Robert completed his PhD in organizational behaviour at the University of Washington (Seattle) and did post doctoral studies at Stanford University Psychology Department. He is Editor of Applied Psychology an International Review. He was awarded the AGSM Alumni Outstanding Teacher Award (1998) and the inaugural AGSM Award for Excellence in Research (2002). He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences - Australia, the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management; the American Psychological Association (Division 14) and the International Association of Applied Psychologists.
Robert is the Director of the Centre for Ethical Leadership (CEL)
. The CEL conducts internationally regarded academic research and delivers programs and tools to develop the ethical leadership capability of both senior and emerging leaders. The CEL’s work is founded on rigorous empirical research that underpins programs, assessment tools and advice on best practice to industry leaders.
Robert has designed, developed and delivered programs for senior managers and provided advice in many Australian and overseas corporations, including Saudi Aramco, Dow Chemical, Telstra, P&O Ports, Dubai Ports World and the Hong Kong Government. He has delivered programs to managers in the USA, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, UAE, the Philippines, and Hong Kong. He was Consultant to OECD (Paris) from 1990 to 1996. During that period he conducted several multi-national studies of pay schemes and performance appraisal practices for managers in Europe, the USA, Japan and Australia.
Robert has served on the Boards of Royal Perth Hospital, the Australian Graduate School of Management and the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management and the University of Western Australia Senate. He currently sits on the Executive Boards of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia and the International Association of Applied Psychology.
Ethics and Sustainability
Judgement and Decision Making
Leadership & Diversity