Doctor Sheree Gregory

Doctor Sheree Gregory

Human Resources & Management


Sheree Gregory is a Lecturer in Human Resources and Management, Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship. Sheree completed an Australian Research Council Linkage Project at Swinburne University where she was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow partnered with industry in the development of the Global Family Business Succession Planning Survey conducted across 56 countries and translated into nine languages. Sheree studied for her honours degree in Newcastle and PhD in Melbourne. Her ongoing research is concerned with women's working lives, issues surrounding contemporary work/family life in Australia, gender equality and diversity, innovation and entrepreneurship (women entrepreneurship, family firm succession planning uncertainty), HR and creative industries. She has produced two edited books (with co-authors) and published in top-tier journals such as Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice. Sheree was formally recognised with a Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Award (with team members), a Teaching Excellence Award in Management, and the Best Academic Paper Award (with co-authors) in entrepreneurship. She was recently Academic Course Advisor for undergraduate education and International Academic Lead for research and engagement in the USA.

Sheree's research has been quoted in Australian industry and media coverage such as: The Australian; The Age; Venture Magazine; Campus Review; The Shop Assistant Magazine, Nexus Magazine; Frontline Women’s Journal; ABC news; ABC Radio National; and industry/practitioner magazines in London and New Zealand.


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  • PhD Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • BA Hons University of Newcastle (NSW)
  • BA University of Newcastle (NSW)

Professional Memberships

  • Global Talent Flows Subcommittee - NSW Innovation & Productivity Council (2018)
  • The Academy of Management (2021)
  • Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand (2021)
  • Digital Humanities Research Group (2015)
  • Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University (2016 - 2020)
  • Institute for Culture and Society, Western Sydney University (2021 - 2023)
  • The Australian Sociological Association (2022)


  • Teaching Excellence - High GTS Individual Award, College of Business, RMIT University 2015-02-20
  • Best Academic Paper Award 2021-11-12


  • Entrepreneurial Management and Innovation
  • Family business succession planning
  • Global Talent Flows and Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Australia
  • Work and life balance
  • Women entrepreneurship

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Human Resources & Management


  • Media International Australia journal
  • Work, Employment and Social Movements thematic group, The Australian Sociological Association
  • School of Business Research Committee
  • International Small Business Journal


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Previous Teaching Areas

  • 200300 Managing People at Work, 2016
  • 200300 Managing People at Work, 2017
  • 200300 Managing People at Work, 2018
  • 200300 Managing People at Work, 2019
  • 200300 Managing People at Work, 2020
  • 200300 Managing People at Work, 2021
  • 200300 Managing People at Work, 2022
  • 200789 Emerging Leaders, 2017
  • 200789 Emerging Leaders, 2018
  • 200797 One Hundred Days, 2021
  • 200843 Integrated Business Experience 2, 2015
  • 200919 Innovation and Professional Practice, 2016
  • 200919 Innovation and Professional Practice, 2017
  • 200919 Innovation and Professional Practice, 2018
  • 200979 Foundations of Entrepreneurship, 2017



  • Fastenau, M., Branigan, E., Douglas, K., Marshall, H. and Gregory, S. (2007), 'Women and Work 2007: Current RMIT University Research', : RMIT University 9781921166921.
  • Charlesworth, S., Douglas, K., Fastenau, M. and Gregory, S. (2006), 'Women and Work 2005: Current RMIT University Research', : RMIT University 1921166274.

Chapters in Books

  • Gregory, S. and Verhoeven, D. (2021), 'Inequality, invisibility and inflexibility : mothers and carers navigating careers in the Australian screen industries', Media Work, Mothers and Motherhood: Negotiating the International Audio-Visual Industry, Routledge 9780367536015.
  • Gregory, S. (2008), 'Decisions, choices and trade-offs : women's paid work and care arrangements after childbirth', Theorising and Representing Maternal Realities, Cambridge Scholars 9781847184566.
  • Charlesworth, S. and Gregory, S. (2007), 'Part-time work : policy, practice and resistance in a manufacturing organisation', Women and Work: Current RMIT University Research, RMIT University Press 9781921166921.
  • Gregory, S. (2004), 'Women's decisions about paid work and family life after childbirth : a critique of the Hakim model', Women and Work: Current RMIT University Research, RMIT University 0864593376.

