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Professor of Management, Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Melbourne

Peter Gahan is Professor of Management and Associate Dean Engagement in the Faculty of Business and Economics at The University of Melbourne.

He graduated with a BComm (Hons) from UNSW and has a PhD from The University of Melbourne. He has previously held academic appointments at UNSW, University of Southern California, The European University Institute, Deakin and Monash universities. Between 2001 and 2004 he worked as a senior public servant in Victoria, as Director of Workplace Innovation in the Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development. He was foundation director of the Centre for Workplace Leadership at the University of Melbourne (2013-17).

Peter has published widely on work and employment relations, leadership and high performance workplace practices. His current research focuses on aging and the workplace, and technology and the transformation of jobs.

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  • 2012–present
    Professor of Management, The University of Melbourne


  • 1997 
    Melbourne University, PhD

Research Areas

  • Business And Management (1503)
  • Labour Economics (140211)
  • Labour Law (180118)