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Biography

Dr Sarah Bankins joined the Newcastle Business School as a Lecturer in 2012, after completing her PhD at the Queensland University of Technology. Sarah previously held roles in both human resources and workforce capability areas in the Queensland public sector. She has also held research assistant posts at QUT and Macquarie University. Sarah's research work focuses on psychological contracting in organisations and she currently coordinates and teaches courses in the management discipline.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Queensland University of Technology, 20/06/2012
  • Bachelor of Business (Management), University of Queensland, 18/12/2002
  • Bachelor of Economics, University of Queensland, 18/12/2002

Research

Research keywords

  • Innovation champions
  • Organisational behaviour
  • Psychological contracts
  • Social innovation

Research expertise

My main research areas lie within the organisational behaviour and innovation fields - separately and jointly. I have a particular focus on psychological contracts and employment relationships - exploring how the employee-employer exchange unfolds over time. I have also received research funding to explore how workplace relationships influence the effectiveness of innovation champions within organisations and am currently working with an industry partner on the Central Coast to better explore the process of social innovation.

I prefer mixed methods research, with a particular interest in quantitative, longitudinal data analysis.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
150307Innovation And Technology Management50
150311Organisational Behaviour50

Awards

Recognition.

2013Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award
University of Newcastle (Australia)
Faculty of Business and Law 'Excellence in Teaching Award for Undergraduate Business Teaching' in 2012

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Leadership and Entrepreneurship
  • Organisational Structures and Design
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Publications

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Journal article (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Bankins SM, 'Tracking employees' twists and turns: Describing a mixed methods approach to assessing change in the psychological contract', International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 5 351-366 (2011) [C1]

Conference (6 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Molloy C, Bankins SM, Kriz A, 'Understanding innovation champions in social enterprises: Towards a conceptual framework', The Proceedings of the 6th ISPIM Innovation Symposium, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E1]

Co-authors: Anton Kriz

2012Bankins SM, Waterhouse JM, 'Organisational identity, image, branding and reputation: Examining the relevance to human resource management in public sector organisations', International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) XVI Conference, Rome, Italy (2012) [E2]
2012Bankins SM, 'When employment relationships turn sour: Employees' strategies to remediate the effects of psychological contract breach and violation', Compilation of Abstracts. The Second Psychological Contact Group Meeting 2012, Canberra, ACT (2012) [E3]
2010Bankins SM, 'Tracking employees' twists and turns: a mixed methods approach to assessing change in the psychological contract', Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies, Madrid (2010) [E1]
2010Bankins SM, 'Expectations, obligations or promises? A conceptual review and revision of the beliefs comprising the psychological contract', Proceedings of the 24th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: Managing for Unknowable Futures, Adelaide (2010) [E1]
2008Bankins SM, Waterhouse J, Puchala N, 'Closing the gap: the next steps for the interaction of corporate reputation and psychological contract development', Proceedings of the 22nd Annual British Academy of Management Conference, Harrogate (2008) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants2
Total funding$20,000

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2013 (2 grants)

Re-design of the current annual ‘Tenants’ Survey’$15,000
Funding Body: Pacific Link Housing

Project Team
Doctor Anton Kriz, Doctor Sarah Bankins
SchemeRole
Research ProjectInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020132013
GNo:G1300591

How workplace relationships influence innovations champions effectiveness – a multifocal psychological contract perspective$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Sarah Bankins
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020132013
GNo:G1300664
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions2
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.9

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20122016PhD (Management)Co-SupervisorComparing the Individual Innovative Behaviours of Independent Entrepreneurs and the Relationship with Firms Growth Outcomes
20112015PhD (Management)Co-SupervisorInvestigating the Behaviours, Impact and Motivations of Innovation Champions
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Dr Sarah Bankins

Work Phone(02) 4348 4132
Fax(02) 4348 4101
Email
PositionLecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Office
Business Offices,
Ourimbah campus
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah NSW 2258
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/sarah-bankins