Faculty of Education and Arts

Dr Kay Steel

Position Manager, Research and Strategic Projects
Study area Library Services
Location Gippsland Campus, Room 1E-150
Phone 5122 6536
Email kay.steel@federation.edu.au

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy – Monash University – 2012
Graduate Diploma of Education – Monash University – 1994
Master of Librarianship – Monash University – 1990

Biography

Kay joined Federation University Australia in 2014 moving in the merger with Monash University Gippsland Campus. Previous to this, Kay held a number of senior positions within the Monash University Library, including a secondment as Matheson Library Manager, and a previous secondment to scope and produce the Library's Collection Development Policy.

Research interests

  • labour history
  • industrial disputes and their framing
  • regional industrial relations, particularly regional peak union council agency

Publications

Books

Steel, K. & Harris, M. (1990), VCUSA: the first ten years of an education union, North Melbourne, Vic., VCUSA

Refereed journal articles

Steel, K. M. (2015), 'Injustice and outcomes: a comparative analysis of two major disputes', Labor History v. 56, no. 5, pp. 670-693.

Steel, K. M. (2013), 'Point of view: a significant regional industrial dispute from a novel perspective', Provenance, no. 12 http://prov.vic.gov.au/publications/provenance/provenance2013/point-of-view

Steel, K.M (2012), 'Industrial agency in regional trades and labour councils', Journal of Industrial Relations, v. 54, no. 1, pp. 75-91

Refereed conference proceedings

Steel, K. M. (2007), 'The Gippsland Trades and Labour Council and industrial agency in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria', in J. Kimber, P. Love & P. Deery (eds), Labour traditions: proceedings of the tenth National Labour History Conference, Melbourne, Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, pp. 177-184

Steel, K. M. & Harris, M. (1988), 'Power play', in J. Robinson (ed.), Living together – people, persuasion, power: proceedings of the 25th LAA conference, Sydney 1988, Sydney, Library Association of Australia, 1988, pp. 104-123

Book review

Steel, K. M. (2014) "Ghigliani, Pablo, The politics of privatisation and trade union mobilisation: the electricity industry in the UK and Argentina, Peter Lang, Oxford, UK, 2010." Labour and Industry v. 24, no.2, pp. 163-165

Conference presentations

AIRAANZ Conference, Melbourne, 2014. "Injustice and outcomes: a comparative analysis of two disputes"

AIRAANZ Conference, Fremantle, 2013. "Critical event analysis using Mobilisation Theory: a historical case study"

National Labour History Conference, Melbourne, 2007. "The Gippsland Trades and Labour Council and industrial agency in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria"

National Labour History Conference, Melbourne, 2007. "The 1977 State Electricity Commission of Victoria maintenance workers strike"

National Conference, Library Association of Australia, 1988. "Power play"

Associations

  • Australian Historical Association
  • Australian Industrial Relations Society of Victoria
  • Australian Society for the Study of Labour History
  • Association of Industrial Relations Academics in Australia and New Zealand