Centre Staff

Centre Staff

Directors

Professor Daryll Hull

Professor Daryll Hull

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

Professor Lucy Taksa

Prof. Lucy Taksa

Areas of Research:
  • Management and management education
  • Work organisation, workers and workplace cultures
  • Migrant employment
  • Diversity Management
  • Gender and cultural identity
  • Representations of women leaders
  • Labour, management and workplace health and safety history
Areas of Expertise:
  • Research and research grant assessment
  • Diversity Management research, policy and strategy assessment
  • Assessment of discrimination/harassment/professional misconduct claims
  • Leadership and Management in Higher Education
  • Organisational Reviews, Quality Audits, Policy Formulation and Strategic Planning in Higher Education and Government
  • Organisational change
  • Selection, Recruitment & Promotion in Higher Education, the Public and NFP Sectors
  • Management and interpretation of cultural and material heritage policy/strategy formulation and implementation

Research Fellows

Dr Sunil Badami

Research Fellow

Sunil Badami

Dr Sunil Badami commenced as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Workforce Futures at Macquarie University in December 2019 to undertake research to support the aims of the Ages Services Industry being undertaken for SkillsIQ. This project involves a focus on Reimagining the Aged Care Worker, Pathways and Education and  Nutritional and Mealtime experience and is being conducted throughout 2020.

Dr Catherine Bishop

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Catherine Bishop

Dr Catherine Bishop is the recipient of an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) for a project titled: ‘A history of Australian businesswomen since 1880’, being conducted in the Centre for Workforce Futures at Macquarie University. She received her PhD from the Australian National University in 2012, and is the author of Minding Her Own Business: Colonial Businesswomen in Sydney (NewSouth, 2015), which won the 2016 Ashurst Business Literature Prize. She has worked in several universities, most recently as a Kathleen Fitzpatrick Junior Research Fellow with the University of Sydney’s ARC Laureate Research Program in International History, and has published widely on the history of gender and business. She received a New Zealand History Trust Award in 2016 for research that resulted in her second monograph Women Mean Business: Enterprise in Colonial New Zealand (Otago University Press, 2019).

She is also co-editing a collection about nineteenth century global female entrepreneurship (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) and was a Visiting Fellow at Northumbria University in the UK in 2019. Her other research interests include the biography of an Australian female missionary, for which she was the 2016 State Library of New South Wales Religious History Fellow, and the history of two Cold War World Youth Forums in the USA and the UK.

Dr Nour Dados

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Nour Dados

Dr Nour Nicole Dados was awarded her PhD from the University of Technology Sydney (2011). She has worked as a researcher at the University of Sydney, the University of Technology Sydney and in the union sector. Her work examines the institutional and social contexts in which neoliberalism produces experiences of precarity. She is currently working on a project about the impact of labour insecurity on knowledge production and knowledge workers in insecure employment. Her research crosses critical social science and social history and makes use of archival, textual and empirical methods to study the embodied and structural dimensions of precarity in institutions and society. In 2019 she worked with Professor Taksa on the analysis of Diversity And Human Resource Management OECD Survey and together with Professor Taksa, authored The Diversity and Human Resource Management: Australian Survey Results Report, published by the Australian Human Resource Institute in 2019.

Dr Marika Franklin

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Marika Franklin

Marika Franklin commenced as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Workforce Futures at Macquarie University in 2020 working on the Australian research Council Discovery funded project ‘Demographic and social dimensions of migrant ageing and wellbeing in Australia’, being led by Professor Taksa. She has worked as a qualitative researcher in several universities, most recently as a Research Associate within the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW Sydney, and Research Associate and Casual Academic in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney. Her work examines the intersection between sociology and health, particularly how social interactions and social context enable people to live well with chronic conditions. As an early career researcher, Marika has published on self-management support for people with chronic conditions in Social Science and Medicine, Qualitative Health Research and Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine.

Marika is currently working on an ARC DP project examining the deterioration of health and well-being in migrant communities in Australia over time. By consolidating and analysing a wide range of quantitative data and conducting qualitative fieldwork among nine migrant groups in Australia, the project aims to produce new estimates of healthy life expectancy and investigate how social capital sustains health throughout the ageing process. The results can inform public policies for positive health outcomes and better allocation of resources and services for migrants.

Guogui Huang

Guogui Huang

Research Fellow

Guogui Huang commenced as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Workforce Futures at Macquarie University in 2020 working on the Australian research Council Discovery funded project ‘Demographic and social dimensions of migrant ageing and wellbeing in Australia’, being led by Professor Taksa. He is currently completing his PhD and he assisted in the analysis of the OECD Diversity And Human Resource Management Survey conducted with the members of the Australian Human Resource institute.

Administrative Staff

Lynne Cousins

Research Grant Project Manager

Lynne Cousins

Lynne has been servicing research centres at Macquarie University for more than 6 years and is experienced in optimising outcomes for all stakeholders. She has a BSc (Hons, UNSW) and an MBA (UTS) along with 10 years’ industry experience, as well as experience in Research Services at the University.

Jason Antony

Project Officer

Jason Antony has worked with the Industrial Relations Research Centre at UNSW since 2005, where he assists with editing the Centre's Journal, The Economic and Labour Relations Review and also works as an administrator. He joined the Centre for Workforce Futures in mid-2017, and helps manage the Centre's website as well as its day-to-day activities.

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