Dr Sarah Bankins
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Newcastle Business School
The University of Newcastle, Australia
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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 teaches across both employment relations and management disciplines.
- PhD, Queensland University of Technology, 2012
- Bachelor of Business (Management), University of Queensland, 2002
- Bachelor of Economics, University of Queensland, 2002
- Corporate reputation
- 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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- Leadership and Entrepreneurship
- Organisational Structures and Design