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Dr Muhammad Ali
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Management
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

Managing workforce demographic diversity, Work-life programs, Corporate governance

* 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

  • Diversity management policies and practices
  • Work-life programs
  • Corporate governance

Ali’s research focuses on measuring effectiveness of workforce diversity management policies and practices and work-life programs. He also investigates the human resource elements of corporate governance. 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, age diversity practices, board size and firm performance. He has published several papers in high quality peer-reviewed journal.


  • 2017: Best Paper Award, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
  • 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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