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Professor and co-Director, Centre for Workforce Futures, Macquarie University

Professor Lucy Taksa has been Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Business and Economics at Macquarie University since 2015 and is now co-Director of the Centre for Workforce Futures. She was Head of the Department of Marketing and Management at Macquarie University (2009-14), Director of the UNSW Industrial Relations Research Centre (2000-Aug. 2009), Head of the School of Organisation and Management and Associate Dean (Education) in the Faculty of Commerce and Economics at UNSW (2003-06).

From 1996 until Feb. 2007 she was a member of the Equal Opportunity Division of the NSW Administrative Decisions Tribunal (and its predecessors), and of the Legal Services Division between 2003 and 2007. She was Chair of the Board of State Records NSW for two terms (20007-2012) and has been an independent Non-Executive Board Member of Settlement Services International Ltd. since June 2015.

Professor Taksa has been an Assessor for Australian Research Council Grants since 1998 and a member of the Council's College of Experts (2014-16).

She has researched and published on work, workers and management; management education; gendered workplace cultures in finance, nursing and transport; multiculturalism, identity and Diversity Management; the history of occupational health and safety, women leaders and Indian migrant entrepreneurs. Recent projects include: the Australian Research Council funded: ‘Affinities in Multicultural Australia’ (with Professors Ellie Vasta and Fei Guo); ‘Exploring the socioeconomic impact of living with lymphoedema’ (with Professors John Boyages, Paul Gollan and Dr Senia Kalfa).


  • 2015–2017
    Professor, Associate Dean (Research) Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University