Our team at the Centre for Workplace Excellence bring together a unique alignment of experience and capabilities to help your organisation achieve its excellence.

Leadership Team

Associate Professor Sukhbir Sandhu
Director CWeX, ESG (Environmental Social and Governance), Sustainability and Climate Change, Circular Economy


Dr Ali Afsharian
Organisational and clinical psychology, psychosocial safety climate
Professor Maureen Dollard
Psychosocial Safety Climate, Social Determinants, Worker Health and Safety, Mental Health at Work, Working Conditions
Professor Susan Freeman
International Business, Industry Trade Research and Reports
Dr Matylda Howard
Leadership in healthcare, person-centered care, Quality and safety in health services
Dr Frank Huo
Workforce performance, job design, high-involvement work processes
Professor Carol Kulik
Workplace diversity, HRM practices
Dr Xiao Lin
Leader humility and servant leadership, employee voice and proactivity, psychological contracts, and individual cultural diversity
Dr May Loh
Psychosocial Safety Climate (PSC), job design, and occupational health and well-being
Dr Sarven McLinton
Workplace bullying, Cross-cultural psychology, Instrument development, Anger, Work stress, and Esports
Dr Emily Miller
Mental health and wellbeing in settlement, refugees and migrant communities; and, the service providers working with them.
Dr Manjit Monga
Business and Research Ethics; Social Enterprises and Social Entrepreneurship; Cultural Diversity Management in Organisations
Professor Cheri Ostroff
Organisational culture, climate and change, person-organisation fit
Dr Subha Parida
Employees' performance in green buildings
Dr Sanjee Perera
Emotion in the workplace, workforce diversity
Dr Silvia Pignata
Employee health and well-being, stress interventions, human factors and aviation psychology
Dr Rachael Potter
Psychological health at work, psychosocial risk regulation, policy evaluation
Dr. Teresa Puvimanasinghe
Transcultural mental health, cross-cultural psychology, intercultural relations, qualitative research methods, trauma-informed strength-based counselling
Associate Professor Ruchi Sinha
Teams dynamics: voice, conflict, emotions, leadership &power; Negotiation
Dr Gerry Treuren
Volunteering motivation, employee turnover and retention, migrant and refugee employment
Dr Basil Tucker
Management control, the management techniques developed by Ricardo Semler and humanities arts and social science research in space
Professor Michelle Tuckey
Workplace bullying, workplace mental health and well-being, occupational stress
Professor Marie Wilson
Management of performance (with a focus on professionals and knowledge work), judgment and decision-making in professional setting
A/ Professor Connie Zheng
Contextual factors and international HRM, Chinese organisation and management, HR-driven creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation, employee well-being and work-life balance
Professor Tahereh Ziaian
Transcultural mental health cross-cultural psychology, Immigration, acculturation and intercultural relations


Prof Deanne den Hartog, University of Amsterdam
Leadership, teams, personality, well-being, HRM, culture and trust

Prof Ingrid Fulmer, Rutgers, School of Management and Labor Relations
Human resource management, organisational behaviour and business ethics

Prof Anthony McDonnell, Cork University
International human resource management, employment relations, talent management

Prof Larry Williams, Texas Tech University 
Organizational and social science research methods and data analysis techniques

Prof Yoshio Yanadori, Waseda University 
International human resource management, gender pay gap

Prof Jacqueline Coyle-Shapiro, The London School of Economics and Political Science 
Justice in organisations, psychological contracts

Dr Amy Zadow, University of Adelaide School of Psychology


Dr Mary Bambacas, University of South Australia, UniSA Business, Research Associate (Retired)

Chelsea Benincasa, University of South Australia, Justice and Society, Researcher

Dr Ashlee Borgkvist, University of South Australia, Gender and flexible working arrangements, work-life integration, parenting and work

Ms Gorjana Brkic, University of South Australia, Justice and Society, respectful workplace, human resource management 

Dr Katherine Christ, University of South Australia, Modern slavery and modern slavery risk management in corporate operations and supply chains.

Ms Cherie Crispin, University of South Australia, Justice and Society, Researcher

Professor David Cropley, University of South Australia, Creativity, innovation, cognitive flexibility and problem solving

Dr Xin Deng,  University of South Australia, Applied economics, labour market, workforce diversity and sustainability

Associate Professor Nina Evans, University of South Australia, Digital business transformation, Business innovation, Business-IT fusion, IT strategy and management

Associate Professor Sajad Fayezi, University of South Australia, Modern slavery risks in supply chain, social/ethical procurement, circular economy, sustainability transitions and paradoxes, supply chain resilience

Dr Jill Gould, University of South Australia, Organisational gender diversity, gender pay gap

Professor Chandra Krishnamurti, University of South Australia, Banking, Finance and Investment

Professor Kurt Lushington, University of South Australia, Sleep and fatigue in the workplace

Mr Daniel Neser, University of South Australia, Justice and Society, Researcher

Dr Michelle Oppert, University of South Australia, Justice and Society, Research Associate for the Behaviour-Brain-Body Research Centre (BBB)

Ms Sophie Richter, University of South Australia, Justice and Society, Researcher

Associate Professor Shruti Sardeshmukh, University of South Australia, People dynamics related to innovation entrepreneurship and SMEs

Dr Mohtsham Saeed, University of South Australia, Business Management, applied economics, marketing

Dr Ruth Sims, University of South Australia, Business, Followership as an integral part of the leadership relationship and process

Associate Professor Anna Sullivan, University of South Australia, School discipline, Student behaviour, Early career teachers, Teachers' work, Policy enactment

Professor Ying Zhu, University of South Australia, Asian Business and Management, human resource management

Professional Staff

Ms Paulina Gonzalez
Centre Project Officer