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    Dr Megan Paull
    B.A.; Grad Dip Bus (HRM); M.Bus (HRM); PhD (Bus St).

    Senior Lecturer - Management; Co-Director - Centre for Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability; College of Arts, Business, Law and Social Sciences; LEAD convenor

    About me

    I joined Murdoch in 2009 from another university where I had worked for 15 years.

    My research interests are in the areas of Volunteering and Nonprofit organisations; Bullying and Organisational Behaviour, and Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

    I am a co-founder, leader and researcher in the Centre for Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability , which was established in October 2014. (For more information on the Centre go here:   http://www.murdoch.edu.au/Research-capabilities/CRCS/)

    I teach in the areas of Business, Society and Environment; Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Human Resource Management, Business Research Methods, Organisational Behaviour, and Management.  I also supervise higher degree research students.

    I am the Murdoch LEAD Academy Convenor since 2019, having served on its executive since 2017 – details of LEAD Academy can be found here:  http://our.murdoch.edu.au/Educational-Development/Murdoch-LEAD-Academy/

    Teaching area

    I teach postgraduate units in our MBA and Master of Human Resource Management programs, and in Health Policy and Leadership programs. My teaching reflects my research interests and I enjoy bringing my research into discussions with my students.  Units I teach include:  Business, Society and Environment and Leading and Managing Nonprofit Organisations.

    Research areas

    I am a co-director of the Centre for Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability.

    http://www.murdoch.edu.au/Research-capabilities/CRCS/

    Visit the site for details on the work we are doing and how to become affiliated with us.

    My research interests are in the areas of

    Volunteering, Governance and Leadership in Nonprofit Organisations

      • volunteering, volunteer management and volunteer managers
      • nonprofit governance, boards and board/organisation interaction

    I was project leader on a  large project on University Student Volunteering.  Visit our project website for a range of resources including Good Practice Guides:

    Volunteering to Learn www.murdoch.edu.au/projects/volunteeringtolearn/

    Organisational Behaviour, including when organisational behaviour is not so “good”

    • bullying in the workplace
    • bystander roles in bullying in the workplace
    • cross cultural perspectives on workplace abuse, incivility and bullying

    and in relation to volunteers:

    • managing ‘difficult’ volunteers
    • bullying in volunteer settings
    • valuing volunteer managers

    I am also interested in the psychological contract and workplace engagement, for paid and volunteer staff in a range of settings including in the health sector and in nonprofit organisations.

    Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

    • internationalisation of the curriculum, internationalisation at home
    • peer review of teaching
    • soft skills and employability
    • issues associated with referencing, authorial identity and understanding plagiarism
    • learning from university student volunteering

     

    Current projects

    Some of the current projects I am involved with are:

    The Jacaranda Project:  Volunteering in aged care settings 

    Workplace bullying in volunteer settings  (with Maryam Omari from ECU and Kate Blackwood from Massey, NZ)

    Valuing Volunteer Managers (with Antonia Girardi from Murdoch)

     

    Awards and grants

    Access to Work Integrated Learning:  Influence of Communities of Practice

    National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education
    Project Leader – Natalie Lloyd (UTS)

    Role: Team member
    Partner universities: UTS, Curtin University (Natalie Lloyd); The University of Western Australia (Sally Male) - Project commenced August 2017 completed 2019

    Final report available:  https://www.ncsehe.edu.au/publications/engineering-work-integrated-learning-placements/

    Volunteering to Learn Project

    www.murdoch.edu.au/projects/volunteeringtolearn/

    Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching
    Category One Grant $250,000 over 2 years
    Awarded June 2013 – Final report submitted September 2015

    Role: Project Leader
    Partner universities: The University of Western Australia (Susan Young); Curtin University (Kirsten Holmes, Rowena Scott); Edith Cowan University (Maryam Omari); Macquarie University (Debbie Haski-Leventhal)
    Murdoch participants: Mentor Judy MacCallum; Project Manager/Research Assistant: Gabrielle Walker
    Industry partners: Volunteering Western Australia; Volunteering Australia

    Project completed August 2015.

    Finding Common Ground Project

    http://our.murdoch.edu.au/Educational-Development/Preparing-to-teach/Internationalising-your-unit/

    Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching – Extension Grant
    Project Leader: Craig Whitsed  Role: Team member

    Project completed 2012

    Events and speaking engagements

    I regularly speak at national and international conferences in the areas in which I undertake research.  I also run workshops associated with volunteering and volunteer management.

    In recent times these have included: valuing volunteer managers; inclusion in volunteering; university student volunteering; managing older volunteers; bullying in volunteer settings; managing difficult volunteers;  and using feedback to manage poor performance by volunteers.

