Senior Lecturer and Postgraduate Program Leader
Phone: 09 921999 ext 5835
AUT City Campus
49 Wellesley Street East 1010
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142, New Zealand.
- Doctor of Philosophy, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
- Master of International Hospitality Mgt (First Class), AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
- Certificate in Adult Education, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
- BSc Degree in Management Science (Hons), Trinity College, University of Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
- Higher Diploma in Hotel and Catering Management, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland.
Memberships and Affiliations:
Conference streams and workshops
- Gender, Work and Organization (GWO) Bi-annual Conference 2018: Lead stream convenor
- Gender, Work and Organization (GWO) Bi-annual Conference 2016: Co-stream convenor
- Asia-Pacific Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (APacCHRIE) Annual conference 2015: Critical hospitality studies stream leader and session chair
- The Association of Industrial Relations Academics in Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) Annual Conference 2015: Hospitality employment stream leader and session chair
- ANZAM Conference (Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management): Revie
- CHME Conference 2016; 2017 (Council for Hospitality Management Education): Reviewer
- CTS Conference 2017 (Critical Tourism Studies): Reviewer, workshop organiser and session chair
- Gender and Diversity Research Group Leadership Committee
- Faculty of Culture and Society Diversity Committee
- Te Rōpū Tuwhera Advisory Committee for Tuwhera – open access platform
Editorial Boards membership
Shelagh is Senior Lecturer and Hospitality Postgraduate Program Leader, engaged in teaching and research. Prior to entering the academic environment, she held senior executive roles in hospitality organisations across Europe. She is particularly interested in forging connections between researchers and the international hospitality industry. Her aim is to promote the building of a sustainable workforce that offers equal career opportunities for diverse groups of workers. Her research explores the organisational processes within hospitality that privilege or penalise individuals on the basis of socially ascribed categories of difference, such as gender, ethnicity, age or class.
- Postgraduate: Human Behaviour in Hospitality Organisations, Faculty Excellence in Innovation in Learning and Teaching Award (Postgraduate) 2015
- Undergraduate: Human Resources Management, Organisational Behaviour, Faculty Excellence in Innovation in Learning and Teaching Award (Undergraduate) 2016.
- Intersectional research methods
- Critical research approaches, including memory-work
- Gendered organisations
- Ethnicity and age in employment
- Career privilege and penalty
- The hospitality career construct
- The interface between vocational education and employability in hospitality.
- Longitudinal joint research project with Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom (and three further international universities) on hospitality students’ career motivations.
- Quantitative and qualitative study assessing the impact of leadership programs in New Zealand.