Prof John Newton


From 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.

Professor John Newton, Chair of NIODA Academic Board of Governance
Dr John Newton


Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University.

MA (Organisation Diagnosis and Change), Leeds University.

BBus (Accounting & Finance), Chisholm Institute of Technology.

DEd. University of Massachusetts, abd.



Newton, J., Long, S. and Sievers, B. (Eds.) (2006). Coaching In-Depth: The Organisational Role Analysis Approach. London and New York: Karnac. Book Chapters

Newton, J. (2013). Organisational Role Analysis. In S. Long (Ed.) Socioanalytic Methods: Discovering the hidden in organisations. London: Karnac Books. Chp 10.

Newton, J. (2006). Organizational Role Analysis in Management Education. In J. Newton, S. Long & B. Sievers (Eds.), Coaching In-Depth: The Organizational Role Analysis Approach. London and New York: Karnac.

Newton, J. Long, S. and Chapman, J. (2006). Role Dialogue: Organisational Role Analysis with Pairs from the Same Organisation. In J. Newton, S. Long & B. Sievers (Eds.), Coaching In-Depth: The Organizational Role Analysis Approach. London and New York: Karnac.

Long, S., Newton, J. and Dalgleish, J. (2000). In the Presence of the Other: Developing working relations for organizational learning. In E. Klein, F. Gabelnick and P. Herr (Eds.), Dynamic Consultation in a Changing Workplace. Madison, USA: PsychoSocial Press.

Journal articles

Long, S., Dalton, D., Faris, M. and Newton J. (2010). Me and My Job: Transforming performance appraisals through role conversations. Socio-Analysis, 12, 39-55.

Newton, J. and Goodman, H. (2009). Only to Connect: System Psychodynamics and Communicative Space. Action Research, 7(3), 291-312

Newton, J. (2005). “I’ve never thought of that before”: Organisational Role Analysis and System Development. Socio-Analysis

Newton, J. (1999). Clinging to the MBA Syndicate: Shallowness and ‘Second Skin’ Learning in Management Education. Socio-Analysis, 1 (2), 151-175.

Newton, J. (1998). Dynamics of Diversity and Change in Management Education: Fragment from a Case. Journal of Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, 4(1), 14-25.

Long, S and Newton, J. (1997). Educating the gut: socio-emotional aspects of the learning organization. The Journal of Management Development, 16 (4), 284-301.

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