Partnerships and collaborations
- Dr Paul Harrison and Dr Josh Newton are currently working with Consumer Action Law Centre, examining the influence of cooling-off periods and delayed decision-making in consumer wellbeing.
- Dr Amanda Allisey, Carol Leow-Taylor and Prof Andrew Noblet are working with Victoria Police to evaluate the change and psychosocial risk associated with the newly introduced Police Custody Officer (PCO) Program. This is a state-wide program representing an investment of over $400M.
- Prof Andrew Noblet and Dr Amanda Allisey are currently working with Prof Tony LaMontagne, Allison Milner (School of Health and Social Development, Deakin University) and colleagues from other institutions (University of Melbourne, University of Tasmania) to trial an integrated job stress and workplace mental health literacy intervention. This is an NHMRC funded project and is being undertaken in collaboration with VicHealth, Victoria Police and WorkSafe Victoria.
- Dr Paul Harrison is working with Deakin's Department of Psychology, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, the Mater Hospital, City University New York and Monash University, investigating pre- and post-natal obesity, and potential social marketing interventions that lead to healthy outcomes for pregnant women.
- Dr Paul Harrison is currently in partnership with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services investigating information needs and decision-making processes in relation to public sector residential aged care.
- Prof Ingrid Nielsen, Prof Alex Newman and colleagues from Monash University are currently working together on a four-year ARC (Discovery) funded project titled 'Understanding the factors which underlie successful refugee integration in the Australian Workplace'.
- Prof Mike Ewing and Dr Josh Newton, along with colleagues from Monash University, Sydney University, and Curtin University, are currently working on a three-year ARC Linkage project that looks at how to use recreational sporting facilities to promote physical activity among sedentary adults.
- Dr Huong Le is currently working with the University of Economics and Law, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi University, Vietnam to conduct a project examining the links between the wellbeing of Vietnamese employees and their work-life balance.
- Dr Josh Newton provides ongoing pro bono evaluation support to Communication Partners International, a global health communications consultancy that develops, implements, and evaluates health messages around the world.
Cheng, Z, Mishra, V & Nielsen, I et al. 2017, ‘Wellbeing in China', Social Indicators Research, vol. 132, no.1, pp. 1–10, doi: 10.1007/s11205-016-1387-1
Dawkins, S, Tian, AW, Newman, A, & Martin, A 2017, ‘Psychological ownership: a review and research agenda’, Journal of Organizational Behavior, vol. 38, pp. 163–183, doi: 10.1002/job.2057
Hill, B, McPhie, S, Moran, LJ, Harrison, P, Huang, TTK, Teede, H, & Skouteris, H 2017, ‘Lifestyle intervention to prevent obesity during pregnancy: implications and recommendations for research and implementation’, Midwifery, vol. 49, pp. 13–18, doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2016.09.017
Jiang, Z(J), Wang, Y, Hu, X, & Wang, Z 2017, ‘Open workplace climate and LGB employees’ psychological experiences: the roles of self-concealment and self-acceptance’, Journal of Employment Counselling
Jiang, Z(J) 2017, ‘Social support and career psychological states: an integrative model of person-environment fit’, Journal of Career Assessment, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 219–237, doi: 10.1177/1069072715621019
Jiang, Z(J), Gollan, PJ, & Brooks, G 2017, ‘Relationships between organizational justice, organizational trust and organizational commitment: a cross-cultural study of China, South Korea and Australia’, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 28, no. 7, pp. 973–1004.
Jiang, Z(J), Hu, X, Wang, Z & Jiang, X 2017, ‘Career decision self-efficacy and life satisfaction in China: an empirical analysis’, Social Indicators Research, vol. 132, no. 1, pp. 137–154, doi: 10.1007/s11205-015-1201-5
Jiang, Z(J) 2017, ‘Proactive personality and career adaptability: the role of thriving at work’, Journal of Vocational Behavior, vol. 98, pp. 85–97, doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2016.10.003
Jiang, Z(J), Wang, Z, Jing, X, Wallace, R, Jiang, X, & Kim, DS 2017, ‘Core self-evaluation: linking career social support to life satisfaction’, Personality and Individual Differences, vol. 112, pp. 128–135, doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2017.02.070
Jiang, Z(J), Le, H & Gollan, P 2017, ‘Cultural intelligence and voice behavior among migrant workers: the mediating role of leader-member exchange’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, pp. 1–31.
Jiang, Z(J), Wang, Y, Guo, F & Gollan, P 2017, ‘Vocational experiences and quality of life of migrants: overview and future research’, Social Indicators Research, pp. 1–12.
