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Research biography

Underpinned by a core value of expansion, my current research portfolio spans three predominant areas with a positive psychology lens: (1) leadership – namely, leadership development, authentic leadership, emotional & social competence, (2) organisational learning & development, and (3) experiential learning in higher education. I currently serve as a Review Editor for Frontiers in Psychology and am accredited in the Emotional & Social Competency Inventory.

Research projects

  • Exploring the interactive role of work engagement and work passion on psychological distress. Strategic Research Grant with Edith Cowan University (Dr Jennifer Lajom & Professor Stephen Teo) and Kyoto University (Professor Moises Kirk). 
  • Digital technologies (CBIM & SNS) in online learning environments. Teaching and learning Grant with Australian Institute of Business (Dr Mahan Poorhosseinzadeh) and Griffith University (Dr Peyman Abkhezr).    

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


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