Professor Therese Jefferson

Therese Jefferson

Therese Jefferson commenced her role as Head of School following a three year secondment as an Executive Director with the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Prior to commencing at the ARC, Therese was a Research Professor at the Curtin Graduate School of Business. Therese’s research interests are in gendered aspects of employment, economic security and labour markets, with special interest in the economic well-being of people in later life and the use of mixed methodologies in economics.

During her career Therese has been involved with a wide range of applied economic and social research that has been commissioned by industry and policy organisations, including the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission and Fair Work Australia.