Philip Taylor - extended research

Position: Associate Dean, Research

Human Resource Management

Location: Gippsland
5N 155
Phone: 5122 6610


Supervision interests

I am interested in supervising projects directly related to my area of interest which is the relationship between age and the labour market, specifically individual orientations to work and retirement, employer attitudes and practices regarding older workers and public policy concerning the prolongation of workers' lives.

Consulting and other activities

I have undertaken consultancies for a range of bodies including the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), and National Seniors Australia.



Taylor, P., Earl, C., Brooke, E. & McLoughlin, C. (2021) Retiring women: Work and post work transitions, Edward Elgar.

Taylor, P. & Smith, W. (2017) What’s age got to do with it? Towards a new advocacy on ageing and work, Melbourne, Per Capita.

Taylor, P. (2013) (ed) Older Workers in an Ageing Society, Edward Elgar.

Taylor, P. (2008) (ed) Ageing Labour Forces: Promises and Prospects, Edward Elgar (also published in Manderin by Social Sciences Academic Press in 2011).

Taylor, P. (2006) Employment Initiatives for an Ageing Workforce in the EU-15, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

Frerichs, F. & Taylor, P. (2005) The Greying of the Labour Market: What can Britain and Germany learn from each other?, Anglo-German Foundation for the Study of Industrial Society, London.

Taylor, P. (2002) New Policies for Older Workers, The Policy Press, Bristol.

Taylor, P. Tillsley, C., Beausoleil, J. & Wilson, R. (2000) Factors Affecting Retirement, Department for Education and Employment, London.

Taylor, P. (1998) (ed) Projects Assisting Older Workers in European Countries: A Review of the Findings of Eurowork Age, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

Walker, A. & Taylor, P. (1998) Combating Age Barriers in Employment - A European Portfolio of Good Practice, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

Taylor, P., Walker, A., Casey, B., Metcalf, H., Lakey, J., Warr, P. & Pennington, J. (1993) Age and Employment - Policies, Attitudes and Practices, IPM, London.

Book chapters

Taylor, P. and Smith, W. (2018) ‘Rethinking advocacy on ageing and work’, Proceedings of the Employment Solutions Conference 2017, Gold Coast, Australia.

Verwest, F., Taylor, P., van Wissen, L., van Dijk, J., Edzes, A., Hamersma, M., de Grip, A., van Thor, J. (2017) ‘Resilient Labour Markets and Demographic Change in Selected Regions of the Netherlands’, In Martinez, C., Weyman, T. and van Dijk, J. (eds), Demographic Transition, Labour Markets and Regional Resilience, Springer.

Earl, C. and Taylor, P. (2017) ‘Reconceptualising work-retirement transitions: Critiques of the new retirement and bridge employment’, in Aaltio, I., Mills, A. and Mills, J. H. (eds), Ageing, organizations and management: Constructive discourses and critical perspectives, Palgrave.

Earl, C. Taylor, P., Roberts, C., Huynh, P. and Davis, S. (2017) ‘The workforce demographic shift and the changing nature of work: Implications for policy, productivity and participation’, in Profili, S., Sammarra, A. and Innocenti, L. (eds), Age Diversity in the workplace - An Organizational Perspective, Emerald Advanced Series in Management, Volume 17, Emerald.

Earl, C., Taylor, P. and McLoughlin, C. (2015) ‘Recruitment and selection of older workers’, In Pachana, N. (ed) Encyclopedia of Geropsychology, Springer.

Taylor, P., Earl, C., Brooke, E. and Williams, R. (2015) ‘Falling between the cracks: Older women and organizational policy-making’, In Bimrose, J., McMahon, M. and Watson, M. (eds) Women’s career development throughout the lifespan: An international exploration, Routledge.

Taylor, P., McLoughlin, C. and Earl, C. (2014) ‘The role of partial retirement in organizational policy making in Australia’, In Alcover, C. M., Topa, G., Depolo, M., Fraccaroli, F. and Parry, E. (eds) Bridge employment: A research handbook, Routledge.

Taylor, P., (2013), Older workers: past, present and future, in Social Policy Review: Community Development and Community Welfare Vol. 4, eds Chunguang Wang, SSAP, China, pp. 167-172.

