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Dr Sharon Grant

Senior Lecturer, Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), The University Melbourne, Australia; Bachelor of Behavioural Sciences (Honours), LaTrobe University, Australia


Dr Sharon Grant (PhD, UoM; BBehSc(Hons), La Trobe) is the Academic Director for Work Integrated Learning in the School of Health Sciences, and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychological Sciences. She has held continuous appointments in academic roles at Swinburne University since 2005. From 2005 to 2007, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship. In 2008, she transitioned to a tenured position in the Faculty of Business and Enterprise, as a Lecturer (Level B) in Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management. In 2009, Dr Grant relocated to the Faculty of Higher Education (FHEL; Swinburne, Lilydale campus) as a Senior Lecturer in Psychology, where she principally convened Level 3 psychology units in Personality Psychology and Social Psychology, as well as teaching in first year units and providing Honours, Masters and PhD supervision. Dr Grant was also the Faculty Research Ethics Advisor, and Chair of Swinburne Human Ethics Subcommittee 3. She currently resides on the main Swinburne Human Research Ethics Committee. In 2013, Dr Grant was appointed as the Acting Associate Dean, Research (FHEL). Dr Grant relocated to the Faculty of Health, Arts and Design in the Department of Psychological Sciences in 2014, and was the Course Director for the Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) from 2015-2017. She has more than 40 peer reviewed publications in Australian and international journals, spanning research topics in organisational psychology, personality and social psychology, and public health. Her research interests include occupational stress, coping and strain; and personality assessment and work behaviour. In recent years, Dr Grant's research has focused particularly on health inequities including stigma and weight-related discrimination in obesity, and workforce and mental health challenges in rural health services and their communities.  

Research interests

Social Psychology; Entrepreneurship; Organisational Psychology; Personality Psychology

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Industrial And Organisational Psychology (incl. Human Factors) - 520104
  • Personality And Individual Differences - 520503
  • Social Psychology - 520505

Teaching areas

Social Psychology;Personality Psychology;Research Methods;Organisational Studies


Also published as: Grant, Sharon; Grant, S.; Code, Sharon; Grant, S. L.; Grant, Sharon L.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2020: Machine Learning Analysis of Obesity Portrayal in News Media *; VicHealth Partnership Grant
  • 2020: Using a community co-design process to develop non-confrontational anti­-violence campaigns in a rural health service setting *; Rural Northwest Hospital
  • 2019: Best Practice Toolkit for Dealing with Occupational Violence and Aggression in Rural Health Services (The Code Grey Project) *; SmartRuralHealthNetwork_PT

* Chief Investigator