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.
- 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
- Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education, University of Newcastle, 30/07/2014
- Innovation champions
- Organisational behaviour
- Psychological contracts
- Social innovation
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
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|2013||Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award|
University of Newcastle (Australia)
Faculty of Business and Law 'Excellence in Teaching Award for Undergraduate Business Teaching' in 2012
- Leadership and Entrepreneurship
- Organisational Structures and Design
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Journal article (2 outputs)
|2014||Bankins S, 'Delving into promises: Conceptually exploring the beliefs constituting the contemporary psychological contract', Journal of Management & Organization, 20 544-566 (2014)|
|2011||Bankins 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)
|2013||Molloy 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]|
|2012||Bankins 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]|
|2012||Bankins 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]|
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Grants and Funding
|Number of grants||2|
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2013 (2 grants)
Re-design of the current annual ‘Tenants’ Survey’$15,000
Funding Body: Pacific Link Housing
|Doctor Anton Kriz, Doctor Sarah Bankins|
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How workplace relationships influence innovations champions effectiveness – a multifocal psychological contract perspective$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle
|Doctor Sarah Bankins|
|New Staff Grant||Chief Investigator|
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|Number of current supervisions||2|
|Total current UoN PhD EFTSL||0.9|
For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.
|Program||Supervisor Type||Research Title|
|2012||2016||PhD (Management)||Co-Supervisor||Comparing the Individual Innovative Behaviours of Independent Entrepreneurs and the Relationship with Firms Growth Outcomes|
|2011||2016||PhD (Management)||Co-Supervisor||Investigating the Behaviours, Impact and Motivations of Innovation Champions|
Dr Sarah Bankins
|Work Phone||(02) 4348 4132|
|Fax||(02) 4348 4101|
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law
The University of Newcastle, Australia
10 Chittaway Road
Ourimbah NSW 2258