Taylor, P. (2013) ‘Introduction: older workers in an ageing society’, in Older Workers in an Ageing Society: Critical Topics in Research and Policy, eds Philip Taylor, Edward Elgar Publishing, UK, pp. 1-16.

Taylor, P. (2013) ‘Review: agendas in researching ageing and work’, in Older Workers in an Ageing Society: Critical Topics in Research and Policy, eds Philip Taylor, Edward Elgar Publishing, UK, pp. 264-271.

Taylor, P., McLoughlin, C. (2013) ‘Working longer in a changing economy: will ageing populations mean ageing work forces?’, in Older Workers in an Ageing Society: Critical Topics in Research and Policy, eds Philip Taylor, Edward Elgar Publishing, UK, pp. 225-243.

Taylor, P. (2011) ‘Ageism and age discrimination in the labour market and employer responses’, In Griffin, T. and Beddie, F. Older workers: Research readings, NCVER, Adelaide.

Taylor, P. (2011) ‘Is early retirement history?’, In Ennals, R. and Salomon, R. (eds) Older Workers in a Sustainable Society, Peter Lang, Frankfurt.

McLoughlin, C., Taylor, P. and Bohle, P. (2011) ‘Promoting worker resilience over the life course’, In Barbara Resnick, Karen A. Roberto and Lisa P. Gwyther (eds) Resilience in Ageing: Concepts, Research, and Outcomes, Springer.

Taylor, P. (2011) ‘Planning for an ageing workforce’, In Nygard, C-H., Savinainen, M., Kirsi, T. and Lumme-Sandt, K. (eds), Age Management During the Lifecourse, Tampere University Press.

Taylor, P. (2010) ‘Age Equality in Education And Training’, in The International Encyclopedia of Education, 3rd Edition, edited by Barry McGaw, Penelope Peterson and Eva Baker, Elsevier.

Taylor, P. (2010) ‘Cross National Trends in Work and Retirement’, Handbook of Social Gerontology, Phillipson, C. & Dannefer, D. (eds), SAGE.

Taylor, P., Brooke, L. & di Biase, T. (2010) ‘European employer policies concerning career management and learning from a life-span perspective’, In Naegele, G. (ed) Social Life Course Policy, VS-Verlag, Series on Social Policy.

Taylor, P., Jorgensen, B. and Watson, E. (2009) Population ageing in a globalizing labour market: implications for older workers. In: Proceedings of the Productive Ageing Conference, 27–29 July 2009, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong.

Brooke, L., Healy, P., Jiang, J., & Taylor, P. (2009) ‘The Place of Age in Organisational Policy making: Evidence from a Qualitative Study’. pp. 27-32. In Masaharu Kumashiro (Ed.).Promotion of Work Ability Towards Productive Aging. Selected papers of the 3rd International Symposium on Work Ability, Hanoi, Vietnam, 22-24 October 2007.CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.

Frerichs, F. and Taylor, P. (2009) ‘Ageing and the Labour Market: A Comparison of Policy Approaches’, In Walker, A. and Naegele, G. (eds) Social Policy in Ageing Societies. Britain and Germany Compared, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke.

Taylor, P. (2008) ‘Are European older workers on the verge of a ‘golden age’ of employment opportunities?’, In Chiva, A. and Manthorpe, A. (eds) Older Workers in Europe, Open University Press.

Taylor, P. (2008) ‘European Union Policy for Older workers’, In Dykstra, P. (ed) Ageing, Intergenerational Solidarity and Age-Specific Vulnerabilities, Knaw Press, The Hague.

Platman, K. and Taylor, P. (2006) ‘Training and learning in the workplace: can we legislate against age discriminatory practices?’, In Bauld, L., Clarke, K. and Maltby, T. (eds) Social Policy Review 18, Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2006 , Policy Press, Bristol.

Taylor, P. (2006) ‘Developments in European public and workplace policy for an ageing workforce’, Proceedings of the Beijing Forum, 2006, Peking University, Beijing, pp. 171-187.

Taylor, P. (2006) ‘Work and Employment: Society’, Encyclopaedia of Gerontology, 2nd Edition, Oxford: Elsevier.

Marshall, V. and Taylor, P. (2005) ‘Restructuring the life course: Work and retirement’, In The Cambridge Handbook of Age and Ageing, Cambridge University Press.

Taylor, P. (2005) ‘Ageing and Learning in the European Union’, In Lifelong Learning, Committee for Economic Development Australia, pp. 72-77.

