Soma Pillay

Position: Senior Lecturer,
Building 901,
Level 2
Phone: 5122 6611


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Dr Soma Pillay's teaching is across undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the subject areas of organisational behaviour, HRM, IHRM, management and organisations and international management. Prior to joining academia, Soma spent many years in the public service. Her qualifications are cross-disciplinary and include public sector governance.

Soma is an active researcher within the Institute of Innovation, Science and Sustainability. Her teaching interests contribute and complement her research into issues associated cross cultural studies, ethics and public sector governance. Soma serves on editorial boards of well-ranked journals and is an active reviewer.


  • B Admin (Public Admin.)
  • Honours (Public Admin.)
  • M Admin
  • PhD (Public Management)

Teaching areas

  • Human resource management
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Management

Professional memberships and associations

  • European Academy of Management
  • Australia New Zealand Academy of Management

Editorial board member

  • Industry and Higher Education (Editorial Board)
  • Journal of Education for Business {Consulting Editor}
  • National Research Institute on Social Cohesion (RIOSC)

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