Research Fellow

PhD, Western Sydney University, Australia

Discipline/s

Sociology

Contact

6499 4863

brigid_trenerry@sutd.edu.sg

Biography

Dr. Brigid Trenerry is a Research Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities. She is currently working on a large research project aimed at tackling workplace digital disruption and digital transformation in Singapore. Funded by the Social Science Research Council, the project aims to understand how organisations can best respond to technological change in the workplace, including bolstering employee and organisational resilience to disruption from new technologies.

Her research focuses on organisation/workplace studies and draws from multiple disciplines, including sociology, political science and management studies. Her current research interests include workplace digital disruption, digital transformation, workplace diversity and discrimination. She is particularly interested in intervention research and studying innovative responses to contemporary workplace and societal issues.

She is experienced in conducting mixed-methods research, working across multiple disciplines and in applied policy and industry contexts. For her doctoral research, she was part of the evaluation team for a large-scale workplace diversity and anti-racism intervention conducted within local government in Australia.

Education

  • PhD in Sociology, Western Sydney University, Australia (2017)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Political Science, University of Melbourne, Australia (2005)

Publications

  • Trenerry, Brigid., Chng, Samuel., Wang, Yang., Zainal Shah, Suhaila., Lim, Sun Sun., Lu, Han Yu., & Oh, Peng Ho. (Accepted). Preparing workplaces for digital transformation: An integrative review and framework of multi-level factors. Frontiers in Psychology.
  • Nair, Sreeja., Lim, Sun Sun., Trenerry, Brigid., Chng, Samuel., and Wang, Yang. (In press). Preparing for workforce transformation in Singapore: The Role of Technical and Vocational Education and Training. In: The Next Digital Decade – Policy Approaches from Asia. Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Digital Asia Hub, Germany.
  • Trenerry, Brigid., Lam, Jocelin., Chng, Samuel. (2020). Responding to COVID-19: What can we learn from Singapore?Croakey Health Media (online),
  • Trenerry, Brigid., Haridas, Gayathri., & Lim, Sun Sun. (2019). Diversity, Inclusion and the Future of Work. Asia Global Online (online). Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong.
  • Trenerry, Brigid., (2018). The role of non-profits in building socially conscious leaders: A case study of the impact, benefits and challenges in engaging youth volunteers in the non-profit sector. Singapore: Conjunct Consulting and Singapore Tote Board.
  • Trenerry, Brigid., & Paradies, Yin. (2012) Organizational Assessment: An Overlooked Approach to Managing Diversity and Addressing Racism in the Workplace. Journal of Diversity Management, 7(1), 11-26.
  • Priest, Naomi., Paradies, Yin., Trenerry, Brigid., Truong, Mandy., Karlsen, Saffron., & Kelly, Yvonne. (2012). Systematic Review of Studies Examining the Relationship between Reported Racism and Health and Wellbeing for Children and Young People. Social Science & Medicine, 95, 115-127
  • Trenerry, Brigid., Franklin, Hayley., & Paradies, Yin. (2011). Preventing Race-Based Discrimination (An Evidence Review: Full Report), Creating Healthy Workplaces Evidence Review Series. Carlton: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth).
  • Klocker, Natascha., Trenerry, Brigid., & Webster, Kim. (2011). How Does Freedom of Religion and Belief Affect Health and Wellbeing? Carlton: VicHealth.
  • Trenerry, Brigid., Franklin, Hayley, & Paradies, Yin. (2010). Review of Audit and Assessment Tools, Programs and Resources in Workplace Settings to Prevent Race-Based Discrimination and Support Diversity. Carlton: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation.

Conference Presentations/Proceedings

  • Nair, Sreeja., Lim, Sun Sun., Trenerry, Brigid., Chng, Samuel., and Wang, Yang. (2021, Feb). Preparing for workforce transformation in Singapore: The role of Technical and Vocational Education and Training. The Australasian Public Policy Network Conference.
  • Lim, Sun Sun., Trenerry, Brigid., Chng, Samuel, Wang, Yang., Zainal Shah, Suhaila., Lu, Han Yu., & Oh, Peng Ho. (2020, Oct). Mindset, motivation and mentoring: Supporting workers through digital disruptions. Panel Session at the NTUC Labour Research Conference Workers’ Matters: Finding ways to brave the roads ahead, Singapore.
  • Trenerry, Brigid.(2019, Sep). How far have we come in understanding and responding to discrimination at the individual, community and local government levels? Paper presented at the Victorian Local Government Multicultural Issues Network (VLGMIN) Annual Forum, Victoria, Australia (Invited speaker)
  • Trenerry, Brigid., Haridas, Gayathri., Chng, Samuel., Zainal Shah. Suhailah, Oh, Peng Ho., Wang, Yang., & Lim, Sun Sun. (2019, Aug). The Gender Implications of the Future of Work in Singapore. Paper presented at the Gender Summit 16, August 2019, Singapore.
  • Trenerry, Brigid. (2017, Nov). Productive disruptions: Responding to diversity in the workplace through anti-racism practice within local government in Australia. Paper presented at 50 Years of Naming Institutional Racism: Realising Racial Equity or Intensifying Injustices? The Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Trenerry, Brigid. (2014, Mar). Building Inclusive Organisations: Addressing Racism and Supporting Diversity in the Workplace. Paper presented at the Imagining Social Equity Conference, Melbourne Social Equity Institute, The University of Melbourne, Australia.
  • Trenerry, Brigid. (2014, Apr). Supporting Anti-Racism and Diversity in Local Government. Paper presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, USA.
  • Trenerry, Brigid. (2013, Dec). Building Inclusive Organisations: Moving From Evidence to Practice in Reducing Racism and Supporting Diversity. Paper presented at Reconfiguring Anti-Racism: Tolerance, Harmony, Inclusion or Justice?, The Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Trenerry, Brigid., Paradies, Yin., Kowal, Emma., & Dunn, Kevin. (2013, Jun). Building Inclusive Organisations: Supporting Anti-Racism and Diversity in the Workplace. Paper presented at the Thirteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia.
  • Priest, Naomi., Paradies, Yin., Trenerry, Brigid., Truong, Mandy., Karlsen, Saffron., & Kelly, Yvonne. A Systematic Review of Studies Examining the Relationship between Reported Racism and Health and Wellbeing for Children and Young People. (2012, Dec). Paper presented at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Science of Eliminating Health Disparities 2012 Summit. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC, USA.