Staff Research

Maureen Miner PhD

Research Profile

Maureen Miner (Bridges) is Director of Research at Excelsia College and a Director of the Lumen Research Institute. For over 20 years Maureen has taught and researched in the field of the psychology of religion/spirituality. She also consults as a clinical psychologist with clients having a religious worldview.  Current collaborative research projects include the antecedents and consequences of burnout and work engagement in church leaders; the impact of attachment to God on psychological health and well-being; and personal, professional and spiritual formation.  She has published in the Journal of Psychology & Theology, Mental Health, Religion and Culture, Review of Religious Research, Theology & Science, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, and Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.

Books

Miner, M. & Stephens, M. (Eds.) (2018). Christian identity in the public arena. Proceedings of the conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia (10 August 2018). Sydney: CHILD.

Stevens, B., & Miner, M.  (2017).  Free to love: Schema therapy for Christians. Religion and Society Series. New York, NY: Nova Science.

Miner, M. & Dowson, M. (Eds.) (2017).  Creativity and Spirituality: A multidisciplinary perspective.  Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

Miner, M. & Dowson, M. (Eds,) (2016). Spirituality, Culture and Well-Being, Proceedings of the Spirituality, Culture and Well-Being Conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia.  Sydney: CHILD

Book chapters

Miner, M. (2018).  Stronger Christian voices for the public arena through intentional identity formation. In Miner, M. & Stephens, M. (Eds.) (2018). Christian identity in the public arena. Proceedings of the conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia (10 August 2018). Sydney: CHILD.

Bickerton, G. & Miner, M. (2018). Antecedents and outcomes of a perceived calling to work among the religious.  In Miner, M. & Stephens, M. (Eds.) (2018). Christian identity in the public arena. Proceedings of the conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia (10 August 2018). Sydney: CHILD.

Miner, M. (2017).  Creativity and Spirituality: Psychological perspectives.  In Miner, M. & Dowson, M. (Eds.) Creativity and Spirituality: A multidisciplinary perspective.  Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

Miner, M. (2017). Creativity & spirituality in higher education: The case for inclusion. In Miner, M. & Dowson, M. (Eds.) Creativity and Spirituality: A multidisciplinary perspective.  Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

Miner, M. (2017).  Integrating creativity & spirituality in higher education. In Miner, M. & Dowson, M. (Eds.)  Creativity and Spirituality: A multidisciplinary perspective.  Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

Comely, C. & Miner, M. (2016). Faith in Therapy: Utilising the client’s Christian or Jewish faith as a strength in cognitive behavioural therapy. In K.A. Moore, P. Buchwald, F.Nasser & M.Israelashvili (Eds), Stress and Anxiety, strategies, opportunities and adaptation (pp.29-36). Logos Verlag Berlin.

Miner, M., & Dowson, M. (2016).  Spirituality: Perspectives from psychology.  In De Souza, M., Bone, J., & Watson, J. (Eds). Spirituality across disciplines: Research and practice (pp.165-178). Switzerland: Springer.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Miner, M. (2018). Psychological Contributions to Understanding Prejudice and the Evangelical Mind.  Christian Scholars Review, XLVII:4, 363-372.

Miner, M., Ghobary-Bonab, B., & Dowson, M. (2017).  Development of a measure of attachment to God for Muslims. Review of Religious Research, 59(2), 183-206. 

DOI: 10.1007/s13644-016-0281-2

Miner, M. (2015). A Christian attachment-based therapy can support psychological healing and spiritual growth.  Counselling Connections Across Australia, 6, 7-13.

Bickerton, G. R., Miner, M. H., Dowson, M., & Griffin, B. (2015). Spiritual resources as antecedents of clergy well-being: The importance of occupationally specific variables. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 87, 123-133. doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2015.01.002

Miner, M., Bickerton, G., Dowson, M., & Sterland, S. (2015). Spirituality and work engagement amongst church leaders.  Mental Health, Religion and Culture,18(1), 57–71.

DOI: 10.1080/13674676.2014.1003168.

Dowson, M., & Miner, M. (2015). Interacting religious orientations and personal well-being.  Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 18(1), 72–84.

