Dr. Mahan Poorhosseinzadeh Copy

BA, MBA, PhD (Griffith Business School, Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources)

Lecturer


Research and teaching specialties

Women in Leadership, Gender Equity, Equal Opportunity at Work, Career and Organisation, Managing Diversity, Gender and Work, Human Resource Strategy, Employment Relations, Cross-cultural Management, Interpretive Research Methods, Talent Management.

Biography

Mahan is a Gender and Social Inclusion specialist who has undertaken related projects in a global context. Her research interests include the application of Human Resources Management theories to the business world. Mahan’s PhD, ‘Women in Senior Management Positions in Australia and the Concept of the ‘Ideal Manager’‘, focuses on the underrepresentation of women in senior positions. Mahan’s research result has been presented at several international conferences and has been published as book chapters.  Mahan also holds an MBA (coursework and research) with a specialisation in Human Resource Management, and a thesis exploring “Determinants of Successful Talent Management in MNCs in Malaysia”.

Mahan has academic experience at Griffith Business School’s Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources. She has also been a research fellow at Griffith University’s Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing. Her professional memberships include:

  • Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI)
  • The Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ)- Committee member
  • European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)
  • Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
  • Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand (SEAANZ)

Publications and Presentations

Recent Publications:

Poorhosseinzadeh, M., Strachan, G., & Broadbent, K. (2018). Disembodied senior managers: The perspective of male senior managers in an Australian Hospitality organization. In M. Fotaki & A. Pullen (Eds.), Diversity, Affect and Embodiment (pp. 225-245). Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.

Peetz, D., Murray, G., & Poorhosseinzadeh, M. (2017). Women Senior Executives. In D. Peetz & G. Murray (Eds.), Women, Labor Segmentation and Regulation: Varieties of Gender Gaps, (pp.  175-192). New York, Palgrave Macmillan.

Conference Papers:

Poorhosseinzadeh, M. & Strachan, G. (2019). Who is lucky? Women’s and Men’s Attitudes to Career Planning for Executive Positions at The Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australian and New Zealand (AIRAANZ, 2019).

Poorhosseinzadeh, M., Strachan, G. (2018). Women’s Career Progression: Going Forwards or Backwards, at the Gender, Work and Organisation, 10th Biennial International Interdisciplinary conference, 13-16 June 2018, Macquarie University, Australia.

Poorhosseinzadeh, M., Strachan, G., & Broadbent, K. (2017). Transition into senior positions: “off-ramps and on-ramps” in women’s career at The Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australian and New Zealand (AIRAANZ, 2017), Canberra.

Poorhosseinzadeh, M., Strachan, G., & Broadbent, K. (2016) Gender parity in senior leadership – why we’re still talking about it at Research Symposium for Organisational initiatives for improving gender diversity at 30th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference, Brisbane.

Poorhosseinzadeh, M., Broadbent, K., &, Strachan, G., (2016). Disembodied senior managers: The perspective of male senior managers in an Australian Hospitality organisation, 32nd EGOS (European Group for Organizational studies) Colloquium, 7-9 July, 2016, University of Naples Fredrico II, Italy.

Poorhosseinzadeh, M., Strachan, G., & Broadbent, K. (2016). The masculinity of managerialism: the perspectives of men in two Australian organisations at the Gender, Work and Organisation- 9th Biennial International Interdisciplinary conference, 29th June-1st July, 2016, Keele University, UK

Peetz, D., Murray, G., & Poorhosseinzadeh, M. (2016). Gender Gaps and Women CEOs at The Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australian and New Zealand (AIRAANZ, 2016), Sydney

Poorhosseinzadeh, M., Strachan, G., & Broadbent, K. (2016). Getting to the top: Perspectives from men in the organisation at The Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australian and New Zealand (AIRAANZ, 2016), Sydney.