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If you possess a growth mindset and are innately interested in helping others flourish – from the individual to organisational level – then we already have something in common! If my research portfolio resonates with you and you have a desire to expand your own capabilities, please email me via alicia.stanway@aib.edu.au.

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Research biography

Underpinned by an innate interest for human flourishing, my current research portfolio spans three predominant areas with a positive psychology lens: (1) leadership – namely leadership development, authentic leadership, emotional & social competence, and psychological safety, (2) organisational learning & development, which aims to build capability through the alignment of strategy, structure and the heartbeat of organisations, it’s people, and (3) career development – namely the factors & mechanisms that contribute to transformational change and/or career advancement.

Research projects

  • Career Development Project (inc. career decision-making and career development) with Edith Cowan University (Dr Hossein Ali Abadi & Ass. Prof. Janice Redmond) and Deakin University (Prof. Alex Newman). 
  • Exploring the interactive role of work engagement and work passion on psychological distress. Strategic Research Grant with Edith Cowan University (Dr Jennifer Lajom), Northumbria University (Prof. Stephen Teo) and Kyoto University (Prof. Moises Kirk). 
  • The implications of remote work on job performance in a global sales environment: Adopting a Job-Demands Resources perspective. Current DBA Project led by Bianca Lemon.
  • Understanding the uptake of crisis workload management systems on mental health clinicians: A Job-Demands Resources perspective. Current DBA project led by Natasha Stresnjak.
  • Cultivating a psychologically safe post-pandemic workplace. Current DBA project led by Angela Astbury.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Certificate in Leadership Principles, Harvard University

… → 2021

Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Charles Sturt University

… → 2017

Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Edith Cowan University

… → 2013

Doctor of Philosophy (Management), University of South Australia

… → 2010

Bachelor of Management (Honours), University of South Australia

… → 2006

Research Interests

  • Leadership development
  • Authentic leadership
  • Emotional and social competence (accredited in ESCI)
  • Psychological safety
  • Imposter syndrome
  • Reflective practice
  • Organisational learning and development
  • Experiential learning in higher education
  • Job-demands resources
  • Employee engagement
  • Transformational learning
  • Career development
  • Mixed methods

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