It would be a great privilege to serve on the Board of the IAWBH. I have been researching ‘dignity and respect at work’ for over 13 years, and do much for the community to raise awareness of the relevant issues and to ameliorate negative behaviours. I have presented as a keynote speaker in the area, published widely, and was invited to provide evidence before the Parliamentary Inquiry into Workplace Bullying in Australia called by the Prime Minister during 2012. This Inquiry lead to the introduction of anti-bullying legislation in Australia in 2014. My first book on the topic with contributions from high profile researchers in the field has recently been released: Omari, M. & Paull, M. (2016). Workplace abuse, incivility and bullying: Methodological and cultural perspectives. Routledge: Oxon.
I have a strong interest in governance matters and am currently on the Boards of ConnectGroups (the peak body for self-help and support groups) and the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM). I am member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) West Australian (WA) State Council; the WA representative on the AHRI Research Advisory Panel (RAP); the Chair of the International Management Stream of the ANZAM annual conference.
I am the Dean of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Australia and have over 20 years of work experience in academia. My current areas of research interest are: dignity and respect at work, workplace bullying, cross cultural management, and quality of life issues. I have held a number of other academic leadership positions including: Program Director MBA and Graduate Studies, Associate Dean International, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Human Resource Management Course Coordinator. I have a PhD, Masters in Business (HRM), Graduate Diploma in Business (Management) and a Bachelor of Science.
Prior to academia I was a practitioner and have 17 years of human resources experience, with the last seven at the Executive level as an HR Manager. I have worked in various HR capacities including: training and development, recruitment and selection, coordination of graduate programs, organisational development, program evaluation, project management and strategic planning. I also have significant experience in the design, delivery and evaluation of Executive Education and Management Development programs.
I have taught Human Resource Management, International Business and Management units and have lived, studied and worked in the Middle East, U.K and U.S.A.