James Donald

James Donald

Senior Lecturer
The University of Sydney Business School

James is a Senior Lecturer (Teaching and Research) in the in Work and Organisational Studies discipline, where he teaches management and leadership.

James’ research interests centre on mindfulness and positive psychology in the workplace, including among leaders and emerging leaders. He is also interested in the influence of contextual factors such as technology, on well-being and performance in the workplace. James’ research has been published in leading international psychology outlets, including the Journal of Personality and the Journal of Research in Personality. James received his PhD from the School of Positive Psychology and Education at the Australian Catholic University, where he explored the effects of mindfulness skills on resilience in a range of settings.

James in passionate about bridging the gap between research and practice, and engages regularly with organisations seeking to develop the resilience and self-awareness of their leaders and emerging leaders, using mindfulness-based approaches. Prior to his academic career, James worked for seven years in public policy with the Commonwealth Departments of Treasury and Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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