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School of Business and Management

Professor Paula McDonald


Visiting Professor of Work and Organisation


Paula McDonald is Professor of Work and Organisation and Associate Dean, Research in the Queensland University of Technology Business School in Brisbane, Australia. Paula works with organisations in the public, private and community sectors on collaborative research which advances social justice in and beyond the workplace. Her research addresses technology and work; youth education to work transitions; vulnerable and disadvantaged worker groups; and gendered dimensions of work. Paula has published over 100 academic journal articles and industry reports and she has been awarded 8 Australian Research Council grants. Her research has had demonstrable impact via expert testimony, workplace training, commissioned research reports, media engagement, senate inquiry submissions and membership on steering committees. Paula is a registered psychologist and prior to an academic career, held clinical and research roles in the health sector.

Paula McDonald has been a visiting Professor in the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary University of London since 2018. She was awarded her PhD from Queensland University of Technology Business School in 2004. 


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