Researcher biography

I am a Aboriginal woman, from the Guringai, Gadigal, Wiradjuri and Darug peoples, born in Sydney, NSW.

I have a PhD in the degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Management). My thesis is entitled: Private-sector employment programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: Comparative case studies.

I completed my Honours thesis in 2006, entitled "Is mentoring an effective Human Resource strategy to redress labour market disadvantage for Indigenous Australians: A qualitative study of mentoring outcomes for Indigenous trainees at the University of Newcastle".

I am a staunch Unionist, left wing political views.

Research Expertise My research is around the Labour Market disadvantage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and what can be done to alleviate this disadvantage including private sector Indigenous Employment strategies.

Teaching Expertise Industrial relations, diversity management, negotiation and advocacy. Aboriginal studies, Aboriginal labour history, Aboriginal employment, enabling courses for Aboriginal students

Administrative Expertise 5 successful grants

Collaborations Research collaborations include: Enabling Pedagogies, Enabling education, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, Workplace mentoring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Increasing participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Business Schools.