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Associate Professor Timothy Bednall

Associate Professor, Management
PhD, University of New South Wales, Australia; MPsych (Organisational), University of New South Wales, Australia; Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Melbourne, Australia


Dr Timothy Colin Bednall joined the Department of Management and Marketing as a lecturer in management in February 2014. He previously worked at the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales. He has also worked in industry for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and Chandler Macleod. Dr Bednall is a registered psychologist, with an area of practice endorsement in organisational psychology. He is the former national Chair of the APS College of Organisational Psychologists (2015-2018). Dr Bednall's broad research area is employee learning, expertise and innovation. Specific areas of study are listed below. Dr Bednall also has a strong interest in education in advanced research methods. He has taught courses on experimental design, structural equation modelling, multilevel analysis, longitudinal analysis, meta-analysis and Monte Carlo simulations. A full list of publications is presented on my ORCID page (see link to Personal Webpage below).

Research interests

Innovation; Organisational Psychology; Training; Expertise; Advanced Research Methods; Responsible Leadership; Work Learning

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

  • Human Resources Management - 350503
  • Workplace Wellbeing And Quality Of Working Life - 350507
  • Organisational Behaviour - 350710

Teaching areas

Management;Critical Thinking;Human Resource Management;HR Analytics


  • 2021, Swinburne, Teaching Excellence Award - For the development, implementation and dissemination of the PEER app, School of Business, Law and Entrepreneurship
  • 2021, International, Best Paper Award (Third Place): Issac, A.C., Bednall, T.C. & Baral, R. (2021). Effects of Power on Knowledge Sharing and Hiding. Paper presented at CERE-2021., Conference on Excellence in Research and Education
  • 2019, National, Early Career Award, The College of Organisational Psychologists
  • 2017, Swinburne, Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Award, Swinburne University
  • 2017, National, Finalist: Insights Competition in the Melbourne Datathon 2017, Data Science Melbourne
  • 2017, Swinburne, Best Publication 2016: Bednall, T., and Sanders, K. Do opportunities for formal learning stimulate follow-up participation in informal learning? A three-wave study. Human Resource Management, Department of Management and Marketing
  • 2017, National, Best Paper: Professional Practice Forum - "Bringing physiology back into IO Psychology), The College of Organisational Psychologists
  • 2014, International, Best Paper Award: Formal training stimulates follow-up participation in informal learning: A three-wave study. Paper presented at the 74rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania., Academy of Management
  • 2014, International, Best Paper Award: Bednall, T. C., & Sanders, K. (2014). The influence of LMX and LGO in facilitating knowledge sharing and innovation. Paper presented at the HR Division International Conference, Beijing, China., HR Division of the Academy of Management


Also published as: Bednall, Timothy; Bednall, T.; Bednall, T. C.; Bednall, Tim; Bednall, Timothy C.; Bednall, Timothy Colin
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2022: RFQ: Towards Mentally Healthy Hybrid Workplaces *; National Mental Health Commission
  • 2021: Readiness Operating Model *; Readiness Pty Ltd Fund Scheme
  • 2020: Assessment Validation of TALI Detect *; TALI Health
  • 2020: Organisational trials Readiness: Examining psychometric properties and measurement intervals *; Readiness Pty Ltd Fund Scheme
  • 2020: Psychometric Validation of TALI Detect *; TALI Health
  • 2019: Employee Experience in Leisure Service Delivery *; PeninsulaLeisure
  • 2019: Simulation study for the development of an ipsative questionnaire *; The University of New South Wales
  • 2018: Psychology of Entrepreneurs *; Armas Investments Fund Scheme
  • 2018: The Australian Leadership Index *; SteveGraham
  • 2015: Facilitating Capacity Building in the Australian Not-For-Profit Sector through Improved Work Learning *; ARC Linkage Projects - Grant applications for funding commencing in 2015
  • 2014: A systematic review and meta-analysis of work-related learning and its effects on employee and organisational performace. *; Early/Interrupted Research Career Scheme

* Chief Investigator