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. A., & Haar, J. (2016). A positive neuropsychological framework for PsyCap: The need to include mindfulness. In Second HR Division International Conference (HRIC). Conference held at University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

  • Ussher, S., Roche, M. A., & Cable, D. (2016). Women and careers: New Zealand women’s engagement in career and family planning. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 40(3), 24-43.

  • Roche, M. A., Cooper-Thomas, H. D., Bentley, T., Catley, B., Gardner, D., O'Driscoll, M., & Teo, S. (2016). Bullying trumps engagement across time: Bad is stronger than good in the workplace. In 10th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment (IAWBH): In the pursuit of healthy and sustainable work for all. Conference held at Auckland, New Zealand.

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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