Sarah Gregson teaches industrial relations/law in the School of Management at the University of New South Wales.
She has published diverse labour history, critical management, and workplace safety research – from the social history of the RMS Titanic sinking to workplace and flight safety in the aviation maintenance industry.
With her colleague, Elizabeth Humphrys from UTS, she is researching the industrial, social and historical importance of the 1970 West Gate Bridge disaster. She also practices what she teaches as president of the National Tertiary Education Union UNSW branch.
A full version of the paper she is presenting will appear in an upcoming book of essays in honour of Professor Michael Quinlan called The Regulation and Management of Workplace Health and Safety: Historical and Emerging Trends, to be published by Routledge.