Professor Phyllis Tharenou

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Phyllis Tharenou is the Vice-President and Executive Dean of the College of Business, Government and Law at Flinders since July 2017. She was the interimVice-President and Executive Dean  of the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences following being Executive Dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences and interim Dean of the Flinders Business School. She came to Flinders Univeristy from being the Executive Director of Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences (SBE) at the ARC; chair and member of the SBE College of Experts; and Dean Research at UniSA, after appointments at Monash, Queensland and Griffith Universities and QUT. She was Executive Director of HRM in the Public Sector Management Commission in Queensland on leave from UQ. She has a BA Honours (First Class), Master of Psychology and PhD (UQ) and is an organizational psychologist. She is recognised for her research on international careers, gender differences in managerial advancement, and areas of HRM (eg training). She is a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (US) and the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. She has been a member of the Board of the Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities and the Premier's Science and Industry Council and is currently a member of the Don Dunstan Foundation management committee.


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