Dr Ying Xu

Dr Ying Xu


Newcastle Business School

Career Summary


Dr Cathy Ying 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, Dr Xu 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 Philosophiae, 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
140208 Health Economics 10
150306 Industrial Relations 20
150305 Human Resources Management 70

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School

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