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Professor Santina Bertone

PhD, Master of Arts, Bachelor of Arts (hons), Graduate Diploma of Ergonomics, Graduate Certificate of Tertiary Teaching and Learning.
Deputy Dean - Research
School of Business and Law
(03) 9616 0407
0404260283 Mobile Phone
120 Spencer Street, Melbourne - Level 4
120 Spencer Street, Melbourne - Level 4
About Me

I am an active research leader, research mentor and academic leader 


Started out as an industrial relations practitioner - employed as union research/industrial officer 

Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne in early 1990/1

Research Centre director at Victoria University 1991-2010

Professor and Associate Dean (Research) at Swinburne University of Technology 2010-2013

Head of Department *(2013-2016) and later teaching/research professor at  Swinburne University of Technology until 2019

Universities Studied At

Monash University

University of Melbourne

La Trobe University

Sydney University

Victoria University 

Universities Worked At

University of Melbourne

Victoria University

Swinburne University of Technology

CQ University

Australian Institute of Business 


Prime Minister's Centenary of Federation Medal 2003 

Vice Chancellor's Certificate of Research Achievement 2000

Best Reviewer ANZAM Gender, Diversity and Indigeneity Stream 2017, 2021


Media Citations

Numerous citations in print, radio and TV over the years 

Previous teaching

Have taught first year macroeconomics, undergraduate and postgraduate industrial relations, undergraduate and postgraduate human resource management, postgraduate qualitative research methods, postgraduate strategic management, postgraduate talent management, postgraduate human resource development and postgraduate international human resource management. 

Professional Experience

Various leadership roles in Australian universities - Head of Department, Associate Dean (Research), Deputy Dean (Research), Acting Head of Graduate Studies, Acting PVC (Research), Research Centre director., Chair of Research & Higher Degrees Committee etc.  

Professional Memberships

Industrial Relations Society of Victoria 


Deputy Dean (Research), School of Business and Law, CQ University

Academic Lead, School of  Graduate Research, CQ University

Deputy Editor of the Journal of Industrial Relations 

Chair of the Research & Higher Degrees Committee, Australian Institute of Business 

Member of the  Academic Board, Australian Institute of Business 

Professional Interests

Industrial relations

Immigrant employment 

Gender and employment 

Higher education 

Key Achievements

Twenty years in middle and senior leadership roles in the Australian university sector

Various International research collaborations leading to quality research outcomes

A total of more than $2 million in external research grant funding, 137 publications, including books, book chapters  and .A/A*/Q1 journal articles, successfully supervised 11 researcher higher degree students to completion, including 7 PhDs, examined 12 research higher degree theses. A wide range of industry, government and community partnerships resulting in influential reports, books and other publications, leading in some cases to significant policy action and government budget allocations.

Past committee chair, and member of various advisory boards, for state and federal governments, community organizations e.g. Australia Council for the Arts, the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria, FECCA, CEDA,  Multicultural Centre for Working Women and so on. 

International reader for the Australian Research  Council for 20 years.  Reviewer for a wide range of management, human resource management and education journals. \

Selected to participate in the Prime Minister's 2020 Summit in 2008. 


Deputy Editor of the Journal of Industrial Relations 

Consultancy Work

As above 

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 3904 Specialist Studies in Education
  • 4407 Policy and Administration
  • 1503 Business and Management

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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