Robyn Mayes


Robyn Mayes is a vice-chancellor’s senior research fellow in the QUT Business School. Her current research is concerned with the economic and cultural geographies of global production networks, inclusive of questions of labour agency, corporate social responsibility, local community/ies, gender and senses of place. These concerns are explored through ongoing empirical work on the Australian mining industry. 

Robyn also has an interest in rural cultural industries, festivals and creativity. She has published several articles and book chapters addressing these concerns, most recently in Environment and Planning AOrganisation, and Journal of Industrial Relations, and is a co-author of an edited collection Resource Curse or Cure?: On the Sustainability of Development in Western Australia (Springer-Verlag, 2014).


Becoming Kalgoorlie

GR OnlineON OUR FIRST day in Kalgoorlie, a local woman in her mid-thirties tells us that ‘Kal wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for mining and prostitution’. In the ensuing days many others would tell us the same thing. More explicitly,...

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