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Professor Nita Cherry

Professor, Leadership and Organisation Studies


Nita supervises doctoral students within the Faculty of Business and Law, and teaches first and third level leadership, enterprise and governance subjects in the MBA, Master of Strategic Foresight and Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Nita has over 35 years' experience as senior executive, management consultant, director, psychologist, educator, and researcher. She has worked in many parts of Australia and Asia-Pacific, in the private and public sectors, in large corporations, small entrepreneurial businesses and not-for-profit organisations. Her statutory appointments have included Director on the Boards of the former Victorian Accident Compensation Commission, the former Victorian Accident Rehabilitation Council, and the Victorian Cytology Service. Nita has been a major contributor to executive development in Australia; designing and implementing development programs; building management competency models; and undertaking executive coaching for the leading Australian banks, major mining and energy companies, and many government departments and agencies. Much of her concern has been how people perform under conditions of uncertainty, and what derails high potential people. Nita is also an Adjunct Professor at Charles Sturt University.

Research interests

Management; Leadership development

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Business And Management - 150300


Also published as: Cherry, Nita; Cherry, N.; Cherry, N. L.; Cherry, Nita L.; Cherry, Nita Lilian
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2010: Retiring women: Understanding older female work-life transitions *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme

* Chief Investigator