Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Leadership and innovation
  • Leading technology adoption
  • Leadership integrity in sport
  • Ethical leadership
  • Leading teams in healthcare and sport

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Elisabeth Wilson-Evered

Dr Elisabeth Wilson-Evered is a Professor of Business with the Victoria University Business School and Research Fellow with the Institute for Health and Sport at Victoria University (VU).

Since joining VU Elisabeth was Head of the School of Management and Information Systems during 2012 and in 2013 was Director of the Victoria Graduate School of Business (VGSB). She has also held the role of Director of Research and Research Training.

Elisabeth’s expertise is in areas of leadership, integrity, innovation, individual-team-organisational capability, technology adoption, health services research such process evaluation in Randomised Control Trials and interventions for complex systems.

She studies the interaction among leadership and innovation on individual, contextual and climates and cultures that support high level performance and innovation adoption. A significant focus of her research is in health, sport and wellbeing and she has won a discovery grant and is currently chief investigator on a $2.3 million category 1 grant in mental health.

In the sport context her passion is on leadership integrity and creating systems wide leadership to address corruption and unethical behaviour. Her recent grants have been related to sport integrity and social media among separating parents.

Elisabeth has held prior full time academic roles at Monash University.

Her industry work is change management, leadership development, sport integrity, project management of information systems implementation, managing mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning, team development, coaching, mentoring military psychology.

Elisabeth brings both practical and research evidence to her teaching.

She has been a Registered Psychologist since 1987.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Monash University, Australia, 2003.
  • Master of Organizational Psychology, University of Queensland, Australia, 1995
  • Masters Preliminary in Psychology, University of Melbourne, Australia, 1984.
  • Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, Monash University, Australia, 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 1979

Key publications

Year Citation
2018 Hoang, G., Wilson-Evered, E., & Lockstone-Binney, L. (180907). "Empowering Leadership, Context and Associations: A Systematic Literature Review" British Academy of Management.
2017 Ayob, M., Wilson-Evered, E., & McGrath, M. (171204). Conceptualising the adoption of digital business technologies (DBT) by small and medium sized hotels (SMHs) in Malaysia In Duff, C. (Ed.), Paper presented at Proceedings of the 31st Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference : Creative Disruption: Managing in a Digital Age.. Southport, Queensland: Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.
2017 Jiany, M., MIAH, S., & Wilson-Evered, E. (170412). Developing functioning water markets for sustainable water use: What and how can China learn from Australia CUFE-VU.
2017 Hoang, G., Wilson-Evered, E., & Lockstone-Binney, L. (170101). Linking Leadership and Innovation: A Qualitative Study of Climate for Innovation in Tourism SMEs Paper presented at BAM2017 Conference Proceedings. British Academy of Management.
2017 Ayob, F., Wilson-Evered, E., & McGrath, M. (170101). An empirical study of the web presence model to evaluate the web features of Small-and-Medium-Sized Hotels (SMHs) in the Malaysian hotel industry In Lee, C. ;. (Ed.), Paper presented at CAUTHE 2017 Conference Proceedings : Time for Big Ideas? Re-thinking the field for tomorrow (pp. 205-217). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Tourism, University of Otago.

Year Citation
2019 Hoang, T., Wilson-Evered, E., & Lockstone-Binney, L. (190708). Leading innovation among tourism small and medium enterprises: Examining the mediating role of climate for innovation. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 40(5), (647-666).

doi: 10.1108/LODJ-08-2018-0287

2019 Markwick, K., Bickerdike, A., Wilson-Evered, E., & Zeleznikow, J. (190301). Technology and Family Violence in the Context of Post-Separated Parenting. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 40(1), (143-162).

doi: 10.1002/anzf.1350

2019 Meadows, G., Brophy, L., Shawyer, F., Enticott, J. C., Fossey, E., Thornton, C. D., Weller, P. J., Wilson-Evered, E., Edan, V., & Slade, M. (190201). REFOCUS-PULSAR recovery-oriented practice training in specialist mental health care: a stepped-wedge cluster randomised controlled trial. The Lancet Psychiatry, 6(2), (103-114).

doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(18)30429-2

2017 Shawyer, F., Enticott, J. C., Brophy, L., Bruxner, A., Fossey, E., Inder, B., Julian, J., Kakuma, R., Weller, P., & Wilson-Evered, E. (170508). The PULSAR Specialist Care protocol: A stepped-wedge cluster randomized control trial of a training intervention for community mental health teams in recovery-oriented practice. BMC Psychiatry, 17(1),

doi: 10.1186/s12888-017-1321-3

2016 Enticott, J. C., Shawyer, F., Brophy, L., Russell, G., Fossey, E., Inder, B., Mazza, D., Vasi, S., Weller, P. J., & Wilson-Evered, E. (161220). The PULSAR primary care protocol: A stepped-wedge cluster randomized controlled trial to test a training intervention for general practitioners in recovery-oriented practice to optimize personal recovery in adult patients. BMC Psychiatry, 16(1),

doi: 10.1186/s12888-016-1153-6

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

The use and abuse of social media by separating parents.
From: Relationships Australia Victoria
Investigators: Prof John Zeleznikow
For period: 2017-2018
$10,000

Sport Integrity Risk Assessment Tool.
From: Victorian Govt, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Investigators: Aspr Dennis Hemphill
For period: 2016-2016
$45,090

