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Research Themes

Diversity & Inclusion

This theme brings together a wide range of research which collectively addresses diversity and inclusion issues in organisations and societies. A particularly strong focus of this theme concerns how organisational policies and culture, human resources practices, leadership, work design, among others, can collectively inform the development of inclusive workplaces that celebrate and capitalise on employee diversity.

  • Employees with mental health challenges
  • Employees with disability
  • Cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity (including studies concerning migrants)
  • Ageing workforce
  • Educational/functional diversity, or any other forms of individual differences in team/org compositions

Theme Leader

Lena is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management at RMIT University. She teaches and researches in areas of work psychology and organisational behaviour, with a particular focus on personality, employee proactivity, leadership, and diversity management. She also has over 10 years of consulting experience on a wide range of areas, including leadership training and development, psychometric testing, talent assessment and management, among others. Lena has authored over 30 international journal articles, book chapters, and commissioned reports for government and industry, and has attracted over $600,000 external grants from government and industry. Currently, Lena is working on a number of projects funded by the Victoria’s Department of Premier and Cabinet and Queensland Mental Health Commission in the area of leadership and organisational capability development.


Associate Researchers

University of Kent
University of Kent
University of New South Wales
University of Sydney
University of Toronto
York University
Flinders University
University of Strathclyde

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Past Projects