Simon Restubog - Lab Director
Simon Lloyd Restubog is a Full Professor in the School of Labor and Employment Relations and Department of Psychology (courtesy appointment) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and Co-Lab Director of the Work Effectiveness and Leadership Lab. He earned his PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from The University of Queensland, Australia. His research focuses on three core areas: employment relationships and psychological contracts, the dark side of human behaviour in organisations, and career development. To date, he has produced 87 journal articles, six best paper proceedings, and three book chapters. His work has been published in leading psychology and management journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, British Journal of Industrial Relations, Human Relations, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Leadership Quarterly, Organization Studies, among other scientific outlets. He has a consistent track record in receiving nationally and internationally competitive external research funding from the Australian Research Council (Discovery & Linkage schemes), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, National Natural Science Foundation of China, and the Social Science Foundation of the Ministry. He is currently serving as Associate Editor of the Journal of Vocational Behavior. He is also an editorial board member of the Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business & Psychology,and Journal of Management & Organization.
In his spare time, Simon enjoys cooking, travelling with family, watching US TV shows (e.g., Walking Dead, House of Cards, How to Get Away With Murder, Designated Survivor, Supernatural, The Amazing Race, etc.) and playing video-games with his nephews and nieces.
Ying-Yi Chih - Co- Lab Director
Ying-Yi Chih is a Senior Lecturer in Project Management in the Research School of Management at The Australian National University. Prior to her academic career, she worked as an architect and project management consultant assisting government agencies in Taiwan to conduct feasibility studies and develop detailed plans for infrastructure projects. Her research examines issues related to the effective management of government projects (e.g., infrastructure projects and public-private partnership projects) worldwide and well-being and performance management of construction workers particularly from a social-psychological perspective. Her research has been published in journals such as Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Journal of Management in Engineering, California Management Review, International Journal of Project management and Facilities. She currently serves as the Associate Editor of Journal of Management in Engineering.
Rajiv (RA) Amarnani is a Lecturer in the Centre for Sustainable Human Resources Management and Well-being at the Australian Catholic University. His research focuses on the implications of self-esteem and willpower for work, looking at the contexts of customer service, aging workforce, and career development. His work has been published in Group & Organization Management, Journal of Career Assessment, Journal of Business & Psychology, Journal of Research in Personality, and Organizational Dynamics.
In his spare time, RA enjoys running, swimming, and the occasional poker game. In addition to more conventional research methods, RA also practices palmistry, numerology, and Tarot. His level 8 half-orc storm cleric is a fearsome foe in Dungeons & Dragons.
Alessandra Capezio completed her PhD at the University of Sydney and is a Senior Lecturer in the Research School of Management at the Australian National University. Her research focuses on social influence behaviour and work outcomes, career management and drivers of career adaptability, dysfunctional personality and work behaviour, and corporate governance from an organizational behaviour perspective. Her research has been published in the Journal of Management and Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Construction and Engineering Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Journal Career Assessment, and the Australian Journal of Management.
In her spare time, Alessandra enjoys shopping, eating, and is passionate about Orla Kiely, Italian fashion design, Scandinavian industrial design, and mid-century modern (MCM) design.
David is a lecturer in leadership at the Research School of Management at the Australian National University. He gained his PhD from the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Prior to academia he worked as an Accountant and Systems Analyst helping companies improve their financial and business processes.
David’s research focuses on how leaders can improve their performance and the performance of their employees. His research has been published in the Journal of Business and Psychology and the Journal of Research in Personality. He has also won a number of awards at the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, and has been featured in media outlets such as the ABC, Australian Financial Review, BBC, Business Insider, Men's Health and Time.
David is a passionate management educator and has taught a diverse range of students at undergraduate, postgraduate and executive level. He has also won a number of awards for teaching excellence and course management.
In his spare time, David enjoys thinking about the meaning of life.