Taylor, P. (2005) ‘Early exit and marginalisation in the British labour market’, In Guillemard, A-M (ed) The New Face of Welfare, Policy Press.

Taylor, P. (2004) ‘A New Deal for older workers? The employment situation for older workers in the United Kingdom’, In Maltby T., De Vroom, B., Mirabille M-L .and Overbye E. (eds.) Ageing and Transition to Retirement. A Comparative Analysis of European Welfare States, Ashgate, Aldershot.

Taylor, P. (2003) Policy making towards older workers in the United Kingdom , In Buck, H. and Dworschak, B. (eds) Ageing and Work in Europe, Booklet series, Demography and Employment, Stuttgart.

Taylor, P., Lloyd, N., Tillsley, C. & Mandke, S. (2002) ‘The PIMOS project: An example of the benefits from a transnational project’, In Field, J. (ed) Promoting European Dimensions in Lifelong Learning, NIACE, Leicester.

Taylor, P. (2001) ‘Older workers and the cult of youth: Ageism in public policy’, In Ageism, Work & Employment, Glover, I. & M. Branine (eds), Ashgate, Aldershot.

Tillsley, C. & Taylor, P. (2001) ‘Developing strategies for managing third age workers’, In Ageism, Work & Employment, I. Glover & M. Branine (eds), Ashgate, Aldershot.

Taylor, P. & Walker, A. (1996) ‘Gradual retirement in the United Kingdom’, In Delsen, L. & Reday-Mulvey, G. (eds) Gradual Retirement in the OECD Countries, Dartmouth Publishing Company, Aldershot.

Taylor, P. & Walker, A. (1996) ‘Intergenerational relations in employment’, In Walker, A. (ed) The New Generational Contract, UCL Press, London.

Walker, A. & Taylor, P. (1993) ‘Ageism versus productive ageing: The challenge of age discrimination in the labour market’, In Bass, S., Caro, F. & Chen, Y. (eds), Achieving a Productive Ageing Society, Auburn House, London.

Journal articles

Carnemolla, P., Taylor, P., Gringart, E. & Adams, C. (forthcoming) ‘Indicators of job quality in the Australian aged care workforce: A scoping review’, Australasian Journal on Ageing.

Taylor, P. & Earl, C. (2021) ‘The enduring myth of endemic age discrimination in the Australian labour market’, Ageing and Society, 1-10, doi:10.1017/S0144686X21001112

Taylor, P. (2019) ‘Working longer may be good public policy, but it is not necessarily good for older people’, Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 31(2), 99-105.

Taylor, P., McLoughlin, C. & Earl, C. (2018) ‘Everyday discrimination in the Australian workplace: Assessing its prevalence and age and gender differences’, Australasian Journal on Ageing, 37(4), 245-251.

Earl, C., Taylor, P. and Cannizzo, F. (2017) ‘Regardless of age: Australian university managers’ attitudes and practices towards older academics’, Work, Aging and Retirement, doi:10.1093/workar/wax024.

Taylor, P., Earl, C. and McLoughlin, C. (2016) ‘Contractual arrangements and the retirement intentions of women in Australia’, Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 19 (3), 177-197.

Taylor, P., Earl, C. and McLoughlin, C. (2016) ‘Australian employer usage of the practice of offering reduced working hours to workers close to retirement: Extent and determinants’, Australasian Journal on Ageing, doi: 10.1111/ajag.12253.

Earl, C. and Taylor, P. (2016) ‘Discriminatory practices of older workers in an ageing residential care workforce’, International Journal of Work Innovation, 1 (4), 391–412.

Taylor, P. and Earl, C. (2016) ‘Bridging the grey divide: An international perspective on the ageing workforce and longer working lives’, 51(2) Australian Journal of Social Issues, 119-125.

Taylor, P., Earl, C. & McLoughlin, C. (2016) ‘Recent public policy and Australian older workers’, 51(2),Australian Journal of Social Issues, 229‐247.

Taylor, P., Loretto, W., Marshall, V., Earl, C. & Phillipson, C. (2016) ‘The older worker: Identifying a critical research agenda’, Social Policy and Society, doi:10.1017/S1474746416000221, pp. 1-15.

