Shazam! WOW researchers impress at ANZAM

Mrs Alice Evans
Mrs Alice Evans

The research of a cohort of Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing (WOW) members was recognised recently by constituents and the Organising Committee of the annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management conference, held in Perth in early December (2012).

Griffith Business School’s Dean (Academic), and WOW member, Professor Marie Wilson was admitted as a Fellow of  ANZAM at the conference, while Dr Sally Russell and Mrs Alice Evans were awarded Best Paper in the Sustainability and Social Issues in Management stream for their paper entitled ‘Turn it off: encouraging environmentally friendly behaviour in the workplace’. Alice (pictured right), Sally and co-author, Dr Kelly Fielding (UQ) entered the Asia-Pacific Symposium on Emotions in Worklife (APSEW) poster competition a week earlier, highlighting key findings from additional research about the role of emotion and appraisal in the workplace with regard to climate change adaptation.

Dr Herman Tse was likewise awarded Best Paper in ANZAM’s Organisational Behaviour stream, whilst WOW members, Professors Peter Jordan and Kate Hutchings were acknowledged as Best Reviewer in the Organisational Behaviour stream (Jordan) and International Management stream (Hutchings).

Dr Anne Christie and  Herman were additionally awarded a competitive ANZAM research grant valued at $5 000 to conduct a teaching project entitled ‘The implications of on-line marking for management courses in Australian and New Zealand universities’. Such grants provide funding to support the development of management education in Australia and New Zealand.

Professor Jordan, also Deputy Director of WOW, was named President Elect of ANZAM for 2013.  Peter will assume the Presidency in 2014.

ANZAM seeks to advance management research, education and practice in Australia. Established in 1985, ANZAM boasts approximately 600 individual members and around 50 institutional members. Visit the ANZAM website for further information.