Kathryn Johns has recently completed her Bachelor of Business (Honours) with First Class Honours, and was awarded the University Medal for her thesis. Her thesis sought to understand age discrimination in employment by exploring the age discrimination experiences of older Australians and the barriers to their employment, considering in particular the role of intersectionality of age with disability status and gender, and differing stakeholder perspectives. Her research employed an interpretive mixed methods research design which used a combination of descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing and automated context analysis using Leximancer.
Kathryn is also an experienced research and administrative support officer who has worked across a number of research projects in a variety of research areas. She currently works for the Centre for Business and Social Innovation (CBSI) in the UTS Business School supporting academics to deliver successful research projects, assisting in all stages of research from application, to analysis, to dissemination. She has a broad understanding of a number of research areas due to her work in the Centre and her earlier undergraduate degrees, which were in neuroscience, linguistics, and sociology and anthropology.
Employment discrimination, employee rights, increasing workforce participation, disability and older persons
Kaine, S, Josserand, E, Rawling, M, Boersma, M & Johns, K Economics References Committee 2020, Inquiry into unlawful underpayment of employees' remuneration: Submission of the Centre for Business and Social Innovation UTS Business School, pp. 1-10, Canberra.
Kaine, S, Rawling, MJ, Josserand, E, Boersma, M, Johns, K & Ryan, R Commonwealth Senate Education and Employment Committee 2018, 'Submission to Inquiry into the Exploitation of General and Specialist Cleaners Working in Retail chains for contracting or subcontracting cleaning companies' Centre for Business and Social Innovation UTS, pp. 1-8, Canberra.