The Research Team


Core Research Team


GAV     Gavin Jack

Gavin is Professor of Management at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. His research interests include postcolonial theory and its application to the critical study of management and marketing; international and cross-cultural management; and more recently the intersection of social class and sexuality in work and leisure settings. He has published in journals including Organization, Sociology, Management International Review, and the Academy of Management Review.


Associate Professor Kathleen Riach - 4   Kathleen Riach

Kathleen is Associate Professor of Management at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Her research explores ageing and growing older at work with a particular focus on the social and cultural meanings surrounding the ageing body. Recent and forthcoming work is published in international journals including Organization Studies, Human Relations, Organization, Sociology and Work, Employment and Society and has been presented in a range of international policy and practitioner arenas including the United Nations, the UK Government, and national radio in the UK and Australia.


Project-Specific Team Members

mARIAN     Marian Pitts

Professor Marian Pitts was former Director of the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), La Trobe University, and is now Emeritus Professor. She was the Scientific co-Chair of AIDS 2014, held in Melbourne in July. Marian has advised State and Federal Ministerial committees related to sexual health and STIs, the World Health Organization, the Ford Foundation, and the New Zealand Ministry of Health. She has served on panels for the National Health and Medical Research Council and for the Australian Research Council and has published more than 150 journal articles in the broad area of sex, sexuality and sexual health.


eMILY    Emily Bariola

Emily Bariola is a. Formally she was  Research Officer and PhD candidate at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society of La Trobe University. She is the project officer on the Work, Women and the Menopause study. Emily has a qualification in psychology and her research focus is on understanding the pathways to positive mental health among stigmatised minority groups.


martha hickey     Martha Hickey

Professor Martha Hickey is Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Melbourne. She is an NHMRC Practitioner Fellow. She graduated in medicine 1990 from Bristol University and was awarded her MD in 1996 from Bristol in reproductive medicine. She is a member of the World Health Organisation Human Reproduction Program Research Review Panel and an Editor for the Cochrane Gynaecology and Fertility Group. Professor Hickey is an experienced clinician researcher in reproductive endocrinology, with a particular interest in menopause.

jAN   Jan Schapper (1951-2014)

Jan was an honorary fellow in the Graduate School of Management at La Trobe University.  Her research interests focused on Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Ethics, the internationalisation of higher education and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Jan was the inspiration for the team’s focus on women, work and the menopause.



phil    Phillip Sarell 

Phillip is Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics, Gynocology and Reprouctive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine, Yale University.

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