Our research

Our research

Macquarie University places a high priority on its research activity and outcomes in order to become one of the top research intensive universities in Australia.

The Faculty has launched a bold initiative to recruit top-class researchers in key areas of research strength, and is committed to increasing the recruitment of prominent researchers, to continue to forge a highly-developed research culture with strong links to the professions and industry.

Our research groups


Diversity, Gender, Migration, Organisation and Employment

  • How diversity can be encouraged and managed to benefit staff, the organisation and the community
  • Inter-cultural relations in the workplace
  • Cross-cultural management
  • Employee behaviour and misbehaviour (including legal issues such as bullying, discrimination and work health and safety)
  • Trends in the structure of employment and unemployment across such dimensions as gender, country of birth, industry, occupation, earnings and location
  • Related policy and regulatory issues
  • Industry and organisational case studies
  • Broader employment practices currently affecting many industries (e.g. precarious employment, outsourcing and contracting chains, with an initial study in the transport and logistics sector)
  • Indigenous employment
  • The influence of labour heritage
  • Gender equity

Management strategy

  • Corporate and business decision-making
  • Related communication flows between management and operational levels
  • Employee voice
  • Non-union forms of employee representation in both the private and public sectors
  • Corporate reputation, and organisational practice through employer ‘branding’ or ‘internal marketing’ to current or prospective staff members
  • Values, ethics, performance and sustainability in the interaction of organisations and their people.
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