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Dr Nathan Eva is a Fulbright Scholar (2021) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Management at the Monash Business School. 

His research focuses on changing the conversation with respect to how people lead within organisations, by challenging dominant ego-centric leadership paradigms using the servant leadership framework. His work demonstrates that inclusive approaches to leadership have more profound and lasting effects on follower and organisational in-role and extra-role behaviours, than dominant paradigms of ego-centric leadership.

Dr Eva received his PhD from Monash University in 2014, received the 2015 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctorial Research Award in Leadership, awarded as a 2016 Greenleaf Scholar by the Greenleaf Centre for Servant Leadership, received the 2020 Dean's Awards for Excellence in Research by an Early Career Researcher, and was Highly Commended for his research as an Early Career Scholar for the 2018 ANZAM Excellence Awards. He was nominated for the 2017 and 2016 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, received the 2016 and 2013 Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence at the Monash Business School, and been consistently recognised for outstanding teaching by the Office of the Vice-Provost (Learning and Teaching).

His peer-reviewed work appears in international outlets such as The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Human Resource Management, and Journal of Vocational BehaviorHis article on Servant Leadership in The Leadership Quarterly is the most downloaded and the most cited articles in their journal since 2017 and his article on Psychological Safety in Human Resource Management Review is the most cited and one of the most downloaded articles since 2017.

Dr Eva is a board member of the Network of Leadership Scholars and a facilitator for the International Leadership Association’s Leadership Education Academy. He is a Senior Editor for Management and Organization Review and an editorial board member of The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Vocational Behavior. 


Is There One Best Way to Lead? Reconceptualising How we Measure Leadership - Webinar for the Centre for Global Business.  

Designing a Master of Indigenous Business Leadership Program - Leadership Educator Podcast with Katrina Johnson and Dr. Nathan Eva.

What Kind of Leaders do Generation Z Want? - A Monash Impact Podcast with Dr Nathan Eva.

Dr Nathan Eva: Leadership Development is Important - An interview for PsychReg with Dr Nathan Eva.

Monash teaching commitment

Chief-Examiner and Lecturer: 

MGX3991: Leadership: Practices and Principles (Clayton and Prato)

BEX5501: Leadership: People and Performance (Master of Indigenous Business Leadership)

Research interests

Leadership, Servant Leadership, Leadership Development.

Supervision interests

Servant Leadership, Leadership Development, Leadership and Diversity.

Community service

Network of Leadership Scholars Committee (2018-)

International Leadership Association Leadership Education Academy (2018-)

Senior Editor of Management and Organizational Review (2021-)

Editorial Board Member of The Leadership QuarterlyJournal of Vocational Behavior and Journal of Business Ethics

Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee Member (2015-2018)

Department of Management Early Career Representative (2017-2018)

Keynote Presenter at Business Functions, Symposiums, and Schools


Leadership Development Programs and Research for Large Australian Transportation Organisation

Leadership Capabilities Framework for Australian Government Body

Leadership Development Programs for Australian Government Bodies

Leadership Development Programs and Research for Private Schools in Victoria


Research area keywords

  • Servant Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • Leadership


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