Dr Anna Sutton

Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology
Convenor of Organisational Psychology

Qualifications: PhD in Occupational Psychology, MSc Occupational Psychology and Business, BSc (Hons) Psychology and Neuroscience


About Anna

Research Interests

I'm interested in how we can improve people's well-being at work and the various factors that influence our well-being, from Human Resource Management practices to individual personality. I'm engaged in research which investigates individual differences in personality consistency and how different people experience authenticity. The role of self-awareness in well-being is of particular interest to me, especially questions around how we can develop self-awareness and how this might influence our well-being.

Featured Publications

Forthcoming Publications

Recent Publications

  • Yong, A., Roche, M., & Sutton, A. (2019). Psychological autonomy and well-being of employees in low-skilled occupations. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 44(1), 37-58. Open Access version:

  • Yong, A., Roche, M., & Sutton, A. (2019). Training and maintaining autonomy-supportive supervisory style in low-skilled occupations. Journal of Management and Organization, online, 19 pages. doi:10.1017/jmo.2019.67 Open Access version:

  • Yong, A., Roche, M., & Sutton, A. (2019). Supervisory skills training for the neglected supervisors: development and preliminary evaluation of an autonomy-supportive programme. Industrial and Commercial Training, 51(5), 315-326. doi:10.1108/ict-01-2019-0013 Open Access version:

  • Sutton, A. (2018). How does authenticity influence well-being and engagement? A meta-analysis. In New Zealand Psychological Society Jubilee Conference. Conference held at The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Papers Taught


I supervise projects in organisational psychology, usually with a focus on well-being, the role of personality and authenticity at work.

Associations and Memberships

Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Sutton, Dr Anna 9211 asutton K.1.24 School of Psychology