I'm a Professor of Management and Senior Deputy Dean at UNSW Business School, Sydney. Previously, I was Vice Dean at King's College London, Head of Department at Ghent University (Belgium) and I held visiting positions at ESSEC Business School (France), Bocconi University (Italy) and University of Groningen (The Netherlands). I am an elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and an elected Fellow of the International Association of Applied Psychology.
I study how people and organizations learn and adapt to change. My research has been published in leading journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Psychological Science. My work has also been featured in media such as Harvard Business Review, Science, Nature, the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Australian Financial Review, and The Guardian.
I have several years of industry experience by founding and managing a university spin-off, The Vigor Unit. Through keynotes, executive education and consultancy, I contributed to leadership development and performance management initiatives in a variety of industries such as banking, healthcare, consulting, government, energy management, and manufacturing and I have worked with executives in these industries in some of the leading business capitals in the world such as London, Milan, Berlin, Paris, and Sydney. Since 2021, I'm recognized by Linkedin as one of the "Top Voices" to follow on their platform for insights on Work & Careers.
I study the psychological microfoundations of organizational learning, innovation, and entrepreneurship and the role of leadership in these processes. Recent work focuses on how individuals can overcome motivational obstacles during the innovation and entrepreneurial process to “keep their fire burning”. My research has been published in leading journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Research Policy, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and Psychological Science.