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Professor of Human Resource Management, Head of School of Management, Curtin University

I am the Head of the School of Management, Faculty of Business and Law at Curtin University, Perth, Australia and Professor of Human Resources Management. I have pursued an international career in the corporate and education sectors in Japan, Singapore, UK, New Zealand, Canada and Australia. My key area of expertise is careers and particularly career management strategies in contemporary labour markets, e.g. managing job loss, career success, career change, career self-management and control. I also have expertise in managing flexible work practices/telecommuting and the impact of new working practices on individual and organizational performance, individual well-being and career development.

My current research also incorporates issues in work-life balance e.g. achieving work-life balance and organizational work-life balance strategies. I have three major research projects at present focusing on the following: career transitions of professional athletes out of sport, flexible work practices, work-life balance.

Recent Books:

Kelliher & Richardson: 'Work, Working and Work Relationships in a Changing World' (Edited Book).
Published January 2019, Routledge

Arthur, Khapova & Richardson: ‘An Intelligent Career: Taking Responsibility for Your Work and Your Life’
Published January 2017, Oxford University Press


  • –present
    Associate Professor of HRM, Curtin University


  • 2002 
    University of Otago, NZ, Doctorate