Team

Leadership team

  • Professor Robyn Mayes

    Robyn Mayes is a Professor in the Faculty of Business and Law.  Her research is informed by a social justice agenda and critical feminist approaches.  Robyn’s work draws on the multi-stranded disciplines of Human Geography and Gender Studies. Core, interrelated research themes span corporate social responsibility and global production, gender...

  • Associate Professor Deanna Grant-Smith

    The pursuit of social justice and sustainability is at the heart of my teaching and research.I have extensive experience conducting research in a government and academic context. In addition to researching the potential for exploitation and exclusion presented by unpaid work and emerging forms of unpaid and unwaged work, I currently...

 

Research team

  • Professor Abby Cathcart

    Background Professor Abby Cathcart is 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...

  • Professor Ross Gordon

    Ross Gordon is a Professor at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. He is also on the management committee of the QUT Centre for Justice, and serves as QUT Business School & QUT Centre for Justice ECR Programme Director. He is also President of the Australian Association of Social Marketing...

  • Dr Xiaowen Hu

    Dr Xiaowen Hu completed her PhD in Management at University of Western Australia and joined QUT Business School in 2017. Her research program focuses on occupational health and safety, employee wellbeing and development. Her work has appeared in high-quality management journals, including Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and...

  • Dr Bree Hurst

    Dr Bree Hurst is a Senior Lecturer at the QUT Business School. She has a PhD in corporate social responsibility and organisational communication. Her research in corporate responsibility, social licence to operate, and food waste is critical in a world where organisations need to be held accountable for their impacts...

  • 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...

  • Professor Kim Johnston

    Professor 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 research focuses on community engagement for preparedness and resilience in disasters...

  • 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 Erin O'Brien

    Dr Erin O’Brien is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology. Erin’s current research examines political activism and advocacy strategies for social justice, human rights and environmental sustainability, with a particular focus on ethical consumerism, and investor activism. Erin’s research is concerned...

  • 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

    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 by...

  • Dr Penny Williams

    Penelope Williams (Penny) is a senior lecturer in the School of Management whose research explores the changing nature of work and the intersections of technology and work.  Her research interests span work in the gig economy, flexible work arrangements, the impact of technology, including AI on work and workers, precarious...

  • 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...

 

Adjunct Professor

  • Professor Andrew Stewart

    Andrew is the John Bray Professor of Law. His main interests lie in employment law and workplace relations, but he also has expertise in contract law. His most recent books include Contract Law: Principles and Context and new editions of Stewart’s Guide to Employment Law, Creighton and Stewart’s Labour Law...

 

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

  • Dr Foluké Abigail Badejo

    Dr Abigail Foluké Badejo is an award-winning Behaviour Change Researcher driven by her core values of Social Justice, Dignity and Equity as well a passion for complex problem-solving for transformative social impact. Dr Badejo’s emancipatory research agenda is evident in her systems-based, participatory research approach to addressing complex behavioural and...

  • Amelia Hine

    Amelia is a postdoctoral research fellow and a member of the CRC ORE project team. Her research and practice have focused on identifying complex networks and more-than-human relationships that are shaped by and influence mine closure and landscape planning. Utilising her background in human geography, design, and museology, she has...

  • Dr Joshua Kalemba

    Dr Joshua Kalemba is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Faculty of Business & Law, School of Management. Joshua was awarded a PhD in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Newcastle (UoN), Australia in 2021. Joshua’s research focuses on how categories of difference are perceived, lived and the implications...

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