Staff

Dr. Wendy Harding

Ass Dip (Welfare Studies), Grad Dip (Org Beh), MBus, PhD

wendy hardingWendy has been active in the Australian field of organisation dynamics for 25 years. She has been an educator for 20 years, first at Swinburne University and then from 2008 as the Director of the Organisation Dynamics Master program at RMIT. Wendy is a founding member of the National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia (NIODA) and is the current NIODA Chief Executive Office and Director of Academic Programs. She also supervises doctoral students at La Trobe University, Swinburne University and at the MIECAT Institute.

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Dr. Brigid Nossal

BA (Psych), Dip Ed, M.Ed (Policy & Admin), PhD

Brigid NossalBrigid combines academic teaching and research with organisational consultancy. She is the Director of NIODA Consulting and has more than five years experience providing academic supervision and teaching at Masters and Professional Doctorate level in the field of systems psychodynamics through the RMIT Master of Applied Science (Organisation Dynamics), The Grubb School Masters Program, Leading at the Edge: Organisational Analysis in the {Now} and MIECAT. Brigid’s research has been into the challenge of collaboration, Organisational Role Analysis, drawing as a tool in socio-analytic work and currently, the impact on leaders of bullying claims.

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Dr Susan Long

BPsych, PhD

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Susan Long is Director, Research and Scholarship at NIODA. She was formerly Professor of Creative and Sustainable Organisation at RMIT University in Melbourne. Currently, she supervises research students and conducts organisational research. Susan also teaches and supervises doctoral candidates at different universities including a Professional Doctorate conducted at the Melbourne Institute of Creative Arts Therapy and supported through the National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia (NIODA), teaches in the INSEAD Master of Coaching and Consulting program in Singapore and also works as part of the MSc Leading at the Edge program conducted by the Grubb Institute in Australia. As an organisational consultant in private practice Susan works with organisational change, executive coaching, board development, role analysis, team development and management training. She originally trained as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist.

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Dr. John Newton

BBus, MA, PhD

john newtonFrom 2002-2008 John was Associate Professor of Organisation Dynamics, RMIT University and Director of the Masters in Organisation Dynamics. He was the founding director (1987)of the Master in Organisation Behaviour at Swinburne University of Technology where he initiated the first Group Relations Conference for Australian postgraduate management students in 1988. This conference was offered annually introducing more than 500 managers to learning for leadership in the Tavistock tradition. John is now a freelance consultant, part-time lecturer, action researcher and author who draws principally from the systems psychodynamic field. He was the lead editor of J.Newton, S. Long and B. Sievers (Eds.), 2006. Coaching In Depth. The Organizational Role Analysis Approach. Karnac: London and he has editorial responsibilities with the journals Socioanalysis and Organisational and Social Dynamics. He is a member of ISPSO and a founding member and past-President of GRA.

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Ms Nuala Dent

M App. Sci (Org. Dynamics)

Nuala Dent 4 150x150Nuala brings a systems-psychodynamic approach to her work to surface the unspoken and largely unconscious issues that influence how people take up roles, perceive what is happening and make decisions. With a deeper understanding of the workplace experience, clients are better able to consider organisational structures, processes and resources and create opportunities for sustained change. Nuala is a consultant and coach for INSEAD’s Global Leadership Centre and a faculty member for The Grubb School of Organisational Analysis. Her consulting services focus on leadership development and organisational change.

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Dr. Jinette de Gooijer

jinette 150x150Dr. Jinette de Gooijer

Dip(Lib), BSocSci, Grad Dip (Bus Admin), MAppSci (ISM), PhD

Jinette consults to organisational leaders and groups on developing robust work cultures and understanding the processes of change. She is a Principal Consultant with Innovative Practice since 1997, founding member and Past President of Group Relations Australia, and National Representative for OPUS (UK). She has worked on staff of several group relations conferences in Australia and UK. Over the past 15 years, she has taught undergraduate and post-graduate students at RMIT University in Melbourne and Hong Kong, and MBA students at Swinburne University in the study of Organisational Dynamics, Consulting Processes, Change Management, Organisational Design and Theories, and supervised Masters students undertaking action research projects within their workplace. Her research interests are in organisational mergers, group relations and art practice.

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Dr Joy Humphreys

BEd, MAppSci(OrgDyn), Prof Doc

joyAs an organisational consultant and founder of The Humphreys Group, Joy Humphreys has spent many years studying and working with organisation dynamics and has extensive experience facilitating groups in organisations and the community. Joy has also participated in and been on staff of international group relations conferences and undertaken professional development through international training programs. Between 2006 and 2012, Joy studied the Professional Doctorate program at RMIT utilising Melbourne Water as a case study to examine “Engaging Stakeholders to Create Effective Change”. Joy has completed the Australia and New Zealand Balint Society, Accredited Leadership Pathway, and is an accredited Balint leader, leading Balint groups for clinicians and organisational consultants. In the past has presented papers locally and internationally utilising practical case studies to better understand irrational processes in the working environment. Dr Humphreys is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Board Director of Otway Health. 

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