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O'Brien, Martin J. Associate Professor

Associate Professor | Course Director - MBA & MBA (Advanced)

  • Centre for Human and Social Capital Research
  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • Discipline: Economics
  • School of Business

Overview


I have been at UOW since 2002. I completed my PhD in 2004 from the University of Newcastle based on older worker labour force participation in the context of ageing populations and government welfare reform policies. I have continued to research in this area, as well as other applied labour topics particularly in the Illawarra region such as youth unemployment and the post redundancy outcomes of BlueScope Port Kembla workers. I also research the use of social media in tertiary education and student use of elearning tools.

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2018 The Short Run Impact of Penalty Rate Cuts on Employment Outcomes in Retail and Hospitality Sectors in Australia
    Published in   Economic Papers: a journal of applied economics and policy
    2019 How do first year students utilize different lecture resources?
    Published in   Higher Education

Research Overview


  • Martin's research interests include:

    • Older worker labour force participation in the context of ageing populations and government welfare reform policies
    • Other applied labour topics particularly in the Illawarra region such as youth unemployment and the post redundancy outcomes of BlueScope Port Kembla workers
    • The use of social media in tertiary education
    • Student use of elearning tools

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Keywords


  • Older worker, labour, welfare reform, retail workers, impact award changes

Full Name


  • Dr. Martin J. O'Brien

Mailing Address


  • School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, UOW

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


    Year Title
    2018 The Short Run Impact of Penalty Rate Cuts on Employment Outcomes in Retail and Hospitality Sectors in Australia
    Published in   Economic Papers: a journal of applied economics and policy
    2019 How do first year students utilize different lecture resources?
    Published in   Higher Education

Research Overview


  • Martin's research interests include:

    • Older worker labour force participation in the context of ageing populations and government welfare reform policies
    • Other applied labour topics particularly in the Illawarra region such as youth unemployment and the post redundancy outcomes of BlueScope Port Kembla workers
    • The use of social media in tertiary education
    • Student use of elearning tools

Selected Publications


Keywords


  • Older worker, labour, welfare reform, retail workers, impact award changes

Full Name


  • Dr. Martin J. O'Brien

Mailing Address


  • School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, UOW

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Research Areas