 DOI:10.1080/13674676.2014.1003167

Miner, M., Dowson, M., & Malone, K. (2014).  Attachment to God, psychological need satisfaction, and well-being among Christians.  Journal of Psychology & Theology, 42(4), 326-342.

Bickerton, G., Miner, M., Dowson, M., & Griffin, B. (2014).  Spiritual resources and work engagement among religious workers: A three-wave longitudinal study. Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology, 87(2), 370-391.

DOI: 10.1111/joop.12052

Bickerton, G., Miner, M., Dowson, M., & Griffin, B. (2014).  Spiritual resources in the job demands-resources model. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion, pp.1-24

DOI: 10.1080/14766086.2014.886517

Bickerton, G.R., Miner, M.H., Dowson, M. & Griffin, B. (2014). The incremental validity of spiritual resources in the job demands-resources model. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. 7(2), 162-172. doi: 10.1037/rel0000012

Miner, M., Ghobary, B.B., Dowson, M., & Proctor,M.T. (2014).  Spiritual attachment in Islam and Christianity. Mental Health, Religion and Culture,17(1), 79-93.

DOI: 10.1080/13674676.2012.749452

Peer reviewed papers in published conference proceedings

Latukefu, L., Miner-Bridges, M., & Webb, L. (2018). Spiritual formation and community engagement in a Bachelor of Music Program. In A. Gibson and C. Chihota (Eds.) Proceedings of International Conference for Christian Educators (pp. 177-193) Tauranga New Zealand. Bethlehem Tertiary Institute.

Miner, M., Dowson, M., & Ghobary B. (2016). Spirituality and psychological well-being of Muslim Australians: A quantitative study of attachment to people and God.  In M.Miner & M.Dowson (Eds.) Proceedings of the Spirituality, Culture and Well-Being Conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia, on 5 October, 2016.

McLean Hawthorne, Martin Dowson, Maureen Miner & Marie-Thérèse Proctor (2016, October).  Re-development of a measure of attachment processes in Christian conversion and spiritual maturity using a cross-cultural sample.  In Spirituality, Culture and Well-Being, Conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia, on 5 October.

McLean Hawthorne, Martin Dowson, Maureen Miner & Marie-Thérèse Proctor (2016, October).  Attachment processes in Christian conversion and spiritual maturity in a cross-cultural sample.  In Spirituality, Culture and Well-Being, Conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia, on 5 October.

Miller, H. & Miner, M. (2016, October). The relational self in therapeutic encounter: Towards an understanding of therapeutic relationship through a lens of theological anthropology. In Spirituality, Culture and Well-Being, Conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia, on 5 October.

Clanfield, J., Dowson, M., & Miner, M. (2016, October). School ethos, religiosity & orthodoxy.  In Spirituality, Culture and Well-Being, Conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia, on 5 October.

Miner, M. (2014, November). A Christian approach to attachment can integrate psychological and spiritual perspectives in areas of forgiveness, hope and peace.  In Forgiveness, hope and peace: Psychological and spiritual perspective, Christianity and Psychology Interest Group of the Australian Psychological Society, Sydney, Australia on 21 November.

Marie-Thérèse Proctor PhD

BA(Psychology & Religious Studies), BA(Hons Psychology Class 1), MScMed(Psychotherapy), PhD(Psychology)

Research Profile

Dr Marie-Thérèse Proctor is Head of the Graduate School of Counselling at Excelsia College and Director of the Excelsia College Counselling Centre. She is an experienced researcher and academic; a psychotherapist; and a registered psychologist and Medicare provider of psychologically-focused services. Her PhD studied implicit and explicit attachment to God representations, and included the development of the Attachment to God Interview Schedule (GAIS). Her ongoing research continues to explore psycho-spiritual and clinical application of spiritual attachment in the context of health and trauma. Recently she completed a Master of Science in Medicine (Psychotherapy) at the University of Sydney, her Master’s thesis entitled ‘Christians with chronic complex trauma and relationally-focused spiritual difficulties: A Conversational Model perspective’, this research expanding upon her PhD work. Broader areas of interest include meaning-making in the context of complex trauma; psychological maturation and spiritual formation; and psychosocial adjustment of family members caring for ill children and adolescents.

