Professor Paula McDonald


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Director, Work/Industry Futures Research Program

Paula McDonald is Professor of Work and Organisation and Director of the Work/Industry Futures Research Program. Her research addresses the profound social implications arising from a globalised, ‘collaborative’ economy. Topics span: work in the digital economy; education to work transitions; public/private boundaries; socio-legal aspects of workplace discrimination; and social media in employment. Paula has been awarded seven Australian Research Council grants including a Future Fellowship from 2013-16; five as lead investigator. Paula’s work has actively shaped public debates in her areas of expertise through extensive media engagement, leadership of scholarly and public symposiums, and invited seminars to research end-users. Prior to an academic career, Paula held clinical and research roles in child and adolescent psychiatry, medical education and public health. She is a registered psychologist and a Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. Find out more about Paula McDonald