    My approach in all of the workshops I run is to share my experiences and those of others which I have learned about from the research I have undertaken and then to facilitate discussion and collaboration among participants to draw on the experience in the room (which will always be far more than I can offer alone).

    For details about setting up a workshop please email:  m.paull@murdoch.edu.au

     

     

     

     

    Professional and community service

    I have an extensive list of professional and community service activities which include:

    Board member Volunteering Western Australia       https://volunteeringwa.org.au/

    Member Volunteering Community Reference Group established under direction of State Minister for Volunteering 2017-2019; 2019 – current

     

    Past service includes:

    Board member Volunteer Task Force   volunteertaskforce.org.au

    Board member Volunteering Australia        https://www.volunteeringaustralia.org/

    Member Volunteering Australia National Steering Committee Review of the Definition of Volunteering   http://www.volunteeringaustralia.org/policy-and-best-practise/definition-of-volunteering/about-the-national-review/

    Chair Research Committee Volunteering Western Australia  http://volunteeringwa.org.au/about/research.aspx

    Invited Member Tertiary Community Engagement Committee Volunteering Western Australia

    Murdoch University institutional representative for ANZAM 2009- 2019 plus stream chair for annual conferences   www.anzam.org

    Doctoral and masters supervisions

    I am the Postgraduate Research Chair for Business and for Law and Criminology.

    Students interested in undertaking a postgraduate research degree should visit https://www.murdoch.edu.au/study/courses/research-degrees for further information on Expressions of Interest and Applications.  I currently have limited capacity to take on new students, but can assist in finding out if any other supervisors might share your interest in a particular area of research.

    I am currently enjoying my role supervising and co-supervising students from a range of backgrounds in the following areas:

    • Transfer of leadership skills from volunteering to workplace settings
    • Schism in nonprofit organisations
    • Socialisation of Newcomers to the Australian workplace
    • Industry/Academia collaboration
    I am co-supervising or mentoring on
    • Nurse leadership in healthcare
    • Teaching sustainability to business students
    • Entrepreneurship in the Dairy industry
    • Damages for Disappointment and Distress
    Past supervisions – degree conferred:
    • Advocacy and Dissent in Nonprofit Organisation
    • Independent School Governance
    • Career pathways in higher education professional services
    • Industry connections and HDR candidature
    • Human resource planning practices in the Omani public sector:
    • Change Management in Small Island Economies
    • Soft Skills in Higher Education
    • Liminality and Scenario Planning
    .Honours supervisions – conferred
    • Managers and triple bottom line reporting
    • Middle managers resistance to change in the public sector
    • SHRM, training and organisational performance:  manager perspectives

     

    Publications

    Refereed Journal Articles

    Holmes, K., Paull, M., Haski-Leventhal, D., MacCallum, J., Omari, M., Walker, G., Scott, R., Young, S., & Maher, A. (accepted 22 July 2020). A continuum of university student volunteer program models. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management.

    Haski-Leventhal, D., Paull, M., Holmes, K., Young, S., Omari, M., MacCallum, J. & Walker, G. (2020). The multidimensional benefits of university student volunteering: Psychological contract, expectations and outcomes. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. 49(1) 113-133. 10.1177/0899764019863108

    Paull, M., Omari, M., D’Cruz, P., & Guneri Cangarli, B. (2020). Bystanders in workplace bullying: working university students’ perspectives on action versus inaction.  Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources. 58(3) 313-334  doi:10.1111/1744-7941.12216

    Paull, M., Lloyd, N., Male, S.A., & Clerke, T. (2019). Engineering Work Integrated Learning placements:  The influence of capitals on students’ access.  Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management 41(5) 534-549  https://doi.org/10.1080/1360080X.2019.1646382

    Gander, M., Girardi, A., & Paull, M. (2019). The careers of university professional staff: a systematic literature review. Career Development International. 24 (7) 597-618  https://doi.org/10.1108/CDI-07-2018-0191

    Curtis, G. J., Cowcher, E., Greene, B. R., Rundle, K., Paull, M., & Davis, M. C. (2018). Self-control, injunctive norms, and descriptive norms predict engagement in plagiarism in a theory of planned behavior model. Journal of Academic Ethics. 16(3)  225–239 doi: 10.1007/s10805-018-9309-2

    Clear, A., Paull, M., & Holloway, D.  (2018).  Nonprofit advocacy tactics:  Thinking inside the box.  VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations 29 (4) 857-869 10.1007/s11266-017-9907-4 

    Gungadeen, S., Paull, M., & Holloway, D. (2018).  Partisanship and organisational change in Mauritius.  Journal of Organisational Change Management  31 (3),656-675, https://doi.org/10.1108/JOCM-06-2016-0117 

    Omari, M., & Paull, M.  (2017).  ’Robust performance management’ or workplace bullying?  Not just the what but the how.  Public Money & Management 37(5) 315-316. 

