Australians who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual and more (LGBTQIA+) face tremendous challenges in preparing careers through higher education.
Diversity & Inclusion
- 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
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 40 international journal articles, book chapters, and commissioned reports for government and industry. Her work has appeared in top-tier journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology and Annual Review of Organisational Psychology and Organisational Behaviour. She currently sits on the editorial board of Human Relations and Applied Psychology: An International Review. Lena works closely with government and industry and has attracted approximately $1 million external grants from funding partners including, National Mental Health Commission, Queensland Mental Health Commission, Victoria’s Department of Premier and Cabinet, Wesfarmers, BHP Billiton, among others.
Autistic adults tend to have poor employment outcomes and poor well-being, but these outcomes have mostly been treated separately. This project aims to investigate the links between sustainable employment and well-being of autistic adults.
A toolkit for embedding people with experience of mental health challenges into public and private workplaces and non-government organisations.
The research identified multiple problems negatively affecting the stability, quality and sustainability of disability support workers’ jobs.
Prospects for Decent Work and Gender Equality in Frontline Care Work This project critically examines regulatory strategies to improve the quality of jobs held by
This project is investigating the outcomes of cash-for-care reforms for care workers.
Informal Care, Social Protection and Gender: Policy Implications for Countries in the WHO Western Pacific Region
A scoping review on informal care, social protection and gender is drawing out policy implications for countries in the Western Pacific Region. Grant: WHO Western