Dr Ashokkumar (Ashok) Manoharan is a Senior Lecturer – Strategic Management at the College of Business, Government and Law, Flinders University & Research Affiliate of the Centre for Social Impact, Flinders University. Dr. Manoharan’s research focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the hospitality context, with a specific focus on people with intellectual disabilities and migrant workers. Dr Manoharan has an impressive record of gaining internal funds and having served as a Chief/Co-Investigator on external competitive funding from Information, Linkages, and Capacity Building Economic and Community Participation Program – Building Employer Confidence and Inclusion in Disability, Endeavour Foundation Disability Research Fund, and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. His project includes open employment of people with disabilities, and two projects focused on addressing employers’ attitudes to employing people with disabilities in the hospitality and fashion sector. His research has been published in the leading hospitality and management journals and presented at international conferences. Dr. Manoharan’s ground-breaking future research endeavours to cultivate an all-encompassing ecosystem, empowering individuals with disabilities, including those with intellectual disabilities, and fostering their genuine social inclusion.