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Project 5.1: The Future Workforce – Skills and Security

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QUT

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The Future Workforce – Skills and Security

This Project aims to identify how collaborative robotics are reshaping the skills required of the Advanced Manufacturing workforce and the potential impact on the job and income security of workers.

Through interviews and surveys of workers in Advanced Manufacturing, this project will explore the extent of robotic adoption in workplaces and the impact on and experiences of workers. The study will examine how robotics have influenced workers’ sense of job, income and labour market security and if and how, their work, employment or skill requirements have changed.

The findings will provide new insights on the extent of collaborative robotic adoption in Advanced Manufacturing in Australia, facilitate the identification of skill requirements for the future, and will explain the real and perceived impacts of technological change on the worker.

Skills and experience

To be considered for this project, you must have recently completed a degree (first class honours) or Masters of Philosophy in human resource management, employee relations, management, sociology of work, or a related field, with a particular interest in the impact of technology on work, workers or workplaces. Ideally, you will have both applied qualitative (interviews) and quantitative (survey) research methodologies and have experience working with Industry partners.


Associated Researchers

Penny Williams

Research Program Co-lead (Human-Robot Workforce program)
Queensland University of Technology
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Greg Hearn

Research Program Co-lead (Human-Robot Workforce program)
Queensland University of Technology
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Sean Gallagher

Chief Investigator
Swinburne University of Technology
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Anjali Tumkur Jaiprakash

Chief Investigator
Queensland University of Technology
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Melinda Laundon

Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Human-Robot Workforce Program)
Queensland University of Technology
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