Dr Linda Colley is the discipline Leader for HRM and Industrial Relations at CQU. She has extensive practical experience from her career in HRM and industrial relations in the Queensland public service. Her research builds on this career, with her PhD examining Queensland public service employment from 1859 to 1999, and her UQ Postdoctoral fellowship examining workforce planning in the contemporary Queensland public service. She has published on topics such as merit, tenure, job security, redundancy, gender and age at work, public management reform, privatisation, and the effects of austerity measure on public employment.
Linda is active in international networks. She was recently elected as Vice-President Australia/NZ of the International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM), and is a co-convenor of the IRSPM Special Interest Group in Public Sector Human Resource Management.
Linda is Chair of the Queensland Government Work Health and Safety Board 2017-2020. This Board is the peak advisory body to the Minister on policies, strategies and legislative arrangements for work health and safety in Queensland, providing advice and recommendations to government as well as supporting collaborative relationships between business and workers in Queensland.