Our people

Researchers across the University of Melbourne are working together to advance our understanding of gender in the workplace. Gathering and analysing data, and consulting with organisations and industry bodies, our academics provide insights and thought leadership around issues such as; diversity and inclusion, talent management, discrimination and harassment, and workplace culture. Their work is advancing workplace practice and informing government policy and has been widely published in academic journals.

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  1. Professor Margaret Abernethy

    Program Director (Doctoral Program in Accounting)
    Sir Douglas Copland Chair of Commerce
    Director, Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    Management Accounting

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Corporate governance: Board quality, CEO succession
    • Executive compensation
    • Performance measurement
    • Management control system design

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 834 45475

  2. Associate Professor Susan Ainsworth

    Organisation Studies

    Centre for Workplace Leadership
    Cluster for Organization Society and Markets

    • Organisational discourse analysis and identity
    • Age and gender in employment and organisations
    • Identity and public policy
    • Human resource management and ethics

    Department of Management and Marketing

    +61 3 9035 5639

  3. Dr Victoria Baranov

    Senior Lecturer


    • Development
    • Behavioural Economics
    • Health Economics
    • Psychology and Economics
    • Applied Microeconomics
  4. Dr Barbara Broadway

    Senior Research Fellow

    • Early childhood development
    • Intergenerational disadvantage
    • Household finance
    • Labour supply issues tied to sub-populations (e.g. women, Indigenous Australians, medial workforce)
    • Social and tax policy as it relates to work incentives,
    • Workforce participation and dynamics
  5. Professor Lisa Cameron

    Professorial Fellow
    Program Coordinator

    Centre for Asian Business and Economics
    Melbourne Institute

    • Criminalisation of sex-work
    • Gender inequality in labour markets
    • Health services access
    • Impact of cash transfers on child development
    • Sanitation impacts on child health
    • Wellbeing of people living with a disability
    • Early childhood development
  6. Professor Nisvan Erkal

    Professor of Economics


    Centre for Market Design
    Economic Theory and Experiments Unit
    Experimental Economics Laboratory
    Trade and Development Research Unit

    • Experimental Economics
    • Industrial Organization

    Department of Economics

    +61 3 8344 3307

  7. Professor Guyonne Kalb

    Program Director

    • Labour supply with a focus on female labour force participation
    • Impact of social policy on labour supply
    • Impact of tax and transfer policies on labour supply
    • Parental leave and family policies
    • Impact of childcare and early childhood development
    • Effects of disadvantage on child development
    • Individual health outcomes
    • Healthcare workforce and the labour market
  8. Dr Maria Recalde



    Experimental Economics Laboratory

    • Experimental Economics
    • Behavioral Economics
    • Public Economics
    • Development
  9. Dr Victoria Roberts


    Organisation Studies

    Centre for Workplace Leadership

    Department of Management and Marketing

    +61 3 8344 2123

  10. Dr Victor Sojo



    Centre for Workplace Leadership

    • Organisational diversity management
    • Gender equality
    • Workplace discrimination
    • Occupational health and wellbeing
    • Leadership

    Department of Management and Marketing

    +61 3 9035 3553

  11. Dr Melissa Wheeler

    Melbourne Early Career Academic Fellow

    Organisation Studies

    Centre for Workplace Leadership

    • Applied Ethics (Organizational Ethics)
    • Gender Equality (Gender and Leadership)
    • Management (Leadership)
    • Moral Psychology (Moral Communication)
    • Social Psychology

    Department of Management and Marketing

    +61 3 8344 1221