Claire Williams, Professor of Sociology, (now an adjunct) taught at Flinders University for twenty years from 1983 including the sociology of work, industrial relations, occupational health and safety, and the sociology of emotions. She is the author of three other books, Opencut: the Working Class in an Australian Mining Town 1981), Blue, White and Pink Collar Workers in Australia (1988) and Beyond Industrial Sociology: the Work of Men and Women with Bill Thorpe (1992).
Bill Thorpe (now deceased) a Ph.D. in history from the University of Queensland is the author of Colonial Queensland (1996). He was an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in Australian Studies/Cultural Studies at Flinders University, South Australia and before that he taught Australian Studies and Aboriginal Studies at the University of South Australia.
Carolyn Chapman, the Aboriginal Project Officer who carried out the interviews for Aboriginal Workers and Managers: History, Emotional and Community Labour and Occupational Health and Safety in South Australia, is a Murri woman from Brisbane. Carolyn has had wide-ranging experience with projects concerned with aspects of the Aboriginal experience through education and work.