Dr Maree Roche

Senior Lecturer Organisational Psychology; Psychology Programme

Qualifications: Doctorate of Philosophy, Masters of Management Studies, Bachelor of Social Science

Iwi: Ngati Raukawa

School of Psychology


About Maree

I am interested in the areas of Positive Psychology at Work and Leadership and these two areas have driven most of my research so far.  As well as these areas I am interested in:

  • Organisational change and development
  • Training and development
  • Maori leadership and employee well-being

I welcome the opportunity to discuss these topics with interested students.


Leadership development; positive psychology and positive leadership; Maori leadership; business and corporate leadership.

Research Interests

Expertise and interest in positive psychology at work, leadership and Maori leadership models.

Recent Publications

  • Haaar, J. M., Roche, M. A., & ten Brumelhuis, L. (2017). A daily diary study of work-life balance in managers: Utilizing a daily process model. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, -online, 1-23. doi:10.1080/09585192.2017.1314311

  • Roche, M., & Haar, J. M. (2017). Mindfulness, psychological capital and daily positive affect in women leaders in New Zealand. In 3rd Biennial Women and Leadership Conference: Advancing Women in Leadership: Cultivating Our Whole Selves. Conference held at Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY, USA.

  • Gardner, D., Bentley, T., Catley, B., Cooper-Thomas, H. D., O'Driscoll, M., Roche, M., . . . Trenberth, L. (2017). Organisational strategies to manage workplace bullying. In Journal of Health, Safety and Environment Vol. 33.

  • Ruru, S., Roche, M., & Waitoki, W. W. (2017). Māori women’s perspectives of leadership and wellbeing. Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing, 2(1), 5-14. Retrieved from

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Papers Taught

Associations and Memberships

New Zealand Positive Psychology Association
Human Resource Institute of New Zealand (Academic) (MHRINZ)
Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
International Positive Psychology Association

Contact Details

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Roche, Dr Maree 9285 mroche K.1.23 Psychology, School of