The University of Queensland is recognised as an international leader in research, with a focus on quality, integrity and impact. The University of Queensland continues to foster its excellent global reputation in the field of research by contributing to key areas of national and international significance. To do this, UQ focuses on quality- both of people and research outputs. It will do this to ensure that the research UQ contributes is of the highest standard.

The University of Queensland has identified a number of strategies to achieve its goal of continued research excellence. These are identified in the University of Queensland Strategic Plan 2014-2017.

To have a reputation as an international leader, UQ's research focus incorporates equity and diversity considerations across UQ’s research fields. These are displayed in UQ research:

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Research section

Key Researchers

Key Researchers

The University of Queensland is proud to be a recognised international leader in research. The following UQ Researchers are leaders in their fields of research that relate to equity and diversity principles.

Dr Remi Ayoko

Senior Lecturer
School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
r.ayoko@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 68145

Dr Ayoko’s  principal research interests include conflict management, emotions, leadership, diversity, team work and employee physical work environment and territoriality. The results of her cutting-edge research have been published high quality journals (e.g. Journal of Organizational Behavior, Applied Psychology: International Review and International Journal of Conflict Management) and presented in several international and national conferences.

Dr Francesca Bartlett

Senior Lecturer
School of Law
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
f.bartlett@law.uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 67526

Dr Bartlett researches in the area of lawyers' ethics and professional responsibility, regulation of lawyers, feminist jurisprudence and gender and judging. She is currently working with colleagues on the Australian Feminist Judgments Project which is funded by the Australian Research Council.

Professor Janeen Baxter

Centre Director
Institute for Social Science Research
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
j.baxter@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 69313

Janeen Baxter is Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course in the Institute for Social Science Research. Janeen conducts research in the areas of gender, families, households, social disadvantage and the life course. Her specific research interests include: gender inequality in paid and unpaid work, family dynamics, life course pathways and wellbeing and the trends and determinants of variations in gender attitudes. Janeen is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and a member of its Executive Committee. She has recently held an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellowship and is a former Chair of the Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences panel for the ARC College of Experts.

Professor Heather Douglas

ARC Future Fellow
School of Law
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
h.douglas@law.uq.edu.au 
+61 7 336 56605

Heather Douglas researches in the criminal justice field. She is particularly interested in the relationship between Indigenous people and the criminal law and the way the criminal law impacts on and constructs women. She is currently working with colleagues on the Australian Feminist Judgments Project which is funded by the Australian Research Council.

Emeritus Professor Cindy Gallois

Emeritus Professor
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
c.gallois@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 57969

Emeritus Professor Gallois’ research interests include: communication across cultural (national, ethnic, gender etc) boundaries and communication across social groups, particularly in organisations and communication accommodation theory. She is a widely recognised and published researcher in the fields of intercultural communication, intergroup communication, health communication and health care, safety and quality.

Associate Professor Stephanie Hanrahan

Associate Professor
School of Psychology and School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences 
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
s.hanrahan@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56453

Originally from the United States, Stephanie Hanrahan came to Australia for 3 years to complete her PhD at The University of Western Australia in the area of attributional style in sport. She forgot to go back to the USA. After 15 months at the University of Otago in New Zealand, Dr Hanrahan joined the academic staff at The University of Queensland in 1990. She was a UQ Teaching Excellence Award winner in 1997 and is currently an associate professor holding a joint appointment with the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences and the School of Psychology. Stephanie is a fellow of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation, the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and the Australian Psychological Society. Her research interests focus on psychological skills training for athletes with disabilities, cultural sport psychology, and the use of games and mental skills to enhance the psychological well-being of marginalised youth 

Dr Paul Harpur

Lecturer
School of Law
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
p.harpur@law.uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 58864

Dr Paul Harpur’s research and teaching expertise are in the areas of disability rights, anti-discrimination laws, work health and safety laws and corporate social responsibility. Building on this research base, Dr Harpur has published widely in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States on employment, anti-discrimination and human rights law. Dr Harpur currently leads an International Labour Organisation project, assessing labour rights in the South Pacific, with a particular focus on the rights of persons with disabilities. For a list of Dr Harpur's published work, please see his Google Scholar citation page. 

