Dr Nuala Dent


Nuala 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 faculty member a NIODA and her consulting services focus on leadership development and organisational change.

Nuala has completed her PhD at La Trobe University focusing on the experience of working in a team that is spread across multiple locations and the impact on workers’ ability to take up leadership and authority in their roles, accountability, productivity and workplace health. Nuala is a member of Group Relations Australia (GRA) and the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organizations (ISPSO).

An increasingly large part of organisational life is online interactions.
I want to understand what’s happening now, so as to make a positive impact on the workplace of the future…the workplace of children and their generation.
Nuala Dent


PhD, “A fractured landscape: A systems psychodynamic investigation into the experience of a partially distributed team of therapists in an Australian child protection system.  La Trobe University, La Trobe Business School

Master of Applied Science (Organisation Dynamics).  RMIT Univeristy, Health Sciences

Certificate IV Workplace Training and Assessment.  Victoria University


Journal Articles

Dent, N. 2013. ‘Towards reflexivity: online and ‘in the room’, Socioanalysis Journal, Volume 15, Australia.


Dent, N.  2013.  Tending to Disengagement, OPUS International Conference.

Dent, N.  2012. Collusion to Connive: collaboration gone astray, ISPSO Annual Meeting.

Dent, N. & Roberts-Ferguson, T. 2011.  Fragmented and connected: close encounters of a virtual kind, ISPSO Annual Meeting.

Dent, N. 2010.  Integrating face-to-face and virtual in the study of group relations, Masters research thesis, RMIT, Nuala Dent 4 Mr Silvio Pontonio.

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