Gerard joined SGS as an Economist and Senior Consultant. He has extensive experience analysing the Australian labour market, particularly on issues to do with barriers and incentives to female labour force participation and the impacts of automation on jobs. He has also worked in areas of impact investment, social enterprise, regulatory reform, social housing and family programs.
Prior to joining SGS, Gerard worked at the Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business and the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services an Indigenous Affairs. While in the public service, Gerard delivered a range of projects, including new policy development, implementing whole-of-government reforms, program management and program evaluation. Gerard also worked briefly in Laos as a consultant to local social enterprises, working with them to improve their business services and social programs.
- What happens when a robot takes your job: de-routinisation dynamics and displaced worker outcomes
- Impact of automation across Australia: the experience across industries, genders, age groups, and states and territories
- Occupational and industrial segregation in detail: trends in Australia
- Time use in Australia: a gender analysis of paid and unpaid work using new estimates from HILDA data
- Working mothers in Australia: barriers and incentives to participation
- Explaining the rapid rise in female labour force participation in 2015