Associate Professor of Health Services Management
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Jeff has taught at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Courses (units) include Organisational Psychology, Interpersonal Skills, Directions in Organisational Behaviour, Strategy and Organization, Advanced Research Methods and Statistics, Multivariate Statistics, Advanced Research Techniques, Special Topics in Business Administration, and more. Independent student evaluations consistently place Jeff well above the National benchmarks. One of his previous Heads of Department (Professor Peter Terry) said that “Jeff is quite clearly an excellent teacher… I particularly admire his ability to enthuse and inspire students to engage in statistics, an area of the curriculum that traditionally strikes terror into the hearts of psychology students. Moreover, he is generous to a fault in giving his time to students and colleagues to help clarify difficult conceptual issues. His leadership in this area is greatly appreciated.”
In 1999 Jeff accepted his first academic position with the School of Management at Griffith University. In 2003 he moved to the Department of Psychology at the University of Southern Queensland, where he was seconded as a Senior Research Fellow for a time with the Community and Organisational Research and Evaluation Unit. Jeff was involved with a major project with Queensland Health undertaking state-wide staff surveys. In 2010 he accepted a position with the School of Social Sciences at the University of the Sunshine Coast where he worked for a year before being head-hunted for his current position. In late 2010 Jeff was appointed as Associate Professor of Health Service Management with the Faculty of Business. The position is wholly funded by NSW Health, and he is permanently embedded in the Clinical Support Cluster (Western) where he conducts research and coordinates the Doctor of Business Administration (Health Service Management) program for senior administrators within the health service.
Jeff has received over $760,000 in industry research grants to date. These projects have also led to bona fide research outputs such as Honours and Research and Higher Degree completions, and peer-reviewed publications. A current project is with NSW Health and aims to define the character of effective managers, and use this information for talent scouting and performance management with NSW health services and hospitals. Jeff has dozens of peer reviewed publications. Here is a selection of some of them.
Authorised by the Dean, Faculty of Business
15 October, 2012