Dr Catherine Deen

Dr Catherine Deen

Senior Lecturer
  • Ph.D in Business specialisation in Organisational Behaviour (The Australian National University)
  • Ph.D in Education specialisation in Educational Management (De La Salle University Manila)
  • M.A. in Psychology specialisation in Counseling (Ateneo De Manila University)
  • B.A. in Psychology cum laude (De La Salle University Manila)
  • Registered Psychologist, Philippines
  • Certified Specialist in Educational Psychology, Philippines
UNSW Canberra
School of Business

I am a Senior Lecturer in HR and Organisation Behaviour at the School of Business, University of New South Wales Canberra. As on organisational behaviour researcher, I have a growing reputation for excellent research in the areas of work-related intimate partner aggression, leadership, and the vocational experiences of vulnerable workers. Since formally entering academia in 2018, my research has been published in top management journals including Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, The Leadership Quarterly, and Journal of Career Assessment.

Before entering academia, I amassed more than 20 years of industry experience in educational administration, teaching, and research. I served in a variety of leadership roles in higher education including posts in research management, admissions services, faculty development, and inclusion services. I possess strong innovative spirit and have initiated unique approaches to educational delivery and management founded on evidence-based practices. I was also a recipient of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) grant awarded by the United States of America with special focus on inclusive higher education. I served as board member and adviser for public and private organisations with special interest in inclusive higher education, learner-centered practices, and restorative justice in schools. I hold two PhDs including one in business (The Australian National University) and another in education (De La Salle University Manila). 

+61-2-5114 5269
Room 318, Building 27 School of Business UNSW Canberra, ACT 2600 Australia
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Collins MD; Dasborough MT; Gregg HR; Xu C; Midel Deen C; He Y; Restubog SLD, 2023, 'Traversing the storm: An interdisciplinary review of crisis leadership', Leadership Quarterly, 34, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2022.101661
    Journal articles | 2023
    Deen C; Restubog SLD; Samosh DS; Lam J; Lyons BJ; Chen Y; Ocampo AC; Wang L; Decoste A; He Y; Duffy R; Lagios C; Tabarani P; Lamare JR, 2023, 'The Plight of the Vulnerable Workforce: Theoretical and Empirical Advancements', Academy of Management Proceedings, 2023, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amproc.2023.11998symposium
    Journal articles | 2023
    Restubog SLD; Schilpzand P; Lyons B; Midel Deen C; He Y, 2023, 'The Vulnerable Workforce: A Call for Research', Journal of Management, 49, pp. 2199 - 2207, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/01492063231177446
    Journal articles | 2022
    Deen C; He Y; Restubog SLD; O'Leary-Kelly AM; Barling J; Cloutier A, 2022, 'Theoretical and Empirical Advancements in Intimate Partner Aggression and Violence at Work', Academy of Management Proceedings, 2022, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2022.11880symposium
    Journal articles | 2022
    Deen CM; He Y; Gregg H; Restubog SLD; O'Leary-Kelly A, 2022, 'Intimate partner aggression and work: An interdisciplinary review and agenda for future research', Journal of Organizational Behavior, 43, pp. 236 - 259, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/job.2585
    Journal articles | 2022
    Gregg HR; Restubog SL; Dasborough M; Xu C; Deen CM; He Y, 2022, 'When Disaster Strikes! An Interdisciplinary Review of Disasters and Their Organizational Consequences', Journal of Management, 48, pp. 1382 - 1429, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/01492063221076808
    Journal articles | 2021
    Deen CM; Restubog SL; Chen Y; Garcia PRJM; He Y; Cayayan PLT, 2021, 'To engage or to quit: Work consequences of intimate partner aggression and the buffering role of career adaptability', Journal of Vocational Behavior, 131, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2021.103641
    Journal articles | 2021
    Restubog SLD; Deen CM; Decoste A; He Y, 2021, 'From vocational scholars to social justice advocates: Challenges and opportunities for vocational psychology research on the vulnerable workforce', Journal of Vocational Behavior, 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2021.103561
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kim J; Waldman DA; Lian H; Deen C; Graham KA; Kim J; Mawritz ME; Park HM; Bonner J; Chih Y-Y; Farro A; Greenbaum RL; Kiewitz C; Kim J; Kim J-Y; LePine J; Li H; Liik K; Milojkovic A; Özsoy E; Pejic M; Restubog SLD; Shao P; Stouten J; Tang RL; Tepper BJ; Volmer J; Zhao L; Zhou Z, 2020, 'New Ways of Understanding the Dark Side of Leadership', Academy of Management Proceedings, 2020, pp. 13305 - 13305, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2020.13305symposium
    Journal articles | 2020
    O'Leary-Kelly AM; Griffith J; He Y; Liang Y; Cayayan PLT; Chen Y; Gregg H; Medeiros K; Park Y, 2020, 'Victimization in Domestic and Work Contexts: Victim and Third Party Perspectives', Academy of Management Proceedings, 2020, pp. 13573 - 13573, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2020.13573symposium
    Journal articles | 2018
    Cai H; Ocampo ACG; Restubog SLD; Kiazad K; Deen CM; Li M, 2018, 'Career Commitment in STEM: A Moderated Mediation Model of Inducements, Expected Contributions, and Organizational Commitment', Journal of Career Assessment, 26, pp. 359 - 376, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1069072717695586
    Journal articles | 2018
    Stewart SM; Bennett RJ; Deen C; Harvey P; Leonard SR; Li Y; Mackey J; Martinko MJ; Ocampo AC; Parker SL; Posey C; Restubog SLD; Yujuico I, 2018, 'Abusive Supervision: Causes and Consequences', Academy of Management Proceedings, 2018, pp. 12757 - 12757, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2018.12757symposium
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Kramer A; Chan-Serafin S; Greenwood M; He Y; Kauzlarich-Mizaur LA; Ocampo AC; Sanders K; Sheppard L; Tang RL; Taylor RM; Wang L; Yujuico IC, 2019, 'The Impact of Intimate Partner Aggression at Work: Individual and Organizational Perspectives', in Academy of Management Proceedings, Academy of Management, pp. 11825 - 11825, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2019.11825symposium

