Dr Johanna Macneil
|Work Phone||(02) 4921 6471|
Newcastle Business School
The University of Newcastle, Australia
|Office||UNH3.08, University House|
Dr Johanna Macneil joined the University in 2007, returning to academia after several years as senior consultant in workplace relations and organisation design. She has built a strong national reputation on issues related to building collaborative workplace relations.
Johanna is an outstanding educator. She has been a leader in implementing problem-based learning in professional education in the Faculty of Business and Law, and has received University and national teaching awards. She acted as Program Convenor for the Masters program in Human Resource Management from 2007-2010, a role to which she returned in 2013. She was awarded a University Career Enhancement Fellowship in 2011.
She was formerly a senior consultant for Corrs Schneider (later Schneider (Australia) Consulting) (1999-2006); a Senior Lecturer in Management and Executive Director of the Centre for Change Management at Deakin University (1996-1998); and a Senior Research Fellow at Monash University's National Key Centre in Industrial Relations (1992-95).
- PhD, University of Melbourne, 2005
- Master of Business Administration, University of Melbourne, 1992
- Post Graduate Diploma (Educational Psychology), Monash University, 1987
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne, 1986
- high performance work systems
- interest-based bargaining
- work redesign
In applied/workplace industrial relations issues; in theory and practice of change management; in theory of work design and worker participation
Johanna's primary research collaboration within the discipline of industrial/employment relations is with Mark Bray, Professor of Employment Studies at the University of Newcastle. She also works with Professor Nigel Haworth (Auckland University) and Professor Erling Rasmussen (Auckland University of Technology). Their shared interests are in on government and regulatory processes to promote effective co-operation.
Johanna is also working with Professor Allyson Holbrook and Professor Sid Bourke from Education on doctoral education.
Fields of Research
|Human Resources Management(150305)||40|
Centres and Groups
Body relevant to professional practice.
- Member - Industrial Relations Society of Australia
- Member (Academy of Management)
- Editor - Member, Executive Committee
|Book Review Editor|
Journal of Industrial Relations (Australia)
Association of industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand (AIRAANZ) (Australia)
|2010||Australian Learning and Teaching council Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning|
For successfully integrating problem-based learning into graduate Human Resource Management courses, thereby enhancing student engagement, professional knowledge, and an appreciation for plural perspectives.
|2009||Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning|
The University of Newcastle (Australia)
For successfully integrating problem-based learning into graduate and executive Human Resource Management courses, thereby enhancing student engagement, professional knowledge and an appreciation for plural perspectives.
In convening programs; in management of large-scale research projects; in design and implementation of effective program/ course review processes; in policy design; in chartering/chairing committees
- human resource management
- managing change
- organisation theory
- problem-based learning
In teaching graduate students, particularly with diverse life experiences/cultural backgrounds; in problem-based learning; in teaching both introductory and capstone courses; in course / curriculum design; in case teaching
- Organisation theory and design
- Workplace relations and employee engagement
- Managing organisational change
- Human resource management