Taylor, P. and Earl, C. (2016) ‘Making the case for older workers’, Management Revue, 27(1-2), 14-28. DOI 10.1688/mrev-2016-Taylor.

Taylor, P. and Earl, C. (2016) ‘The social construction of retirement and evolving policy discourse of working longer’, Journal of Social Policy, 45 (2), 251-268, doi:10.1017/S0047279415000665.

Cummins, P., Taylor, P. and Kunkel, S. (2015) ‘Working longer, learning longer’, Public Policy & Ageing Report, doi: 10.1093/ppar/prv025.

Monteiro, I., Taylor, P., Iguti, A. M. and Cummings, P. (2015) ‘Challenges for the workforce development of older workers in Brazil’, Public Policy & Ageing Report, doi: 10.1093/ppar/prv019.

Taylor, P. and McLoughlin, C. (2015) Predictors of participation in workforce development activities among older women in Australia, Public Policy & Ageing Report, doi: 10.1093/ppar/prv020.

Adair, T., Lourey, E. and Taylor, P. (2015) ‘Unmet demand for training among mature age Australians: Prevalence, differentials and perceived causes’, Australasian Journal on Ageing, doi: 10.1111/ajag.12206.

Earl, C. and Taylor, P. (2015) ‘Is workplace flexibility good policy? Evaluating the efficacy of age management strategies for older women workers’, Work, Ageing and Retirement, doi:

Brooke, E., Taylor, P., McLoughlin, C. & Di Biase, T. (2013) ‘Managing the working body: Active ageing and limits to the ‘flexible’ firm’, Ageing and Society, 33(8), 1295–1314.

Taylor, P., McLoughlin, C., Meyer, D. & Brooke, E. (2013) ‘Everyday discrimination in the workplace, job satisfaction and psychological well being: age differences and moderating variables’, Ageing and Society, 33(7), 1105–1138.

Taylor, P., McLoughlin, C., Di Biase, T., Brooke, E. & Steinberg, M. (2013) ‘Managing older workers during a period of tight labour supply’, Ageing and Society, 33(Special Issue 01), 16-43.

Mackey M. G., Bohle, P., Taylor , P., Di Biase, T. McLoughlin, C. & Purnell, K. (2011) ‘Walking to wellness in an ageing sedentary university community: Design, method and protocol’, Contemp Clin Trials, 32(2), 273-9.

Taylor, P., Brooke, E., McLoughlin, C. & Di Biase, T. (2010) ‘Older workers and organizational change: corporate memory versus potentiality’, International Journal of Manpower, vol. 31(2), 374-386.

Taylor, P., Jorgensen, B. & Watson, E. (2010) ‘Population ageing in a globalizing labour market: Implications for older workers’, China Journal of Social Work, vol. 3(2–3), 259–272

Jorgensen, B & Taylor, P. (2008) ‘Older workers, government and business: Implications for ageing populations of a globalising economy’, Economic Affairs, vol. 28, no 1, 18-23.

Jorgensen, B. & Taylor, P. (2008) ‘Employees, employers and the institutions of work: the global competition for terrain in the ageing workforce agenda’, Foresight, vol. 10 no. 1, 22-36.

Taylor, P. (2007) ‘Older workers and the labour market: Lessons from abroad’, Generations, vol. xxxi, no. 1, 96-101.

Brooke, L. & Taylor, P. (2005) ‘Older workers and employment: managing age relations’, Ageing and Society, vol. 25, 1-15.

Platman, K. & Taylor, P. (2004) ‘Introduction: Themed section on age, employment and policy, Social Policy and Society, 3: 2, 143-144.

Taylor, P. (2004) ‘Age and work: International perspectives’, Social Policy and Society, 3: 2, 163-170.

Taylor, P., Oka, M. & Rolland, L. (2004) ‘Work and retirement in the Asia and Oceania region: Perspectives on longer employment and flexible retirement’, Geriatrics and Gerontology International, 4, S190-S193.

Taylor, P. (2003) ‘Age, labour market conditions and male suicide rates in selected countries’, Ageing and Society, vol. 23, 25-40.

Taylor, P. (2003) ‘Older workers, employer behaviour and public policy’, The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance, vol. 28, no. 4, 553-557.

Taylor, P. & Walker, A. (2003) ‘Age discrimination in the labour market and policy responses: The situation in the United Kingdom’, The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance, vol. 28, no. 4, 612-624.

