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Research Biography

I am an Associate Professor of the Sociology of Work, specialising in organisational careers and gender equity.

My recent research has been published in leading journals and with respected publishers, including a book with Palgrave Macmillan, two book chapters (Routledge, Springer), and multiple journal articles in Q1 Scimago journals and/or A/B journals on the ABDC list, including Gender, Work and Organization (top 10%), Career Development International (top 10%), and Australian Journal of Career Development.

I am a Senior Editor for Career Development International (Q1, top 10%) and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management (Q1), as well as a reviewer for several other high quality journals.

My new book Building Your Career: A Guide for Students, published with Presssbooks, is an Open Educational Resource, bringing together contextual information on graduate employability, activities to build students' career identity and practical advice and guidance for students who are actively preparing to look for work.



Research Interests

Career management



Learning and Development

Strategic HRM

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Understanding contemporary career choices and consequences for higher education professional staff, Murdoch University

1 Oct 20141 Apr 2020

Award Date: 3 Aug 2020

Master, MBA (Higher Education Management), UCL Institute of Education

1 Oct 200930 Sept 2011

Award Date: 3 May 2012

Graduate Certificate, Professional Studies in Education, The Open University, UK

28 Feb 201030 Sept 2010

Award Date: 3 Jan 2010

Master, MPhil Environemtnal Science, Cranfield University

1 Oct 19971 Sept 1999

Award Date: 1 May 2001

Bachelor of Science (Honours), Environmental Science, Imperial College London

1 Oct 199031 May 1993

Award Date: 30 Jun 1993

External positions

Non-Executive Director, Institute of Managers and Leaders (ANZ)

26 May 2021 → …

Non-Executive Director, Shelter SA

26 Nov 202031 Mar 2022


  • Registered

Research Areas

  • Sociology

Supervisory Interests

  • Mentoring
  • Gender equity
  • Career development
  • Academic leadership and management
  • Leaders and leadership
  • Higher education
  • Sociology of work


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