Dr Susan Mayson conducts research employment relations and human resource management in small firms. She has collaborated with Professor Rowena Barrett (QUT) to co-edit the International Handbook of Entrepreneurship and HRM published by Edward Elgar.She has published reserach in a range of international journals including International Human Resource Management Journal, Human Resource Management Journal and Human Resource Management Review.

Her current research focuses on HRM in Social Enterprises. Dr Mayson also publishes in the area of working, teaching and learning in higher education with publications in the Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) journal and Higher Education.

She has supervised  a number of PhD students to completion in a range of areas including HRM and fast-growth firms, work-life balance and the psychological contract, performance management of middle managers in Chinese universities, international student safety and welfare and precarious workers in Higher Education.