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Dr Nicole Larson





Faculty of Business and Law


Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Nicole Larson is a Lecturer in the Department of Management in Deakin Business School. Nicole completed her PhD in Industrial Organisational Psychology at the University of Calgary in Canada.

Her program of research aims to advance the science and practice of high-performance teamwork. Within this domain, her work broadly focuses on team processes and emergent states, learning behaviour, individual differences and team composition, team assessment and training, and entrepreneurship. Additionally, her research adopts temporal theoretical perspectives to understand how team phenomena unfold over time. She publishes research in management, psychology, and education.

Nicole has applied experience in selection, performance management, and training. Additionally, she co-developed a free online assessment and training platform for teams (, and she applies her research by delivering evidence-based workshops and training to teams in various business sectors.

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Research interests

  • Team Dynamics and Performance
  • Individual Differences
  • Temporal Perspectives
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Trust


  • The Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research (INGRoup)
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
  • Academy of Management (AoM)

Units taught

T3 2020 - Team Dynamics (MMM211)


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Hacking teamwork in health care: Addressing adverse effects of ad hoc team composition in critical care medicine

P McLeod, Q Cunningham, D DiazGranados, G Dodoiu, S Kaplan, J Keyton, N Larson, C LeNoble, S Marsch, T O'Neill, S Parker, N Semmer, M Shuffler, L Su, F Tschan, M Waller, Y Wang

(2021), Vol. 46, pp. 341-348, Health care management review, United States, C1-1

journal article

Entrepreneurial thinking: A signature pedagogy for an uncertain 21st century

H Peschl, C Deng, N Larson

(2021), Vol. 19, International Journal of Management Education, C1-1

journal article

Challenging the "Static" Quo: Trajectories of Engagement in Team Processes Toward a Deadline.

Nicole Larson, Matthew McLarnon, Thomas O'Neill

(2020), Vol. 105, pp. 1145-1163, Journal of Applied Psychology, Washington, D.C., C1-1

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Team dynamics feedback for post-secondary student learning teams: introducing the "Bare CARE" assessment and report

T O’Neill, L Pezer, L Solis, N Larson, N Maynard, G Dolphin, R Brennan, S Li

(2020), Vol. 45, pp. 1121-1135, Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, C1-1

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Introducing a scalable peer feedback system for learning teams

Thomas O'Neill, Nicole Larson, Julia Smith, Magda Donia, Connie Deng, William Rosehart, Robert Brennan

(2019), Vol. 44, pp. 848-862, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

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Team dynamics feedback for post-secondary student learning teams

Thomas O'Neill, Amanda Deacon, Katherine Gibbard, Nicole Larson, Genevieve Hoffart, Julia Smith, B Donia

(2018), Vol. 43, pp. 571-585, Assessment and evaluation in higher education, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

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Forced-choice pre-employment personality assessment: Construct validity and resistance to faking

Thomas O'Neill, Rhys Lewis, Stephanie Law, Nicole Larson, Samantha Hancock, Jelena Radan, Naomi Lee, Julie Carswell

(2017), Vol. 115, pp. 120-127, PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Team Decision Making in Virtual and Face-to-Face Environments

Thomas O'Neill, Samantha Hancock, Katarina Zivkov, Nicole Larson, Stephanie Law

(2016), Vol. 25, pp. 995-1020, Group Decision and Negotiation, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

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Team learning behaviors: Supporting team-based learning in a first-year design and communications course

N Larson, G Hoffart, T O'Neill, M Eggermont, W Rosehart

(2016), pp. 1-15, ASEE 2016 : Proceedings of the 123rd Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana, E1-1


Life-long learning, conscientious disposition, and longitudinal measures of academic engagement in engineering design teamwork

Thomas O'Neill, Amanda Deacon, Nicole Larson, Genevieve Hoffart, Robert Brennan, Marjan Eggermont, William Rosehart

(2015), Vol. 39, pp. 124-131, Learning and individual differences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Peer ratings and intentions to change: Adopting the CATME to explore outcomes of peer ratings

T O'Neill, S Park, N Larson, A Deacon, G Hoffart, B Brennan, M Eggermont, W Rosehart

(2015), pp. 1-1, ASEE 2015 : Proceedings of the 122nd Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, Washington, E1-1


Evaluating a communication framework for team effectiveness in a first-year design and communication course

G Hoffart, N Larson, T O'Neill, M McLarnon, M Eggermont, B Brennan, B Rosehart

(2015), pp. 1-1, ASEE 2015 : Proceedings of the 122nd Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, Washington, E1-1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Team resilience at Eastern Health - Identifying the sources and effects of team resilience among health care professionals

Dr Nicole Larson, A/Prof Jeff Shao, Prof Andrew Noblet

Eastern Health

  • 2022: $50,000


No completed student supervisions to report