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Associate Professor of Leadership, Swinburne University of Technology

Samuel is a social psychologist whose research focuses on leadership for the common good, the social psychology of innovation, and public interest technology. He is co-creator of the Australian Leadership Index, co-director of the Thriving in Society 4.0 program of the Social Innovation Research Institute, Deputy Director of the Social Psychology of Innovation Research Group and co-convenor of the Melbourne Society 5.0 Forum.

His research has appeared in the British Journal of Social Psychology, Social and Personality Psychology Compass, and Behavior Research Methods, among other journals. Committed to research that creates social impact, Sam has published extensively with The Conversation and Analysis and Policy Observatory. Sam has been awarded over $1 million in external research grants from industry on leadership and humanitarianism-related research projects.

In addition to his leadership development work with Masters students in the Swinburne Business School, Sam has delivered executive education and corporate workshops, working with leaders in the medical and education sectors to develop their capacities to be highly effective, ethical leaders.

Experience

  • 2017–present
    Senior Lecturer in Leadership, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2018–2018
    Course Director, MBA, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2016–2018
    Course Director, Global Leadership Program, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2016–2017
    Director, Swinburne Leadership Institute, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2015–2016
    Acting Director, Swinburne Leadership Institute, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2013–2015
    Research fellow, Swinburne Leadership Institute, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2011–2012
    Lecturer in Psychology, Monash University
  • 2010–2010
    Postdoctoral fellow, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne
  • 2008–2009
    Assistant Lecturer in Psychology, Monash University

Education

  • 2010 
    University of Melbourne, PhD (social psychology)
  • 2009 
    University of Melbourne, Master of Psychology (organisational psychology)
  • 2000 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Commerce
  • 2000 
    University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Arts

Professional Memberships

  • International Leadership Association
  • Academy of Management
  • Sustainability Transitions Research Network
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Research Institute on Social Cohesion