Kumarika PH, Yin TCE & Nielsen, I 2017, ‘A Psychological Contract Perspective of Expatriate Failure’, Human Resource Management, vol. 56, no. 3, pp. 479–499, doi: 10.1002/hrm.21788
Lee, A, Schwarz, G, Newman, A & Legood, A 2017, ‘Investigating when and why psychological entitlement predicts unethical pro-organizational behavior’, Journal of Business Ethics, pp. 1–18, doi: 10.1007/s10551-017-3456-z
Newman, AH, Neesham, C, Manville, G & Herman HMT 2017, ‘Examining the influence of servant and entrepreneurial leadership on the work outcomes of employees in social enterprises’, International Journal Of Human Resource Management, pp. 1–22, doi: 10.1080/09585192.2017.1359792
Newman, AH, Scharwz, S & Ahlstrom, D 2017, ‘Microfinance and entrepreneurship: an introduction’, International Small Business Journal: Researching Entrepreneurship, vol 35, no. 7, pp. 787–792.
Newman, A, Nielsen, I, Smyth, R, Hirst, G & Kennedy, S 2017, ‘The effects of diversity climate on the work attitudes of refugee employees: the mediating role of psychological capital and moderating role of ethnic identity’, Journal of Vocational Behavior, pp. 1–12, doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2017.09.005
Newman, A, Donohue, R, & Eva, N 2017, ‘Psychological safety: a systematic review of the literature’, Human Resource Management Review, pp. 1–15, doi: 10.1016/j.hrmr.2017,.01.001
Nguyen, L, Wickramasinghe, N, Redley, B, Haddad, P, Muhammad, I & Botti, M 2017, ‘Exploring nurses’ reactions to electronic nursing documentation at the point of care’, Information Technology & People, vol. 30 no. 4, pp. 809–831, doi: 10.1108/ITP-10-pp. 2015-0269
Noblet, AJ, Allisey, AF, Nielsen, I, Cotton, S, LaMontagne, A & Page, K 2017, ‘The work-based predictors of job engagement and job satisfaction experienced by community health professionals’, Health Care Management Review, vol. 42, no. 3, pp. 237–246.
Page, KM, Allisey, AF, Tchernitskaia, I, Noblet, AJ, La Montagne, AD, Reavley, N, Milner, AJ, & Martin, A 2017, ‘Workplace mental health: development of an integrated intervention strategy for an Australian policing organization’, in RJ Burke (ed), Stress in Policing: Sources, Consequences and Interventions, Gower, Surrey, Routledge, pp. 344–358.
Perera, H, Chew, E & Nielsen, I 2017, ‘A psychological contract perspective of expatriate failure’, Human Resource Management, vol. 56, no. 3, pp. 479–499.
Rana, V, Jordan, PJ, Jiang, Z(J) & Tse, HMT 2017, ‘The role of job crafting and affect in the relationship between non-preferred work tasks and contextual performance, emotions and identity’, in NM Ashkanasy, WJ Zerbe & CEJ anHärtel (eds), Research on Emotion in Organizations, pp. 245–263.
Tamaddoni, A, Stakhovych, S, & Ewing, M 2017, ‘The impact of personalised incentives on the profitability of customer retention campaigns’, Journal of Marketing Management, vol. 33, no. 5–6, pp. 327–347.
Westberg, K, Stavros, C, Smith, ACT, Newton, J, Lindsay, S, Kelly, S & Adair, D 2017, ‘Exploring the wicked problem of athlete and consumer vulnerability in sport’, Journal of Social Marketing, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 94–112.
Witt, K, Milner, A, Allisey, A, Davenport, L & LaMontagne, AD 2017, ‘Effectiveness of suicide prevention programs for emergency and protective services employees: a systematic review and meta-analysis’, American Journal of Industrial Medicine, vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 394–407.
Zhang YC, Guo YX & Newman, AN, ‘Identity judgements, work engagement and organizational citizenship behavior: the mediating effects based on group engagement model’, Tourism Management2017, vol. 61, pp. 190–197.
Allisey, AF, Noblet, AJ & Rodwell, JJ 2016, ‘An application of an extended effort-reward imbalance model to police absenteeism behaviour’, Personnel Review, vol. 45, no. 4, pp. 663–680.
Biggs, A, Noblet, AJ & Allisey, AF 2014, ‘Organisational interventions’, in Dollard MF, A Shimazu, R Bin Nordin, P Brough & MR Tuckey (eds), Psychosocial Factors at Work in the Asia Pacific, Springer Science, Netherlands, pp. 355–376.
