ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University

Associate Professor Larissa Bamberry

Associate Professor Larissa Bamberry

Larissa Bamberry has undertaken research across a broad range of themes including globalisation, casualisation, skill shortages in ageing and disability sectors, workforce development and the implementation of the National Disability Insurance Scheme and skills, employment and economic regeneration in regions.

She has also had broad-ranging experience in the New South Wales public sector, working across a range of policy areas including labour market policy, education and training, industrial relations, women's policy and sport and recreation.

Research Interests

  • Gender relations in households, labour markets and workplaces
  • Work-life balance and gender equality
  • Employment relations and bargaining
  • Regional growth and development in Australia

Bachelor Arts (Hons) UNSW


PhD University Sydney

Full Publications List CRO Research Output

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Papers

Wulff, E., Bridges, D., Bamberry, L. & Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (2021). Women who ‘talk the tools’ and ‘walk the work’: Using capital to do gender differently and re-gender the skilled trades. Journal of Sociology, pp. 1-19, DOI:

Bridges, D., Wulff, E., Bamberry, L., Krivokapic-Skoko, B. & Jenkins, S. (2020) Negotiating gender in the male-dominated skilled trades: a systematic literature review, Construction Management and Economics, DOI: 10.1080/01446193.2020.1762906

Bamberry, L. (2015) Restructuring women’s work; labour market and household gender regimes in the Greater Latrobe Valley, Australia, Gender, Place and Culture

Bamberry, L. (2015) Households and citizenship in a restructured region; the Latrobe Valley, Australia’, Labour and Industry 25

Snell, D., Schmitt, D., Glavas, A., Bamberry, L. (2015) Worker stress and the prospect of job loss in a fragmented organisation' Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal 10: 61-81.

Conference papers

Bridges, D., Wulff, E., Bamberry, L., Jenkins, S. & Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (2019) Preparing students for gender equity in the workplace of tomorrow. Paper presented at the 28th National VET Research Conference ‘No Frills’, The student journey: Skilling for Life. 10-12 July, TAFE SA, Adelaide.

Wulff, E., Bridges, D., Jenkins, S., Bamberry, L. & Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (2019) Harnessing social and cultural capital for life skills – women who can ‘talk the tools’ and ‘walk the work’. Paper presented at the 28th National VET Research Conference ‘No Frills’, The student journey: Skilling for Life. TAFE SA, Adelaide, July 10-12.

Jenkins, S., Bridges, D., Bamberry, L. & Krivokapic-Skoko, B. (2019) Attracting and retaining women into male dominated trades. Paper submitted to the Far West NSW Future Skills Conference, NSW Department of Education, June 25-26.

Bamberry, L., Macdonald, F., Cook, K., Walker, M., Campbell, I., (2016) ‘Transitioning in the knowledge economy? Precarity and gender in regional youth labour markets’, Gender Work and Organisation 9th Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference, Keele University, UK, 29 June- 1 July 2016.

Bamberry L. (2015) ‘Restructuring gender relations in regional labour markets’,Paper presented at the ‘Pacific employment relations' 29th AIRAANZ Conference, Auckland, 3-5 February 2015.


Bridges, D., Krivokapic-Skoko, B., Bamberry, L., Jenkins, S. & Wulff, E. (2019) 'A trade of one's own' Regional NSW stakeholder findings - barriers and proposed solutions for women in the manual trades.


Bridges, D., Krivokapic-Skoko, B., Wulff, E. & Bamberry, L. (2019) Risky business: how our ‘macho’ construction culture is killing tradiesThe Conversation, October 24.