Associate Professor Samuel Wilson
PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia; MPsych, University of Melbourne, Australia; BComm, University of Melbourne, Australia; BA, University of Melbourne, Australia
Samuel is a social and organisational psychologist whose research focuses on medical and health systems leadership, public perceptions of leadership for the common good, and public interest technology. He is the founder of the Australian Leadership Index, co-lead of the Public Interest Technology research program of the Social Innovation Research Institute, Deputy Director of the Social Psychology of Innovation Research Group, and co-convenor of the Technology x Society Forum.
His research has appeared in the British Journal of Social Psychology, Social and Personality Psychology Compass, and Behavior Research Methods, among other journals. Committed to research that creates social impact, Sam has published extensively with The Conversation and Analysis and Policy Observatory. Sam has been awarded over $1.5 million in external research grants from industry on leadership and humanitarianism-related research projects.
In addition to his leadership development work in the Swinburne Business School, Sam works closely with academic, medical and community leaders to develop their capacity for leadership in complex adaptive systems.
Social Psychology; Public opinion research (online, face to face and CATI); Public interest technology; Leadership
PhD candidate and honours supervision
Higher degrees by research
Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.
Available to supervise honours students.
Also published as: Wilson, Samuel; Wilson, S.; Wilson, S. G.; Wilson, Sam; Wilson, Sam G.; Wilson, Samuel G.
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Recent research grants awarded
- 2023: Participatory Melbourne *; Menzies Foundation Partnerships
- 2022: Exploring identity workspaces in Emergency Medicine *; Australasian College of Emergency Medicine
- 2021: Australian Leadership Index *; The Graham Family Foundation Fund Scheme
- 2021: Scoping study for the development of a digital identity ecosystem *; Australian Red Cross
- 2020: Proposal to support investigation into humanitarian response following bushfire crisis *; Australian Red Cross
- 2019: Efficiently Doing Good *; Australian Red Cross
- 2019: Exploring Leadership Development *; THE AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE FOR EMERGENCY MEDICINE
- 2019: Female Leadership and Positive Work Culture *; Australasian College of Emergency Medicine
- 2019: The Effect of Servant Leadership on Individual and Organisational Effectiveness *; Australasian College of Emergency Medicine
- 2018: Building leadership capability models for different levels with ACEM *; ACEM
- 2018: The Australian Leadership Index *; SteveGraham
* Chief Investigator
- 2023-05-02: Worried councils won’t get state help to improve security as meetings get hostile - The Age
- 2023-02-09: New research puts charities in the “golden quadrant” of leadership - Pro Bono News
- 2022-12-26: ALI's naughty and nice list - ABC Radio Melbourne
- 2022-09-15: What Patagonia’s recent business move says about NFP leadership - Pro Bono News
- 2022-07-27: Data journalism, leadership and public integrity - RRR
- 2022-05-20: 5 charts show how trust in Australia’s leaders and institutions has collapsed - The Conversation
- 2021-07-13: The effects of climate change policy promises on politicians' voting prospects - RTRFM
- 2021-07-07: Seen to be green? Research reveals how environmental performance shapes public perceptions of our leaders - The Conversation
- 2021-03-19: The big issues in social data science in 2021: a view from Melbourne, Australia (Part 2) - Medium
- 2021-03-17: The big issues in social data science in 2021: a view from Melbourne, Australia (Part 1) - Medium
- 2021-02-25: Small business might be key to Australia’s recovery, but a collective effort is required - SmartCompany
- 2020-12-08: A Year in Review: How 2020 Highlighted the Role of Australian Leaders in Serving the Greater Good - Medium
- 2020-11-12: Pandemic widens gap between government and Australians' view of education - The Conversation
- 2020-11-03: Sam Wilson, a senior lecturer in leadership based in Melbourne - why is he attending #ILA2020GLOBAL? - International Leadership Association
- 2020-10-16: Blunders aside, most Australians believe state premiers have been effective leaders during pandemic - The Conversation
- 2020-09-24: Australian Leadership Index: Driving leadership for the greater good - Swinburne News
- 2020-04-28: Leadership during the COVID-19 - ABC Radio Perth
- 2020-04-24: How the coronavirus pandemic is (finally) resulting in leadership for the greater good - The Conversation
- 2020-02-17: The Australian Leadership Index: A New Measure of Leadership for the Greater Good in the Public, Private and Plural Sectors - Innovative Leadership Institute
- 2020-02-11: Research Findings on Attitudes About Leadership - Voice America