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Dr Felicity Lamm has been appointed to AUT University as Associate Professor of Employment Relations in the Faculty of Business.
Dr Lamm is the co-editor of the New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations and is on the editorial board of the Journal of Industrial Relations and the Journal of Safety Science.
She has also been appointed as chair of the Post-graduate Committee and PhD co-ordinator for the Department of Management and Employment Relations. Dr Lamm comes to AUT from the University of Auckland where she was a senior lecturer in employment relations, since 1987.
Dr Lamm has led major research for New Zealand and overseas public and private sector organisations in occupational health and safety, employment relations and the small business sector. This includes projects funded by the New Zealand Department of Labour, the New Zealand Fire Service, the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs and the Australian Federal National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health.
Dr Lamm, together with Massey University colleagues Professor Claire Massey and Dr Martin Perry, completed two exploratory studies for the Department of Labour. They looked at how businesses have responded to productivity challenges and whether a good working environment contributes to increased performance and productivity.
In her research with the New Zealand Fire Service, DR Lamm examined residential and commercial fire-related injury and fatality rates, preventative strategies and the economic and social costs of fire and false fire alarm activations.
Dr Lamm is past-president of the Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand and the Australian and New Zealand Occupational Health and Safety Research Association. She has been a committee member of the International Commission on Occupational Health and Safety and the Institute of Occupational Health & Safety UK.
She is regularly invited to present keynote addresses on her research at national and international conferences. Dr Lamm has published extensively in books and journals for more than 20 years.