Research & Scholarship
Dedicated to the advancement of understanding in systems psychodynamics for the purpose of supporting healthy, sustainable and creative organisations.

The Cornerstone

Cutting Edge Knowledge

Research and Scholarship are the cornerstone of NIODA’s vitality, energy and relevance.  Supporting cutting edge knowledge and practice in NIODA’s Academic programs and Consulting.  Providing a dynamic, forward oriented workplace for staff members and associates, and opportunities for NIODA students to be involved in small and large research endeavours.

“Nunc sit amet turpis tristique, interdum erat”
Dr Susan Long

NIODA Research supports organisations and their members in discovery of hitherto unknown correlations or causal connections in their organisational experience and supporting and working with them to remedy problematics as a result of new understandings.

NIODA Scholarship works towards scholarly advancements through deeply and humanely thinking about what occurs in organisations; to sort the significant from the insignificant and issue meaningful opinions about important matters, with fairness and grace.

In The Spotlight

Experience & Publications

The experience and expertise of the people behind NIODA is exemplary providing you with real and valuable skills towards better leadership and managment.

Journal Articles

Doctoral Fellows




The Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC), a sub-committe of the Academic Board of Governance acts as the final point of reference for ethical concerns for all NIODA research activity and for other matters of ethics pertaining to the institute as a whole.

Enabled Though

Keeping in touch with current practices of accepted ethical behaviour in academic research with a member with experience in research ethics approval processes, usually with particular knowledge about ethical concerns in action research.


NIODA ethics policies and procedures reflect current best practice behaviour with a member with experience in research ethics application processes, usually with particular knowledge about ethical concerns in action research.

Reviewing & Approving

All ethics applications for research undertaken in the institute (both staff and students) that involves humans, with a member of NIODA’s teaching staff.

Community Represtation

Community points of view are important in considering ethical issues so at least one member is a community representative.


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