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Professor Maryam Omari

Executive Dean, School of Business and Law

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5350, Email: m.omari@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.420
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5350
Email: m.omari@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.420  

 

Professor Maryam Omari is the Executive Dean of the School of Business and Law.

Background

Professor Maryam Omari is the Executive Dean of the School of Business and Law. Maryam has held a number of academic leadership positions including Program Director MBA and Graduate Studies, Associate Dean International, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Human Resource Management Course Coordinator. She has been involved in significant curriculum change at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels to modernise and reposition courses such as the MBA, Bachelor of Business, and HRM programs. Maryam has a PhD, Masters in Business (HRM), Graduate Diploma in Business (Management), and a Bachelor of Science.

Maryam is currently a board member of the International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment (IAWBH). She has been a past member of the WA Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) State Council, the WA representative on the national AHRI Research Advisory Panel (RAP), a board member of the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), the Chair of the International Management Stream of (ANZAM) annual conference, and a Judge for the annual Telstra Business and Business Woman of the Year Awards.

Maryam is a regular speaker at conferences, as well as industry, public sector and professional association events. Her areas of research interest are dignity and respect at work; cross cultural management and communications, and preparing work and world-ready graduates.

Maryam also has 17 years of human resources experience, the last seven at an Executive level as an HR Manager and a member of the State Executive. She has worked in various HR capacities including: training and development, recruitment and selection, coordination of graduate programs, organisational development, program evaluation, project management; and strategic planning. In addition to this, Maryam has significant experience in the design, delivery and evaluation of Executive Education and Management Development programs.

Maryam has taught Human Resource Management, International Business, and Management. She has lived, studied and worked in the Middle East, U.K and U.S.A.

Professional associations

  • Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), Fellow
  • International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment (IAWBH), Member

Awards and recognition

  • 2014 - Perth Convention Bureau Aspire Award ($5000)
  • 2014 - ECU Research Impact Award ($2000)
  • 2009 - The Vice-Chancellor’s award for Engagement in Teaching & Learning, Business Edge
  • 2009 - The Vice-Chancellor’s award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2008 - The Dean’s award for Best New Researcher

Research areas and interests

Dignity and respect at work; cross cultural management and communications, and preparing work and world-ready graduates.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Business Studies), Edith Cowan University, 2007.
  • Master of Business in Human Resource Management, Edith Cowan University, 2001.
  • Graduate Diploma of Business in Management, Edith Cowan University, 1992.
  • Bachelor of Science (Zoology), The University of Western Australia, 1987.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Contractor's commitment towards project success: The role of bullying,  The Higher Education Commission,Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,  HEC Scholarship,  2018 - 2022,  $76,000.
  • Volunteering to Learn: Enhancing learning in the student volunteering experience in Australian Universities,  Office for Learning and Teaching,  OLT - Innovation and Development Grant,  2013 - 2015,  $26,000.
  • Dignity and Respect at Work: An Exploration of Work Behaviours in a Professional Environment,  Edith Cowan University,  Grant - Faculty Industry Research Collaborative,  2009 - 2010,  $23,500.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Paull, M., Omari, M., (2016), Australia: the 'fair go' multicultural continent nation. Workplace Abuse, Incivility and Bullying: Methodological and cultural perspectives, 192-207, Oxon, UK, Routledge.
  • Paull, M., Omari, M., (2016), Workplace abuse, incivility and bullying: the challenge of translational research. Workplace Abuse, Incivility and Bullying: Methodological and cultural perspectives, 208-214, Oxon, UK, Routledge.
  • Omari, M., Sharma, M., (2016), In the eye of the beholder: Ethnic culture as a lens. Workplace Abuse, Incivility and Bullying: Methodological and cultural perspectives, 39-54, Oxon, UK, Routledge.
  • Barry, P., Pooley, JA., Omari, M., (2015), Vulnerability and resilience in the criminal justice system. Working within the forensic paradigm: Cross discipline approaches for policy and practice, 194-207, Oxon, UK, Routledge.
  • Paull, M., Omari, M., (2014), Organisational (Mis)behaviour of Volunteers: Profiles and Perspectives. Volunteering in Australia, 39-52, Australia, Federation Press.

Journal Articles

  • Paull, M., Omari, M., D'cruz, P., Güneri Çangarli, B., (2019), Bystanders in workplace bullying: working university students' perspectives on action versus inaction. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, article in press(article in press), article in press, DOI: 10.1111/1744-7941.12216.
  • Paull, M., Omari, M., Maccallum, J., Young, S., Walker, G., Holmes, K., Haski-Leventhal, D., Scott, R., (2017), Matching expectations for successful university student volunteering. Education and Training, 59(2), 122-134, DOI: 10.1108/ET-03-2016-0052.
  • D'cruz, P., Paull, M., Omari, M., Guneri-Cangarli, B., (2016), Target experiences of workplace bullying: Insights from Australia, India and Turkey. Employee Relations: The International Journal, 38(5), 805-823, Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., DOI: 10.1108/ER-06-2015-0116.
  • Paull, M., Omari, M., (2015), Dignity and respect: important in volunteer settings too!. Journal of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion an International Journal, 34(3), 244-255, Bingley, UK, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, DOI: 10.1108/EDI-05-2014-0033.
  • Paull, M., Scott, R., Maccallum, J., Walker, G., Omari, M., Young, S., Haski-Leventhal, D., Holmes, K., (2015), University Student Volunteering: What’s in a name?. Third Sector Review, 21(2), 49-75, South Australia, Australia and New Zealand Third Sector Research Incorporated.
  • Omari, M., Paull, M., (2015), Public sector work intensification and negative behaviours. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 28(4), 603-613, Bingley, UK, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, DOI: 10.1108/JOCM-11-2013-0225.
  • Standen, P., Paull, M., Omari, M., (2014), Workplace bullying: Propositions from Heider's balance theory. Journal of Management & Organisation, 20(6), 733-748, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/jmo.2014.57.

Conference Publications

  • Sharafizad, F., Brown, K., Jogulu, U., Omari, M., (2018), Stuck in a bottleneck: The careers of female academics at Australian Universities., 41.
  • Sharafizad, F., Brown, K., Jogulu, U., Omari, M., (2017), Gender and careers: Women in academia. Creative Disruption: Managing in a Digital Age. Proceedings of the 31st Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, 655-672.
  • Omari, M., Paull, M., (2016), Social supremacy at work: Insights from the natural world. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment, 68-72, Auckland, New Zealand, International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment.
  • Omari, M., Sharma, M., (2015), Custom and Practice: An exploration of the role and influence of culture on workplace bullying. Proceedings of the 29th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference 2015, 17p., ANZAM.
  • Henry, M., Pooley, JA., Omari, M., (2014), Student motivations for studying online: A qualitative study. Transformative, Innovative and Engaging. Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Teaching Learning Forum, 9p., Curtin University.
  • Omari, M., Paull, M., D'cruz, P., Guneri Cangarli, B., (2014), Fair game: The influence of cultural norms in creating sanctioned targets in the workplace. Promoting dignity and justice at work: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment, 167-176, Milan, Italy, Universita Degli Studi Di Milano.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  WORKPLACE BULLYING: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY IN AUSTRALIAN ACADEMIA
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  HUMAN RESOURCE PLANNING PRACTICES IN THE OMANI PUBLIC SECTOR: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY IN THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION IN THE SULTANATE OF OMAN

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  THE ONLINE STUDENT EXPERIENCE: AN EXPLORATION OF FIRST-YEAR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS' EXPECTATIONS, EXPERIENCES AND OUTCOMES OF ONLINE EDUCATION
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