All posts by Sheree Gregory

Sheree Gregory is Lecturer and member of the Centre for Sustainable Organisations and Work, and Digital Ethnography Research Centre at RMIT University, where she is a specialist in cultural labour. She researches work/life, gender equity, cultural labour and policy, and other industrial-cultural issues in the entertainment industry. Sheree's edited monographs include, 'Women and Work' (2005, 2007). Current projects: 'Managing work/caring in the entertainment industry' (RMIT, MEAA); 'Changing ideas of workplace/home via telework'; 'Creating value, valuing creativity: cultural production and consumption in the global city' (Global Cities Research Institute, Screen Cultures, Media and Communication, Centre for Sustainable Organisations & Work at RMIT, University of Melbourne); 'Equitable Employment in Mining' (DFAT, RMIT, Nossal Institute). In 2014, Sheree co-convened the 'Work and Life in the Creative Economy Symposium' (RMIT, University of Melbourne, MEAA), and Chaired the Equity and Diversity Panel, in support of the 75th year of equity in entertainment in Australia. In 2013, Sheree presented the Swinburne 'Dean’s Lecture in the Faculty of Life and Social Science', keynote on communication technology practices and changing ideas of fatherhood.

Returning to work after childbirth: still a case of ‘managing it all’

The return by women to paid work after maternity or parental leave plays a crucial role in driving our workforce and economy. There is growing recognition of the link between supporting employees with caregiving responsibilities, attracting, retaining and developing the best talent, and company competitiveness. But women’s pregnancy, maternity or parental leave, and return to […]

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