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Cultural Diversity Research Network

What we do

The Cultural Diversity Research Network (CDRN) is a research concentration in the Department of Marketing and Management and associated with the Centre for Workforce Futures.

We aim to bring together scholars from within our departments and research centres at Macquarie University as well as other Universities in Australia and abroad.

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We investigate:

  • Cultural Diversity,
  • Intercultural Relations & Intercultural Communication in:
    • Employment,
    • Education,
    • Management and
    • Marketing
  • Immigration and Migrant employment.

We are a multidisciplinary network designed to act as a focal point for research and the exchange of ideas, which can contribute to problem focused and applied research undertaken in collaboration with practitioners and organizations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Members of the Network are drawn from a variety of disciplines, including:

  • Demography,
  • Employment Relations and Human Resource Management,
  • International Business,
  • Management and Marketing,
  • International Studies, Linguistics and Sociology.

The Network has well established links with external organizations involved in undertaking research, policy and strategy formulation and implementation, mentoring and public debate.

The CDRN hosts leading Australian and international scholars working in this field and holds symposia that showcase current research findings and best practice in organizations.

Our members undertake research in partnership with various bodies and support higher degree research students investigating cultural diversity related subjects.


Professor Lucy TaksaProfessor Lucy Taksa
Associate Dean (Research)
Dr Meena ChavanDr Meena Chavan
Department of Marketing & Management
Dr Candy (Ying) LuDr Candy (Ying) Lu
Department of Marketing & Management
Dr Salut MuhidinDr Salut Muhidin
Department of Marketing & Management
Dr Ekaterina TodarelloDr Ekaterina Todarello
Department of Marketing & Management

Network Members

Higher Degree Research Students

Featured Events

Robert L. Lattimer Indigenous Student prize

Award ceremony for the Robert L. Lattimer Indigenous Student prize presented by the Vice Chancellor to Ms Danielle Malone

Date: 1 September, 2014

Harmony Day 2014 Symposium

Date: 21 March, 2014

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Cultural Diversity at Work

Date: 10 December, 2013
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External Associates

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Workforce Diversity and Inclusion in Australia

On 23 April 2015 Professor Lucy Taksa presented an Invited Keynote Address entitled "Workforce Diversity and Inclusion in Australia: Issues and Gaps, Trends and Conundrums" before The Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.

Settlement Services International (SSI) Limited

Professor Lucy Taksa was appointed a Non-Executive Director of Settlement Services International (SSI) Limited

International Journal of Cross Cultural Management

This paper focuses on a developing country, Sri Lanka, and reports the results of 243 responses to a survey of Sri Lankan professional women which addressed the research question:  What factors do Sri Lankan professional women perceive as hindering or assisting their international career opportunities?

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