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International Women’s Day: experts available for comment

RMIT University < 1 mins read

RMIT University academics are available to comment on topics relating to women’s issues and finance, leadership, marketing, wellbeing and work life.  

Dr Angel Zhong, Associate Professor, Finance  
Topics: widening gender gap in financial wellbeing, financial literacy and financial health of women, female investing, budgeting and spending. 

Dr Lauren Gurrieri, Associate Professor, Marketing
Topics: femvertising, beauty advertising on social media, gendered consumption and marketing, beauty standards. 

Dr Foula Kopanidis, Assocaite Professor, Marketing
Topics: health and wellbeing of midlife women, focusing on life goals, procrastination, age related changes, eLiteracy and stereotyping.  

Dr Asanka Gunasakera, Lecturer, Human Resource Management and People Analytics 
Topics: remote working, employee wellbeing, loneliness among employees, migrant employees. 

Dr Melissa Wheeler, Senior Lecturer, Business and Leadership 
Topics: women and leadership, women and work 

Dr Afreen Huq, Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship
Topics: women's entrepreneurship, how gender identity and socio-cultural factors influence women's entrepreneurial behaviour, identity reconstruction of migrant and refugee women entrepreneurs. 

Contact details:


Angel Zhong: 0433 810 413 or   
Lauren Gurrieri, Associate Professor, Marketing 0411 205 396 or 
Foula Kopanidis:  
Asanka Gunasakera: 0410 386 803 or 
Melissa Wheeler: 0401 271 or  
Afreen Huq: 0434 638 095 or  

General media enquiries: RMIT External Affairs and Media, 0439 704 077 or

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