Isabel Metz

Isabel Metz is a Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne. She received a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) from the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa), a MBA from Melbourne Business School, and a PhD from Monash University (Australia). As a past senior manager in banking and finance, Isabel is acutely aware of the need to work with practitioners to research organisational phenomena that are relevant and of consequence in the effective management of people.

Broadly, her research aims to simultaneously help organisations manage talent and help individuals manage their own careers. In particular, she is interested in examining how public, private and non-profit sector organizations become more diverse and benefit from having a diverse workforce. Her research also focuses on multiculturalism, work and family, and psychological contracts. She regularly provides media commentaries and speaks at industry forums, has published in leading academic journals, has held leadership positions at the Academy of Management, and has won prizes for her research papers at conferences. Isabel teaches in the areas of Management, Human Resources Management, and Managing Diversity in the Workplace.

She is on the editorial board of four journals: Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Group and Organization Management, and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: An International Journal. Isabel is also a Senior Associate of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, a member of the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management, the Academy of Management, and the Australian Human Resources Institute.