    Devereux, P., Paull, M., Hawkes, M., & Georgeou, N.  (2017). Volunteering and the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Finding common ground between national and international volunteering agendas?.  Third Sector Review:  Special Issue Volunteering as a Subject for Research.  23(1)  209-234.

    Paull, M., & Girardi, A. (2017). Mixed methods research in investigations of volunteering. Third Sector Review, 23(1) 183-207.

    Paull, M., Omari, M., MacCallum, J., Young, S., Walker, G., Holmes, K., Haski-Leventhal, D., & Scott, R. (2017).  Matching expectations for successful university student volunteering.  Education + Training 59 (2) 122-134.  

    D’Cruz, P., Paull, M., Omari, M., Guneri Cangarli, B. (2016), Target experiences of workplace bullying: insights from Australia, India and Turkey, Employee Relations: The International Journal, 38 (5) 805 – 823.

    Paull, M., Whitsed, C., Girardi, A., (2016). Applying the Kirkpatrick model: Evaluating an Interaction for Learning Framework curriculum intervention, Issues in Educational Research, 26 (3) 490 – 507.

    Paull, M., Scott, R., MacCallum, J., Walker, G., Omari, M., Young, S., Haski-Leventhal, D., & Holmes, K. (2015). University Student Volunteering: What’s in a name? Third Sector Review 21 (2) 49-74

    Omari, M. & Paull, M. (2015). Public sector work intensification and negative behaviors. Journal of Organizational Change Management 28 (4) 603-613

    Paull, M., Clear, A., Kestel, J. & Paulin, S. (2015). Exploring the influence of Homeless Connect Perth on personal agency. Third Sector Review 21 (1) 79-100

    Paull, M. & Omari, M. (2015). Dignity and respect: Important in volunteer settings too! Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 34 (3) 244-255

    Standen, P, Paull, M, & Omari, M. (2014). Managing workplace bullying: Propositions from Heider’s Balance Theory. Journal of Management and Organization. 20(6) 733-748 DOI: 10.1017/jmo.2014.57

    Omari, M, & Paull, M. (2013). “Shut up and bill!” Workplace bullying challenges for the legal profession.  International Journal of the Legal Profession, 20(2), 141-160. doi: 10.1080/0965958.2013.886427

    Paull, M, Boudville, I, & Sitlington, H. (2013). Using Sensemaking as a diagnostic tool in qualitative research. The Qualitative Report, 18(Article 54), 1-12.

    Teh, E, & Paull, M. (2013). Reducing the prevalence of plagiarism: A model for staff, students and universities Issues in Educational Research, 23(2 Special Issue), 283-298.

    Meor Osman, WS, Girardi, A, & Paull, M. (2012). Educator perceptions of soft skill development: An examination within the Malaysian Public Higher Education Sector. The International Journal of Learning, 18(10), 49-62.

    Paull, M., Omari, M., & Standen, P. (2012). When is a bystander not a bystander? A typology of the roles of bystanders in workplace bullying. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 50(3), 351-366.

    Paull, M, & Redmond, J. (2011). Succession in community organisations:  Newcomers and the ‘purple circle’. Third Sector Review, 17(2), 131-152.

    Sharafizad, F, Paull, M, & Omari, M. (2011). Flexible work arrangements: Accessibility in a university environment. Australian Universities’ Review, 53(2), 43-49.

    Paull, M, Omari, M, & Beeton, A. (2009). Work environment and retention:  An exploratory case study.  . New Zealand Journal of Human Resources, 9(2), 86-94.

    Paull, M. (2009). Sensemaking and the management of older volunteers. Australian Journal on Volunteering, 14(1), 1-10.

    Edited Books

    Brueckner, M., Spencer R., & Paull, M. (eds) (2018) Disciplining the Undisciplined? Perspectives from Business, Society and Politics on Responsible Citizenship, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability. Cham: Switzerland:  Springer. ISBN978-3-319-71448-6

    Omari, M. & Paull, M. (eds) (2016).Workplace abuse, incivility and bullying: Methodological and cultural perspectives. Taylor & Francis/Routledge, ISBN 978-1-315-73972-4.

