Dr. Brody Heritage
PhD, BPsych (Hons)

Lecturer in Organisational Psychology

About me

I am a teaching and research Lecturer in Organisational Psychology at Murdoch, and joined the School of Psychology and Exercise Science midway through 2015.

My research interests lie in the areas of modeling turnover, performance, and their determinants. I am also very interested in areas related to measurement, latent factor structures, and instrument psychometric properties. I am currently supervising 9 undergraduate psychology students, 5 masters students, and 1 PhD student.

My teaching areas are generally in the areas of quantitative research methods, introductory psychology, and organisational psychology. I have demonstrated superb, award-winning skills in these domains. I won the Curtin Student Guild’s 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award for the Faculty of Health Sciences for my excellent capabilities in teaching undergraduate health sciences students and the supervision of psychology / speech pathology honours projects. My student feedback scores in relation to my teaching are consistently greater than that of the university average.

Teaching area

  • Undergraduate Psychology
    • Personality and Performance [Individual differences]
    • Placement Skills [Name currently not finalised]
  • Postgraduate Psychology
    • Organisation of Work [Organisational psychology]

Research areas

  • Determinants of Turnover
  • Determinants of Performance
  • Psychometric Properties of Quantitative Instruments

Awards and grants

Curtin Student Guild Award for Excellence in Teaching [Faculty of Health Sciences] (2014). Prize value: $1000.

Summer Scholarship Student Researcher (2014). Project: “Perceptions of fit across the course-span of undergraduate psychology students: Predictions of student outcomes and wellbeing”. Grant value: $2000.

School of Psychology and Speech Pathology Research Allocation Fund (2014). Project: ”Turnover and job embeddedness in Australian university employees”. Grant value: $5000.

Gasson, N., Blosfelds, M., Heritage, B., Loftus, A., & Garratt-Reed, D. (2014). Project “Team transition to online marking”. Teaching Excellence Development Fund 2014 (Curtin University). $15,000.

Doctoral and masters supervisions

The following is a list of currently supervised students:

PhD (Psychology)

  • Vincent Mancini
    • Developmental psychology project modeling motor control and health-related outcomes for younger children.

Masters (Psychology)

The following students are working on projects involving the examination of turnover / performance modeling, with embeddedness as a key determinant.

  • Lisa Mackay
  • Jaydene Tucker
  • Debra Bycroft
  • Rhys Goodridge

Masters (Speech Pathology)

  • Chrissy Kelly
    • Measuring the effectiveness of a phonological awareness teaching program for the kindergarten classroom



  • Heritage, B., Rees, C., Hegney, D., (2018), The ProQOL-21: A revised version of the Professional Quality of Life (ProQOL) Scale based on Rasch analysis, PLoS One, Online first Feb 2018, , pages -.
  • Rees, C., Craigie, M., Slatyer, S., Heritage, B., Harvey, C., Brough, P., Hegney, D., (2018), Mindful Self-Care and Resiliency (MSCR): protocol for a pilot trial of a brief mindfulness intervention to promote occupational resilience in rural general practitioners, BMJ Open, 8, 6, pages e021027 -.
  • Heritage, B., Quail, M., Cocks, N., (2018), How important is embeddedness in predicting Australianspeechlanguage pathologists intentions to leave their jobs and the profession?, International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, , , pages 1 - 12.
  • Hagger, M., Zhang, C., Eva-Maria, K., Ries, F., Wang, J., Heritage, B., Chan, D., (2018), Trait Self-Control and Self-Discipline: Structure, Validity, and Invariance Across National Groups, Current Psychology (New Brunswick): developmental-learning-personality-social, Online first, , .
  • Mancini, V., Rigoli, D., Roberts, L., Heritage, B., Piek, J., (2017), The relationship between motor skills, perceived self-competence, peer problems and internalizing problems in a community sample of children, Infant and Child Development, , e2073, pages 1 - 16.
  • Mancini, V., Rigoli, D., Roberts, L., Heritage, B., Piek, J., (2017), The relationship between motor skills and psychosocial factors in young children: A test of the elaborated environmental stress hypothesis, British Journal of Educational Psychology, , , pages -.
  • Kelly, C., Leitao, S., Smith-Lock, K., Heritage, B., (2017), The effectiveness of a classroom-based phonological awareness program for 45-year-olds, International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, , , pages 1 - 13.
  • Williams, C., Dziurawiec, S., Heritage, B., (2017), More Pain Than Gain: EffortReward Imbalance, Burnout, and Withdrawal Intentions Within a University Student Population, Journal of Educational Psychology, , , pages -.
  • Slatyer, S., Cragie, M., Heritage, B., Davis, S., Rees, C., (2017), Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Brief Mindful Self-Care and Resiliency (MSCR) Intervention for Nurses: a Controlled Trial, Mindfulness, , , pages -.
  • Mancini, V., Rigoli, D., Heritage, B., Roberts, L., Piek, J., (2016), The Relationship between Motor Skills, Perceived Social Support, and Internalizing Problems in a Community Adolescent Sample, Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 0, pages 0 - 0.
  • Garratt-Reed, D., Roberts, L., Heritage, B., (2016), Grades, Student Satisfaction and Retention in Online and Face-to-Face Introductory Psychology Units: A Test of Equivalency Theory, Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 0, pages 0 - 0.
  • Heritage, B., Gilbert, J., Roberts, L., (2016), Job Embeddedness Demonstrates Incremental Validity When Predicting Turnover Intentions for Australian University Employees, Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 582, pages 1 - 12.
  • Rees, C., Heritage, B., Osseiran-Moisson, R., Chamberlain, D., Cusack, L., Anderson, J., Terry, V., Rogers, C., Hemsworth, D., Cross, W., Hegney, D., (2016), Can We Predict Burnout among Student Nurses? An Exploration of the ICWR-1 Model of Individual Psychological Resilience, Frontiers in Psychology, 7, , pages -.
  • Heritage, B., Roberts, L., Gasson, N., (2016), Psychological Literacy Weakly Differentiates Students by Discipline and Year of Enrolment, Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 162, pages 1 - 9.

Up to date publication list is maintained at my ResearchGate profile here: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Brody_Heritage/contributions