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Dr Lee Martin



Senior Lecturer, Management


Faculty of Business and Law


Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Graduate Certificate of Higher Education Learning and Teaching, Deakin University, 2020
Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales, 2018
Master of Asia-Pacific Studies, Australian National University, 2013
Bachelor of Science, University of New South Wales, 2004
Bachelor of Commerce, University of New South Wales, 2004


Dr Lee Martin is a senior lecturer in the Department of Management at Deakin University. She has previously held visiting fellowships at Simon Fraser University, Canada and Singapore Management University, Singapore.

Lee’s expertise is on cultural diversity in the workplace, particularly how multicultural employees, leaders and teams can contribute to organisations. She aims to help individuals and organisations understand how to harness cultural diversity to succeed in today’s globalised environment. Lee has provided advice to government (Victorian and Commonwealth) and international bodies (United Nations) in this area.

Her research is published in leading international peer-reviewed journals and has been shortlisted for multiple awards from the Academy of Management, including the Douglas Nigh Award. Lee currently serves as an Associate Editor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal and previously served on the editorial review board of the Journal of Vocational Behavior. She also serves as a Deputy Director of Research Development in the department and a Co-Director of Deakin Business School's Leadership Futures Hub.

Lee’s teaching experience includes Leadership Practice with Impact (postgraduate), Organisational Behaviour, and Human Resource Development (undergraduate), among other courses. She is the lead developer and lead educator in the highly successful massive open online course (MOOC), Leading Culturally Diverse Teams in the Workplace, which has featured in government promotional campaigns. She regularly supervises graduate students in workplace research projects related to leadership and diversity.

Prior to academia, Lee worked in the Australian government for a number of years, including as an adviser in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra and at the Australian Embassy in Beijing, in addition to co-founding a language training company in China.

Lee holds a PhD in Management from UNSW Sydney, a Master of Asia-Pacific Studies with Distinction from Australian National University, and Bachelors of Commerce (Economics, 1st Class Honours) and Science (Chemistry, with Merit) from UNSW Sydney. She was awarded as a "40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian-Australian" by the Asian-Australian Leadership Summit in 2021.

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Research interests

  • Multicultural employees
  • Multicultural teams
  • Cultural diversity in leadership
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Cross-cultural management

Teaching interests

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • International Management

Units taught

  • MMM240 - Organisational Behaviour
  • MPL700 - Leadership Practice with Impact

Professional activities

Research groups

Leadership Futures Hub

Women's Entrepreneurship Research Alliance (WERA)


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Indicators of Citizenship Rights for Immigrants (ICRI) by WZB Berlin

Lee Martin, Dimitria Groutsis

(2021), pp. 270-285, Handbook on diversity and inclusion indices : a research compendium, Cheltenham, Eng., B1

book chapter

"I know your intention is good, but I still feel bad": Cultural divergence and convergence in the effect of leader's angry feedback

B Shao, L Martin

(2020), Vol. 49, pp. 1591-1606, Personnel Review, C1

journal article

Multiculturalism within individuals: a review, critique, and agenda for future research

D Vora, L Martin, S Fitzsimmons, A Pekerti, C Lakshman, S Raheem

(2019), Vol. 50, pp. 499-524, Journal of international business studies, Basingstoke, Eng., C1

journal article

The role of early immersive culture mixing in cultural identifications of multiculturals

L Martin, B Shao, D Thomas

(2019), Vol. 50, pp. 508-523, Journal of cross-cultural psychology, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Early immersive culture mixing: the key to understanding cognitive and identity differences among multiculturals

L Martin, B Shao

(2016), Vol. 47, pp. 1409-1429, Journal of cross-cultural psychology, C1-1

journal article

A dynamic double-hierarchy model of multicultural individuals' roles in culturally diverse teams

L Martin

(2015), Vol. 2015, pp. 1123-1128, AOM 2015 : 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada, E1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

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