    Scholarly Book Chapters

    Paull, M. & Whitsed, C.  (2018). Why authenticity in corporate and employee volunteering matters for employee engagement: An organisational behaviour perspective In M. Brueckner, R.Spencer & M.Paull (eds) Disciplining the Undisciplined? Perspectives from Business, Society and Politics on Responsible Citizenship, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability.  Springer pp 195-214

    Brueckner, M., Spencer, R., Girardi, A., Paull, M., & Klomp, S. (2017). Journeying towards Responsible Citizenship and Sustainability. In JA Arevalo, & SF Mitchell. (eds). Sustainability in Management Education: In Search of a Multidisciplinary, Innovative and Integrated Approach through University Leadership, Scholarship and Partnership. New York: Edward Elgar Publishing.

    Omari, M. & Paull, M. (2016). Setting the Scene: Workplace abuse, incivility and bullying: Methodological and cultural perspectives. In M. Omari & M. Paull (eds.), Workplace abuse, incivility and bullying: Methodological and cultural perspectives. Chapter 1. Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

    Paull, M. & Girardi, A. (2016). Floorcraft: Researching subjective phenomena.  In M. Omari & M. Paull (eds.), Workplace abuse, incivility and bullying: Methodological and cultural perspectives. Chapter 3. Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

    Paull, M. & Omari, M. (2016). Australia: The ‘fair go’ multicultural continent nation. In M. Omari & M. Paull (eds.), Workplace abuse, incivility and bullying: Methodological and cultural perspectives. Chapter 13. Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

    Paull, M. & Omari, M. (2016). Workplace abuse, incivility and bullying: The challenge of translational research. In M. Omari & M. Paull (eds.),Workplace abuse, incivility and bullying: Methodological and cultural perspectives. Chapter 14. Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

    Paull, M. (2015). ‘Yes! That means get out of your seat’:  Interactive learning strategies for Internationalisation of the Curriculum in postgraduate business.  In W. Green, C. Whitsed & J. Beelen (Eds.), Internationalising the curriculum in disciplines: Stories from business, education and health. Rotterdam:  Sense Publishers B.V. .

    Paull, M, & Omari, M. (2014). Organisational (mis)behaviour of volunteers: Profiles and perspectives.  In M. Oppenheimer, & J. Warburton (Eds.), Volunteering in Australia.  Sydney:  Federation Press. https://www.federationpress.com.au/bookstore/book.asp?isbn=9781862879836

    Refereed Conference Papers- Full paper published in proceedings

    Crewe, S. & Paull, M. (2018). Who Am I? Researcher Positionality – Insider or Outsider or Both? Paper presented at the British Academy of Management Conference 2018, held at University of the West of England, Bristol, 4-6 September. Retrieved from http://conference.bam.ac.uk/BAM2018/htdocs/search.php?keyword=sandra+crewe

    Omari, M., & Paull, M., (2016). Social supremacy at work: Insights from the natural world. Proceedings of the the 10th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment Toward Healthy and Sustainable Work for All, Held Auckland, New Zealand 19-22 April.  (pp. 68-72)

    Paull, M., Clear, A., Holloway, D., Griffiths, A., & Alam, M. (2015). Nonprofit governance: The shape of board organisation communication.  Paper presented at Managing for Peak Performance, 29th Annual ANZAM conference, Queenstown, New Zealand, 2-4 December.

    Omari, M.,Paull, M. , D’ Cruz, P. & Guneri-Cangarli, B. (2014). Fair game: the influence of cultural norms in creating sanctioned targets in the workplace. Paper for the 9th International Conference on Workplace Bullying & Harassment, Milan, Italy, June 17-21.

    Paull, M, Girardi, A, Holloway, D, & Burnett, H. (2013). Break the Impasse: First Value the Manager of Volunteers. Paper presented at the 27th Annual ANZAM conference Managing on the Edge Hobart 4-6 December.

    Omari, M, Paull, M, & Crews, J. (2013). Protected species: Perspectives on organisational life. Paper presented at the EURAM 2013 Democratising Management 13th Annual Conference of the European Academy of Management Istanbul 26th to 29th June 2013.

    Holloway, D, Jarzabkowski, L, Paull, M, & Girardi, A. (2013). Australian higher education regulatory terrain: The experience of a Self Accrediting Institution (SAI). Paper presented at the 27th Annual ANZAM conference Managing on the Edge Hobart 4-6 December.

    Guneri Cangarli, B, Paull, M, & Omari, M. (2013). Workplace bullying in Turkey and Australia: A preliminary comparative investigation Paper presented at the EURAM 2013 Democratising Management 13th Annual Conference of the European Academy of Management Istanbul 26th to 29th June 2013.

