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Dr Kate Bone

Lecturer

School of Management

Dr Kate Bone is an academic with interests in workplace wellbeing and tourism. As an interdisciplinary researcher, Kate's primary research objective is to highlight social justice issues and present critical accounts of lived experiences from a largely sociological perspective. Kate is an active member of the Healthy Work Group and MPOWER - two research groups concerned with worker health and wellbeing and contemporary issues in employment.

Kate is part of the New Zealand Workplace Barometer Project - a large-scale, leading nation-wide study designed to inform national approaches to psychosocial risk prevention at work.

Kate also leads a project investigating coworking in Aotearoa and in 2018 Kate won the MPOWER Researcher Support Award in recognition of this cutting-edge research. This project was also awarded funding by the Massey University Research Fund in 2019 to support the project in 2020. 

Kate is a peer-reviewer for six international journals (including A*) and is regularly invited to undertake reviews and provide research contributions to journals, media outlets, and industry events.  

Prior to joining Massey, Kate was employed at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, within the Faculty of Education (QS ranked 16 in world by subject). At Monash, Kate was employed as a Lecturer and Research Project Coordinator (2015-2018) on a funded CALT/PAL Fellowship Fund project concerned with how Peer-Assisted Learning can support international student education in Australia. Kate played a key role in developing and teaching three new postgraduate courses at Honours and Masters level (2016-2017). 

Dr Kate Bone is an academic with interests in workplace wellbeing and tourism. As an interdisciplinary researcher, Kate's primary research objective is to highlight social justice issues and present critical accounts of lived experiences from a largely sociological perspective. Kate is an active member of the Healthy Work Group and MPOWER - two research groups concerned with worker health and wellbeing and contemporary issues in employment.

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Research Expertise

Research Interests

- Sociology of work

- Tourism

- Qualitative research

- Worker wellbeing

- Precarious employment

- Young workers

- Transitions to the workplace

- Critical management studies

- Studies in Higher Education

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Business and Management (150300): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000):
Education (130000): Other Education (139900):
Sociology (160800): Studies In Human Society (160000):
Tourism (150600)

Research Outputs

Journal

Bone, K. (2019). Blue Collar Frayed: Working men in tomorrow’s economy. Labour and Industry: a journal of the social and economic relations of work.
[Book Review]Authored by: Bone, K.
Bone, KD. (2019). ‘I don’t want to be a vagrant for the rest of my life’: young peoples’ experiences of precarious work as a ‘continuous present’. Journal of Youth Studies. 22(9), 1218-1237
[Journal article]Authored by: Bone, K.
Bone, K., Jack, G., & Mayson, S. (2018). Negotiating the greedy institution: A typology of the lived experiences of young, precarious academic workers. Labour and Industry: a journal of the social and economic relations of work. 28(4)
[Journal article]Authored by: Bone, K.
Bone, K., Bone, J., Grieshaber, S., & Quinones, G. (2018). A Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) approach to pre-service teacher professional experiences in Australia: Organisational friendships. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education.
[Journal article]Authored by: Bone, K.
Bone, J., & Bone, KD. (2017). Voluntourism as cartography of self: A Deleuzian analysis of a postgraduate visit to India. Tourist Studies. , 1-17
[Journal article]Authored by: Bone, K.
Bone, KD. (2015). The bioecological model: Applications in holistic workplace well-being management. International Journal of Workplace Health Management. 8(4), 256-271
[Journal article]Authored by: Bone, K.
Bone, KD. (2015). Selling spirituality: Issues in tourism. Tourism Review International: an international journal. 19(3), 123-132
[Journal article]Authored by: Bone, K.
Bone, KD. (2013). Spiritual retreat tourism in New Zealand. Tourism Recreation Research. 38(3), 295-309
[Journal article]Authored by: Bone, K.

Book

Bone, K., & Bone, J. (2018). Melbourne, the food capital of Australia: human and animal encounters in the contact zone of tourism.. In C. Kline (Ed.) Animals, Food, and Tourism. (pp. 145 - 156). New York: Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: Bone, K.
Bone, KD., & Bone, J. (2015). The same dart trick: The exploitation of animals and women in Thailand tourism. In K. Markwell (Ed.) Animals in tourism: Understanding diverse relationships. (pp. 60 - 74). : Channel View Publications
[Chapter]Authored by: Bone, K.

Thesis

Bone, KD. (2017). Being/becoming an academic: Spatio-temporal experiences of precarious employment and wellbeing. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Bone, K.
Bone, K. (2011). Spiritual Retreat Tourism in Aotearoa/New Zealand. (Master's Thesis)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Bone, K.