Book chapters

Proctor, M-T. (2017). The lively self: Fostering the psychological and spiritual health and well being in student actors. In Miner, M. & Dowson, M. (Eds.) Creativity and Spirituality: A multidisciplinary perspective.  Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing

Peer reviewed papers in published conference proceedings

Proctor, M. (2016).  Exploration of Australian Christians' experiences of God as safe haven: A qualitative study. In Proceedings of the Spirituality, Culture and Well-Being Conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia, on 4-5 October, 2016.

McLean Hawthorne, Martin Dowson, Maureen Miner & Marie-Thérèse Proctor (2016, October).  Re-development of a measure of attachment processes in Christian conversion and spiritual maturity using a cross-cultural sample.  In Spirituality, Culture and Well-Being, Conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia, on 5 October.

McLean Hawthorne, Martin Dowson, Maureen Miner & Marie-Thérèse Proctor (2016, October).  Attachment processes in Christian conversion and spiritual maturity in a cross-cultural sample.  In Spirituality, Culture and Well-Being, Conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia, on 5 October.

Mark Stephens PhD

Research Profile

Dr Mark Stephens is Director of Integrative Research and Studies at Excelsia College. He holds a PhD in Ancient History from Macquarie University where he studied cosmic eschatology in the book of Revelation. Between 2004 and 2007 Mark was the Young Adults Director at St Paul’s Castle Hill, overseeing a ministry to 200 college students. In his spare time he enjoys the drinking of fine coffee, the music of Mumford and Sons, and bushwalking.

Books

Book chapters

Stephens, M. (2018). “Teaching History for a Moral Purpose: Wilberforce as Evangelical Hero” in J. Luetz, T. Dowden, and B. Norsworthy (eds.), Reimagining Christian Education - Cultivating Transformative Approaches; Singapore: Springer.

Peer reviewed journal papers

Stephens, M. (2018). The parachurch down under: A case study. Christian Scholars Review, XLVII:4, 383-390.

Stephens, M. (2018) The God Who Gives Generously: Honour, Praise, and the Agony of Celebrity, Scottish Journal of Theology Vol. 71, no.1, 52-66.

Stephens, M. (2016). The fall and Christian education. Christian Teachers Journal, Vol. 24, No. 1, Feb 2016: 4-7

Peer reviewed papers in published conference proceedings
Stephens M (2016). The horror of culture making. Proceedings of the Spirituality, Culture and Well-Being Conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia, on 4-5 October, 2016.

Martin Dowson PhD

Research Profile

Formerly Director of Academic Development at Excelsia College, Martin Dowson currently lectures in research units and consults on curriculum for Excelsia College.  Martin previously held senior leadership positions at the Sydney College of Divinity (as Professor of Pastoral Theology), and the Australian College of Ministries (as Director of Higher Education). He is currently enrolled in a second PhD in the field of the philosophy of religion. His other research encompasses educational psychology, psychological measurement, and the psychology of religion. Martin is author of over 160 peer refereed publications including articles appearing in Review of Educational Research, Educational and Psychological Measurement, Review of Religious Research, and the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.

Books and Edited Volumes

Miner, M. & Dowson, M. (Eds., 2017).  Creativity and Spirituality: A multidisciplinary perspective.  Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

Miner, M. & Dowson, M. (Eds) (2016). Proceedings of the Spirituality, Culture and Well-Being Conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia.  Sydney: CHILD

Book Chapters

Dowson, M. (2017). Shared creativity in art, science and religion. In Miner, M. & Dowson, M. (Eds., 2017).  Creativity and Spirituality: A multidisciplinary perspective.  Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing.

Dowson, M. (2017). A Christian philosophy of mathematics. In In K. Goodlet, & J. Collier (Eds.), Better Learning. Canberra: St Marks NTC.

Miner, M., & Dowson, M. (2016).  Spirituality: Perspectives from psychology.  In De Souza, M., Bone, J., & Watson, J. (Eds). Spirituality across disciplines: Research and practice (pp.165-178). Switzerland: Springer.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Miner, M., Ghobary-Bonab, B., & Dowson, M. (2017).  Development of a measure of attachment to God for Muslims. Review of Religious Research, 59(2), 183-206. 