Donaldson A, Newton J, McCrory P, White P, Davis G, Makdissi M & Finch, CF 2016, ‘Translating guidelines for the diagnosis and management of sports-related concussion into practice’, American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 120–135.
Jackson, M, Harrison, P, Swinburn, B & Lawrence, M 2015, ‘Using a qualitative vignette to explore a complex public health issue’, Qualitative Health Research, vol. 25, pp. 1395–1409.
Jiang, Z 2016, ‘The relationship between career adaptability and job content plateau: the mediating roles of fit perceptions’, Journal of Vocational Behavior, vol. 95, pp. 1–10.
King, D, Newman, A & Luthans, F 2016, ‘Not if, but when we need resilience in the workplace’, Journal of Organisational Behavior, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 782–786.
La Montagne, AD, Milner, AJ, Allisey, A, Page, KM, Reavley, N, Martin, A, Tchernitskaia, I, Noblet, AJ, Purnell, L, Witt, K, Keegel, TG & Smith, PM 2016, ‘An integrated workplace mental health intervention in a policing context: a cluster randomised control trial’, BMC Psychiatry, vol. 16, no.49.
Le, H. Jiang, Z & Nielsen, I 2016, ‘Cognitive cultural intelligence and life satisfaction of migrant workers: the roles of career engagement and social injustice’, ‘Social Indicators Research, doi:10.1007/s11205-016-1393-3
Newman, A, Miao, Q, Hofman, P & Jiuhua, ZC 2016, ‘The impact of socially responsible human resource management on employees' organizational citizenship behaviour: the mediating role of organizational identification’, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 27, pp. 440–455.
Nielsen, I, Newman, A, Smyth, R, Hirst, G & Heilemann, B 2016, ‘The influence of instructor support, family support and psychological capital on the well-being of postgraduate students: a moderated mediation model’, Studies in Higher Education, doi:10.1080/03075079.2015.1135116
Noblet, AJ & LaMontagne, AD 2016, ‘Reducing workplace stress (final report), in creating healthy workplaces series’, Victorian Health Promotion Foundation, Melbourne
Jackson, M, Swinburn, B, Harrison, P & Lawrence, M 2015, ‘Marketing ethics in context: the promotion of unhealthy foods and beverages to children’, in A Nill (ed), Handbook on Ethics and Marketing, Edgar Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 354–386.
Le, H, Zheng, C, & Fujimoto, Y 2016, ‘Inclusion, organisational justice and employee wellbeing’, International Journal of Manpower, vol. 37, no. 6, pp. 945–964.
McQuilken, L, Robertson, N, Polonsky, P & Harrison, P 2015, ‘Consumer perceptions of bundles and time-limited promotion deals: do contracts matter?’, Consumer Behaviour, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 145–157.
Newton, J, Bauman, A, Donovan, RJ, Ewing, M, Gilbert, K, Klein, R, Mahal, A, Newton, F, Piterman, L & Smith, B 2015, ‘The MOVE study: a study protocol for a randomised controlled trial assessing interventions to maximise attendance at physical activity facilities’, BMC Public Health, vol. 15, no. 403, pp. 1–9.
Newton, J, Newton, F & Wong, J 2015, ‘The social status of health message endorsers influences the health intentions of the powerless’, Journal of Advertising, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 151–160.
Nielsen, I, Hooke, A, Newman, A & Smyth, R 2015, ‘Examining the relationship between workplace support and life satisfaction: the mediating role of job satisfaction’, Social Indicators Research, vol. 120, pp. 769–781.
Skouteris, H, Huang, T, Millar, L. Kuhlberg, J, Dodd, J, Callaway, L, Forster, D, Collins, C, Hills, A, Harrison, P, Nagle, C, Moodie, M & Teede, H 2015, ‘A systems approach to reducing maternal obesity: the health in preconception, pregnancy and postbirth (HIPPP) collaborative’, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Underhill, E & Rimmer, M 2015, ‘Temporary migrant workers in Australian horticulture: boosting supply but at what price?’, in M Pilati, C Tilly, F Sperotti & H Sheikh (eds), How Global Migration Changes the Workforce Diversity Equation, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, pp. 143–168.
White, P, Newton, J, Finch, C & Kemp, J 2015, ‘Implementation of concussion guidelines in community Australian Football and Rugby League? the experiences and challenges faced by coaches and sports trainers’, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 305–310.
Allisey, A, Noblet, A, LaMontagne, A & Houdmont, J 2014, ‘Testing a model of officer turnover intentions: the mediating effects of job stress and job satisfaction’, Journal of Criminal Justice and Behavior, vol. 41, no. 6, pp. 751–771.
