Professor of Human Resource Management, Victoria University

Professor Pauline Stanton joined Victoria University (VU) in 2009 as Professor of Management and Head of School of Management and Information Systems. She is an active researcher and has researched and consulted extensively on the application of Strategic Human Resource Management systems, practices and performance in Australian and Asian industries and organisations.

Professor Stanton focuses on high performance work systems, performance management and employee involvement/employee voice with a particular focus on the health care sector. She is also a member of a large international project exploring employment relations in multinational enterprises.

She has over eighty peer reviewed publications in a wide range of international and domestic journals and books. She has presented her research to both academic and practitioner conferences in Australia, UK, China, USA, Dubai, and New Zealand. She has consulted in strategic HRM to a range of organisations and industries.

Her previous appointment was as Associate Professor in Human Resource Management in the Graduate School of Management at La Trobe University and before that she was Program Director of the Health Services Management Program in the School of Public Health also at La Trobe University.

Prior to her university career she worked in management and practitioner roles both in Australia and the UK including as a CEO in a regional women's health service, manager of a trade union education unit, an industrial relations practitioner, and an education and training officer. She has a particular interest in the arts and is currently on the Boards of Management of Strange Fruit Productions and Black Hole Theatre Company.


  • –present
    Professor of Human Resource Management, Victoria University


  • 2002 
    La Trobe University, PhD