DOI: 10.1007/s13644-016-0281-2

Bickerton, G. R., Miner, M. H., Dowson, M., & Griffin, B. (2015). Spiritual resources as antecedents of clergy well-being: The importance of occupationally specific variables. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 87, 123-133. doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2015.01.002

Miner, M., Bickerton, G., Dowson, M., & Sterland, S. (2015). Spirituality and work engagement amongst church leaders.  Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 18(1), 57–71.

DOI: 10.1080/13674676.2014.1003168.

Dowson, M., & Miner, M. (2015). Interacting religious orientations and personal well-being.  Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 18(1), 72–84.

 DOI:10.1080/13674676.2014.1003167

Miner, M., Dowson, M., & Malone, K. (2014).  Attachment to God, psychological need satisfaction, and well-being among Christians.  Journal of Psychology & Theology, 42(4), 326-342.

Bickerton, G., Miner, M., Dowson, M., & Griffin, B. (2014).  Spiritual resources and work engagement among religious workers: A three-wave longitudinal study. Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology, 87(2), 370-391.

DOI: 10.1111/joop.12052

Bickerton, G., Miner, M., Dowson, M., & Griffin, B. (2014).  Spiritual resources in the job demands-resources model. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion, pp.1-24

DOI: 10.1080/14766086.2014.886517

Bickerton, G.R., Miner, M.H., Dowson, M. & Griffin, B. (2014). The incremental validity of spiritual resources in the job demands-resources model. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. 7(2), 162-172. doi: 10.1037/rel0000012

Miner, M., Ghobary, B.B., Dowson, M., & Proctor,M.T. (2014).  Spiritual attachment in Islam and Christianity. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 17(1), 79-93.

DOI: 10.1080/13674676.2012.749452

Published conference papers (peer reviewed*)

Miner, M., Dowson, M., & Ghobary B. (2016, October). Spirituality and psychological well-being of Muslim Australians: A quantitative study of attachment to people and God.  In Spirituality, Culture and Well-Being, Conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia, on 5 October. *

McLean Hawthorne, Martin Dowson, Maureen Miner & Marie-Thérèse Proctor (2016, October).  Re-development of a measure of attachment processes in Christian conversion and spiritual maturity using a cross-cultural sample.  In Spirituality, Culture and Well-Being, Conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia, on 5 October.*

McLean Hawthorne, Martin Dowson, Maureen Miner & Marie-Thérèse Proctor (2016, October).  Attachment processes in Christian conversion and spiritual maturity in a cross-cultural sample.  In Spirituality, Culture and Well-Being, Conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia, on 5 October. *

Clanfield, J., Dowson, M., & Miner, M. (2016, October). School ethos, religiosity & orthodoxy.  In Spirituality, Culture and Well-Being, Conference of the Lumen Research Institute and Excelsia College, Sydney, Australia, on 5 October.*

Other

Grant, G., & Dowson, M. (2018). Developing greater agility for sustainability in a rapidly changing world. Sydney: The innovation race. //the-innovation-race.com/research/white-paper/

Felix Tan PhD

Dr Felix B Tan is currently Professor and Head of Business at Excelsia College, a private higher education institution based in Sydney, Australia, where in the short period of time there, he established a new School of Business. Prior to this role, he was Professor of Information Systems at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand, where he held both academic and administrative leadership roles – as the Head of the School of Computer & Information Sciences; Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies; Director of Research Management / Head of the University Research Office; and Head of the Business Information Systems Department. He is the recipient of the Faculty of Business and Economics 2012 Excellence in Postgraduate Supervision Award; the 2013 Excellence in Research Award; and the Faculty’s nomination for the 2014 Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Award.

At the international level, Dr Tan served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Global Information Management from 1998 to 2012. He was also on the Council of the Association for Information System from 2003 to 2005. Dr Tan is known world-wide for his work in the global IT field and is a frequent keynote speaker at international conferences. His other research interests include IT user behaviour and the management of IT. Dr Tan has published in several top journals including MIS Quarterly, Information & Management, European Journal of Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, Journal of Information Technology, Communications of the AIS, Communications of the ACM, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, International Journal of Electronic Commerce, as well as other journals and refereed conference proceedings.

