Research in the School of Psychology

Organisational Psychology Research

Organisational psychology is the scientific study of the behaviour and attitudes of people at work, and of the psycho-social processes underlying the functioning of organisations. Organisational psychologists work in staff selection, performance evaluation, training, motivation, work attitudes, occupational stress and burnout, leadership, organisational culture, organisation development, and human factors in order to help make organisations more effective and to improve the well-being of their employees.

Organisational psychology covers a wide array of research topics. At Waikato, we have expertise the following areas: authenticity at work; self-awareness and mindfulness; factors influencing employee well-being and engagement; and the relationship between personality and job-related factors.

Academic Staff

Dr Anna Sutton
Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology
Deputy Head of School