Ewing, M, Newton, J, Judd, S & Newton, F 2014, ‘When nutritional guidelines and life collide: family fruit and vegetable socialisation practices in low socioeconomic communities’, Journal of Marketing Management, vol. 30, no. 15–16, pp. 1625–1653.
Jackson, M, Swinburn, B, Harrison, P & Lawrence, M 2014, ‘Unhealthy food, integrated marketing communication and power: A critical analysis’, Critical Public Health, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 489–505.
Newman, A & Butler, C 2014, ‘The influence of follower cultural orientation on attitudinal responses towards transformational leadership: evidence from the Chinese hospitality industry’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 25, no. 7, pp. 1024–1045.
Newman, A, Fuch, S & Thanacoody, P 2014, ‘Affective commitment and turnover intentions among healthcare professionals: the role of emotional exhaustion and disengagement’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 25, no. 13, pp. 1841–1857.
Newman, A, Hirst, G, Ucbasaran, D & Zhu, F 2014, ‘Psychological capital: a review and synthesis’, Journal of Organizational Behavior, vol. 35 (Supp. L1), pp. S120–S138.
Newman, A, Huang, X & Miao, Q 2014, ‘The impact of participative leadership on job performance and organizational citizenship behavior: distinguishing between the mediating effects of affective and cognitive trust’, International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 25, no. 20, pp. 2796–2810.
Newton, JD, White, PE, Ewing, MT, Makdissi, M, Davis, GA, Donaldson, A, Sullivan, SJ, Seward, H & Finch, CF 2014, ‘Intention to use sport concussion guidelines among community-level coaches and sports trainers’, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 469-473.
Nielsen, I & Sendjaya, S 2014, ‘Wellbeing among Indonesian labour migrants to Malaysia: implications of the 2011 memorandum of understanding’, Social Indicators Research, vol. 117, no. 3, pp. 919–938.
Newman, A, Miao, Q, Schwarz, G & Xu, L 2014, ‘Servant leadership, trust, and the organizational commitment of public sector employees in China’, Public Administration, vol. 92, no. 3, pp. 727–743.
Nielsen, I, Mishra, V & Smyth, R 2014, ‘How does relative income and variations in short-run wellbeing affect wellbeing in the long run? Empirical evidence from China’s Korean minority’, Social Indicators Research, vol. 115, no. 1, pp. 67–91.
Activities and events
- Centre Co-director, Dr Paul Harrison, has been invited to the Federation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) Alcohol Advertising Research Symposium as a special expert in consumer behaviour, cultural theory and marketing. While the majority of researchers invited to this important research symposium have a strong focus on alcohol advertising research, FARE's CEO, Michael Thorn, said that it was important that organisations in the field of consumer wellbeing avoid getting stuck in a public health research silo, and the involvement of Dr Harrison was an opportunity to examine this wicked problem from multiple perspectives. The symposium will be held in late June, 2018.
- Centre Co-director Dr Paul Harrison, along with associate members Laura Hill and Charles Gray, have developed a report on research on consumer comprehension of telecommunications agreements in partnership with the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network.
- On 23 August 2017, Centre Co-Director, Dr Paul Harrison was an expert panellist at Victoria’s Parliament House for the launch of the Consumer Policy Research Centre, Australia’s first ever consumer-focused think tank. The Victorian Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation officially launched the new think tank, and the event was attended by over 70 representatives from consumer organisations, academia, industry and consumer-focused government agencies. With Dr Harrison on the panel was Michelle Levine, CEO Roy Morgan Research, and Riki Polygenis, Head of Australian Economics, NAB. The panel discussed some of the key research issues facing policy makers, including how to define a ‘fair’ outcome for consumers, the risk of responsibilisation, and the role of research in the policy cycle.
- Dr Paul Harrison was a member of the judging panel of the International Human Rights Arts and Film Festival which toured nationally between May and June 2016. Dr Harrison was asked to join the panel because of his research in the field of behavioural and attitude change in relation to social justice and human rights issues. Dr Harrison's film, 'Shutting the Gates', based on his research into high pressure selling, was voted as one of the Top 100 Short Films in Australia in 2011, and has been shown at film festivals and conferences throughout Australia, the US, Canada, Europe and Asia.
- Dr Paul Harrison was featured in Deakin's Tram Talks in 2016, where he discussed the effect of marketing and advertising on consumer behaviours.
- Dr Paul Harrison was a panel member discussing consumer wellbeing in relation to the energy market at the Australian Consumer Congress run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in March, 2016.
