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Advisory Research Panel

Tanya Hammond FCPHR

Advisory Research Panel Chair, AHRI
Chief Collaborator / CEO, Tailored HR Solutions

Tanya Hammond is a highly experienced researcher and management consultant in the area of people, people capabilities and structures. She has achieved this over the last 20 years working as an HR practitioner, management consultant, lecturer and facilitator.

Hammond is very passionate about the HR profession and the value capable HR practitioners can add and contribute to both the success of an organisation and in creating the right environment where people are engaged and effective. She is currently undertaking research at UNSW, Canberra, in the area of whether 'just anyone' can do HR and is committed to drawing on this research to contribute to her role on the Research Advisory Panel.


Greg Bamber FAHRI

Professor, Director, Master of HRM Course/Co-Director, Australian Consortium, Research in Employment & Work, Monash University

Greg Bamber is Director, Master of HRM Course/Co-Director, Australian Consortium for Research in Employment & Work, Monash University. He has co-led many research projects, focusing on airlines, hospitals, manufacturing, telecommunications; outsourcing/shared services, dispute settlement; workplace change. He is Visiting Professor, Newcastle University, UK and Guest Faculty, Harvard University, USA.

He was formerly at universities in Queensland and in the UK. Governments and international agencies have commissioned him to conduct projects. He has served as a director on external boards e.g. in the fields of education, sport and health. He has served as Co-Chair, International Section, US Labor & Employment Relations Association (LERA); and as President of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia & New Zealand (AIRAANZ), the Industrial Relations Society of Victoria (IRSV) and the Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM).

His many (joint) publications include articles in leading journals and books such as International & comparative employment relations (, and Up in the air: How airlines can improve performance by engaging their employees (  For more details:


Nicholas Barnett CAHRI

CEO, Insync Surveys

Nicholas Barnett, BEc, CA, FAICD, CAHRI has been a director, business leader and consultant for over 35 years. He is CEO of Insync, former partner of KPMG, non-executive chairman of Ansvar Insurance, and non-executive director of Mission Australia. He is passionate about assisting boards and senior executives to become more effective; and organisations to become better places to work in, be more productive and profitable. He has written two books titled 7 habits that drive high performance and GPS for your organisation®: how to energise your employees and build sustainable high performance.

Fang Lee Cooke

Fang Lee Cooke CAHRI

Professor, Human Resource Management (HRM) and Asia Studies, Monash University

Fang Lee Cooke (PhD, University of Manchester, UK) is Professor of Human Resource Management (HRM) and Asia Studies at Monash University. Previously, she was a chaired professor (since 2005) at the University of Manchester, UK. Her research interests are in the area of employment relations, gender studies, diversity management, strategic HRM, knowledge management and innovation, outsourcing, Chinese outward FDI and employment of Chinese migrants.

Lee is the author of four research monographs and over 120 journal articles and book chapters. She is an Associate editor for Human Resource Management and Gender, Work, and Organization; senior editor of Asia Pacific Journal of Management; and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources.


CEO and Managing Director, AHRI

Lyn Goodear has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian HR Institute since December 2012. She champions the standards of HR practice in Australia and is responsible for leading change that builds organisation capability for the future workforce in areas such as productivity and sustainability, as well as cultivating workplace cultures that are inclusive, diverse and ethical.

Lyn was formerly National Manager, Professional Development at AHRI from 2005 to 2012. She has previously held leadership and management roles at Southwest Institute of TAFE and Deakin Australia, and accounting roles in the mining and engineering industries in the United States and Australia. She has also managed her own consulting business, and is a non-executive director at COSBOA.

Lyn has a Bachelor of Business and a Master of Education (Leadership and Management). She is an alumnus of the Mt Eliza Business School Leadership Program and the Advanced Human Resources Executive Program of the Ross Business School, Michigan, USA.

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Robin Kramar CAHRI

Adjunct Professor, Notre Dame University, Sydney 

Professor Robin Kramar has worked at a number of Australian universities, including Sydney University, the University of New South Wales and Macquarie Graduate School of Management, where she served as Deputy Dean, Acting Dean and Director of Accreditation for some years.

Kramar has continuing interest in developments in human resource management in Australia and in the relationship between human resource management and sustainability. She is part of the Cranet network which conducts longitudinal, comparative research in 40 countries and has published in areas such as diversity management, equal employment opportunity, strategic human resource management, the future of human resource management and corporate social responsibility. Kramar has also authored, co-authored or edited eleven books on human resource management and edited Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources.

Shaun McCarthy

Shaun McCarthy FAHRI

Chairman, Human Synergistics Australia & New Zealand Director, Human Synergistics International

Shaun McCarthy is Chairman of Human Synergistics Australia Pty Ltd and Human Synergistics New Zealand Ltd; and is a Director of Applied Research Corporation and Human Synergistics International based in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

McCarthy has been in consulting since 1974, working across all types of organisations and at all levels. He currently manages the Australian and New Zealand businesses and contributes at a global level to IT development, marketing strategy, media projects and management of global client projects. He has a Bachelor in Business Administration from Victoria University of Wellington and a Post Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences (distinction in Psychology) from Massey University.

Fiona Michel FCPHR

Non-Executive Director, AHRI
Chief HR Officer, Auckland District Health

Fiona Michel has worked in the technology, banking, insurance and public sectors for over two decades, leading and coaching businesses in New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom and Asia. As Chief HR Officer at the Auckland District Health Board, Fiona holds executive responsibility for HR at Auckland’s biggest employer. She has lead significant health and safety and legislative workplace compliance in high risk and highly regulated private, public and listed organisations, and has won awards in New Zealand and Australia for achievement in HR, leadership, culture transformation and industrial relationships.

Fiona has a Masters of Business Administration, is completing her Doctorate at the University of Auckland, and is a Chartered Fellow of AHRI and CIPD.

Stephen Teo

Stephen Teo FCPHR

Associate Dean, Management Director, Centre for Work and Organisational Performance, Edith Cowan University

Professor Stephen Teo spent 10 years as a line manager in the banking and finance industry before moving to academia in 1994 to complete his doctoral research at Queensland University of Technology. He is currently appointed as a professorial research fellow in the School of Business and Law. His research interests lie in negative workplace behaviours (such as job stress, bullying and incivility), strategic human resource management, and change management.

In addition to his research awards, Teo received a national teaching and learning citation from the Australian Learning and Teaching Council for outstanding contributions to student learning for sustained contributions in practise-based, research-led curriculum and assessment design to provide business graduates with work ready competencies in HRM.


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