Web Link]
  • Healy, J.G. and Moskos, M. (2004). The gender wage gap in South Australia, pp. 1-31.
  • Healy, J.G. and Richardson, S. (2003). Who cares for the elders? What we can and can't know from existing data, pp. 1-40.
    [Web Link]
  • Healy, J.G. (2008). The fairness of safety net award minimum wages, 1992-2006. In Pauline Stanton and Suzanne Young, ed. Proceedings of the 22nd Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) Melbourne, VIC: La Trobe University and AIRAANZ. Workers, Corporations and Communities: Facing Choices for a Sustainable Future. Melbourne, VIC. Feb 2008, pp. 218-228.
  • Healy, J. (2015). The Australian labour market in 2014: Still ill? Journal of Industrial Relations, 57(3) pp. 348-365.
    [10.1177/0022185615571981] [Scopus]
  • Healy, J., Mavromaras, K. and Sloane, P. (2015). Adjusting to skill shortages in Australian SMEs. Applied Economics, 47(24) pp. 2470-2487.
    [10.1080/00036846.2015.1008764] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Healy, J.G. (2014). The Australian labour market in 2013. Journal of Industrial Relations, 56(3) pp. 345-364.
    [10.1177/0022185614523161] [Scopus]
  • Healy, J. and Kidd, M. (2013). Gender-based undervaluation and the equal remuneration powers of Fair Work Australia. Journal of Industrial Relations, 55(5) pp. 760-782.
    [10.1177/0022185613491683] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Healy, J.G. (2011). The Quest for Fairness in Australian Minimum Wages. Journal of Industrial Relations, 53(5) pp. 662-680.
    [10.1177/0022185611419618] [Scopus]
  • Healy, J.G. (2011). What Role do Safety Net Wage Adjustments Play in Alleviating Household Need? Journal of Industrial Relations, 53(2) pp. 169-192.
    [10.1177/0022185610397138] [Scopus]
  • Martin, W.C. and Healy, J.G. (2009). Changing work organisation and skill requirements. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 35(2) pp. 393-437.
  • Boyle, M.V. and Healy, J.G. (2003). Balancing Mysterium and Onus: doing spiritual work within an emotion-laden organizational context. Organization, 10(2) pp. 351-373.
    [10.1177/1350508403010002010] [Scopus]
  • Healy, J.G. and Bramble, T. (2003). Dial 'B' for burnout? The experience of job burnout in a telephone call centre. Labour and Industry, 14(2) pp. 39-59.
    [10.1080/10301763.2003.10669287]
  • Safari, , Ilsley, D.C. and Healy, J.G. (2002). The human factor: a benchmark of worker attitude to health, safety and environment in the Australian oil and gas industry 1999-2001. APPEA Journal, 42(2) pp. 141-161.
  • King, D., Mavromaras, K., Wei, Z., He, B., Healy, J., Macaitis, K., et al. (2013). The aged care workforce, 2012. Canberra: Australian Government of Health and Ageing.
  • Healy, J., Mavromaras, K. and Sloane, P. (2012). Skill shortages: prevalence, causes, remedies and consequences for Australian businesses. Canberra: National Centre for Vocational Education Research.
    [Web Link]
  • Healy, J., Mavromaras, K. and Sloane, P. (2015). Adjusting to skill shortages in Australian SMEs. Applied Economics, 47(24) pp. 2470-2487.
    [10.1080/00036846.2015.1008764] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Healy, J. (2015). The Australian labour market in 2014: Still ill? Journal of Industrial Relations, 57(3) pp. 348-365.
    [10.1177/0022185615571981] [Scopus]
  • Healy, J.G. (2014). The Australian labour market in 2013. Journal of Industrial Relations, 56(3) pp. 345-364.
    [10.1177/0022185614523161] [Scopus]
  • Healy, J. and Kidd, M. (2013). Gender-based undervaluation and the equal remuneration powers of Fair Work Australia. Journal of Industrial Relations, 55(5) pp. 760-782.
    [10.1177/0022185613491683] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Healy, J.G. (2011). What Role do Safety Net Wage Adjustments Play in Alleviating Household Need? Journal of Industrial Relations, 53(2) pp. 169-192.
    [10.1177/0022185610397138] [Scopus]
  • Healy, J.G. (2011). The Quest for Fairness in Australian Minimum Wages. Journal of Industrial Relations, 53(5) pp. 662-680.
    [10.1177/0022185611419618] [Scopus]
  • Martin, W.C. and Healy, J.G. (2009). Changing work organisation and skill requirements. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 35(2) pp. 393-437.
  • Boyle, M.V. and Healy, J.G. (2003). Balancing Mysterium and Onus: doing spiritual work within an emotion-laden organizational context. Organization, 10(2) pp. 351-373.
    [10.1177/1350508403010002010] [Scopus]

Professional and community engagement

  • Association of Industrial Relations Academics in Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ)
  • Industrial Relations Society of South Australia (IRS-SA)
  • Economic Society of Australia, South Australian Branch

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Industrial relations
  • Labour studies
  • Wages
  • Work

Interests

  • Employment
  • Industrial relations

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