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Departmental enquiries

Susan Banham (Monday - Wednesday)

Phone: +61 (07) 373 57477


Suzie Parnell (Monday - Thursday)

Phone: +61 (07) 555 27650


Student enquiries

Student Administration

Higher degree by research enquiries

Freecall within Australia: 1800 154 055

Phone: +61 7 3735 3817

Location, delivery and postal address

Gold Coast campus

Griffith Business School (G42) 5.17 Gold Coast campus

Griffith University Parklands Drive

Southport QLD 4222 Australia

Nathan campus

Business 1 (N50) 1.22 Nathan campus

Griffith University 170 Kessels Road

Nathan QLD 4111 Australia

Employment Relations and Human Resources Executive

Ruth McPhail

Professor Ruth McPhail

Head of Department

Ruth is a Professor of Human Resource Management. She is on the Board of ANZAM and is Standards Australia’s representative to ISO on the development of a standard for Diversity and Inclusion. Ruth is a nationally recognized educator receiving both an OLTC citation and University Teacher of the Year Award in 2015.

Ruth has wide experience in management consulting, human resource management and leadership.

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Amie Shaw

Dr Amie Shaw

Director of Learning and Teaching

Amie Shaw is a Senior Lecturer and Discipline Leader in the Department. Her expertise includes a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate, online and face-to-face courses in the areas of work and employability, employment relations, applied HRM and organisational change. Her research is in the broad field of human resources management with recent publications in the areas of HRM and diversity and inclusion (First Peoples and Disability workers); Student learning, work readiness and employability. Amie holds a PhD from Griffith University and an undergraduate degree with honours from the University of Waikato, New Zealand.

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Alannah Rafferty

Associate Professor Alannah Rafferty

Director of Research

Alannah's research is in the fields of organisational change (with a focus on change attitudes) and transformational leadership. Alannah's recent publications are in the areas of change readiness, change attitudes, and employees' subjective experiences of organisational change. Before joining Griffith University in 2017, Alannah was at the University of New South Wales for seven years. Alannah holds a PhD from Queensland University of Technology, a Master of Psychology from The University of Queensland, and a Bachelors (Hons) from Macquarie University.

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Associate Professor Rebecca Loudoun

Director of Engagement

Rebecca's research is in the broad field of work health and safety where she considers how organisational policies and practices intersect with the quality of employees’ working experiences and non-work lives. Rebecca has more than two decades experience researching and teaching in the area of work health and safety, including as lead researcher on more than 10 funded research projects in the last 10 years.

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HDR Convenor

Sessional staff co-ordinator

Program Directors

Master of Human Resource Management and Master of Employment Relations

Program Directors

Bachelor of Business (Honours)

Adjunct staff

  • A/Prof Janis Bailey
  • Prof Prithviraj Chattopadhyay
  • Dr Fiona Edgar
  • Prof Elizabeth George
  • Prof Anthony Gould
  • Prof David Guest
  • Mr John Lunny
  • Professor Glenda Strachan
  • Professor Janine Walker AM
  • Mr Chris Sutherland


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