Leigh Mellish

Leigh Mellish

Postgraduate Research Student

Leigh is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Management at the UNSW Business School and a psychologist, having completed his Master of Organisational Psychology, and Bachelor of Psychology at UNSW. His research is focused on fostering entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial careers. Leigh has a strong interest in talent development and evidence-based practice.

Thesis title

  • Fostering entrepreneurship


  • Siran Zhan

  • Amirali Minbashian

Research Interests

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Career development

  • Decision-making

  • Morality


  • Morris, S., Cranney, J., Baldwin, P., Mellish, L., & Krochmalik, A. (2018). The Rubber Brain: The Toolkit for optimising minds. Australian Psychological Press.

  • Provost, S. C., Mellish, L., Cranney, J., & Martin, F. H. (2012). Disciplinary perspectives of Australian high school teachers. In S. McCarthy, J. Cranney, L. Dickson, V.Karandashev & A. Trapp (Eds.). Teaching psychology around the world: volume 3 (pp. 30-41). Newcastle on Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press.

Journal articles

  • Mellish, L., Karanges, E., Litchfield, M., Schaffer, A., Blanch, B., Daniels, B., & Pearson, S. (2015). The Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme data collection: A practical guide for researchers. BMC Research Notes, 8, 634. DOI 10.1186/s13104-015-1616-8.

  • Blanch, B., Buckley, N., Mellish, L., Haber, P., & Pearson, S. (2015). Harmonizing post-market surveillance of prescription drug misuse: A systematic review of observational studies using routinely collected data (2000–2013). Drug Safety, 38 (6), 553-64. DOI: 10.1007/s40264-015-0294-8.

  • Cranney, J., Morris, S., Mo, J., & Mellish, L. (2013). Developing psychological literacy: Student perception of graduate attributes. Australian Journal of Psychology, 65, 54-62.

  • Langton, J. M., Drew, A. K., Mellish, L., Olivier, J., Ward, R. L., & Pearson, S. A. (2011). The quality of web-based oncology guides and protocols: how do international sites stack up? British Journal of Cancer, 105, 1166-72.

Conference output

  • Mellish, L., & Zhan, S. (2019). Career outcomes post-entrepreneurship. A systematic review. ACERE, Sydney.

  • Cranney, J., Morris, S., Levy, N., & Mellish, L. (2018). Career development learning in a capstone course. UNSW Learning and Teaching Forum, Sydney.

  • Blanch, B., Mellish, L., Buckley, N., Dawson, A., Haber, P., & Pearson, S. (2015). How is prescription opioid misuse measured, and what is the extent of opioid misuse globally? A systematic review of observational studies using routinely collected dispensing data (2000-2013). Global Addiction Conference, Rio.

  • Provost, S., Mellish, L., & Cranney, J. (2009). What do high school teachers of psychology think about the discipline, its value, and their relationship to traditional “academic” psychology and its practitioners: Some preliminary data. Australian Psychology Conference, 44, 142.

  • Cranny, J., Martin, F., & Mellish, L. (2009). The undergraduate fourth year from the educators' perspective. Australian Psychology Conference, 44, 83.