A toolkit for embedding people with experience of mental health challenges into public and private workplaces and non-government organisations.
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
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.
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