Dr Bradley Hastings
Research Assistant

Dr Bradley Hastings

PhD (Deans award), BE (1st Class Honours and University Medal)

Business School
UNSW Bus Insights Institute

Brad re-joined UNSW after a 20-year corporate career. Following the recent completion of his PhD , Brad leads the creation of positive partnerships between academia and the private, government and not-for-profit sectors. Working with partners, he connects research acumen with real world challenges, enabling the co-creation of brighter futures.

Brad’s research interest is the ingredients of successful organisational change. He sits on the board of the Organisational Development and Change division of the Academy of Management. Brad lectures UNSW postgraduate students on the topic of leadership and also designs and delivers executive education programs that equip leaders of the future.

During his corporate time, Brad was a Deal lead at Capita Plc. and a Partner at Stroud Consulting. He worked with government and private sector clients to build partnerships that positively transformed their operations. His government-based partnerships included healthcare, social services, environmental services and local government services. Example private sector partners included Ford, Akzo Nobel, Heinz, Ryvita, Uncle Tobys, Westinghouse, Cordenka and CVC Capital Partners.

  • Book Chapters | 2019
    Dave B; Schwarz G; Bradley H; Sandor LDP, 2019, 'Facilitating change through groups: Formation of collective attitudes towards change.', in Shani A; Noumair D (ed.), Research in Organizational Change and Development, Emerald Group Publishing
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Varma R; Hastings B, 2023, 'Keeping the frogs in the wheelbarrow: How virtual onboarding creates positive team-enabling cultures', BMJ Leader, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/leader-2022-000665
    Journal articles | 2022
    Hastings B; Schwarz GM, 2022, 'How situations promote relational and social leadership capabilities: three considerations for leadership development in healthcare', BMJ Leader, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/leader-2022-000598
    Journal articles | 2022
    Hastings B, 2022, 'Diagnostic and Dialogic Yachts Competing Round the Globe: How did They Fare?', The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/00218863221132755
    Journal articles | 2022
    Hastings BJ; Schwarz GM, 2022, 'Leading Change Processes for Success: A Dynamic Application of Diagnostic and Dialogic Organization Development', Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 58, pp. 120 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/00218863211019561
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hastings BJ; Schwarz GM, 2021, 'Mindsets for Change Leaders: Exploring Priming Approaches for Leadership Development', Journal of Change Management, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14697017.2021.2018721
    Journal articles | 2021
    Hastings BJ, 2021, 'Navigating the Gap Between Dialogic and Diagnostic Organization Development', Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 57, pp. 259 - 261, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0021886320978427
    Journal articles | 2021
    Leach L; Hastings B; Schwarz G; Watson B; Bouckenooghe D; Seoane L; Hewett D, 2021, 'Distributed leadership in healthcare: leadership dyads and the promise of improved hospital outcomes', Leadership in Health Services, 34, pp. 353 - 374, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/LHS-03-2021-0011
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Hastings B; Schwarz G, 2020, 'Leaders’ Choice of Change Processes: The Option of Dynamic Application to Improve Change Outcomes', in Atinc G (ed.), Organizational Change Leadership Research: New Findings and Future Directions, Vancouver (Online: COVID), presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver (Online: COVID), 07 August 2020 - 11 August 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2020.19004symposium
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Hastings B; Schwarz G, 2020, 'Leading Change: Process or Mindset?', in Leading Change: Process or Mindset?, Vancouver (Online), presented at Academy of Managament Annual Meeting, Vancouver (Online), 07 August 2020 - 11 August 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2020.13283abstract
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Hastings B; Schwarz G, 2019, 'Diagnostic or dialogic organization development: Competitive or collaborative focuses of inquiry?', in Atinc G (ed.), Diagnostic or dialogic organization development: Competitive or collaborative focuses of inquiry?, Academy of Management, Boston MA, presented at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston MA, 09 August 2019 - 14 August 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2019.42
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Hastings B; Schwarz G, 2018, 'The Possibility of a Mindset-led Approach to Leading Organizational Change', in Atinc G (ed.), Academy of Management Proceedings, Academy of Management, Chicago USA, presented at Academy of Management, Chicago USA, 10 August 2018 - 14 August 2018, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2018.13535abstract