Dr John Molineux

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Deakin Business School

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

john.molineux@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17290

Biography

Dr John Molineux is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management in Deakin Business School. John joined Deakin in 2012 after over 30 years in the human resource management (HRM) industry. He is currently teaching HRM and leadership to postgraduate students. His research interests currently focus on industry-sponsored projects, with an emphasis on human performance and wellbeing. John is also keenly interested in strategic HRM, organisation change and action research.

In the last few years, he has received a number of industry grants to undertake research in human performance and wellbeing.
John is currently mentoring four PhD students and has previously successfully supervised a further two PhD and one DBA students to completion of their degrees.

In his previous career, he worked in HR roles in several organisations as an HR manager/director, HR strategist and other HR professional roles. His completed his PhD in 2005 and was involved in a research project involving a systemic approach to Strategic HRM that resulted in organisational cultural change.

John is actively involved in the Australian Human Resources Institute, where he is currently a Victorian state councillor and member of the National Certification Council. He is also a member of the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management and is a committee member for the Action Learning and Action Research Association.

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Career highlights

  • Successful design and implementation of a cultural change project involving 20,000 employees
  • Successful design and facilitation of management development programs
  • Re-design and implementation of health and safety system
  • Development of workforce strategy and plans for a large organisation
  • Successful case management for misconduct, unfair dismissal, health, harassment and other complex HR cases
  • Management and re-design of performance and reward systems
  • Academic:
  • High student ratings on teaching MBA units
  • Industry-funded research projects
  • Supervision of completed PhD students (2) and DBA student (1)
  • Management of international conferences
  • Mentoring of HR managers

Research interests

  • Strategic human resource management
  • Work-life balance and wellbeing

Affiliations

  • Member, ANZAM.
  • Executive Member, ALARA.
  • Victorian State Councillor, AHRI.
  • Member, AHRI National Certification Council
  • Fellow Certifed Practitioner, Australian Human Resources Institute (FCPHR).

Teaching interests

  • Human Resource Management

Units taught

  • MPM722 - Human Resource Management
  • MPR779 - Leadership in the Real World 

Knowledge areas

  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Change
  • Wellbeing
  • Leadership

Media appearances

  • Human Resource Management, ABC Radio, Australia, 2017.

Research groups

  • Member, Centre for Employee and Consumer Wellbeing.

Awards

  • Team Teaching Award, Faculty of Business and Law, 2012.

Projects

  • Industry funded research projects:
  • Wellbeing of school principals
  • Performance of mortgage lenders
  • Leadership behavior of utility managers
  • Certification of human resource practitioners

Publications

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2018

How to improve healthcare? Identify, nurture and embed individuals and teams with "deep smarts"

K Eljiz, D Greenfield, J Molineux, T Sloan

(2018), Vol. 32, pp. 135-143, Journal of health organisation and management, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal
2016

Impact of individual coping strategies and organisational work-life balance programmes on Australian employee well-being

Zheng, K Hadji Abootorab Kashi, D Fan, J Molineux, M Ee

(2016), Vol. 27, pp. 501-526, International journal of human resource management, London, Eng., C1

journal

Exploring factors driving social recruiting: the case of Australian organisations

K Hadji Abootorab Kashi, S Zheng, J Molineux

(2016), Vol. 26, pp. 203-223, Journal of organizational computing and electronic commerce, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal
2015

Developing individual and organisational work-life balance strategies to improve employee health and wellbeing

S Zheng, Molineux, J, S Mirshekary, S Scarparo

(2015), Vol. 37, pp. 354-379, Employee Relations, C1

journal
2014

Health and safety system change through user-based design

J Molineux

(2014), Vol. 27, pp. 247-263, Systemic practice and action research, New York, N. Y., C1

journal
2013

Enabling organizational cultural change using systemic strategic human resource management - a longitudinal case study

J Molineux

(2013), Vol. 24, pp. 1588-1612, International journal of human resource management, Abingdon, England, C1

journal
2010

Enabling organisational cultural change using systemic strategic human resource management - a longitudinal study

J Molineux

(2010), ANZAM 2010 : Refereed Papers of the 24th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Adelaide, S.Aust., E1

conference
2005

A model to enable organisational cultural change using systemic strategic human resource management

J Molineux, C Hartel, T Haslett

(2005), ANZAM 2005: Engaging the multiple contexts of management : convergence and divergence of management theory and practice : proceedings of the 19th ANZAM conference, Canberra, A.C.T., E1

conference
2004

A model for the implementation of strategic human resource management

J Molineux, C Hartel

(2004), pp. 1-, ANZAM 2004 : Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, 8-11 December 2004, Dunedin, New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand, E1

conference
2002

Working Within Organizational Cycles-A More Suitable Way to Manage Action Research Projects in Large Organizations?

J Molineux, T Haslett

(2002), Vol. 15, pp. 465-484, Systemic Practice and Action Research, C1-1

journal

Business action research in practice - a strategic conversation about conducting action research in business organizations

R Sarah, T Haslett, J Molineux, J Olsen, J Stephens, S Tepe, B Walker

(2002), Vol. 15, pp. 535-546, Systemic practice and action research, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Action research: its role in the university/business relationship

T Haslett, J Molineux, J Olsen, R Sarah, J Stephens, S Tepe, B Walker

(2002), Vol. 15, pp. 437-447, Systemic practice and action research, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Pilot study into the wellbeing and performance of school principals

Dr John Molineux

  • 2017: $3,636
  • 2016: $2,727

Industry and Other Funding

AHRI HR Certification Research Project

Dr John Molineux

  • 2017: $4,545

CBA Lenders Research Project

Dr John Molineux

  • 2017: $5,454

Flourish Research Project

Dr John Molineux

  • 2018: $14,545
  • 2017: $8,181

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2016

James Adonopoulos

Thesis entitled: Understanding employee engagement during organisational crises

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Management

Associate Supervisor
2015

Kia Hadji Abootorab Kashi

Thesis entitled: Determinants and Pre-hire Outcomes of Social Recruiting Technology Adoption and Use: An Australian Study

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Management

Maureen Maye Blane-Brown

Thesis entitled: Career Perceptions of Young Professionals Across the Life Cycle: How work-life Balance is Met by Identified Career Anchors: Implications for Organisations

Doctor of Business Administration, Department of Management