Dr. Elizabeth Humphrys is a political economist at the University of Technology Sydney, and an early career researcher. She researches state and civil society responses to crisis and economic change, with a focus on trade unions and social movements.
Elizabeth’s latest research projects are on: labour and neoliberalism; climate related heat stress events and work; and the phenomenon of ‘anti-politics’. Her book How Labour Built Neoliberalism is forthcoming (2018) with Brill’s Studies in Critical Social Science’s series. Elizabeth has worked as an investigator for the NSW Ombudsman, in research and policy for a number of universities and non-government organisations, and as an advisor to a member of the NSW Parliament.
Heat Stress and Work in the Era of Climate Change
What We Know, and What We Need to Learn