If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


Dr Susan Mayson conducts research in the areas employment relations and human resource management with an interest in women's employment outcomes. Much of her research focuses on small and entrepreneurial firms. She collaborated with Professor Rowena Barrett (QUT) on editing the International Handbook of Entrepreneurship and HRM published by Edward Elgar.She has published research in a range of international journals including International Human Resource Management Journal, Human Resource Management Journal and Human Resource Management Review. Her current research focuses on HRM in Social Enterprises. Dr Mayson also publishes in the area of working, teaching and learning in higher education with publications in the Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) journal and Higher Education. She has supervised  a number of PhD students to completion on topics including HRM and fast-growth firms, work-life balance and the psychological contract, performance management of middle managers in Chinese universities, international student safety and welfare and precarious workers in Higher Education.

Teaching and Learning

Dr Mayson is Director of Education in the Department of Management. She is an associate Fellow in the Monash Education Academy, a Dean's Teaching Award (2011) winner and she received a Dean's Commendation for Teaching Excellence in 2009 for developing a Research Skills Development approach to curriculum development . She was a national team member of an Australian Teaching and Learning Council (ALTC) Fellowship (Professor Angela Brew) on undergraduate student engagement. She teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.


Research interests

HRM and SMEs, regulation and management of SMEs, fast growing and entrepreneurial firms.

Higher education, teaching, working and learning in higher education, international students.

Human Resource Management and Social Enterprises/Social Entrepreneurship.

Workplace gender relations and women's equal employment opportunities 

Supervision interests

Human Resource Management and management of SMEs, higher education in a global context, human resource management

Monash teaching commitment

MGF2661 Human Resource Management

MGF5130 Managing Diversity and Inclusion


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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research area keywords

  • HRM and Regulation of Small and Medium Sized Firms
  • Research-Led Teaching
  • Discourse
  • Senior Academic Managers
  • University Policy
  • Higher Education
  • Women and gendered organizations

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or