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Lecturer HRM, PhD Researcher - Job loss, career adaptability & HRM interventions, Swinburne University of Technology

Helena is a current PhD Candidate at Swinburne University. Her research area is in job loss, notice periods, career adaptability and human resource interventions. She lectures in human resource management, employee relations, career development and business. Helena is an experienced non-executive board director, with an education sector interest. She has served on education boards for over 17 years.

Her current PhD research area is in the Australian automotive industry closure, notice periods, and career adaptability.

A previous director in HRM, her work experience spans; IT, Sales, Service, Airlines, Victorian Public Service, Call Centre’s, Healthcare, Education, Manufacturing and the Insurance industry.

Helena, had the unfortunate task of dealing with the "people impact" of Australia's largest and longest corporate closure, "Ansett Airlines" in 2001. As a senior HRM executive at Ansett Airlines/Air New Zealand Group at the time of collapse, she continued to work with the Administrators to close the organisation.

She is a Fellow (FAHRI) of the Australian Human Resources Institute, a previous AHRI Victorian President and a Professional member of the Career Development Association of Australia (CDAA).


  • –present
    Lecturer Human Resources and Industrial Relations, PhD Candidate - Job loss, Career Adaptability, & HRM Interventions , Swinburne University of Technology


  • 2001 
    Victoria University , Master of Business (Training and Change Management)

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute (FAHRI)
  • Professional member of the Career Development Association Australian (PCDAA)
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD)