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Azmiri Mian

School of Management


About me

Azmiri (Azi) Mian is a Branch Committee Member of the Australian Association of Social Workers – SA Branch, and Convenor of the Mental Health Practice Group. She represents the Branch on the SA Mental Health Commission Community Advisory Committee. She is on the Board of Advocacy for Disability Access and Inclusion Inc as part of her ongoing interest and advocacy for good mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, with a focus on diversity.

Azmiri is currently working in the tertiary education sector. She has extensive leadership and management experience in both the government and non-government sectors. She has worked in health, mental health, Indigenous health, education, aged care quality and compliance and disability employment sectors, and still runs her own consultancy.

Azmiri is currently completing her PhD at the University of South Australia Business School with her interest being human rights and social justice discourse in HRM practices in all sectors. She has a Bachelor and Master of Social Work, a GradDip in Public Health, and a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Women’s Studies).


Indigenous business networks:A social capital and social exchange analysis.

Research publications

Mian, A (2014), Sustainable Tourism and the Culture Economy, in Linking Global and Individual Sustainability, eds. H Harris, S Sandhu and S McKenzie, Springer.

Mian, A 2013, Gender Matters: Balancing the Communication Scales, in Communication in Organisations, 4th edn, ed. J Crossman. McGraw-Hill, Sydney.

Mian, A & Higgins-Desbiolles, F 2012, Festival Pride: Indigenous people claiming place and space, 2012 Tandanya Spirit Festival Survey Report, University of South Australia.

Higgins-Desbiolles, F & Mian, A 2011, Aboriginal Hostels Limited: Social Tourism addressing Indigenous Australian Disadvantage. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 93-111.


Centre for Workplace Excellence 

Australian Association of Social Workers SA (AASWSA) Branch Committee - Convenor for the Mental Health Practice Group 

SA Mental Health Commission Community Advisory Committee

Advocacy for Disability Access and Inclusion Inc Board Member 

The Institute of Social Justice and Human Rights (IJSHR)