Report

Parker, J., Arrowsmith, J., Barney, A., Bone, K., Junaid, F., Port, Z., . . . Tappin, D.(2019). Eurofound Country Profile: Working life in New Zealand. Dublin, Ireland: Eurofound
[Technical Report]Authored by: Arrowsmith, J., Barney, A., Bone, K., Parker, J., Port, Z., Rao, V., Tappin, D.
Bentley, T., Tappin, D., Blackwood, K., Bone, K., Forsyth, D., Gardner, D., . . . Ashby, L.(2019). The New Zealand Workplace Barometer: A report on findings from the 2018 survey of the New Zealand Workplace Barometer.
[Technical Report]Authored by: Blackwood, K., Bone, K., Catley, B., Forsyth, D., Gardner, D., Port, Z., Tappin, D.

Conference

Bone, K. (2019, April). Coworking as a new hybrid workplace: An exploratory study from New Zealand.. Presented at 37th International Labour Process Conference: Fragmentations and solidarities.. University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bone, K.
Bone, K., & Sayers, J. (2019, July). Decolonizing ‘dangerous’ dog breeds in Aotearoa/NZ. Presented at Australasian Animal Studies Conference: Decolonizing Animals. New Zealand Centre for Human-Animal Studies, Christchurch, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bone, K., Sayers, J.
Bone, K. (2018, June). Organisational friendships and peer engagement on professional placement: A peer-assisted learning approach.. Presented at 25th International Conference on The Learner: Education in a time of austerity and social turbulence. Athens, Greece.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bone, K.
Bone, KD. (2017, August). Building solidarity through peer learning (PAL) on paired placements in an Australian university. Presented at 27th EECERA Conference ECE Beyond the Crisis: Social Justice, Solidarity and Children's Rights. European Early Childhood Education Research Association (EECERA). Bologna, Italy.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bone, K.
Bone, KD. (2016, September). Young academics employed precariously at an Australian University: Influences on wellbeing over the course of a year. Presented at Work, Employment & Society Conference 2016. Leeds, United Kingdom.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bone, K.
Bone, KD., & Bone, J. (2015, July). The same dart trick: Women and animals in Thailand's tourist industry. Presented at Australian Animal Studies Group Conference, Animal Publics: Emotions, Empathy, Activism.. Melbourne, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bone, K.
Bone, J., & Bone, KD. (2015, April). Volunteer tourism: Graduate student stories of New Delhi, India. Presented at 86th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association: People, Place and Power.. Long Beach, CA, United States of America.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bone, K.
Bone, KD. (2015, April). Casual, precarious, insecure or flexible? Identifying and analysing the discourse of insecure employment. Presented at 86th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Sociological Association: People, Place and Power. Long Beach, California, United States of America.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bone, K.
Bone, KD. (2015, November). Sustaining an insecure 'lifestyle': Perspectives of young Australian academics. Presented at The Second Asian Conference on the Social Sciences and Sustainability: Share the Vision.. Fukuoka, Japan.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Bone, K.

Other

Bone, K., & Bone, J. (2019). The same dart trick: A posthuman perspective on tourism in Thailand. : Asia Dialogue: University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute
[Internet publication]Authored by: Bone, K.
Bone, K. (2019). House, children, pets on hold as universities exploit staff.. : The Sydney Morning Herald
[Internet publication]Authored by: Bone, K.
Bone, K. (2019). Dependent and vulnerable: the experiences of academics on casual and insecure contracts.. : The Conversation
[Internet publication]Authored by: Bone, K.

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

Kate has been nominated for Lecturer of the Year two years in a row since joining Massey. 

Courses Coordinated

  • 114.241 Principles of Human Resources Management
  • 114.330 Equity and Diversity in the Workplace

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 1 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Steve Wilson - Doctor of Philosophy
    Lifting the Veil. The seen, the unseen, the unspoken and the unknown. Workplace Bullying within a Hospitality Context, a Holistic Approach.

Media and Links

Media

  • 18 Jul 2019 - Online
    Casual employment in academia
    Dependent and vulnerable: the experiences of academics on casual and insecure contracts.
  • 10 Jun 2019 - Newspaper, Online
    Universities exploit staff
    House, children, pets on hold as universities exploit staff.
  • 05 Nov 2019 - Magazine, Online, Other
    The same dart trick
    The same dart trick: A posthuman perspective on tourism in Thailand.

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