Judith Pringle

JudithPringle_9421 Professor of Organisation Studies
Gender and Diversity Research Group
Adjunct Professor, Centre for Work and Well Being, Griffith University


Growing up on a sheep farm in New Zealand’s South Island, Professor Judith Pringle’s main ambition was to travel. She made it first to Dunedin where a strong interest in people inspired Judith to complete a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in psychology at the University of Otago.

She then headed off on her overseas experience through Asia and Europe. Three years, 19 jobs and a teaching qualification in English later, Judith returned to New Zealand to take up a part-time job offer as a temporary research assistant in Dunedin. It morphed in to a PhD in social psychology.

Following her doctorate, Professor Pringle worked as a private consultant with public and private sector organisations, before relocating to Australia to teach social psychology at Deakin University. In 1990, she returned to New Zealand to teach organisational behaviour at the University of Auckland’s Business School, where she remained for 16 years. In 2005, she shifted to AUT, where she now teaches Gender and Diversity in Organisations at postgraduate level.

Over the past 20 years, Judith has researched gender and diversity ‘writ large’ including cross-cultural strategies of women in male-dominated organisations; experiences of senior women managers and leaders; and the functioning and cultures of Pakeha, Maori and Pacific Island women-run organisations. Most recently, her research has focused on how individuals change and adapt their careers to shifting job opportunities.

Professor Pringle is also co-ordinator of the Gender and Diversity Research Group, an AUT-wide network of researchers who have recently partnered with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs to research women in the emerging industries.

She is co-investigator on the Marsden-funded grant ‘Glamour and Grind: New Creative Workers’ and co-editor of the Sage Handbook of Workplace Diversity (2006). She has published chapters in a wide range of books and journals including Gender Work and Organisation, British Journal of Management, International Journal of HRM, the Journal of World Business and the Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, and consistently contributes to international conferences.

Professor Judith Pringle's extended academic profile


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