T.A. Kiaos is a critical ethnographer with a passion for psychiatry, psychology and mental health. In this regard, her research explores the boundary between the psychological and societal focused views of the self by adopting critical ethnographic methods. Specifically, her PhD research encompassed several interconnected topics, notably, managerial ideology, normative control, the underlying systems of cultural and subcultural meaning with a particularly strong focus on conceptions of self enacted in everyday working life and how such enactments reflect self consciousness from the perspective of various cohorts in the workplace.
T.A. Kiaos trained under Professor Gideon Kunda, Tel Aviv University. Since then, using critical ethnographic methods, she has consulted with organisations in a variety of industries, including government, healthcare organisations, consulting firms and private enterprise to assess and improve an organisation’s ideology, culture, culture change management practices and approaches to leadership.
T.A. Kiaos received her PhD in Management from Macquarie University Business School and her Masters in Health Communication from the University of Sydney. She currently works for the University of New South Wales, Discipline of Psychiatry and Mental Health, School of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health.