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Karen O'Connell-Shea

  • Position: Adjunct Lecturer - Department of Marketing and Management
  • Unit Name:

    HRM307: Strategic International Human Resource Management

Contact Details


Broad experiences across a variety of HR areas, including:

  • Management Coaching, Leadership Development and Performance Management
  • Career Transition, Outplacement and Termination/ Redundancy
  • Strategic HR, Organizational Development, Managing Change
  • Recruitment (extensive experience) and On-boarding
  • Remuneration Reviews and Advice; Expatriate management
  • Information Systems and Reporting


  • Employment Relations Specialist at Centacare (NGO) part time 6 months (current); primarily reviewing roles and aligning them to Awards/ Market
  • Revision of employment contract, policies and procedures in line with Fair Work Act
  • HR Support for Lifestart NGO, including CEO recruitment
  • Extensive coaching with a focus on outplacement, employee assistance and career development
  • Remuneration and Benefits Short term contract at Westpac (Aug to Oct 2009)


  • Masters Organizational Coaching: (The University of Sydney)
  • Master of Commerce (Human Resources): (Curtin University)
  • Graduate Diploma Business: (Curtin University)
  • Graduate Diploma Education (Literacy): (Charles Sturt University)

Professional Membership

  • Certified Professional Member of: AHRI, Sydney Australia
  • Member of: NSW Business Chamber, Sydney Australia
  • Member of: Australian Businesswomens Network, Sydney Australia