Our Dean

Professor Frederik Anseel, Interim Dean of UNSW Business School

Professor Frederik Anseel, Senior Deputy Dean (Academic), UNSW Business School

Professor Anseel is the Interim Dean at UNSW Business School. Before joining UNSW in various leadership positions, Frederik was Vice Dean at King's College London, Head of Department at Ghent University (Belgium) and held visiting positions at ESSEC Business School (France), Bocconi University (Italy) and University of Groningen (The Netherlands). He is an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and served as the President of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology for 5 years.

Frederik studies how people and organizations learn and adapt to change. His research has been published in leading academic journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, American Psychologist, and Psychological Science and has been cited over 10,000 times. His work has also been featured in media such as Harvard Business Review, Science, Nature, the Financial Times, the Australian Financial Review, and The Guardian.

Frederik has several years of industry experience by founding and managing a university spin-off, The Vigor Unit. Through keynotes, executive education and consultancy, he contributed to leadership development initiatives in a variety of industries such as banking, healthcare, consulting, government, energy management, and manufacturing and he has worked with executives in these industries in some of the leading business capitals in the world. Since 2021, Frederik has been recognized by LinkedIn as one of the "Top Voices" to follow on their platform for insights on Work & Careers, and is a regular academic commentator on The Business Of, a podcast by the UNSW Business School.