Dr Caleb Goods
Started at UWA: 2014
Awarded a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, Canada, 2015
Greening Auto Jobs: a critical analysis of the green job solution, textbook published by Lexington Books, 2014
Chancellor Commendation for Outstanding PhD Thesis, Curtin University, Australia, 2013
The lowdown: Working for an online jobs platform
Platforms, such as Uber, are making it increasingly convenient for consumers to access a range of services via mobile phone applications.Read more
The limited choices of the food delivery worker
Some of the most vulnerable workers in the Australian labour market are squeezed between a rock and a hard place.Read more
Study shows the trade-offs in gig work
Our emerging findings suggest gig workers often understand the trade-offs between the positive and negative features of their work but see this as a reality of their position within the labour market.Read more
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Canada Government
- Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces to Respond to Climate Change.
UWA Business School, BHP Billiton Research Award
- Are Consumers Willing to Pay for Minimum Conditions for Workers in the Gig Economy?
Chief Investigator with Dr Brett Smith (UWA) and Dr Tom Barratt (ECU)
Dr Goods’ research has implications for a range of public policy areas, but also explores bigger questions around standard of living, the future of work and the sustainability of society. He is currently working on the following projects:
- Are consumers willing to pay for minimum conditions for workers in the gig economy?
This research project surveys consumers’ attitudes towards food delivery apps to see if they both understand and care about the working conditions of delivery workers and drivers, also known as ‘gig’ workers.
- Climate change, workplaces and organisations
This project will seeks to understand how management in organisations around Australia view climate change in the workplace.
- Adapting Canadian work and workplaces to respond to climate change
This multidisciplinary and international research project examines how workplaces and industries are responding to the global challenge of climate change.
- Engineering service work global production networks and employment relations in Australian mining
This is an employment relations research project that focuses on how mining and engineering firms responded to the resource downturn and what role labour plays in this response. This project has received funding from the Australian Research Council.
Contact Dr Caleb Goods
Dr Goods welcomes emails from prospective PhD students interested in research topics such as the future of work, the ‘gig’ economy and ‘greening’ workplaces.