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Associate Professor Nathan Eva is a Fulbright Scholar (2021) and the co-Director of Engagement for the Department of Management at the Monash Business School. 

His research examines follower-first leadership approaches that deliver organisational performance combined with inclusive and supportive workplaces.

Associate Professor 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 ManagementHis 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 received the journal's Scholarly Impact Award for the most impactful article (2017-2022).

Associate Professor Eva is a Board Member of the Network of Leadership Scholars, the Chair of the Leadership Scholarship stream for the International Leadership Association, and the Co-Chair of 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 Organizational Behavior, Journal of Business Ethics, and Group and Oragnizational Management.


Exploring Servant Leadership - Podcast Phronesis: Practical Wisdom for Leaders

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.

Monash teaching commitment

Chief-Examiner and Lecturer: 

MGX3991: Leadership: Practices and Principles

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

Research interests

Servant Leadership, Leadership Development, Leadership.

Supervision interests

Servant Leadership, Leadership Development, Leadership and Diversity.

Community service

Network of Leadership Scholars Committee (2018-)

International Leadership Association's Leadership Scholarship Chair (2022-)

International Leadership Association Leadership Education Academy (2018-)

Co-Director of Engagement for the Department of Management (2023-)

Senior Editor of Management and Organizational Review (2021-)

Editorial Board Member of The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Business Ethics, and Group and Organizational Management. 

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


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 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Research area keywords

  • Servant Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • Leadership

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