Dr Sheree Gregory

Profile photo of Dr Sheree GregoryDr Sheree Gregory is a Lecturer in Human Resources and Management in the School of Business, teaching Innovation and Professional Practice, and Managing People at Work. Sheree is a joint editor of two monographs on Women and Work (RMIT 2005, 2007) and Reviews Editor of Media International Australia (SAGE). Her interdisciplinary research deals with changes in work, business, households and family life. Her focus is on the problem of inequality, and investigating the challenges faced by workers who are marginalised and disadvantaged, and those of wealthy family businesses, particularly how tensions are managed.

Her current Women's Fellowship project is entitled, 'Barriers to Women's Employment Participation in the Cultural Industries: A Case Study of Gender Equality Policy and Practice in the Film and Television Industry'. Sheree was selected as a visiting scholar to the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnam in July 2016 for cross-cultural research development around her work on the entrepreneurial urban economy and family business networks.

As a scholarly academic with a growing public intellectual profile, Sheree is frequently called on for invited keynote addresses in community forums, industry conferences, seminars, and Dean's lectures. Her work is featured in industry magazine and national newspapers in Australia and internationally. She has been an invited reviewer for a prestigious publisher on proposed books in gender, family business and entrepreneurship.

Dr Gregory aims to improve the working life of employees and managers in businesses by exploring the theoretical and practical implications of notions of 'cultural intelligence', and 'domesticity ideology' in her research around equality, households and business in the 21st century. She is a champion of collaborative social and cultural research for business and has worked with partner organisations such as GM Holden, Pitcher Partners, and the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance, among others.

In 2015, Sheree was appointed by the Dean of the School of Business to the Research and Higher Degrees Committee. Sheree is also involved in Mentoring work, as a convenor of the HR and Management discipline for The Lucy Mentoring Program in 2016, for third year female students in the School of Business.

Prior to joining Western Sydney University in 2015, Sheree was a lecturer in the School of Management at RMIT University, covering HRM, Organisational Behaviour, Introduction to Management, Global Entrepreneurship, and International Business, and has taught in Australia and Singapore.


  • PhD, 2011, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
  • BA (Hons), 2002, Sociology and Anthropology, University of Newcastle, Australia

Research Focus

  • Work/family policies and innovative strategies and interventions for transitions around pregnancy, parenthood, work/life interference and flexible work
  • Work-based gender inequality and the 'care economy'
  • Family business succession planning and entrepreneurship
  • Social, Collaborative and Innovation Networks
  • Success strategies for social and cultural change in cultural industries
  • 'Cultural intelligence' approach applied to gender equality policy initiatives

Awards and Recognition

  • 2015: Recognition of excellence in teaching, School of Management, College of Business, RMIT University

Selected Publications

Verhoeven, D, Riakos, M, Gregory, S, Joly, E & McHugh, M 2018, Honey, I hid the kids! Experiences of parents and carers in the Australian Screen Industry (opens in a new window), Raising Films Australia, Sydney.

Gregory, S & Brigden, C 2017, 'Gendered scenes: conceptualising the negotiation of paid work and child care among performers in film, television and theatre production' (opens in a new window), Media International Australia, vol. 163, no.1.

Gregory, S & Brigden, C 2016, 'Conceptualising the negotiation of paid work and childcare among performers in film, television and theatre production', Special Issue: Gendered Labour and Media, Media International Australia, no. 161.

Gregory, S 2016, 'International women's day: equality and work in the screen industry under the microscope', Institute for Culture and Society Blog, 8 March 2016.

Gregory, S 2016, 'Behind the scenes: new research will shine a light on the precarious work/life balancing act in the entertainment industry', Equity Magazine, Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance, January 2016.

Gregory, S & Brigden, C, 'Gendered scenes: conceptualising the negotiation of paid work & childcare among performers in film, T.V & theatre', Gendered Labour & Media. Macquarie University, 18-19 February 2016.

Smith, M & Gregory, S, 'Award modernisation and barriers to gender pay equity: towards a new analytical framework', Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia & New Zealand Conference, Sydney, 2016.

Pimpa, N, Moore, T, Gregory, S & Tenni, B 2015, 'Corporate social responsibility and mining industry in Thailand', World Journal of Management, vol. 6, no.1, pp. 34-47.

Gilding, M, Gregory, S & Cosson, B 2015, 'Motives and outcomes in family business succession planning', Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 299-312.

Gregory, S 2015, 'Gabrielle Kelly & Cheryl Robson (eds), Celluloid ceiling: women film directors breaking through', Media International Australia, no. 156, p. 154.

Access All Publications