Patrick Garcia is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior in the Department of Management at Macquarie University. His research focuses on the antecedents, mechanisms, and consequences of workplace aggression (e.g., supervisory abuse and workplace deviance) as well as the role of socio-cognitive factors in career development. His work has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Leadership Quarterly, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, and Journal of Business Ethics, among others.
In his spare time, Patrick likes biking, playing RPGs, and sleeping. He is an avid collector of snow globes.
Jun Gu is a Senior Lecturer in the Monash Business School at Monash University. His research focuses on ethical decision-making, leadership, and negotiation. His research has been published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology-General, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology and Journal of Business Ethics.
In his spare time, Jun enjoys yoga, meditation, and spending time with family and friends.
Kohyar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management at Monash University. His research examines employment relationships through the lens of psychological contacts, abusive supervision, and job embeddedness. His work appears in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Group & Organization Management, Personality & Individual Differences and Journal of Business Ethics.
When not working, Kohyar cherishes quality time with his family.
Jennifer Ann Lajom
Jennifer Ann Lajom is currently a Lecturer of Management in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University. Her research interests focus on workplace passion, and its consequences on employee performance, career trajectories and well-being. Her work has been published in top journals such as Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Career Assessment, and Journal of Construction Engineering and Management.
In her spare time, Jen enjoys drawing and watching various forms of animation, reading graphic novels and playing tennis.
Vinh Lu is an Associate Professor in the Research School of Management and Director of Engaged Learning at the College of Business and Economics at the Australian National University. Vinh conducts research in the areas of entrepreneurship, career development, and service delivery. His research has been published in the Journal of Vocational Behavior, Health Psychology, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Personality and Individual Differences, Journal of Strategic Marketing, among others. He was a recipient of the ANZMAC-Pearson Emerging Marketing Educator of the Year Award from the Australian-New Zealand Marketing Academy, a Citation award from the Australian Government’s Office of Learning and Teaching and the Australian National University for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, and an ANU Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence.
Vinh takes great pride in his cooking of Vietnamese dishes. To keep fit, he practices Bikram yoga. He has completed four half-marathons and would like to one day break the 1 hour and 45 minute mark.
Lu (Nick) Wang
Lu (Nick) Wang is an Associate Professor in the Research School of Management at the Australian National University’s College of Business and Economics. He received his MBA and PhD degrees from University of Illinois Urbana Champaign in the United States. Before joining the ANU, he worked at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He also held visiting positions at Shanghai Jiaotong University in Shanghai China and Arizona State University in the United States.
Dr. Wang’s primary research focuses on emotions in organizational context. His research has been published in Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Leadership Quarterly, Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Human Decision Processes, Organization Science and other academic journals. Dr. Wang has won research awards at the Academy of Management Conference, the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference and is a recipient of UNSW’s Goldstar Research Award. His work on emotions has also appeared in New York Times, Australian Financial Review, Harvard Business Review, BBC Business and other media outlets.
Dr. Wang has taught courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and executive levels in three countries – Australia, China, and the United States. In his spare time, Nick enjoys reading about history, philosophy, and the latest development in science. He is also a big fan of director Wong Kar-Wai.
Maria Emma (Emy) D. Liwag
Emy is a developmental psychologist, lecturer, and researcher at the Research School of Management at the Australian National University. She received her PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Chicago, USA. She has done extensive research on emotions and cognitions of children and the lives and vocations of adolescents.
Emy has written and edited five books, and has published papers in journals such as Developmental Psychology, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, Child Psychiatry, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Human Development and chapters for the Handbook of Emotions, Emotion: A Multidisciplinary Perspective, and Memory for Everyday and Emotional Events, among others. Her consultancy work has included various government, corporate, and international institutions, amongst them the Departments of Education, Science, and Technology, UNICEF, the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Organization, and the International Organization on Migration.
During her downtime, Emy avidly reads fiction and non-fiction, loves solving difficult crossword puzzles, and plays a mean game of Plants versus Zombies.