Dr Kerrie Saville



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Research interests

  • trade union delegates and enterprise bargaining
  • trade union strategy and structure
  • the implications of legislative change on employee rights and employer responsibilities
  • the expectations and experiences of human resource management students of graduate employment

Teaching interests

  • Human resource management
  • Industrial relations

Units taught

Teaching commitments at Deakin University have included:

Postgraduate Level

  • Managing Human Resources for Strategic Outcomes
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Human Resource Performance Management

Undergraduate Level

  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Industrial Relations
  • Human Resource Development
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Organisation Theory
  • Staffing & Rewarding
  • Management


Research Awards

2007 - Faculty of Business and Law Award for Outstanding Contribution to Research

Teaching Awards

2009 -  Faculty of Business and Law Excellent Teaching Exemplar Award


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The Fair Work Act 2009 : a case of unrealised expectations

J Ferrer, L Morris, B Hearn-MacKinnon, K Saville

(2012), pp. 33-47, The Fair Work Act : revision or restitution, Heidelberg, Vic., B1


Piecing together the puzzle of graduate employment : factors that shape the graduate work expectations of human resource management students

M Parris, K Saville

(2011), Vol. 25, pp. 15-24, Industry & higher education, London, England, C1


Generation Y talk about work-life balance : not so different after all?

L Cramer, M Parris, K Saville

(2011), pp. 1-16, ANZAM 2011 : 25th Annual Australian And New Zealand Academy of Management conference : the future of work and organisations, Wellington, New Zealand, E1


Exploring the factors that influence the graduate work expectations of Human Resource Management students

M Parris, K Saville

(2010), pp. 553-561, HERDSA 2010 : Refereed papers from the 33rd HERDSA Annual International Conference, Melbourne, Vic., E1


Exploding the stability myth : structural change in the Australian trade union movement, 1969-85

K Saville

(2009), pp. 155-176, Labour history, Canberra, A.C.T., C1


Collaborative inquiry using 'learning' projects

P Hagel, K Saville, M Parris, F Graetz, F Azmat

(2009), pp. 173-182, HERDSA 2009 : Higher education in a changing world : Proceeding of the 32nd annual international HERDSA Conference 2009 : The student experience, Darwin, N. T., E1


A pacific islander guest worker scheme for Australia? Lessons from New Zealand's recognised seasonal employer scheme

K Saville

(2009), Labour, capital and change : proceedings of the 23rd conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ), Newcastle, NSW, Australia, 4-6 February 2009., Newcastle, New South Wales, E1


Did workchoices deliver? Evidence from survey data

K Saville, B Hearn-Mackinnon, J Vieceli

(2009), Vol. 20, pp. 207-226, Labour and industry, Melbourne, Victoria, C1


Work choices : Increasing productivity, job creation and work-family balance? Not likely!

K Saville, B Hearn-Mackinnon, L Morris, D Waddell

(2008), pp. 1-10, AIRAANZ 2008 : Workers, corporations, and community : facing choices for a sustainable future : proceedings of the 22nd conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, Melbourne, Australia, E1


The evolution of work choice legislation in Australia

K Abbott, A Devey, B Hearn Mackinnon, L Morris, K Saville, D Waddell

(2007), pp. 1-22, Work choices: evolution or revolution, Heidelberg, Vic., B1


The structural events approach- A 'better' way to understand long-term change in trade union structure: the Australian story (1986-96)

K Saville

(2007), Vol. 49, pp. 757-773, Journal of industrial relations, Oxford, England, C1


A new picture of structural change in the Australian trade union movement: 1985-1996

K Saville

(2007), pp. 1-10, AIRAANZ conference 2007 : diverging employment relations patterns in Australia and New Zealand : 7-9th February 2007, the University of Auckland, New Zealand : conference programme, Auckland, New Zealand, E1


A structural events approach to examining long-term change in the Australian trade union movement, 1969-1996

K Hose

(2003), pp. 1-10, Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia, The : Reflections : New Directions, Melbourne, Victoria, E1


The Australian union merger wave revisited

K Hose, M Rimmer

(2002), Vol. 44, pp. 525-544, Journal of industrial relations, Sydney, N.S.W., C1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Training in Service Coordination: An examination of Factors that Influemce Transfer of Learning to the Workplace

Dr Melissa Parris, Dr Kerrie Saville, Dr Justine Ferrer

DEWHA - National Centre of Excellence in Desalination - Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

  • 2013: $10,000

Industry and Other Funding

WorkChoices - Its Impact within Australian Workplaces.

Dr Keith Abbott, Dr Bruce Hearn Mackinnon, Dr Kerrie Saville, Dr Leanne Morris

  • 2012: $10,245
  • 2010: $40,311
  • 2007: $69,153


No completed student supervisions to report