My research interests lie in workforce diversity, human resource management and organisational behavior. I am particularly interested in understanding the barriers faced by women seeking senior organisational roles and providing recommendations to help organisations achieve organisation-wide gender diversity.
In my dissertation “Take it from the top? The impact of senior women on organisational gender diversity”, I am investigating a trickle-down effect, whereby increases in women on boards result in subsequent increases at the executive level. I am conducting panel regression analysis on 1,350 organisations listed on the Australian Securities Exchange over a 10-year timeframe. Further, I am conducting a parallel investigation of the trickle-down effect in the public sector between executive and executive feeder levels.