Taylor, P., Encel, S. & Oka, M. (2002) ‘Older workers - trends and prospects’, The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance, vol. 27, no. 4, 512-531.

Storey, J., Quintas, P., Taylor, P.E., Fowle, W. (2002) ‘Flexible employment contracts and their implications for product and process innovation’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 13, no. 1, 1-18.

Taylor, P. & Urwin, P. (2001) ‘Age and participation in vocational education and training’, Work, Employment and Society, vol. 15, no. 4, 763-779.

Taylor, P. (2000) ‘New for old - recent developments in public policies towards older workers in the United Kingdom’, Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie, vol. 33, pp. 265-270.

Walker, A. & Taylor, P. (2000) ‘Good practice in the employment of older workers in Europe’, Ageing International, vol. 25, no. 3, 62-77.

Taylor, P., Steinberg, M. & Walley, L. (2000) ‘Mature age employment: Recent developments in public policy in Australia and the UK’, Australasian Journal on Ageing, vol. 19, 125-129.

Taylor, P. & Urwin, P. (1999) ‘Recent trends in economic activity rates among older workers’, Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance, vol. 24, no. 4., 551-579

Taylor, P. & Walker, A. (1998) ‘Employers and older workers: Attitudes and employment practices’,Ageing and Society, vol. 18, issue 6, 641-658.

Taylor, P. & Walker, A. (1998) ‘Policies and practices towards older workers: A framework for comparative research’, Human Resource Management Journal, vol. 8, no. 3, 61-76.

Taylor, P. & Walker, A. (1997) ‘Age discrimination and public policy’, Personnel Review, vol. 26, no. 4, 308-319.

Guillemard, A-M, Taylor, P. & Walker, A. (1996) ‘Managing an ageing workforce in Britain and France’,The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance, no. 81, 478-501.

Taylor P. & Walker A. (1995) ‘Combating age barriers in job recruitment and training’, Policy Studies, vol. 16(1), 4-13.

Taylor P. & Walker A. (1995) ‘Combating age discrimination in employment: Education versus legislation’,Policy Studies, vol. 16(3), 52-61.

Jackson, P. & Taylor, P. (1994) ‘Factors associated with employment status in later working life’, Work, Employment and Society, vol. 8, no. 4, 553-567.

Taylor, P. & Walker, A. (1994) ‘The ageing workforce: Employers’ attitudes towards older workers’, Work, Employment and Society, vol. 8, no. 4, 569-591.

Taylor, P & Walker, A. (1993) ‘Dealing with age discrimination in England: The merits of education vs. legislation’, Ageing International, vol. XX, no. 3, 36-40.

Grants and awards

  • 2017 Australian Association of Gerontology - Glenda Powell Travelling Fellow 2018
  • 2016 Older Entrepreneurship in Queensland, Queensland Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services ($80,000).
  • 2016 Evaluation of the Corporate Champions program, Department of Employment ($68,000).
  • 2013 Extending working lives - health and well being implications and facilitators, Economic and Social Research Council ($60,000).
  • 2013 Superannuation cluster, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) ($127,007).
  • 2011 Work ability assessment and interventions in the Singapore workplace, Singapore Ministry of Manpower ($130,000).
  • 2011 Workability Assessment and Change Among New South Wales Employers, New South Wales Office for Ageing ($250,000).
  • 2011 Age, Work Ability and Work-related Injury in Australian Workers – Pilot Study, Safe Work Australia ($214,000).
  • 2009 Retiring women: Understanding older female work-life transitions (LP0990703) Australian Research Council and partners ($331,280).
  • 2008 Working late and the spectre of uselessness: Sustaining labour supply in a globalising economy (LP0884065), Australian Research Council and partners, ($330,000).
  • 2008 Working Longer: Policy Reforms and Practice Innovations, NHMRC (401158).
  • 2008 Experience Pays Awareness Strategy Evaluation, Department of Employment and Industrial Relations, Queensland ($57,000).
  • 2005 Employer Initiatives for an Ageing Workforce, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (EUR604,000).
  • 2005 Redesigning work for an ageing society, Australian Research Council and partner organisations (LP0562052) ($514,000).
  • 2005 Mapping mid-life services relating to health, well-being and labour market participation in the East of England, East of England Regional Assembly (GBP19,000).