Our people

Our people

The Centre for Workforce Futures represents one of the Asia Pacific's leading concentrations of expertise in the fields of: human resource management, employment relations, labour economics, demography, labour law and management strategy.

Professor Lucy Taksa

Professor Lucy Taksa

Director, Centre for Workforce Futures (CWF)

Areas of Expertise:
  • Diversity Management research, policy and strategy assessment
  • Leadership and Management in Higher Education
  • Research Centre Management
  • Organisational Review, Quality Audit, Policy Formulation and Strategic Planning in Higher Education and Government
  • Organisational change and restructuring
  • Leadership in Teaching and Learning
  • Selection, Recruitment and Promotion in Higher Education, the Public and Not-for-Profit Sectors
  • Assessment of discrimination/harassment/professional misconduct claims
  • Management and interpretation of cultural and material heritage assets: policy/strategy formulation and implementation

Professor Daryll Hull

Professor Daryll Hull

Director, Centre for Workforce Futures (CWF)

Areas of Expertise:
  • Workplace productivity, workplace leadership
  • Employee engagement
  • Collaboration strategies
  • Industrial relations

Doctor Ekaterina Todarello

Dr Ekaterina Todarello

Centre for Workforce Futures Associate

Areas of Expertise:
  • Workplace Spirituality
  • Ethics and Leadership
  • Management and Organisation Studies
  • Transformative Learning in Higher Education
  • Identities in a Global World
  • Philosophical Approaches to Organisation Studies and Research

Doctor Candy (Ying) Lu

Doctor, Candy (Ying) Lu,

Areas of Expertise:
  • International management
  • Human resource management in emerging markets
  • Integration of immigrant professionals in workplace
  • Occupational health and safety (OHS) in mining industry

Dr. Alison Barnes

Dr., Alison Barnes,

Areas of Expertise:
  • Decline in traditional misbehaviour like strikes, more individual responses like taking time off etc
  • How employees are affected by office space. Open plan, visual surveillance
  • Developing trends around future of work-what work will look like in the future

Doctor Meena Chavan

Dr., Meena Chavan,

Areas of Expertise:
  • International Business Strategy and Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Change Management
  • Diversity Management
  • Small Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability and the Environment
  • Operations Management
  • Quality Management

Associate Professor Fei Guo

Associate Professor, Fei Guo,

Areas of Expertise:
  • Demographic change and migration
  • Skilled and student migration and labour market
  • Social stratification of migrant communities
  • Demography of contemporary China
  • Fertility behaviour of migrants
  • Population and housing markets
  • Internationalisation of highly skilled professionals

Dr. Christopher Heaton

Dr, Christopher Heaton,

Areas of Expertise:
  • Econometrics
  • Unemployment and the relationship between education and labour market outcomes
  • Education, immigration and labour markets

Dr. Timothy Kyng

Dr., Timothy Kyng,

Areas of Expertise:
  • Financial decision making
  • Valuation of complex financial contracts
  • Finance education
  • Executive share option valuation
  • Application of mathematics and statistics to finance
  • Insurance and actuarial science

Associate Professor Nick Parr

Associate Professor, Nick Parr,

Areas of Expertise:
  • Demography and the workforce
  • Fertility and family formation
  • Migrants in Australia
  • Statistical demography
  • Family policies
  • Demographic projections
Current Lecturing & Tutoring
  • Population and Workforce Planning
  • Workforce Demography and Planning

Associate Professor Louise Thornthwaite

Associate Professor, Louise Thornthwaite,

Areas of Expertise:
  • Human resource management
  • Industrial relations
  • Employment law
  • Discrimination law
  • Public Sector Management
  • Labour and industrial law
  • Diversity and equality policy
  • Management policy on IR and HRM
  • The ageing workforce
  • Social media and work

Doctor Salut Muhidin

Doctor, Salut Muhidin,

Areas of Expertise:
  • Business Demographics
  • Labour market forecasting
  • Ageing population and pension
  • Health inequality and closing the gap
  • Migration and skilled labour
  • Regional economic development
  • Education and human development

Doctor Nikola Balnave

Areas of Expertise:
  • Business and labour history
  • Co-operatives
  • Welfarism

Associate Professor Jean-Philippe Deranty

Areas of Expertise:
  • The case for and against work
  • Paradoxes of equality
  • The iconography of political concepts

Associate Professor Shaun Wilson

Areas of Expertise:
  • Political Sociology
  • Welfare States and Employment
  • Social Policy
  • Political Economy

Doctor Tobia Fattore

Areas of Expertise:
  • Labour standards in human services
  • Social Research Methods
  • Sociology of Childhood

Associate Professor Debbie Haski-Leventhal

Areas of Expertise:
  • People & Organisations
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social Entrepreneurship

Doctor Yvette Blount

Areas of Expertise:
  • Research Coordinator for the Australian Anywhere Working Research Network
  • Anywhere working (telework, telecommuting, flexible work, future of work)
  • Telehealth and the implications for workers (clinicians)
  • Technology in learning and teaching
  • Cyber-security: governance and risk mitigation

Doctor Stephanie Huang

Stephanie Huang

Areas of Expertise:
  • Luxury marketing and brand engagement by consumers in cross-cultural environment
  • Dynamics of trust and distrust in business relationships
  • Understanding and managing dynamics of business relationships and networks
  • Developing and applying interpretive research methodologies for process research
  • Cross-cultural studies
  • Sports marketing and communications

Doctor Rob Jack

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Areas of Expertise:
  • International business case study research
  • Firm internationalisation strategies
  • Entry modes of firms
  • Product composition and firm internationalisation
  • Internationalisation strategies of emerging market multinationals
  • The 'born global' firm

Associate Professor Yue Wang

Areas of Expertise:
  • Transaction cost-contracting theory, institutional theories (NIE and NIS), evolutionary economics, and dynamic capabilities literatures, and their applications in international business and management topics
  • East Asian business systems (China, Japan, Korea)

Doctor Troy Sarina

Areas of Expertise:
  • Employment relations
  • Employee participation and non-union voice
  • Workplace Law
  • Change management

Doctor Erik Lundmark

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Areas of Expertise:
  • Evolutionary perspectives on entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship discourse and conceptualisations
  • New firm and market development (the liability of newness)

Associate Professor Kyle Bruce

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Area of Expertise:
  • Organisational Behaviour


Doctor David Rosenbaum FCPA GAICD

David Rosenbaum

Areas of Expertise:
  • Relationship between gender and change management amongst non-profit leaders and managers
  • Leadership and ethical behaviour and the impact on organisational performance
  • The application of Action Learning in support of leadership and management development

Doctor Frances Flanagan

Frances Flanagan

Areas of Expertise:
  • Service work
  • Women and work
  • Care work
  • The gig economy and impact of technology on work
  • Precarious, insecure and informal work

Doctor Glen Powell

Glen Powell

Areas of Expertise:
  • Organisational leadership capacity
  • Building human, cultural, and social capital
  • Diversity, identity, and inclusion

Honorary Professor John Toohey PhD

John Toohey

Areas of Expertise:
  • Business and managerial psychology
  • Neuroscience and decision making
  • Psychopathology at work
  • Work Stress
  • WHS&R policy and governance

Emeritus Professor Raymond Markey

Emeritus Professor Raymond Markey

Immediate Past Director, Centre for Workforce Futures (CWF)

Areas of Expertise:
  • International comparative employment relations systems
  • Employee voice and participation
  • Occupational health and safety and employee well-being
  • Work/life and work/family balance
  • Australian and international comparative labour history
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