- In 2015, Prof Noblet completed a series of invited presentations at international research centres which focused on trialling work-based stress prevention interventions in high demand/low resource human service agencies.
- Prof Noblet presented at the 2nd Workplace Health Promotion Forum: Building Healthier Victorian Workplaces (23 March 2016). This is a collaborative forum organised by VicHealth Department of Health and Human Services, and WorkSafe Victoria.
- Dr Harrison is serving a second-term as director with consumer expertise of the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman.
Our Advisory Board members bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in employee and consumer wellbeing. Each member brings their own unique perspective to the centre’s strategic direction.
Deputy Secretary, Regulation and Director, Consumer Affairs Victoria, Department of Justice and Regulation
Georgie Harman is the CEO of beyondblue.
She is the former Deputy CEO at the National Mental Health Commission; an organisation responsible for Commonwealth policy and investment in mental health, suicide prevention, tobacco control, substance misuse, cancer and chronic disease at the Department of Health 2006-2012. During her tenure she was responsible for design and implementation of major system reforms in mental health and organ and tissue donation.
Georgie was also the inaugural Executive Director for the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation in Sydney – Australia's first and largest independent HIV/AIDS charity.
Deborah E. Kennedy
Deborah E. Kennedy is the Strategic Collaborations Manager at SuperFriend Mental Health Promotion Foundation. She has 30 years’ experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion, capacity building, and systems change initiatives across mental health promotion and social health, General Practice, policing, and Government.
Deborah has undertaken roles in regional community development, drug and alcohol program development, Victoria Police, and MS Australia. She was also a Senior Adviser and Chief of Staff in the Victorian Government for five years across a broad range of portfolios, including police and corrections, tourism and major events, multicultural affairs, manufacturing, financial services, and small business.
Jerril Rechter is the CEO of VicHealth. She is a World Health Organisation Advisor and Chair of the International Network of Health Promotion Foundations. Her current Ministerial appointments include being Chair of Victoria’s Justice Health Ministerial Advisory Council, membership of the Liquor Control Advisory Council and of the Work Health Advisory Group.
Jerril was also a member of the Advisory Panel for the recent Inquiry into Women and Girls in Sport and Active Recreation. She has served on state and national boards and committees, including VicHealth. Her past Ministerial appointments included the Victorian Eating Disorders Taskforce, Australia Day Committee Victoria, Australia Council for the Arts Deputy Chair Dance Board, Arts Tasmania Board, Brand Tasmania Board and the Community Leaders Group Tasmania.
Delia brings extensive public service experience in the area of consumer protection. She is Deputy Chair of the ACCC and takes a particular interest in the ACCC’s consumer protection work. She plays an active role in the Commission’s product safety work as well as its consumer protection compliance and enforcement work and scam disruption.
Delia previously held a range of senior positions at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). There, among other things, she oversaw the development of the national financial literacy strategy and the delivery of its various components.
She is also a pro bono director of FairTrade Australia New Zealand, a Trustee of the Jan Pentland Foundation and Chair of Good Shepherd’s Advisory Committee on Financial Inclusion Action Plans.
Louise Sylvan is Chair of Energy Consumers Australia and Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health, School of Medicine, University of Sydney. She is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Australian National Preventive Health Agency.
Ms Sylvan was a Commissioner of the Productivity Commission and previously Deputy Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission where she was appointed for her expertise in consumer affairs. She was also formerly the Chief Executive of the Australian Consumers' Association and President of Consumers International.
Professor Jerome D. Williams
Professor Williams is the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of the Rutgers-Newark Campus, Prudential Chair in Business, and Research Director of The Center of Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development.
He has held previous chaired positions at the University of Texas at Austin and Howard University, where he was Director of the Center for Marketplace Diversity.
Professor Williams was also on the Penn State University faculty for fourteen years. He conducts research on multicultural marketing and marketplace discrimination.
Deakin Business School
|Senior Lecturer in Economics|
Dr Cahit Guven
Information Systems and Business Analytics
|Senior Lecturer in Information Systems and Business Analytics|
Dr Lemai Nguyen
|Chair/Professor in Organisational Behaviour|
Prof Alexander Newman, AD (International)
|Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour|
Dr Amanda Allisey
in Human Resource Management|
Dr John Molineux
|Lecturer in Arts and Cultural Management|
Dr Amanda Coles
|Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management|
Dr Zhou (Joe) Jiang
|Executive Dean |
Prof Mike Ewing
|Senior Lecturer in Management|
Dr Huong Le
|Senior Lecturer in Marketing |
Dr Joshua Newton
|Associate Dean (Research) |
Prof Ingrid Nielsen