Edited Book

Rocha, A., Correia, A.M., Tan, F.B. and Stroetmann, K. A. New Perspectives in Information Systems and Technologies - Volume 1 and 2. In J. Kacprzyk: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing Volume 276, Springer 2014.

Book Chapter

Caputi P., Tan F.B. (2018) 'Repertory Grids'. In: Zeigler-Hill V., Shackelford T. (Eds) Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences. Springer, Cham.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Mendes-Filho, L. Mills, A.M., Tan, F.B. & Milne, S. (2018) 'Empowering the traveler: an examination of the impact of user-generated content on travel planning', Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 35:4, 425-436.

Stephanie K. A. Cheah, Paul H. P. Yeow, Sumesh R. Nair & Felix B. Tan (2018) 'Behavioural modification framework to address wastage in household electricity consumption', Ergonomics, 61(5), 627-643.

Hashim, K.F. and Tan, F.B. (2018) 'Examining the determinant factors of perceived online community usefulness using the expectancy value model', Journal of Systems and Information Technology, 20(2), pp.152-167.

Hedman, J. , Tan, F.B. , Holst, J. and Kjeldsen, M. (2017) 'Taxonomy of payments: a repertory grid analysis', International Journal of Bank Marketing, 35(1), 75-96.

Karmokar, S., Singh, H. and Tan, F.B. (2016) Using Multidisciplinary Design Principles to Improve the Website Design Process. Pacific Asia Journal of Association for Information Systems, 8(3), 17-44.

Hassandoust, F., Techatassanasoontorn, A.A., & Tan, F.B. (2016). Factors Influencing the Infusion of Information Systems: A Literature Review. Pacific Asia Journal of Association for Information Systems, 8(1), 1-32.

Bentley, TA., Teo, STT, McLeod, L., Tan, F., Bosua, R., and Gloet, M. (2016) " The role of organisational support in teleworker wellbeing: A socio-technical systems approach ". Applied Ergonomics, 52, 207-215.

Xin. H., Techatassanasoontorn, A.A. and Tan, F.B. (2015) “Antecedents of consumer trust in mobile payment adoption”. Journal of Computer Information System, 55(4), 1-10.

Hashim, K.F., Tan, F.B. and Diaz Andrade, A. (2015) “The mediating role of trust and commitment on members’ continuous knowledge sharing intention: A commitment-trust theory perspective”. International Journal of Information Management, 35(2), 145-151.

Peer-reviewed conference papers

Zhong, X. and Tan, F.B. (2017) Employees' Use of Organisational Microblogging: A Uses and Gratifications Perspective. Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Information Resources Management, 17-19 May, Santiago, Chile.

Techatakriengkrai, W., Techatassanasoontorn, A.A. and Tan, F.B. Understanding organisational changes in the post-adoption stage of CRM implementation: A socio-technical perspective. Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Information Resources Management, Ottawa, Canada, 18-20 May 2015.

Holst, J., Kjeldsen, M, Hedman, J. and Tan, F.B. Payment Instrument Characteristics: A Repertory Grid Analysis. Proceedings of the 2015 Americas Conference on Information Systems, El Conquistador Resort, Puerto Rico, 13-15 August 2015.

Hassandoust, F., Techatassanasoontorn, A.A. & Tan, F.B. The Impact of Individual’s Identities on the Infusion of Information Systems within Organisations, Proceedings of the 2015 European Conference on Information Systems, Munich, 26-29 May 2015.

Chin, P.Y., Evans, N., Choo, R.K.K and Tan, F.B. Exploring the Perceived Value of Enterprise Social Networks: Integrating Uses and Gratification and Socio-Technical Perspectives. Proceedings of the 2015 Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, Singapore, 7-10 July 2015.

Techatakriengkrai, W., Techatassanasoontorn, A.A. and Tan, F.B. Understanding post-adoptive adaptation process in organisational CRM implementations. Proceedings of the 2014 Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 8-10 December, Auckland, New Zealand.

