Dr John Nolan


Newcastle Business School (Human Resource Management)

Career Summary


John combined extensive experience in the private and public sectors with academic employment, first working in the Newcastle Business School in 1994-96 and returning in January 1998. His teaching focuses on introductory management and strategic management.

Research Expertise

Human resource management, performance management, management.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Business, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Educational Studies, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Educational Studies, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Labour Law and Relations, University of Sydney


  • Commerce
  • Management

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified 20
109999 Technology not elsewhere classified 40
150799 Transportation and Freight Services not elsewhere classified 40

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Saunders S, Nolan JA, Provost S, 'Student attributions and performance: Problems with unfounded optimism?', Research in Higher Education Journal, 5 1-8 (2009) [C1]
2004 Nolan JA, Connell JA, 'Managing Performance: A Modern Day Myth or A Game People Play?', International Journal of Employment Studies, 12 43-63 (2004) [C1]

Conference (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2009 Bruff CM, Dean AM, Cheek BR, Nolan JA, 'Technology enhanced higher education: Student perceptions', 16th International Conference on Learning: Sessions (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Bruce Cheek, Alison Dean
2008 Bruff CM, Dean AM, Cheek BR, Nolan JA, 'Does technology use affect university students' perception of value?', Proceedings of the IADIS International Conference e-Society 2008 (2008) [E1]
Co-authors Bruce Cheek, Alison Dean
2007 Bruff CM, Dean AM, Cheek BR, Nolan JA, 'Technology in higher education - Dimensions of value from a student perspective', Proceedings of E-Learn 2007: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare & Higher Education (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Alison Dean, Bruce Cheek
2006 Saunders SA, Barry B, Smallmon J, Nolan JA, 'An empirical study of work, life and need satisfaction in Australia', Proceedings of Business & Information (2006) [E1]
2006 Bruff CM, Cheek BR, Dean AM, Nolan JA, 'Different education delivery modes: Meeting students' needs', Different Educational Delivery Modes: Meeting students' need (2006) [E1]
Co-authors Bruce Cheek, Alison Dean
2005 Bruff CM, Dean AM, Nolan JA, 'Student Perceptions of the Educational Quality Provided by Different Delivery Modes', Educational Integrity: Values in Teaching, Learning and Research. 2nd Asia-Pacific Educational Integrity Conference (2005) [E1]
Co-authors Alison Dean
2004 Burgess KJ, Connell JA, Nolan JA, 'Agreement Making in Australian Call Centres', Abstracts - 2nd National Call Centres Research Conference (2004) [E3]
Co-authors John Burgess
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions


Total current UON EFTSL


Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013 PhD Organisational talent, Human Resource business credibility and the older worker: An investigation of Human Resource Manager older worker recruitment decision making within Australian private industry
PhD (Management), Faculty of Business and Law, The University of Newcastle

Dr John Nolan


Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area

Human Resource Management

Contact Details

Email john.nolan@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 43484118
Fax (02) 4921 6911


Room BO 1.30 Business Offices, Ourimbah campus
Building Business Offices, Ourimbah campus
Location Ourimbah
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah, NSW 2258