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Dr Samuel Wilson

Senior Lecturer, Management
PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia; MPsych, University of Melbourne, Australia


Samuel is a social psychologist, leadership scholar, and registered psychologist. His areas of research range from psychological studies of time and identity to public opinion research into citizens' perceptions and expectations of responsible leadership. He is a founding member of two research groups: Social and Environmental Sustainability in Organisations, based in the Swinburne Business School, and Social Psychology and Social Issues, based in the Department of Psychological Sciences. He has a strong interest in leadership development, and has designed and delivered postgraduate-level units in ethical leadership, as well as leadership and governance for sustainability. He is also the Course Director of the Global Leadership Program, which is a collaboration between Swinburne and Northeastern University (Boston, Massachusetts).

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Honours topics and outlines

Future clarity/connectedness and physical/mental health: Many impulsive behaviours, unpleasant emotions, and misguided cognitions in the present negatively impact the physical and mental health of our future selves. This project examines the relationship between future clarity/connectedness and the risk factors associated with good/poor health and well-being.

Young people‚Äôs future clarity/connectedness and financial decision-making: The lives of young people are characterised by major transitions (e.g., from school to university, from university to the workplace, from one short-term work contract to another), which creates considerable uncertainty about the future. This project examines the relationship between young people’s future clarity/connectedness and financial decision-making.

Fields of Research

  • Social And Community Psychology - 170113
  • Corporate Governance And Stakeholder Engagement - 150303
  • Industrial And Organisational Psychology - 170107


Also published as: Wilson, Samuel; Wilson, S.; Wilson, S. G.; Wilson, Sam; Wilson, Sam G.; Wilson, Samuel G.
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