Dr Melanie Kan

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Casual Research Fellow

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Deakin Business School

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy in Management, Victoria Univ. of Wellington, 2017

Contact

melanie.kan@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 68827

Biography

Melanie Kan is a Lecturer in the Department of Management in Deakin Business School. Melanie has a varied background in consulting and research, across universities, public and private sector, and NGOs. She has taught at universities across Australia, New Zealand and China, focusing on organisational behaviour, management and leadership on MBA and Masters level courses.

During her 10 years of consulting, Melanie worked with an array of private and public sector clients providing executive coaching and team wellbeing and performance programs during organisational restructures. She conceptualised and led the development and national rollout of career development programs including those specialising in equity and diversity issues for older workers, and parents with children. Here, she also led a consulting project investigating the turnover of women executives in the finance industry. Melanie has also consulted on an evaluation of a program funded by the Department of Health, providing health care services to remote communities.

Melanie’s research has variously included, in leadership through organisational changes in the public health sector; knowledge sharing across a remote employment services network, team resilience in child protection teams.

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Research interests

  • Leadership
  • Resilience
  • Organisational Change
  • Qualitative and Mixed Methods Approaches 

Teaching interests

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Management
  • Leadership

Units taught

  • MBA721 - People Management
  • MPL700 - Leadership with Impact

Knowledge areas

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Management
  • Leadership

Publications

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2011

Developing a collaborative network organization: leadership challenges at multiple levels

E Baker, M Kan, S Teo

(2011), Vol. 24, pp. 853-875, Journal of organizational change management, Bingley, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2009

Managing dualities in a collaborative non-profit network

E Baker, M Kan, J Onyx, S Teo

(2009), Vol. 15, pp. 101-114, Third sector review, Stepney, S. Aust., C1-1

journal article
2006

Accessing data: methods for understanding mobile technology use

P Hagen, T Robertson, M Kan, K Sadler

(2006), Vol. 13, pp. 135-150, Australasian journal of information systems, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

journal article
2004

Identifying paradox: a grounded theory of leadership in overcoming resistance to change

M Kan, K Parry

(2004), Vol. 15, pp. 467-491, Leadership quarterly, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article
2002

Reinterpreting the multifactor leadership questionnaire

M Kan

(2002), pp. 159-173, Grounding leadership theory and research: issues, perspectives and methods, Greenwich, Conn., B1-1

book chapter

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) new business model evaluation.

Dr Melanie Kan

  • 2019: $9,000

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report