Research Team

helen Helen De Cieri is a professor in the Department of Management at Monash Business School. Helen has worked in several countries and has researched and consulted with a wide range of public and private organisations in Australia and overseas. She has received numerous awards for her research. Her current research interests include gender and leadership, work health and safety, employee well-being, mental health, and employee thriving. Helen is an Associate Editor for Human Resource Management Review, and serves on several editorial boards. Her publications include articles in journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Safety Science, and Accident Analysis and Prevention. She has extensive experience in collaborative, co-designed research projects with partner organisations.(Read more)

Cathy photo Associate Professor Cathy Sheehan (PhD) worked in the Department of Management at Monash University until 2020.  In 1995 and 2005 she co-ordinated major reviews of the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI) membership. In 2010 she worked with the Australian Senior HR Roundtable (ASHRR) and led an Australian Research Council funded project reviewing the role of the HR function in Australia. More recently she has partnered with Worksafe Victoria to isolate and measure OHS lead indicators. Her publications have appeared in Human Resource Management, Personnel Review, Human Resource Management Journal, Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Review and she has a co-authored text, Contemporary Issues and Challenges in HRM. (Read more)

PENTAX ImageAssociate Professor Brian Cooper works in the Monash Business School. He has published extensively in the area of human resource management and leadership. Brian is a specialist in quantitative research methodology and teaches into Honours and PhD coursework programs. His research interests include the relationships between human resource management practices, leadership and employee work attitudes and behaviors. (Read more)

Ross photo Associate Professor Ross Donohue (BA, BBehSc (Hons), PhD) works in the Department of Management at Monash University. He is a registered psychologist and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Ross has practised as an organisational psychologist for 15 years and has provided extensive consultancy work to industry and government in the areas of career management, leadership, personal development, and organisational change.

His current research interests relate to personality-environment fit and career change; the professional and career development of parliamentarians; the influences of emotional intelligence and transformational leadership on career advancement and performance; psychological contracts and organisational justice; and the predictors of organisational commitment.

Dr. Donohue has published in leading international journals such as the Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Resource Development International and the Journal of Employment Counseling. He has also authored book chapters on careers and employment. In 2007, Ross co-authored a book on management research methods (published by Cambridge University Press) as well as a text examining contemporary issues in HRM (published by Tilde University Press). (Read more)

Dr Tracey SheaDr Tracey Shea has qualifications in Applied Statistics (MSc) and her PhD had substantial scale development and validation and survey research components. Since the completion of her studies she has applied this expertise in her work at Monash on several survey/scale development projects. She has also co-authored papers and reports using these methodologies in the fields of psychology, management and workplace stress/mental health. (Read more)

Photo - TrishMs Trisha Pettit commenced Research Assistance work at Monash University in 2001, and has been involved in many projects involving, qualitative and quantitative research designs.  She has written many literature reviews, conducted literature searches, undertaken data analysis and written reports for a number of projects during her employment at the Department of Management, Monash University.