  • 2022: A Rapid Review of Sexual Harassment in the World of Work in Australia funded by Respect Victoria.
  • 2017: International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) on Inclusive Higher Education funded by the United States of America Department of State Cultural Affairs Program. 


  • 2023: Alvah Chapman, Jr. Outstanding Dissertation in Leadership Award sponsored by the Center for Leadership, Florida International University awarded at the Academy of Management (AOM) Network of Leadership Scholars meeting
  • 2022: Competitive paper development workshop for the Journal of Applied Psychology (ABDC: A*) for a scale development paper on micromanagement. 
  • 2019: Maestro Award in Education from Grace Christian College. Equivalent to an honorary doctorate, this is awarded to distinctive alumni who excelled in their career. 
  • 2018: Higher Degree Research Merit Scholarship and Postgraduate Research Scholarship. Competitive PhD selection process at The Australian National University.
  • 2017: International Visitors Leadership Program scholar. The IVLP program is the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program for emerging leaders in various fields. I was awarded the program under the theme of "Inclusive Higher Education". 

I have a growing reputation as an emerging scholar on gender-based violence (i.e., work-related intimate partner aggression, sexual harassment) and the dark side of human behaviour in organisations (i.e., micromanagement). My research falls under two key themes: (1) the impact of various forms of control on work and well-being specifically work-related intimate partner aggression and micromanagement, and (2) the vocational experiences of vulnerable workers. Since formally entering academia in 2018, my work has been published in top-tiered management journals including the Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, The Leadership Quarterly, and Journal of Career Assessment. 

My expertise falls under the following areas: 

  • Work-related intimate partner aggression 
  • Inclusion and vulnerable workers
  • Leadership and disasters, crisis leadership
  • Micromanagement
  • Dark side of human behavior in organization


My Research Supervision

I am currently co-supervising Dinithi Padmasiri Mampe Kankanamalage, a PhD candidate working on the topic of emotional regulation among IT professionals. 

My Teaching

I am teaching ZBUS8102 Organisational Behaviour at the UNSW School of Business (ADFA, Canberra campus). My past university teaching assignments for both undergraduates and postgraduates included the following subject areas: Career Management, Basic and Advanced Research Methods, Biological Psychology, and Statistics