Dr Heather Round



Director of Teaching


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 2014
Master of Business Administration, University of Cape Town, 1999
Bachelor of Commerce, University of Cape Town, 1995


+61 3 924 68026


Before becoming an academic, I spent over 23 years working on large scale projects within government, public and private organisations in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. During this time I worked primarily in a management consulting role where I lead and implemented a number of organisational transformation programmes which included people, technology and process change. Over the years my focus has been on facilitating organisational change and developing management capabilities, in particular looking at individual and team processes around planning, goal setting, motivation and coaching. I believe that my depth of knowledge of organisations and extensive working experience provide for a richer learning experience in the classroom as I am able to show students how the theoretical constructs they are being taught have real-life implications. In addition, I continue to consult to organisations on an ongoing basis and have found that my academic research is useful in informing practice.  

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Knowledge areas

• Innovation and creativity
• Organisational Behaviour
• Social Processes
• Management


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Leaders and followers: co-constructing a creative identity

H Round

(2018), pp. 151-178, Inclusive leadership: negotiating gendered spaces, Cham, Switzerland, B1


Reality bites: managing identity ambiguity in an advertising agency

H Round, A Styhre

(2017), Vol. 26, pp. 202-213, Creativity and innovation management, Oxford, Eng., C1


Ethical climates in organizations: a review and research agenda

A Newman, H Round, S Bhattacharya, A Roy

(2017), Vol. 27, pp. 475-512, Business ethics quarterly, Cambridge, Eng., C1


Rethinking creativity: three case studies of the social processes of creativity

H Round

(2014), pp. 1-30, EGOS 2014 : Reimagining, rethinking, reshaping: organizational scholarship in unsettled times. Proceedings of the 30th European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, E1-1


Can creativity be managed? An advertising agency case study

H Round

(2012), pp. 1-22, BAM 2012 : Management research revisited: prospect for theory and practice : Proceedings of the 2012 British Academy of Management Conference, Cardiff, Wales, E1-1


A study of organisational creativity: thinking outside the box

H Round

(2012), pp. 1-25, AoMO 2015 : Creativity and critique : Proceedings of the 6th Art of Management and Organisation Conference, York, England, E1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Transforming DAPM: Business Process Improvement to realise a transformed NDAC

Prof Amanda Pyman, A/Prof Ambika Zutshi, Dr Matt Mount, Dr Heather Round, Dr Ahmed Ferdous

Australian Bureau of Statistics

  • 2017: $50,063


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