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Professor of Work and Organisation, Queensland University of Technology

Paula McDonald is Professor of work and organisation and Director of the Work/Industry Futures Research Program in the QUT Business School. Paula’s research focuses on facilitating work-life boundaries; the systemic causes of and solutions to workplace discrimination and harassment; education to employment pathways for young people; and social media at work. Prior to an academic career, Paula held clinical and research roles in health sector settings including child and adolescent psychiatry, medical education, primary care and public health. She is a registered psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.


  • 2004–2015
    Professor, Queensland University of Technology