Gender diversity in global mobility
Research partner: PwC Australia
Research paper: Link
This project is a systematic empirical analysis of the factors affecting the lower representation of women in international assignments in multinational companies and government agencies and the strategies to manage the issue.
Organisational use of the Diversity Scan
Development, validation and use of a new tool to measure the risk and protective factors for workers’ fit, functioning and growth in organisational contexts. This tool has a particular emphasis on factors associated with diversity management.
Social class threat perceptions, social class essentialism and performance management.
This project comprises a series of experimental studies to evaluate the mediating role of social class essentialism in the relationship between social class threat perceptions and discriminatory performance management practices against minority groups.
Leadership essentialism: predictors and outcomes.
Description: this project comprises a series of experimental studies to develop a new measure of leadership essentialism and to evaluate the impact of leadership essentialism on general human resources management practices.
Quotas and target for women in leadership.
This is a systematic literature review of the evidence around the implementation and impact of quotas and targets to increase the representation of women in leadership positions.
Gender evaluation bias and backlash.
This is a meta-analytic study of bias in the evaluation of women in general and the reactions towards counter-stereotypical women in work contexts.
Personality frame of reference and performance.
This is an empirical study of the use of self and other personality assessments of the BIG 5 under different frames of reference to predict the performance of managers in the corporate sector.
A longitudinal study of leader emergence using social cognitive framework.
The focus of this study is the drivers and the underlying mechanisms that explain the emergence of leadership. The project uses Bayseian network analytical strategy to analyse the longitudinal data collected over 18 waves of data points.
A meta-analysis examining the relationship between testosterone levels and financial risk taking behaviours
A gender and risk-taking behaviours study package.
Research Partner: Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences
People Involved: Dr. Melissa Wheeler
This research area is comprised of a series of experimental studies that examines the social process of communication in moral psychology, with a specific look at the ways in which people use language in persuasive moral justifications. The moral communication project also includes research on shifts in moral language use following traumatic events and the use of moral creativity in justifications to moral violations and solutions to moral dilemmas.
The role of unconscious bias in clinical decision making
Research partners: Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, Educating for Equity
This project explores medical students’ clinical decision making and the role of unconscious bias on health disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous patients, with the aim of developing equity training programs at the tertiary level.