Dr Graeme Ditchburn
BSc(Hons), MSc (Occ & Org Psych.), PhD, CPsychol

Academic Chair - Organisational Psychology

About me

Prior to joining Murdoch University I oversaw research on employee attitudes, behaviour and organisational culture on behalf of Towers Perrin-ISR (Europe).  Examples of research initiatives include:

  • Employee engagement and performance, work-life balance and well-being
  • Expatriate adjustment and cultural congruency
  • Employer brand and organisational culture
  • Cultural alignment and strategic success
  • Ethical organisational cultures
  • Diversity and employee engagement

From 2001 I was also an associate lecturer in occupational and organisational psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London.


Teaching area

I currently co-ordinate a number of units at undergraduate and postgraduate levels relating to organisational psychology and psychological assessment. These include PSY431 Psychology: Principles of Psychological Assessment; PSY598: Advanced Psychological Assessment; and PSY570 Organisational Psychology: Internal Practicum.

Research areas

My research interests are focused on the individual at work and include personality and dynamic performance, performance measurement, expatriate adjustment, organisational commitment, and organisational culture and values.

Events and speaking engagements

  • British Psychological Society, Division of Occupational Psychology, 2008: Professional Forum: Employee engagement: From construct to intervention.
  • Society of Industrial & organisational Psychology, 2007: Unleashing Innovation: The Role of Organisations’ Human Capital: Leaders Set the Stage.
  • Society of Industrial & organisational Psychology, 2006: Linkage Research with atypical performance measures or units of analysis.



  • Cain, P., Donaghue, N., Ditchburn, G., (2017), Concerns, culprits, counsel, and conflict: A thematic analysis of obesity and fat discourse in digital news media, Fat Studies: an interdisciplinary journal of body weight and society, 6, 2, pages 170 - 188.
  • Neumeier, L., Brook, E., Ditchburn, G., Sckopke, P., (2017), Delivering your daily dose of well-being to the workplace: a randomized controlled trial of an online well-being programme for employees, European Journal of Work and Organisational Psychology, , , pages 1 - 20.
  • Ditchburn, G., Brook, E., (2015), Cross-cultural adjustment and fundamental interpersonal relations orientation behaviour (FIRO-B), Journal of Global Mobility, 3, 4, pages 336 - 349.
  • Ditchburn, G., Hames, K., (2014), Voice Climate Perceptions: A Multidimensional Model as a Determinant of Affective Commitment, Work Engagement, Neglect and Exit, Australasian Journal of Organisational Psychology, 7, 3, pages 1 - 9.
  • Ditchburn, G.J. (1996). Cross-cultural adjustment and psychoticism . Journal of Personality and Individual Differences, 21(2).

Unlocking Innovation

The rise and fall of the hot desk: say hello to activity-based working  http://theconversation.com/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-hot-desk-say-hello-to-activity-based-working-26622

Western Australia election: FIFO vote