Professor Charmine Hartel

Professor
School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
c.hartel@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 63486

Professor Hartel is recognised internationally as one of the originators of the study of emotion in organizations and as a leading expert in the development and application of theories about the strategies, systems and practices underpinning positive organizational change, leadership development, engagement, workplace wellbeing, and diversity and inclusion. Professor Härtel is an internationally renowned organisational psychologist and management scholar with almost 30 years of experience working in the public and private sector including consultancies in Australia, Europe, Asia and the U.S. Examples of significant contributions that Professor Härtel is internationally recognised for include: identification of the key features of work environments (including leadership) that predict the psycho-social wellbeing of individual workers, workgroups and organisations, the development and reparation of toxic work cultures, change management and strategy execution, the emotional experiences of employees, and the management practices that contribute to an inclusive and engaged workplace.

Dr Aparna Hebbani

Lecturer
School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
a.hebbani@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 68245

Dr Hebbani’s research interests include refugee settlement and acculturation, in addition to the representation of refugees/asylum seekers/minorities in media. Dr Hebbani’s research examines the complexities of refugee representation, employment, aspirations, and intergenerational communication. Dr Hebbani’s research is widely published and internationally recognised, resulting in an ARC Linkage grant examining refugee settlement.

Professor Jolanda Jetten

ARC Future Fellowship
School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
j.jetten@psy.uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 54909

Professor Jetten’s research focuses on social identity, group processes and intergroup relations. This includes researching factors of cultural differences, gender and disability. Professor Jetten is an internationally recognised academic and is widely published. In 2014 she received the prestigious Kurt Lewin Medal for social psychology research from the European Association of Social Psychology.

Dr Shuang Liu

Senior Lecturer
School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
shuang.liu@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 68242

Dr Liu has a profound interest in examining how culture influences people’s thinking, doing and being. Her research areas include immigration, multiculturalism, acculturation, intercultural conflicts, intergroup relations and intercultural communication. Dr Liu has 30 years’ experience of research and teaching in universities in China, Hong Kong, USA and Australia.

Associate Professor Barbara Masser

Associate Professor
School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
b.masser@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56373

Associate Professor Masser is an applied social psychologist with research interests including: women and work, gender, labour studies and gender, discrimination, sexual harassment, homophobia, sexism, gender equity, psychology of blood donation and prejudice and psychology. 

Dr Tyler Okimoto

Senior Lecturer
School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
t.okimoto@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 68034

Dr Okimoto is a highly successful and widely published academic. His research interests includes; examining the effect gender stereotypes have on the perception of women in leadership roles, conflict management and justice restoration, ethical decision-making in leadership and group dynamics and organisational identification. His research on barriers for women’s attainment of leadership roles has been featured in the American Association of University Women 2010 report, “Why so few? Women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics”, a forthcoming research methods book on “How to publish high impact research” (APA), and an extended television segment on “Good Morning America”.

Dr Sol Rojas-Lizana

Lecturer
School of Languages and Cultures
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
i.rojaslizana@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56718

Sol's research interests include: (Critical) Discourse Analysis, Discursive Psychology, Perceived Discrimination, Critical Translation Studies and (Applied) Cognitive Linguistics. Her research in perceived discrimination studies the perspective of the victims of discrimination. Some of her published research includes perceived discrimination in LGBTI discourse, and the stigma and exclusion in cross-cultural contexts.

Dr Karin Sellberg

UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Centre for the History of European Discourses
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
k.sellberg@uq.edu.au

Karin Sellberg is a literary scholar with research interests in continental philosophy, critical theory, gender studies, medical humanities and historiography. She has worked extensively on constructions of transgender embodiment in late twentieth-century queer theory and new historicist criticism of early modern drama. Some of her research interests include queer theory, transgender studies and gender studies.

