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Dr Samuel Wilson

Senior Lecturer in Leadership
PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia; MPsych, University of Melbourne, Australia


Samuel is a social psychologist whose research spans psychological studies of future-self-related thinking to national studies of leadership for the greater good. He is co-creator of the Australian Leadership Index, co-leader of the Society 4.0 program of the Social Innovation Research Institute, and Deputy Director of the Social Psychology of Innovation Research Group. His roles at Swinburne have also included Director of the Swinburne Leadership Institute, Course Director of the MBA, and Course Director of the Global Leadership Program.

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

  • Social And Community Psychology - 170113
  • Corporate Governance And Stakeholder Engagement - 150303
  • Organisation And Management Theory - 150310


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

  • 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: Psychology of Entrepreneurs *; Armas Investments Fund Scheme
  • 2018: Strategic Partnership - Research Institutes Seed Grant 2017 *; Australian Red Cross
  • 2018: The Australian Leadership Index *; SteveGraham

* Chief Investigator

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