Team

Director

  • Associate Professor Robyn Mayes

    Key research interests and current projects My research draws on the multi-stranded disciplines of Human Geography, Critical Gender Studies, and migration and mobilities scholarship. Mobile/migrant labour: this work examines labour migration in both domestic (eg FIFO) and transnational (eg temporary labour migration in the resources sector) contexts. I am interested...

Deputy Director

  • Associate Professor Deanna Grant-Smith

    With a PhD in public consultation and policy analysis, I have more than 20 years of experience conducting research and providing policy and strategy advice across the areas of environmental policy, participatory planning, community engagement, and organisational strategy and development. I have extensive experience in developing and delivering consultative approaches...

 

Research team

  • Professor Abby Cathcart

    Background Professor Abby Cathcart the Director of the QUT Academy of Learning and Teaching. She has worked at QUT since 2007 and was a Professor of Work and Organisation in QUT Business School until 2018 when she became a senior staff member in the Learning and Teaching Unit.   She...

  • Dr Ian Davis

    My aim is to create increased access to education in all its forms. I am passionate about demystifying the academic process to help staff and students realise their professional and academic goals. To date my research has investigated how masculinity is framed within educational settings. This won me a Post-award...

  • Professor Ross Gordon

    Ross Gordon is a Professor at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. He is also President of the Australian Association of Social Marketing (AASM), and is on the Board of Directors of the International Social Marketing Association. Ross is an interdisciplinary social change activist with degree qualifications in marketing, public...

  • Dr Bree Hurst

    Research interests: Public relations Corporate social responsibility Stakeholder engagement Sustainable governance Rhetoric Communication Institutional theory Legitimacy Qualitative research Dr Bree Hurst is a public relations lecturer in the School of Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations, QUT Business School. Having completed her undergraduate degree at QUT, in which she was awarded...

  • Dr Bernd Irmer

    With a PhD in organisational psychology, Bernd has more than 20 years of experience conducting research and providing policy and strategy advice across the areas of workforce planning and measurement, employee engagement, and organisational strategy and development. Bernd has an outstanding record of achievement in delivering strategic, evidence based, and...

  • Associate Professor Kim Johnston

    Dr Kim Johnston (PhD; MBus; GradCertAcadPrac; BNursing; GenCertNursing) researches social impact, strategic communication and engagement, particularly focusing on how organisations influence stakeholders in a range of community, corporate and government settings. Dr Johnston leads the Stakeholder Engagement Research Group.  Her current funded research projects focus on community engagement for preparedness in...

  • Dr Melinda Laundon

    Melinda Laundon is a lecturer in learning and teaching development, impact and recognition in the QUT Academy of Learning and Teaching. Her research interests include performance, reward and recognition, research impact, higher education policy and learning and teaching. Her work is often based on interdisciplinary approaches combining public policy, employment...

  • Professor Paula McDonald

    Paula McDonald is Professor of Work and Organisation and Associate Dean, Research in the QUT Business School. She is also visiting Professor at Queen Mary University London. Since completing her PhD in 2004, Paula has worked closely with organisations in the public, private and community sectors on collaborative research which...

  • Dr Kathy Moore

    Dr Katherine Moore is a lecturer in the School of Management, QUT Business School. She holds qualifications in both human resource management and psychology. Katherine’s research focuses generally on the employability of vulnerable groups, with a specific focus on people with disability and youth, and the organisational mechanisms that support...

  • Associate Professor Trish Obst

    Associate Professor Patricia Obst has been an active researcher for almost 20 years and has over 60 publications in a variety of areas including: volunteering aging wellbeing sense of community contectedness and social support alcohol use in specific populations community engagement Patricia completed a PhD by publication in the area...

  • Professor Kerrie Sadiq

    Overview Professor Kerrie Sadiq BCom, LLB (Hons), LLM, PhD, CTA, GAICD, CA, CPA, holds the position of Professor of Taxation in the School of Accountancy at the QUT Business School, Queensland University of Technology. She is a Senior Tax Adviser to the Tax Justice Network (UK), a Chartered Tax Adviser as designated...

  • Dr Penny Williams

    Penelope Williams (Penny) is a lecturer in the School of Management with whose research explores the changing nature of work.  Her research interests span work in the gig economy, flexible work arrangements, the impact of technology on work and workers, casual and precarious employment and digital capability/employability skills for university...

  • Dr Jannine Williams

    From her background in working with D/deaf and disabled people, research projects on disabled academics’ career experiences and gender, Jannine has developed research interests in the development and organization of socially responsible work which is explored through a concern for the meaning and experiences of work and how work practices...