About the Future of Work Institute

Why the Institute?


Our world-class researchers and staff have a diverse background involving analytics, skills, work design, human systems integration, and public policy.


We have a great deal of experience working with diverse industries. We know the challenges of working in complex systems with competing priorities and shifting goal posts.


Importantly, our focus on work is a connection point for some of the most dynamic areas of research at Curtin University.


Engineering, science, and computing are creating groundbreaking advances beyond our capacity to imagine their possibilities. Health sciences are revolutionising the way we develop and use health services. Humanities researches are opening new avenues for understanding our society and expressing our humanity in the digital age. Business and law are shaping the economic and legal structures that will ensure positive growth in a rapidly changing world.


Through industry partnerships on collaborative projects, we engage all these areas to improve the experience and performance at work.


Together we can understand what skills are needed for the future, how will they be developed for everyone across the life course, what organisational systems will enhance or hinder work as a source of thriving and growth for people.

The Future of Work Institute’s mission supports the broader vision of Curtin University to transform lives and communities through education and research. We are building partnerships with researchers, industry groups, alumni, and others who value the critical role that work plays in all our futures.