Varina Paisley

Research Student

School of Management - BIntB, Macquarie University | MComm (Organisation and Management), UNSW Australia

About Varina

Varina is a sessional academic and a first year Doctoral Candidate at UNSW Australia’s Business School working on her thesis entitled 'Who am I now? The influence of multiple identities on expatriate and repatriate success and the concept of intersectionality'. Varina has two book chapters, one book in press and has presented academic papers on topics such as expatriate management, global human resource management, diversity, mindfulness and the gamification of learning. She has almost 10 years professional experience in human resource management, property and marketing. Varina now teaches intercultural communications, international business, marketing and strategic management in online and on-campus modes with UNSW Australia, Macquarie University and Swinburne Online. She holds a Bachelor of International Business and a Masters of Commerce.

Thesis title

  • Who am I now? The influence of multiple identities on expatriate and repatriate success and the concept of intersectionality

Supervisors

  • Professor David C. Thomas
  • Dr Sunghoon Kim​

Publications

  • Paisley, V. & Tayar, M. (2016). Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) expatriates - an intersectionality perspective. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 27(6), in-press. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09585192.2015.1111249
  • Paisley, V. & Tayar, M. (under review) Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) expatriates – an intersectionality perspective. International journal of human resource management: Special edition on non-traditional expatriates.
  • Paisley, V. P., Lazarova, M. B., Thomas, D. C. (2015) Teaching Manual for Essentials of International Human Resource Management: Managing People Globally. Sage, Vancouver Canada.
  • Tayar, M. & Paisley, V. (2015) Reflexivity, critical reflection and mindfulness in experiential learning: Developing successful international business graduates in Taras, V. & Gonzalez-Perez, M. A., Handbook of Experiential Learning in International Business. Palgrave Macmilan. London
  • Taras, V., Berg, D. M., Buie, C., Hagen, J. M., Johns, A., Meszoely, Paisley, V. & Panina, D. (2015) More food for thought: Other experiential learning projects in Taras, V. & Gonzalez-Perez, M. A., Handbook of Experiential Learning in International Business. Palgrave Macmilan. London.

Conferences

  • Beaver, G., Trau, R., King, E., Paisley, V., Tayar, M., Berkley, R., Beard, R., Daus, C., Mohr, J., Peddie, D., Jones, K., Ozturk, M., Tatli, A., Weaver, K., Martinez, L., Boyd, D. & Caleron, C. (2015). Sexual minority distinctiveness: Unique contributions of L, G, B & T employees symposium. Accepted at the Academy of Management. 7-11 August 2015, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada.
  • Paisley, V & Tayar, M (2015). Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) expatriates – An intersectionality perspective. Accepted at the Academy of International Business. 27-30 June 2015, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bengaluru, India.
  • Paisley, V. & Tayar, M. (2015) Developing critical awareness and mindfulness for successful business graduates. Accepted at the Academy of International Business. 27-30 June 2015, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bengaluru, India.
  • Paisley, V. (2014). Where to now? A systematic literature review of managing diversity within organisations. Presented at the Academy of International Business - Australia and New Zealand Chapter (AIB-ANZ) Symposium. 14 November 2014, Charles Sturt University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Paisley, V. (2014). Gamification of International Business education: Experiential learning and a global perspective. Presented at the Academy of International Business (AIB) Conference, 23-26 June 2014, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Paisley, V. & Tayar, M. (2014). The impact of GLB persons’ sexuality on career intentions: a preliminary study. Presented at the Australian and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA Conference), 13-15 April 2014, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Paisley, V. & Tayar, M. (2014). The impact of GLB persons’ sexuality on expatriate intentions: an exploratory study. Presented at the Academy of International Business- Australia and New Zealand Chapter (AIB-ANZ) Symposium. 22 November 2013, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia.
  • Paisley, V (2013). Gamification of Management Students: A Quantitative Study of Learning and Engagement. Paper presented at the 2013 ascillite conference for Technology in Education, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Awards

  • 2015 Australia Postgraduate Award
  • 2015 UNSW Australia Business School Supplement Scholarship
  • 2013 CAPA International Education Research Grant $500.

Reviewer roles

  • Academy of Management (AOM) Conference​
  • Academy of International Business (AIB) Conference
  • Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA)
  • International Journal of Human Resource Management.
  • Professional Memberships
  • Academy of International Business (AIB)
  • Academy of Management (AOM)
  • Cultural Diversity Research Network
  • Australian Human Resource Institute
  • Australasian Society of Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite).
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