Associate Professor Michelle Wallace BA(Hons)(Syd) MEd(NE) PhD(Deakin) DipEd(WilliamBalmainCollege) Associate Professor Michelle Wallace has been an academic since 1990 and has held a range of middle management and academic governance roles at Southern Cross University. She is Director of the Masters in Human Resources and Organisational Development and Director of Teaching and Learning in the Graduate College of Management. She chairs the Tweed Gold Coast Campus Ethics Sub-Committee. Michelle has developed and taught post-graduate coursework programs in the areas of training and development, organisational development and human resources. She has supervised many workplace research projects, Masters, DBA and PhD theses in the area of workplace learning, organisational change, leadership, volunteers, casualisation of the workforce, recruitment and retention, work identity, community engagement and ethics and has researched human resource practices in numerous organisations. She is currently supervising ten doctoral students on a range of HR topics and has examined doctoral theses for Australian and overseas universities. She currently has a grant from the Rail CRC to research industry image and attraction strategies and is a member of a research team with an ALTC grant researching moderation in transnational assessment. Michelle’s PhD examined gender and human resource practices in Australian organisations. Her recent publications include works on HRM, power and identity in organisations, change, career development and transnational teaching and learning. Michelle's current research involves attraction of workers to certain industries still experiencing skills shortages (Rail CRC), skilled migration (Rail CRC), retention of workers in industries in Australian and international contexts, women in middle-management and international/transnational teaching and learning (ALTC). In 2008 she co-edited a book on transnational higher education. Michelle is on the editorial boards and is a reviewer for several journals. She is a Chartered Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and a member of the British Academy of Management and the Australia New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM).
Emergency service volunteers: affiliation and commitment (with Tony Baxter-Tomkins), Managing for volatility and instability: 26th Annual Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference (2012)
This paper presents some qualitative research from a larger sociological study of the lived experiences...
Industry branding: attracting talent to weaker profile industries (with Ian Lings and Roslyn Cameron), Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources (2012)
There is global competition for engineering talent with some industries struggling to attract quality candidates....
Research ethics in business: a participant observer perspective (with Neroli Sheldon), 2nd Annual Australasian Business Ethics Network (ABEN) Conference (2012)
Business research ethics are a somewhat under researched area. This paper analyses research ethics in...
Retention factors perceived by software development employees in Taiwan (with Chin-Yao Tseng), New Zealand Journal of Human Resources Management (2012)
Attracting and retaining IT staff in Taiwan is a human resources issue. The purpose of...
Female administrative managers in Australian universities: not male and not academic (with Teresa Marchant), Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management (2011)
Women make up 65 per cent of the staff in Australian universities who do not...
Books and monographs
Teaching in transnational higher education: enhancing learning for offshore international students (with Lee Dunn), Graduate College of Management Papers (2008)
Teaching in Transnational Higher Education examines current trends and challenges that face students, teachers and...
Moving online II : a conference to explore the challenges for workplaces, colleges and univerities : proceedings of the Moving Online II Conference, Gold Coast, Australia, 2nd - 4th September (with Allan Ellis and Diane Newton), School of Commerce and Management Papers (2001)
Moving online : a conference to explore the challenges for workplaces, colleges and universities : proceedings of the Moving Online conference, Gold Coast, Qld, 18-19th August (with Allan Ellis and Diane Newton), School of Commerce and Management Papers (2000)
An introduction to the training context in Australia, Graduate College of Management Papers (1997)
In the past seven years there have been some marked changes in the training context...
Doctoral research in human resource management, Transnational doctoral education and research: an Asian focus (2012)
Doctoral research in Taiwan (with Chin-Yao Tseng and Li-Cheng Chen), Transnational doctoral education and research: an Asian focus (2012)
The relationship between motivation factors and retention of key management and professional technical staff in government-run construction enterprises in China (with Ying Zhang), Professional doctorate research in Australia : commentary and case studies from business, education and indigenous studies (2009)
As the issue of skills shortage becomes more prevalent, finding ways to engage existing talent...
Experiences of transnational learning: perspectives from some undergraduate students in the People's Republic of China and Singapore (with Lee Dunn), Teaching in transnational higher education: enhancing learning for offshore international students (2008)
Intercultural communities of practice (with Lee Dunn), Teaching in transnational higher education: enhancing learning for offshore international students (2008)
Female engineering students: career attractors (with Ian Lings, Neroli Sheldon, and Roslyn Cameron), GIEE 2011: Gender and Interdisciplinary Education for Engineers (2012)
Human resource management practices of medium-sized companies in the textile industry in Java, Indonesia (with Asminah Rachmi), 14th West Lake Conference on Small and Medium Business (2012)
Recently, human resource is considered as the most important resource of the organisations. Mathis and...
Attraction and image for the Australian rail industry (with Neroli Sheldon, Ian Lings, and Roslyn Cameron), Management Research in a Changing Climate: British Academy of Management Conference (2010)
Despite the global financial downturn, the Australian rail industry is in a period of expansion....
Collaborative approaches to moderation of assessment in transnational education (with Saadia Mahmud, Gavin Sanderson, Parvinder Hukam-Singh, Carmela Briguglio, Thavamalar Thuraisingam, and Shelley Yeo), Australian International Education Conference: engaging for the future (2010)
Transnational education (TNE) teaching and professional teams conduct assessment work across organisational, national and cultural...
Interpretations of comparability and equivalence around assessment: views of academic staff in transnational education (with Gavin Sanderson, Shelley Yeo, Thavamalar Thuraisingam, Carmela Briguglio, Saadia Mahmud, and Parvinder Hukam Singh), Quality in Uncertain Times: 9th Australian University Quality Forum (2010)
Report of the working party on delivery models of special education, Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Lismore (2006)
Report of the working party on international and intercultural perspectives at Southern Cross University (with Mieke Witsel), School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Papers (2006)
Aged care needs, Lismore and Alstonville: statistical profile and community consultation (with Diane Newton and Robert George Garbutt), Maranoa Inc. (2003)
An evaluation of the SCU/SIPMM BBA Purchasing and Materials Management (Singapore) from a teaching and learning perspective (with Lee Dunn), Pro Vice Chancellor Academic and Quality, Southern Cross University (2002)