Dr Sharlene Leroy-Dyer

Lecturer in Management

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
+61 7 334 68016


I am a Aboriginal woman, from the Gadigal, Guringai, Darug and Wiradjuri peoples, born in Sydney, NSW.

I have a PhD in the degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Management). My thesis is entitled: Private-sector employment programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: Comparative case studies.

I completed my Honours thesis in 2006, entitled “Is mentoring an effective Human Resource strategy to redress labour market disadvantage for Indigenous Australians: A qualitative study of mentoring outcomes for Indigenous trainees at the University of Newcastle”.

I am a staunch Unionis with left wing political views.

Research Expertise My current research areas include: Closing the Gap on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disadvantage in Education and Employment, Labour Market disadvantage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment strategies, Managing Diversity in Organisations, Employment Relations and the importance of unions, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander labour history, Corporate Social responsibility / Corporate Governance / Student association governance, Indigenous Entrepreneurship / Indigenous Leadership, Indigenous Enabling education & Indigenous HDR success.

Teaching Expertise Industrial relations, diversity management, negotiation and advocacy. Aboriginal studies, Aboriginal labour history, Aboriginal employment, enabling courses for Aboriginal students

Administrative Expertise 5 successful grants

Collaborations Research collaborations include: Enabling Pedagogies, Enabling education, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, Workplace mentoring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, Increasing participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Business Schools.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle


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  • Master Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Leroy-Dyer, Sharlene (2010). Employing Indigenous Australians: strategies for success. Managing diversity in Australia: theory and practice. (pp. 137-152) edited by Glenda Strachan, Erica French and John Burgess. Sydney, NSW Australia: McGrath Hill.

Journal Article

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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