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Professor Santina Bertone

Professor, Diversity Management


Santina has been researching in the area of immigration and work since the 1990s. She led the Workplace Studies Centre for over a decade, winning grants and publishing on immigrant women, industrial restructuring, immigrants and trade unions and managing diversity (currently 107 publications and 50 research grants). Santina was also a longstanding member of the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria, and has had other community and board roles. She was awarded the Centenary of Federation Medal in 2008, and participated in the Australia 2020 Summit. Santina held various leadership positions at Victoria University before joining Swinburne University of Technology as Associate Dean (Research)in 2010.

Research interests

Diversity Management

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Business And Management - 150300
  • Policy And Administration - 160500


  • 2003, National, Prime Minister's Centenary of Federation Medal, Australian Government
  • 2000, Other, Vice-Chancellor's Certificate of Research Achievement , Victoria University