Alera National Conference 2021, Melbourne, Australia, 15th & 16th October 2021 

ALERA National Conference 2020, Melbourne, 16th to 17th October

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Professor Paula McDonald

Paula McDonald is Professor of Work and Organisation and Associate Dean, Research in the QUT Business School. Paula’s research addresses the profound social implications arising from a globalised, ‘collaborative’ economy. 

Her work spans topics including education to work transitions; public/private boundaries; and technology and work. Paula currently leads an ARC Discovery project Working the Gig Economy and she recently conducted the first Australian prevalence study on digital platform work. 

Paula has published over 100 scholarly outputs and her work has actively shaped public debate through media engagement and invited research seminars to end-users. She is a registered psychologist and a senior fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.