A/PROF Susan Ainsworth

A/PROF Susan Ainsworth


  • Age and employment (Organizations, discourse, identity, discrimination)
  • Construction of identity (organizations, work, discourse)
  • Discourse analysis (identity, organizations)
  • Diversity in organizations (gender, age)
  • Gender in organizations (women in management and leadership)
  • Organizations and ethics (human resource management, employment)
  • Privacy, employment, technology (social networking sites, social media, communication)



  • Susan is an Associate Professor in Organizational Studies in the Department.  She is an internationally recognized expert in discourse analysis, qualitative methods, older workers and gender within organizations. Her research interests also include privacy and employment, specifically the impact of new technologies such as social networking sites and social media.  Before becoming an academic, Susan worked in industrial relations, equal employment opportunity and human resource management in public and private sector organizations. She is on the editorial boards of the journals Organization Studies and Journal of Management Studies and is as Associate Editor for Gender, Work and Organization and Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management.



Member of

  • European Group on Organization Studies. Member, Editorial Board Member 2001 -
  • Australian Human Resource Institute. Certified Professional Member 1992 -


Selected publications



Education and training

  • GCert, University of Sydney 2005
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2003
  • MCom, University of Melbourne 1998
  • GDip, University of Melbourne 1994
  • GDip, University of Sydney 1991
  • BA(hons), University of Sydney 1988



Available for supervision

  • Y