BSc (App) Psych, GDip Org Psych
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Liz taught sessionally in Monash Universitys Faculty of Business, Department of Management at Caulfield (Melbourne, Victoria) for 10 years. She tutored 3rd year subjects - Organisational Behaviour and latterly, Organisational Change in which she advanced to Unit Coordinator and Lecturer. At the behest of students she collaboratively wrote and reciprocally dedicated a text on Organisational Change.
Whilst at Monash Liz also developed and ran MBA Graduate workshops on career readiness and entry furthering her interests in student vocational preparedness.
Before joining UTAS in 2010 Liz was a commercial research and strategy consultant to Australian corporates, family businesses and individuals for 25 years.
She was awarded a degree in Psychology in 1985 and a Graduate Diploma in Organisational Psychology in 1986 from Curtin University (W.A). In her final year she was engaged as a Graduate Consultant by the Mount Newman Mining Company. The only student to be paid a commercial consultancy rate, Liz completed an assignment in the-then pioneering field of Organisational Culture relying almost solely on her own primary research with the company’s 2000-strong workforce at the Mount Whaleback mine site in Newman, W.A.
Liz pursued a career interest in commercial (field) research which saw her move through a number of functional roles from Market Analyst (undertaking secondary research) through to Consultant (doing primary research) and then Director (doing research and strategy development) for well known Australian and overseas-based research and management consultancies. Her exposure to projects in myriad industry sectors facilitated her starting her own research-based strategy consultancy in 1995 focussing on performance gap diagnosis, growth identification and trajectory charting, high-risk feasibility, asset optimisation assessment & strategy; and, crisis assessment & strategy.
Liz has diverse research interests which include creating research designs, methodologies and tools for challenging briefs; organisational change diagnostics; asset-based research (property development & retail); feasibility research (recreation & tourism); research into higher education.
Liz’s commercial research in the higher education sector has been used to both inform policy and mandate action especially in the area of graduate skill gap analysis and change process management within universities. As a result of research in the former she was invited to deliver a paper at the Australian Vice Chancellor’s Committee Conference at the ANU and for the latter, her work was cited at a World Assembly on Cooperative Education in Washington D.C.
Liz is embarking on a PhD to corroborate a proposed, unifying model of change which seeks to reconcile western and eastern approaches to change.
Authorised by the Head of School, Management
15 October, 2012