Patricia Lau


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Dr. Patricia Lau is a Senior Lecturer (Education-focused) specializing in Green Human Resource Development. With a rich tapestry of experience and an unyielding commitment to driving positive change, Dr. Lau is resolutely dedicated to reshaping the landscape of HR practices through her research, teaching, and leadership initiatives.

Her impactful presence is palpable through her distinguished role as an Editorial Board Member for esteemed journals, including Education and Training, Human Resource Development International, and European Journal of Training and Development. In these editorial capacities, Dr. Lau demonstrates her fervent dedication to fostering scholarly discourse and crafting the trajectory of HR and education. As a revered HR scholar, Dr. Lau's research articles have published in high-impact international journals such as Education and Training, Personnel Review, Human Resource Development International, and Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services. Going beyond conventional boundaries, her work brilliantly illuminates the critical intersections between HR, education, and the imperative of environmental sustainability practices. Fueled by unwavering passion, Dr. Lau's strides in championing HR innovation and knowledge sharing are nothing short of visionary. Her proactive leadership led to the genesis and growth of the HR forums at Monash University Malaysia, serving as dynamic conduits that bridge the realms of academia, research, and industry. Her ability to seamlessly merge research insights with pragmatic solutions has garnered recognition in national mainstream news, radio broadcasts, and pivotal public forums, elevating her influence and impact.

Dr. Lau's commitment to nurturing the next generation of leaders has earned her a series of esteemed accolades and recognitions from her prestigious institution. Her innovative teaching methodologies have merited awards including the Vice-Chancellor’s Citations for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning 2012 from Monash University Australia—a true testament to her devotion to pedagogical excellence. This resounding impact extends beyond borders, underscored by her Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence 2011 at the Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University Australia, and a suite of five additional honors. These include the President/Pro-Vice-Chancellor Award for Outstanding Teaching and Innovation at Monash University Malaysia, solidifying her legacy of transformative education.

Dr. Patricia Lau's journey serves as a living testament to her resolute commitment to reshaping the HR landscape through the prism of scholarly research, dynamic education, and visionary leadership. To explore inquiries, collaborations, or to delve into the depths of her transformative work, connect with Dr. Patricia Lau at [email protected].

Research interests

Human Resource Development and Environmental Sustainability

Monash teaching commitment

  • MGC1010 Introduction to Management
  • MGW1010 Introduction to Management
  • MGW2230 Organizational Behavior
  • MGX5640 Cross-cultural Management Communication
  • MGW2430 Human Resource Management
  • MGW3230 Organizational Behavior and Change
  • MGX5000 Introductory Management Research Method
  • MGW2011 Self-leadership for Career Success

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Research area keywords

  • Organizational power and politics
  • Training and development
  • Organizational culture and climate
  • Employee extra role behaviours and commitment
  • Higher education and lifelong learning
  • Green HRM

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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