Victorian Sport Integrity Capability Analysis
From: Dept of Human Services
Investigators: Aspr Craig Fry, Aspr Dennis Hemphill, Prof Ramon Spaaij
For period: 2015-2015
$60,552

AFL Ethics in Action Program. - second RECFIND no VUF/15/000504.
From: Australian Football League
Investigators: Aspr Clare Hanlon, Aspr Dennis Hemphill
For period: 2014-2016
$7,200

Working together with shared values towards recovery-oriented practice - Principles unite Local Services Assisting Recovery - the PULSAR project.
From: Dept of Health (VIC)
For period: 2013-2017
$38,937

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
13 PhD Principal supervisor
4 PhD Associate supervisor
3 Masters by Research Principal supervisor
1 Masters by Research Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (13) Principal supervisor
PhD (4) Associate supervisor
Masters by Research (3) Principal supervisor
Masters by Research (1) Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
3 PhD Principal supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (3) Principal supervisor

Teaching activities & experience

Teaching responsibilities

Coordination

Managing Innovation and Entrepreneurship - BMO6622.

Teaching

Business Research Project - BGP7730 (Masters Core Unit).

 

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Jan 2015 - Oct 2019
Professor of Business
Victoria University
Oct 2018 - Oct 2019
Research Fellow
Victoria University Business School
Oct 2013 - Oct 2015
Director of Research and Research Training
Victoria University
Sep 2011 - Dec 2014
Associate Professor in Management
Victoria University
Jan 2012 - Dec 2012
Head, School of Management and Information Systems
Victoria University
Jan 2011 - Dec 2013
Director of Research
Relationships Australia
May 2009 - Oct 2011
Director, Victoria Graduate School of Business
Victoria University
Jan 2003 - Nov 2009
Senior Lecturer
Monash University
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Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jan 2015 -
Oct 2019
Professor of Business
Victoria University
Oct 2018 -
Oct 2019
Research Fellow
Victoria University Business School
Oct 2013 -
Oct 2015
Director of Research and Research Training
Victoria University
Sep 2011 -
Dec 2014
Associate Professor in Management
Victoria University
Jan 2012 -
Dec 2012
Head, School of Management and Information Systems
Victoria University
Jan 2011 -
Dec 2013
Director of Research
Relationships Australia
May 2009 -
Oct 2011
Director, Victoria Graduate School of Business
Victoria University
Jan 2003 -
Nov 2009
Senior Lecturer
Monash University
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Key industry, community & government roles

Dates Role Department/Organisation
Jul 2017 - Oct 2019
Chair, Standards Council
Fitness Australia
Jan 2017 - Oct 2019
Honorary Researcher
Northern Health
Jan 2015 - Dec 2017
Research Advice
Mental Health Tribunal
Jan 2016 - Dec 2017
Committee Member
Western Health Services Research Collaboration
Jan 2012 - Dec 2015
Chair
Industry Advisory Panel Management Discipline
May 2009 - Oct 2014
Director of Research Consulting
Relationships Australia
Jan 1997 - Dec 2011
Industry Supervisor
Student Placements in Post Graduate Research in Psychology (UQ and Griffith Universities)
Jan 2004 - Dec 2008
Lead
Centre for Organisational Research in Psychology Industry Supervisor, Research Centre and Industry
Jan 2006 - Dec 2008
Lead
Peninsula Health Medical Mentoring Project
Jan 2004 - Dec 2008
Lead
GWA Australia, Leadership Development Program
Jan 2004 - Dec 2008
Executive Committee Member and Project Leader
Australian Psychological Association College of Organisational Psychology
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jul 2017 - Oct 2019
Chair, Standards Council
Fitness Australia
Jan 2017 - Oct 2019
Honorary Researcher
Northern Health
Jan 2015 - Dec 2017
Research Advice
Mental Health Tribunal
Jan 2016 - Dec 2017
Committee Member
Western Health Services Research Collaboration
Jan 2012 - Dec 2015
Chair
Industry Advisory Panel Management Discipline
May 2009 - Oct 2014
Director of Research Consulting
Relationships Australia
Jan 1997 - Dec 2011
Industry Supervisor
Student Placements in Post Graduate Research in Psychology (UQ and Griffith Universities)
Jan 2004 - Dec 2008
Lead
Centre for Organisational Research in Psychology Industry Supervisor, Research Centre and Industry
Jan 2006 - Dec 2008
Lead
Peninsula Health Medical Mentoring Project
Jan 2004 - Dec 2008
Lead
GWA Australia, Leadership Development Program
Jan 2004 - Dec 2008
Executive Committee Member and Project Leader
Australian Psychological Association College of Organisational Psychology

Awards

Year Award
2017

Best Reviewer - Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management

2016

Postgraduate Student Leadership Award - Victoria University

2010

Best Paper Award - British Academy of Management

2004

Carolyn Dexter Award Runner-up - Academy of Management (U.S.)

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Professional memberships

  • Professional member, British Academy of Management
  • Professional member, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
  • Professional member, Australian Psychological Association

Media appearances

30th April 2017

Sport Integrity Readiness Toolkit

Sport and Recreation Victoria: Publications and Resources

04th June 2015

FIFA needs top-to-bottom overhaul if it is to survive

The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age

02nd June 2014

Sport Integrity: how best to achieve it

Sport Business Insider

01st October 2014

How to stop procrastinating at work

The New Daily

23rd March 2010

At any cost: The seduction of home ownership

The Sydney Morning Herald