Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am accepting Honours and PhD students interested in any of the below topic areas in the field of management and organisational/work psychology:

- Inclusive Work Design and Workforce Integration including remote working

- Entrepreneurship, MSMEs, Family Business

- Innovation Skills, Paradox Mindsets, Co-Design Approaches

- Digital Coaching, Immersive Learning Technologies, Digital Mental Health Platforms, Remote Work

- Disabilities, Neurodiversity, Trauma, and Mental Health

1993 …2023

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Supervision interests

I am currently accepting students interested in projects relating to combinations of the following topics:

- Digital Coaching, Immersive Learning Technologies, Digital Wellbeing/Mental Health Platforms, Remote Work

- Social/Entrepreneurship, MSMEs, Family Business, Digital Startups

- Innovation Skills, Paradox Mindsets, Design Thinking

- Disabilities, Neuro/diversity, Trauma, Mental Health, Inclusive Work Design, Workforce Integration, Autism Employment 

- Emotions, Wellbeing


Professor Dr. Charmine Härtel is an acknowledged preeminent scholar-practitioner in inclusive employment and entrepreneurship and emotions and wellbeing at work, evidenced by election as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences (ASSA), the (U.S.) Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI), and Society for Organizational Behavior in Australia (SOBA). Her awards include the inaugural 2019 HR Academic of the Year Award from the Australian Human Resources Institute; the Australian Psychological Society’s Elton Mayo Award for scholarly excellence, the Martin E. P. Seligman Applied Research Award, and 19 best paper awards. Her research appears in over 200 publications. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Research area keywords

  • organisational behaviour
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • neurodiversity
  • small business
  • employability
  • Inclusive business
  • Digital technologies
  • emotions/emotional labour
  • autism employment
  • Virtual Reality for Training and Rehabilitation
  • social impact
  • interdisciplinary research