Peter Heslin

Associate Professor

School of Management - PhD | MPsyc, Applied | BA (Hons)

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About Peter

Peter lives his passion for discovering and sharing useful ideas through his research, teaching, and consulting focused on the role of mindsets and other self-regulatory dynamics in motivation, employee engagement, leadership development, career success, and Agile software development. His research appears in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Management Personnel Psychology and Organizational Dynamics. His scholarly contributions have been recognised with various best paper and best reviewer awards. ​​​

Peter is currently the Lecturer-in-Charge of both Managing and Leading People and Career Management Skills in the UNSW Masters of Commerce program. He is an Academic Fellow of Warrane College and PCI Media Impact. Between 2013-14 he served as Chair of the Academy of Management Careers Division. Peter serves on the Editorial Review Board of A* scholarly journals including Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Journal of Vocational Behavior.

Peter provides keynote addresses and leadership development workshops on topics such as enabling growth mindsets, resilience, and cultivating employee engagement. He has done so for leading corporates including BHPB, IBM, Toyota, Wesfarmers, and Westpac, as well as at AgileAustralia 2016. Peter’s commitment to providing managers with valuable learning experiences has also earned him several teaching awards.

Peter also enjoys serving the community through regular pro bono professional contributions to, for instance, the annual UNSW Warrane College Big Picture program (for year 10-11 students), the UNSW Business School LEAD Business Leadership Program,​ the UNSW Business School Academic Development Program for Early Career Researchers, PCI Media Impact, and St Charles Primary School.