Business School

Recent research grants



  • Sharon Parker - Transformative Work Design for Health, Skills and Agility; Australian laureate Fellowship; $2.9m; 2016-2020.
  • Cristina Gibson - Increasing the Effectiveness of Remote and Cross-cultural Collaborations in Organisations; Australian Future Fellow; $891,200; 2009-2013.
  • Sharon Parker - Building Individual & Collective Proactivity in Performance Critical Work Contexts; Australian Future Fellow; $870,032; 2010-2014.
  • Elisa Birch – New Household Economics and the Earnings and Labour Supply of Indigenous Australians, Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA); $375,000; 2012-2014.

Discovery grants

  • Ann Tarca, Greg Clinch and Marvin Wee - Adoption of Australian IFRS: Are IFRS ‘fit for purpose’?; $278,000; 2016-2018.
  • Millie Chang and Iain Watson - Share Trading by Corporate Insiders: Effects and Implications; $130,000; 2012 – 2014.
  • Izan and Raymond da Silva Rosa - Schemes of Arrangement versus Takeovers: Implications of the Choice for Shareholders and Directors; $190,000; 2012 – 2014.
  • Ken Clements - Analysing global consumption patterns with a large number of commodities; $263,201; 2013–2015.
  • Sharon Parker with Dr Patrick Dunlop, Professor Leon Straker, Dr Kathy Parkes - 'Work Design Matters: The Dynamic Interplay of Work, Person and Context'; $334,119; 2015-2018.
  • Gillian Yeo and Mark Griffin - The Dynamics of Goal-Oriented Leader Behaviour in Action Teams; $236,700; 2015-2017.
  • Sharon Purchase; Doina Olaru; Geoff Soutar - Modelling network innovation performance capability: a multidisciplinary approach; $176,144; 2013-2015.

Grants not hosted at UWA

  • William Pritchard, Anu Rammohan and Michael Dibley - Nutrition insecurity and livelihood decision-making in rural Myanmar; $668,990; 2015-2017. (This project is hosted at the University of Sydney)
  • Michele Ford, Michael Gillan - Scaling Global Labour: The Global Union Federations in Indonesia and India; $189,416; 2013-2015. (This project is hosted at the University of Sydney)

Linkage grants

  • Rob Lambert and Trish Todd: Engineering Service Work, Global Production Networks and Employment Relations in Australian Mining, $254,844, 2013–2016.
  • Julie Lee with Geoff Soutar, Leonard Coote, Anat Bardi and Hester van Herk - Dynamic relations between values and consumer behaviour: age and life-stage; $510,247; 2015-2018.
  • Paul Flatau, Sharon Parker, Ramon Wenzel, Karin Sanders, Timothy Bednall, Leslie hems, Amy Lyden: Facilitating Capacity Building in the Australian Not-For-Profit Sector through Improved Work Learning, $340,000, 2014-2017.

Grants not hosted at UWA

  • Roy Ballantyne, Julie Lee, Jan Packer and Karen Hughes - Improving zoo/aquarium conservation learning outcomes: a values approach; $236,822; 2015-2018. (This project is hosted at the University of Queensland)
  • Carolyn Plewa, Jill Sweeney, Ralf Zurbruegg, David Michayluk; Funding Our Future: Perceptions of the Value of Financial Planning Advice, Industry partner: Financial Services Council. $100,000. 2012-2014. (This project is hosted at the University of Adelaide)

Select Industry and Other Competitive Grants

  • Ray da Silva Rosa, Richard Heaney, Paul Gerrans: Australian Equity Preference Index, Colonial First State Global Asset Management; A$60,000; awarded 2013-2016.
  • Paul Gerrans - Superannuation, CSIRO Flagship Collaboration Award; $127,000; 2013-2016.
  • Peter Hartley, Rod Tyers and Kelly Neill - Modelling the Australian gas sector : Economic impacts of Western Australia’s gas reservation policy, Woodside, $130,000.
  • Sharon Parker, Anu Rammohan and Joseph Carpini - Success In the Operating Theatre: Multidisciplinary Pre-Operative Briefings For Efficiency, Patient Safety, and Staff Engagement; State Health Research Advisory Council (SHRAC): $268,240. Awarded 2015.
  • Christine Soo - Team Disseminative Capacity: An Intra-organisational Knowledge Transfer Mechanism; $120,353, Alcoa World Alumina; 2015.
  • Mark Edwards and Christine Soo - Positive Behaviour Support in the WA Disability Services Sector: Investigating Systemic Issues in Effective Change Implementation; $199,269. Disability Services Commission (WA); 2015.
  • Paul Flatau, David McKenzie, Angela Spinney, Kyle Valentine, Daphne Habibis, Kaylene Zaretsky – Inquiry into the Funding and Delivery of Programs to Reduce Homelessness – Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI); $107,737; 2015-2016
  • Paul Flatau withMonica Theilking, Lisa Wood,Karen Martin, Liz Whittaker,and Kaylene Zaretsky – Journey to Social Inclusion; Sacred Heart Mission: $199,187; 2015.