Dr Ying Xu

Dr Ying Xu


Newcastle Business School

Career Summary


Dr Ying (Cathy) Xu joined the Newcastle Business School (NBS) of UoN in January 2019 after previously working at UTS and Macquarie University. She is currently based in NBS's Sydney campus. Cathy was awarded her PhD from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2010 with a thesis focused on corporate sustainability strategies. She then began her academic career from August 2011 at Macquarie University with a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship under the longitudinal ARC Linkage project on employee voice. Underpinned by quality publications and ongoing projects, Cathy has clearly established a research profile in the fields of strategic and sustainable human resource management, employment relations (employee voice and participation) and corporate sustainability. Her keen interest in sustainable people management has also led to extending research into the interdisciplinary area in health economics, investigating the impact of chronic illness on employees' social and work life.

         Cathy is passionate about her teaching and has taught a range of business subjects at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Her recent teaching experience is saliently grounded in HRM and organisational behaviour. Cathy's teaching is greatly informed and enriched by her cross-cultural background as well as extensive experience in research and management practice on her prior job roles as research consultant and senior manager.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales


  • Business Project Management
  • Corporate Sustainability
  • HRM and Employment Relations
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Quantitative Research Methods

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
150306 Industrial Relations 20
150305 Human Resources Management 70
140208 Health Economics 10

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Chapter (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Xu Y, Gollan PJ, Wilkinson A, 'Implementing sustainable HRM: The new challenge of corporate sustainability', Contemporary Developments in Green Human Resource Management Research - Towards Sustainability in Action?, Routledge, London 135-155 (2018)
DOI 10.4324/9781315768953
2016 Shah D, Xu Y, Gollan PJ, Wilkinson A, 'In Search of Workplace Partnership at Suncorp', Developing Positive Employment Relations: International Experiences of Labour Management Partnership, Palgrave Macmillan UK, London 281-303 (2016)
DOI 10.1057/978-1-137-42772-4
2016 Xu Y, Patmore G, Gollan PJ, 'Evaluating Social Partnership in the Australian Context', Developing Positive Employment Relations: International Experiences of Labour Management Partnership, Palgrave Macmillan UK, London 155-180 (2016)
DOI 10.1057/978-1-137-42772-4
2014 Gollan PJ, Patmore G, Xu Y, 'Voice regulation in the US and Australia', Handbook of Research on Employee Voice Elgar original reference, Edward Elgar Publishing, London 363-380 (2014)
DOI 10.4337/9780857939272
2014 Xu Y, Gollan PJ, 'Non-Union Employee Representation at Suncorp Group: The Suncorp Group Employee Council', Voice and Involvement at Work Experience with Non-Union Representation, Routledge, New York 45-70 (2014)
2014 Xu Y, Gollan PJ, 'Fostering corporate sustainability: integrative and dynamic approaches to sustainable HRM', Sustainability and Human Resource Management: Developing Sustainable Business Organizations, Springer, Heidelberg 225-245 (2014)
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-37524-8
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Journal article (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2019 Yang W, Nawakitphaitoon K, Huang W, Harney B, Gollan PJ, Xu CY, 'Towards better work in China: mapping the relationships between high-performance work systems, trade unions, and employee well-being', Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 57 553-576 (2019)
DOI 10.1111/1744-7941.12205
2018 Wilkinson A, Gollan PJ, Kalfa S, Xu Y, 'Voices unheard: employee voice in the new century', The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 29 711-724 (2018)
DOI 10.1080/09585192.2018.1427347
2017 Boyages J, Xu Y, Kalfa S, Koelmeyer L, Parkinson B, Mackie H, et al., 'Financial cost of lymphedema borne by women with breast cancer', Psycho-Oncology, 26 849-855 (2017)
DOI 10.1002/pon.4239
2016 Boyages J, Kalfa S, Xu Y, Koelmeyer L, Mackie H, Viveros H, et al., 'Worse and worse off: the impact of lymphedema on work and career after breast cancer', SpringerPlus, 5 (2016)
DOI 10.1186/s40064-016-2300-8
2015 Gollan PJ, Xu Y, 'Re-engagement with the employee participation debate: beyond the case of contested and captured terrain', Work, Employment and Society, 29 1-13 (2015)
DOI 10.1177/0950017014522722
2015 Gollan PJ, Kalfa S, Xu Y, 'Strategic HRM and devolving HR to the line: Cochlear during the shift to lean manufacturing', Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 53 144-162 (2015)
DOI 10.1111/1744-7941.12055
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Other (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Gollan PJ, Xu Y, ''Workplace reform discussion could leave big questions hanging', The Conversation', (2015) [O1]
2015 Gollan PJ, Xu Y, '"In search of desirable workplace relations model for Australia" CEDA Blog', (2015) [O1]

Research Supervision

Number of supervisions


Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN BUYERS AND EMPLOYEE VOICE IN THE BANGLADESHI READY-MADE GARMENTS SECTOR PhD (Management), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Dr Ying Xu


Newcastle Business School (Sydney Campus)
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Contact Details

Email ying.xu@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 8262 6489
Fax (02) 8262 6400


Building Sydney campus building
Location Sydney