Associate Professor Naomi Stead

Associate Professor
School of Architecture
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
n.stead@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 67852

Dr Stead’s research interests lie broadly in the architectural humanities, intellectual history in architecture, and the cultural studies of architecture: in its production, reproduction, and reception. In  particular, this includes, gender equity in architectural practice, feminist architecture theory and women in architecture. Dr Stead is a widely recognised academic and is the leader of the ARC Linkage project ‘Equity and Diversity in the Australian Architecture Profession: Women, Work and Leadership.’

Professor Gillian Whitehouse

Professor
School of Political Science and International Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
g.whitehouse@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 53280

Professor Gillian Whitehouse researches in areas of gender and employment equity, focusing in particular on the impact of regulatory frameworks and legislative change on gender equity in contemporary societies. She is a member of several international networks of researchers in the areas of employment rights and equity, including the International Network on Leave Policies & Research which produces an annual report on parental leave policies in over 30 countries. Her work has been influential within and beyond academic, contributing in particular to pay equity and parental leave policy developments in Australia.

 

 

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Publications

Research Publications

The University, as a global leader in research, recognises the importance of research to further develop and maintain inclusive and diverse workplaces. The research publications below, explore areas of equity and diversity, and are a cross section of the exemplary research being undertaken at UQ. For further information about research at UQ please see the University research website here.

The Guides For Staff’ section of this website provides a number of resources available to inform staff and supervisors about the application of equity and diversity principles in the workplace.

The publications below, are a small selection of UQ research publications and are divided into broad equity and diversity priority areas. For greater scope of research in this area, please see the UQ Research site.

Gender Equity

Equality enabling parental leave: prevalence and distribution in Australian universities

Farrelly, Brona and Whitehouse, Gillian (2013) Equality enabling parental leave: prevalence and distribution in Australian universities. Labour and Industry, 23 3: 245-257. doi:10.1080/10301763.2013.839083

Mothers’ perceptions of support in the workplace: a sense of entitlement or resignation?

Walters, Peter and Whitehouse, Gillian (2014) Mothers’ perceptions of support in the workplace: a sense of entitlement or resignation?. Journal of Sociology, . doi:10.1177/1440783314536793

A life-changing event: first births and men's and women's attitudes to mothering and gender divisions of labor

Baxter, Janeen, Buchler, Sandra, Perales, Francisco and Western, Mark (2014) A life-changing event: first births and men's and women's attitudes to mothering and gender divisions of labor. Social Forces93 3: 989-1014. doi:10.1093/sf/sou103

Appraising gender discrimination as legitimate or illegitimate: antecedents and consequences

Jetten, Jolanda, Branscombe, Nyla R., Iyer, Aarti and Asai, Nobuko (2013). Appraising gender discrimination as legitimate or illegitimate: antecedents and consequences. In Michelle K. Ryan and Nyla R. Branscombe (Ed.), The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Psychology (pp. 306-322) London, UK: Sage Publications. doi:10.4135/9781446269930

Disability Inclusion

Combating prejudice in the workplace with Contact Theory: the lived experiences of professionals with disabilities

Harpur, Paul David (2014) Combating prejudice in the workplace with Contact Theory: the lived experiences of professionals with disabilities. Disability Studies Quarterly, 34 1.

Lessons learned from community organizations: inclusion of people with disabilities and others

Fujimoto, Yuka, Rentschler, Ruth, Le, Huong, Edwards, David and Härtel, Charmine E. J. (2014) Lessons learned from community organizations: inclusion of people with disabilities and others. British Journal of Management, 25 3: 518-537. doi:10.1111/1467-8551.12034.

Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Inclusion

The dark side of inclusion: Undesired acceptance increases aggression

Greenaway K.H., Jetten J., Ellemers N. and van Bunderen L. (2015) The dark side of inclusion: Undesired acceptance increases aggression. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 18 2: 173-189. doi:10.1177/1368430214536063.

Introducing Intercultural Communication: Global Cultures and Contexts

Liu, Shuang, Volcic, Zala and Gallois, Cindy Introducing Intercultural Communication: Global Cultures and Contexts 2nd ed. Los Angeles, CA United States: Sage, 2015.

Stigma and exclusion in cross-cultural contexts

Pohlman, Annie, Rojas-Lizana, Sol and Jamarani, Maryam (2014) Stigma and exclusion in cross-cultural contexts. Portal: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, 11 1: 1-7. doi:10.5130/portal.v11i1.3749.

LGBTI Inclusion

Perceived discrimination in LGBTIQ discourse from Australia: a typology of verbal discrimination

Rojas-Lizana, Isolda (2014) Perceived discrimination in LGBTIQ discourse from Australia: a typology of verbal discrimination. Portal: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, 11 1: . doi:10.5130/portal.v11i1.3303

Transgender identity and passing authentically: a response to overall

Sellberg, Karin (2012). Transgender identity and passing authentically: a response to overall. In Dennis R. Cooley and Kelby Harrison (Ed.), Passing/Out: Sexual Identity Veiled and Revealed (pp. 229-231) Farnham, Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing.

Equity and Diversity

Bridging diverging perspectives and repairing damaged relationships in the aftermath of workplace transgressions

Okimoto, Tyler G. and Wenzel, Michael (2014) Bridging diverging perspectives and repairing damaged relationships in the aftermath of workplace transgressions. Business Ethics Quarterly, 24 3: 443-473. doi:10.5840/beq201471515

Leader's Transformational, Conflict and Emotion Management Behaviours In Culturally Diverse Workplace

Ayoko, Oluremi B. and Konrad, Alison M. (2012) Leaders' transformational, conflict, and emotion management behaviors in culturally diverse workgroups. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 31 8: 694-724. doi:10.1108/02610151211277581

 

Research Frameworks

Research Frameworks

Key University of Queensland researchers from the Institute of Molecular Bioscience in a lab.

In order to maintain its exemplary international research reputation, UQ maintains a focus on research of high quality, integrity and impact. In order to achieve high standards of integrity and quality equity and diversity matters must be considered.

The University of Queensland has a number of research specific policies and procedures within the UQ Policies and Procedures Library which can be accessed here: https://ppl.app.uq.edu.au/content/4.-research-and-research-training.

Research Integrity

The University of Queensland is committed to its researchers conducting their research and scholarship with integrity.  This is achieved by combining good policy, which is underpinned by the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research, and innovative training in responsible research practices.

More information can be found at the UQ Research site: http://www.uq.edu.au/research/integrity-compliance/research-integrity.

Academic Development

The University of Queensland aims to attract and develop the best researchers and research higher degree (RHD) candidates to increase its research performance, and to undertake internationally competitive research. UQ aims to achieve this by fostering and supporting young researchers at higher degree, postdoctoral and early career levels (University of Queensland Strategic Plan 2014-2017).

In order to do this, the UQ has created a program to develop opportunities for professional development for early career researchers. The Early-Career Academic Development Program is designed to provide support, knowledge and skills to early-career academics, to transform them from a leading academic to an academic leader.

For more information about this program, and to register your interest, please see here: http://www.uq.edu.au/current-staff/eca-dev-program.

Ethical Research

There a number of ethical considerations in research that must be considered. This is especially important for research undertaken with people and animals.

UQ has a number of policies, guidelines and training available to ensure that UQ researchers maintain high standards of ethical integrity to ensure that UQ research is inclusive and sensitive to people from diverse backgrounds.

More information about this can be found on the UQ research site: http://www.uq.edu.au/research/integrity-compliance/.