Journal Articles

  • Rodriguez Serna, L., Bowyer, D. and Gregory, S. (2023), 'Management control systems : a non-family stakeholder perspective on the critical success factors influencing continuous stakeholder support during businesses succession', Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, vol 30, no 2 , pp 290 - 310.
  • Gregory, S. (2021), 'Managing labour market re-entry following maternity leave among women in the Australian higher education sector', Journal of Sociology, vol 57, no 3 , pp 577 - 594.
  • Nguyen, T., Trang, N. and Gregory, S. (2020), 'Positivity and quality of college life of business students : the mediating role of learning approaches', Studies in Educational Evaluation, vol 66 .
  • Gregory, S. and Brigden, C. (2017), 'Gendered scenes : conceptualising the negotiation of paid work and child-care among performers in film, television and theatre production', Media International Australia, vol 163, no 1 , pp 151 - 162.
  • Gilding, M., Gregory, S. and Cosson, B. (2015), 'Motives and outcomes in family business succession planning', Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, vol 39, no 2 , pp 299 - 312.
  • Pimpa, N., Moore, T., Gregory, S. and Tenni, B. (2015), 'Corporate social responsibility and mining industry in Thailand', World Journal of Management, vol 6, no 1 , pp 34 - 47.
  • Gregory, S. (2015), 'The Unfinished Revolution: Coming of Age in a New Era of Gender, Work and Family', Community, Work & Family, vol 18, no 3 , pp 368 - 369.
  • Gregory, S. (2015), 'Kelly, Gabrielle and Robson, Cheryl (eds), Celluloid Ceiling: Women Film Directors Breaking Through', Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy, vol 156, no 1 , pp 154 - 155.
  • Gregory, S. (2013), 'Dawson, Andrew and Holmes, Sean, P. (eds), Working in the Global Film and Television Industries: Creativity, Systems, Space, Patronage', Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy, vol 148, no 1 , pp 162 - 163.
  • Gregory, S. (2009), 'Stories from inside the ivory tower', Frontline, vol 17 , pp 8 - 8.
  • Gregory, S. (2008), 'The shifting paid work and family life experiences and cultural habitus of motherhood : an Australian perpsective', International Journal of the Humanities, vol 5, no 12 , pp 139 - 149.
  • Gregory, S. and Warner-Smith, P. (2003), ''Melt down' : young women's talk of time and its implications for health, well-being and identity in late modernity', Annals of Leisure Research, vol 6, no 4 , pp 319 - 338.

Conference Papers

  • Caspersz, D. and Gregory, S. (2014), 'Conceptualising family influence in family business : using moral economy', Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. International Conference, University of Technology, Sydney.
  • Caspersz, D. and Gregory, S. (2014), 'Developing a sociological understanding of the significance of family influence in family business : using moral economy', Australian Sociological Association. Conference, Adelaide, S.A..
  • Gregory, S., Moore, T., Pimpa, N. and Tenni, B. (2014), 'How mining multinational corporations promote women : modus operandi?', Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. International Conference, Sydney, N.S.W..
  • Gregory, S. (2012), 'Negotiating paid work and intimate life in late modernity : accounts and strategies from primary carers returning to work in higher education', Australian Sociological Association. Conference, The University of Queensland.
  • Gilding, M., Gregory, S. and Cosson, B. (2011), 'A typology of motives in family business succession planning : institutionalisation, implosion, imposition and individualisation', Australian Sociological Association. Conference, University of Newcastle.

Other Publications

  • 2023, 'The Future of Work and Childcare: Towards Equity and Justice for Western Sydney Communities', Report
  • 2018, 'Strategies, Opportunities and Barriers: Mapping the New World of Work: An Australian Screen Industry Roundtable Summary Report: Western Sydney University, Parramatta City Campus, 8 February 2018', Report
  • 2017, 'Gap Filler: Exploring Barriers and Opportunities for Sustaining Local Employment in Two Greater Western Sydney Business Parks - Reflections From the Pilot Study', Report

2021, 'Women's Investment Practices in Australia and Entrepreneurship', Western Sydney Researcher Development Strategic Initiative Funding – Career Interruption Fellowship Award

2020, 'Women's Investment Practices in Australia', The Education and Work Research Theme 2020 Fund, Western Sydney University

2019, Visiting Scholar - Jonathan M. Nelson Centre for Entrepreneurship at Brown University, Rhode Island, USA

2018, ‘Senior Executive Succession planning & Leadership’, The Vice-Chancellor’s Gender Equality Fund, Western Sydney University

2018, ‘Parents & Carers Australian Screen Industry Survey’, Create NSW fund, partnerhip with Prof. Deb Verhoeven (UTS), Megan Riakos (WIFT NSW), Margaret McHugh (UTS), Erin Jolley (UTS)

2016, 'Entrepreneurial Urban Economy: Family Business and Entrepreneurial Networks in Western Sydney' Western Sydney University 

2016-17, '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', Western Sydney Researcher Development Strategic Initiative Funding – Women’s Fellowship Award

2015-16, 'Scoping the barriers to women's participation in the cultural industries: Multiple Perspectives', Cities And Economies 2015 Small Grants Scheme Award, Institute for Culture and Society, partnership with Prof. Deborah Stevenson

2014-15, 'Behind-the-Scenes: Managing Paid Work, the Household and Caring Responsibilities in the Entertainment Industry', School of Management Grant - RMIT (partnered with Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance)

2011-13, 'Family Business Succession Planning: Dynamics, Barriers and Strategies' Research Team: Prof. M Gilding, Prof. R Kenley, Dr R Shrapnel, with Dr Sheree Gregory (Post-doctoral Fellow), Barbara Cosson (PhD candidate) Funded by: Australian Research Council, ARC LP100200160. 1 Industry Partner: Pitcher Partner Ltd.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Gregory.

Previous Projects

Title: Penrith City Council - Gap Filler
  • Penrith City Council
Western Researchers: Teresa Swist, Sheree Gregory and Paul James
Years: 2017-03-24 - 2017-10-30
ID: P00024191


Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Working with Whiteness: comparative studies about the neglected bamboo ceiling among Chinese middle-class female immigrants in Shanghai and Sydney
Field of Research:


Title: Workplace flexibility and work/life balance enter a new era
Description: 05 December, 2015, The Deal Magazine
Title: Keeping it in the family - succession planning, inheritance
Description: 2013, Venture Magazine

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