Chong, J.C., Leong, P.T.M., Teo, S. and Tan, F.B. Knowledge Management and IT Project Success: A Meta-analytic Review. Proceedings of the 2014 Australasian Conference on Information Systems, 8-10 December, Auckland, New Zealand.

Tran, H.P., Mills, A. and Tan, F.B. Information Transparency and Citizens’ Continuous Use Intention of e-Government Services. Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Information Resources Management, 21-23 May, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam [CDROM]

Lotte Latukefu PhD

Research Profile

Lotte holds a PhD in Music Education from the University of Wollongong, Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music (NY) and a Bachelor of Music from the ANU School of Music. Collaborative Learning in Music, in particularly singing, has been a particular research interest for Lotte for about seven years. In her PhD thesis she examined the work of Lev Vygotsky and socio-cultural theorists who have followed in order to address questions concerning the nature of learning singing in collaborative settings. Her thesis demonstrated that there is a rich resource of learning to be found in the way that students interact with each other and learn from each other. Forming a nexus to this research is her own creative practice as a mezzo-soprano. Lotte’s practice-led research is concerned firstly with developing a canon of Australian contemporary art song that is influenced by Asia and the Pacific and secondly, experimenting with different kinds of folk music such as Klezmer, Gypsy, Balkan and Italian in order to extend the genre known as Australian Folk Music. She is a member of The Con Artists Community Gypsy Orchestra and Zumpa (Italian folk band).

Peer-reviewed journal articles
Latukefu, L., & Ginsborg, J. (2018). Understanding what we mean by portfolio training in music. British Journal of Music Education, 1-16. doi:10.1017/S0265051718000207

Latukefu, L., Burns, S. G., O'Donnell, M. & Whelan, A. M. (2014). Enabling music and journalism students to respond positively to adversity in work after graduation: A reconsideration of conventional pedagogies. Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 11(1).

Peer-reviewed Book Chapters
Latukefu, L., Verenikina, I., (In press). The role of play in developing self-regulated learning in singing at a tertiary level in J. Encarnao and D. Blom (Eds.) Giddy Up – Music Assessment. Routledge
Latukefu, L. & Verenikina, I. (2015). ‘The case studies: CHAT in use- Case study 13.1 Designing an effective undergraduate vocal pedagogy environment: a case of cultural-historical activity approach in a singing course’. In V. Bozalek, D.Ng’Ambi, D.Wood, J.Herrington, J. Hardman & A. Amory (Eds), Activity Theory, Authentic Learning and Emerging Technologies (pp.159-163). Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge

Peer reviewed papers in conference proceedings

Latukefu, L., Miner-Bridges, M., & Webb, L. (2018). Spiritual formation and community engagement in a Bachelor of Music Program. In A. Gibson and C. Chihota (Eds.) Proceedings of International Conference for Christian Educators (pp. 177-193) Tauranga New Zealand. Bethlehem Tertiary Institute.

Suaina Gowan

Dr Sunaina Gowan is a Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Leadership and Management at Excelsia College. She has obtained a PhD in Management from Western Sydney University, a Master’s in Business Administration and a Master’s in Information Systems from the University of Ballarat. She has also competed a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education and a Graduate Certificate in Research. Currently she is working on a collaborative research project titled “The Well-being of South Asian International Students in Sydney’ with scholars at Macquarie University. She is also Co-Founder and President of Lean In Incorporated - a not-for-profit, community based organisation. Her research interest is in the area Leadership, Management, Emotional Labour, Diversity and Culture. She has published in The International Journal of Organizational Diversity and International Journal of Social Science and Humanity.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Gowan S & Teal G 2016, “Immigrant Indian Professional’s Experiences with Perceived Discrimination in the Australian Workplace”, International Journal of Social Science and Humanity, vol.6, no.5

Gowan S & Teal G 2013, “The Shifting Identity of the Professional Workforce in Australian Organisations: The Indian Migrant Experience”, The International Journal of Organizational Diversity, vol.19

Staff Currently Undertaking Higher Degrees by Research

Staff Person Institution Degree Thesis Area
Julie Nixon Notre Dame Doctor of Philosophy Trauma counselling
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