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Dr Muhammad Ali
Senior Lecturer
QUT Business School,
Discipline *
Business and Management
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PhD (The University of Melbourne)

Professional memberships
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  • British Academy of Management
  • Australian Human Resources Institute

Workforce diversity (gender, age, race/ethnicity), Diversity policies and practices, Work-life policies and practices, Individual and organisational effectiveness

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Muhammad Ali (Ali) commenced his career as a full-time academic in March 2010. He has achieved the following qualifications:

  • 2009: PhD from Melbourne University
  • 2003: MBA from California State University (CSU)
  • 1998: MPA from Quaid-i-Azam University
  • 1995: BCom from Punjab University

Prior to joining the MBA program at CSU, Ali worked in industry in HR positions:

  • Assistant Branch Officer in a life insurance company. He received appreciation letters from the Managing Director and the Branch Manager for passing the professional development exam and excellent performance
  • Assistant Manager HR in a manufacturing organisation. His team was responsible for most HR and general administration matters in a factory of 500 employees

Research interests

  • Workforce diversity (gender, age, race/ethnicity)
  • Diversity management policies and practices including work-life programs
  • Individual and organisational effectiveness

Ali’s research focuses on whether and how workforce diversity and inclusive environment (through diversity supportive HR policies and practices) is linked to individual and organisational effectiveness. His research has provided important insights in the areas of board age and gender diversity, managerial and non-managerial gender diversity, work-life programs, gender-focused HRM and firm performance. He has published peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers.


  • 2013: Dorothy Harlow Best Paper Award, Academy of Management
  • 2010: The Chancellor’s Prize for Excellence in the PhD Thesis
  • 2009: Dorothy Harlow Best Paper Award, Academy of Management
  • 2009: Best Student Paper Award, Academy of Management
  • 2005 – 2009: Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship
  • 2005 – 2009: Melbourne International Research Scholarship
This information has been contributed by Dr Muhammad Ali.


Teaching Interests

  • Talent management
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Managing diversity
  • Negotiations
This information has been contributed by Dr Muhammad Ali.


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