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Raymond Trau is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management at Macquarie University.  His research focuses on diversity and inclusion. In particular, Raymond is interested in the impact of psychological and contextual influences on the workplace experiences of women, minorities and stigmatised groups, and the extent to which these experiences shape their wellbeing, work attitudes, career development and job performance. 


Raymond's research has been published in international scholarly journals including Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Resource Management and British Journal of Management. His research has received research mentions and interviews by major international and domestic media outlets including the Financial Times (UK), Bloomberg (US), Globe and Mail (Canada), ABC TV, ABC News, SBS News, major ABC Radio stations and major papers in most capital cities (e.g., Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Australian and Herald Sun), and major publications for Australian HR professionals (HRM Monthly, HRM Online and HR Daily). Raymond also has contributed opinion pieces at the Harvard Business Review, The Conversation, HRM Online and Work180.

Research interests

- Diversity and inclusion 

- Discrimination & stigmatisation 

- Career

- Mentoring 


- Human Resource Management 

- Workplace Diversity 

- Organisational Behaviour

Research student supervision

I am interested in supervising research relating to human resource management and organisational behaviour, particularly diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Community engagement

Raymond’s work has a strong link with industry via research collaboration, consultation and co-authorship with profit and non-profit organisations including Diversity Council of Australia, Pride in Diversity, Deloitte, QBE, Victorian Government, Queensland Health and BHP Billiton.   

Raymond has served in the advisory board of Pride in Diversity and also as an expert panellist for a number of projects conducted by Diversity Council of Australia. Raymond is also currently serving in the Research Committee of the Diversity Council Australia.

During his employment at RMIT, Raymond served in the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Diverse Genders, Sexes and Sexualities Committee. 

Research engagement

Raymond is currently in the editorial board of Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal. Raymond is a regular reviewer for many top-tier journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Studies, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Management Studies and Human Relations. 

Also, he has been actively contributing to the Academy of Management including currently a member of the All-Academy Theme Committee (for the 2019 conference theme of Inclusion) and serving a 3-year term (2010—2013) in the executive committee of the Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) division. 

Education/Academic qualification

Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour, Ph.D. , Monash University

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Projects 2016 2019

Out at Work

Brown, C., Trau, N. & O'Leary, J.


Project: Research

Research Outputs 2004 2019

  • 14 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 1 Commissioned report
  • 1 Book/Film/Article/Exhibition review

7 Myths about coming out at work

Trau, N., O'Leary, J. & Browne, C., 2019, HBR's 10 must reads on diversity. Boston : Harvard Business Review Press, p. 181-187 7 p. (HBR's 10 must reads series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearch

Trade Policy

7 myths about coming out at work

Trau, R., O'Leary, J. & Brown, C., 19 Oct 2018, Harvard business review.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticleResearch

Coming out at work is not a one-off event

Trau, R., Brown, C. & O'Leary, J., 16 Aug 2018, The Conversation.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticleResearch

Open Access

Do longer maternity leaves hurt women’s careers?

Hideg, I., Krstic, A., Trau, R. & Zarina, T., 14 Sep 2018, Harvard business review.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticleResearch

Out at work: from prejudice to pride

Brown, C., O'Leary, J., Trau, R. & Legg, A., 26 Aug 2018, Sydney: Diversity Council Australia. 89 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned reportResearch

Open Access

Activities 2017 2019

  • 3 Editorial work
  • 2 Membership of committee

Academy of Management All-Academy Theme Committee (External organisation)

Raymond Trau (Member)

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (Journal)

Raymond Trau (Member of editorial board)
1 Jan 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

Journal of Vocational Behavior (Journal)

Raymond Trau (Member of editorial board)
1 Aug 2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

Diversity Council Australia (External organisation)

Raymond Trau (Member)

Activity: MembershipMembership of committee

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (Journal)

Raymond Trau (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial work

Press / Media

Media contribution and coverage from the out at work project

Nam Trau


6 items of media coverage, 11 media contributions

Press/Media: Expert Comment