Dr Claire Mason

Senior Social Scientist

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Claire's applied research in CSIRO's Data61 supports agility and resilience in the Australian workforce by capturing novel sources of data about the changing labour market which inform the choices of job seekers, educators and employment services providers. More generally her research explores the opportunities and challenges associated with our increased reliance on digital technology across a range of contexts – in our homes and businesses, in our jobs, in vocational education and training, in regions and in later life. She also explores how social, organisational and institutional factors influence data practices and in turn, our opportunities for data driven innovation.

Claire's research has been covered by mainstream media outlets such as the ABC's 7:30 Report, The Australian, The Conversation and The Courier Mail and published in scientific journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology and Small Group Research.

Projects, collaborators and clients include:

*Building an adaptive skills taxonomy to enable more agile labour markets
(Science Investment Endowment Fund)

*NDIS Workforce Qualitative and Quantitative Research
(Central Queensland University, Global Community Resourcing, Community Services Industry Alliance, Jobs Queensland)

*Understanding the social and technical viability of edible food sensors
(Science Investment Endowment Fund)

*Informing Data governance
(CSIRO Information Services)

*Growing Oppportunities in the Fraser Coast
(Jobs Queensland, TAFE Queensland)

*Employment Data Ecosystem
(Department of Employment)

*The VET Era: Equipping Australia's workforce for the future digital economy
(TAFE Queensland)

*Tomorrow's digitally enabled workforce: Megatrends and scenarios for jobs and employment in Australia over the coming twenty years
(Department of Employment, Australian Computer Society, ANZ, Boston Consulting Group)

*Supporting Lifelong Participation through Digital Technology
(Data61 Strategic project)

*Channel Optimization: Supporting uptake of e-government services
(Department of Human Services)

*Supporting student employability
(Data61's Ribit)

Academic Qualifications

  • 2001

    Doctor of Philosophy

  • 1993

    Bachelor of Arts with honours (Psychology)

Professional Experiences

  • 2000-2008

    Lecturer & Postdoctoral Fellow
    Queensland University of Technology

  • 1999-2000

    Project Officer, Corporate Development
    Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

  • 1995-1996

    Change Management officer

Achievements and Awards

  • 2003

    Deans Award Faculty of Business
    Queensland University of Technology

  • 1993

    University Medal
    University of Queensland

  • 1993

    Australian Psychological Society Prize
    University of Queensland

  • 1993

    Henry Law Prize
    University of Queensland


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