Sessional Academic, University of Melbourne

Dr Kim Goodwin holds a PhD from University of Technology Sydney. Her PhD thesis, ‘Communities that Practice: Leadership Identity Construction in the Australian Arts and Cultural Sector’ argues that emerging leaders require disciplinary based development through collaborative practice to build effective leadership identities. She is currently a sessional academic in the University of Melbourne Faculty of Business and Economics and Faculty of Arts.


  • 2018–present
    Sessional Academic, University of Melbourne
  • 2016–2017
    Assistant researcher, Deakin University
  • 2014–2015
    Lecturer, UNSW Art & Design


  • 2017 
    Doctorate, University of Technology
  • 2011 
    UNSW Art & Design, Master Art Administration
  • 1999 
    Graduate Diploma Industrial Relations, RMIT University
  • 1995 
    Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art, University of Melbourne
  • 1993 
    Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne


  • 2020
    Leadership Reluctance in the Australian Arts and Cultural Sector, The Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society
  • 2019
    Developing self-efficacy and career optimism through participation in communities of practice within Australian creative industries, Australian Journal of Career Development