    Omari, M. & Paull, M.  (2012). Workplace bullying in a professional environment: Perspectives of legal practitioners. Presented at the 8th International Conference on Workplace Bullying & Harassment, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 13-15, 2012.

    Boudville, I, Paull, M, Clear, A, Teh, EC, van der Waarden, N, Klomp, S, & Wootton, J. (2012). Building a community of scholars: Positive relationships in a holding environment. Paper presented at the 26th ANZAM Conference ‘Managing for Volatility and Instability’, Perth 5-7 December

    Meor Osman, W. S., Girardi, A., & Paull, M.  (2011). Educators’ Perceptions of soft skill development: An examination within the Malaysian Public Higher Education Sector. Paper presented at the The Eighteenth International Conference on Learning.

    Burnett, H, Paull, M, & Holloway, D. (2011). Entrepreneurship and the third sector: Volunteering practises in not-for-profit organisations. Paper presented at the 8th International AGSE Entrepreneurship Research Exchange:  Regional Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research  ISBN 978-0-9803328-7-2 (CD-ROM ), Melbourne

    Paull, M. , & Fulcher, P. (2010). Gatekeeper negotiation: Seeking the magic ingredient. Paper presented at the Managing for Unknowable Futures:  24th Annual ANZAM conference, Adelaide. 8-10 December.

    Fulcher, P., & Paull, M.  (2010).  Critical friends:  Reflections on a peer review of teaching.  Paper presented at the Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC) Annual Conference held in Canterbury New Zealand November.  ISBN  978-0-473-17820-8 

    Standen, P, Omari, M & Paull, M.  (2009).  Organisations and bullying:  The role of attributions.  Paper presented at Renaissance & Renewal in Management Studies  the 9th EURAM conference held 11th to 14th May in Liverpool UK.

    Paull, M.  Standen, P, & Omari, M.  (2009).  Making sense of ‘bullying behaviour: Individual perspectives on critical incidents.  Paper presented at The end of the pier: Competing perspectives on the challenges facing business and management  the 2009 British Academy of Management Conference held in Brighton, UK 15-17 September 2009.

    Paull, M, Omari, M & Sharafizad, F.  (2009)  Flexible work arrangements in Higher Education:  A tale of two groups.  Paper presented at Sustainable Management and Marketing the ANZAM conference held in Melbourne in 1-4 December  2009.

    Paull, M.  (2008).  Managing older workers:  What can we learn from managers of older volunteers?  Paper in Managing in the Pacific Century proceedings of the 22nd ANZAM conference  2-5 December Auckland.  ISBN 1 86308 148 8

    Paull, M, Omari, M, & Beeton, A.  (2008).  Work environment and retention:  An exploratory case study.  Paper in Managing in the Pacific Century proceedings of the 22nd ANZAM conference  2-5 December Auckland.  ISBN 1 86308 148 8

    Beeton, A, Omari, M. & Paull, M.  (2008).  The resources boom in Western Australia:  Implications for employee attraction and retention.  Refereed paper in Managing in the Pacific Century proceedings of the 22nd ANZAM conference  2-5 December Auckland.  ISBN 1 86308 148 8

    Industry Reports (excludes confidential reports)

    Paull, M. , Paulin, S., & Kestel, J.  (2015).  Future of Homeless Connect Perth. for City of Perth and Volunteering WA.  Perth:  Murdoch University.

    Paulin, S. & Paull, M.   (2014).  Perth Heritage Day 2013.  Report for Heritage Perth Inc on visitor feedback.  Perth:  Murdoch University.

    Paull, M.  & Paulin S. (2014) Homeless Connect Perth 2013:  Review of the feedback from guests, service providers and volunteers.  for City of Perth and Volunteering WA. Perth: Murdoch University

    Paull, M.  & Paulin S. (2013) Homeless Connect Perth 2012 Event Overview and Evaluation. for City of Perth and Volunteering WA. Perth: Murdoch University

    Paull, M, & Paulin, S. (2012). Homeless Connect Perth 2011 Evaluation.  Report prepared for Volunteering Western Australia. . Perth.

    Holloway, D, Burnett, H, & Paull, M. (2010). Volunteer Involving Organisations:  Governance, Funding and Management in Western Australia in 2009 – Companion Report. Perth: Murdoch Business School.

    Paull, M, Holloway, D, & Burnett, H. (2010). Volunteer involving organisations:  Comparing the management of volunteers in Western Australia 1994 and 2009.  Initial report. Perth: Murdoch Business School.

    Paull, M. (2009). Barriers to volunteering by newcomers in wheatbelt towns in Western Australia: Better connections: Wheatbelt volunteering. West Perth, W.A.: Volunteering WA.