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PhD student, Centre for Human Resource Management, University of South Australia

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.


  • 2016–present
    Lecturer, University of South Australis


  • 2016 
    University of South Australia, PhD
  • 2012 
    University of South Australia, MBA
  • 2011 
    Flinders University, Master of Public Administration


  • 2015
    In the company of women: The well-being consequences of working with (and for) other women, Handbook on Well-Being of Working Women