Dr Denise Faifua

Senior Lecturer Management
School of Business
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Room 304 Building 27 UNSW Canberra at ADFA


Dr Denise Faifua is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business, UNSW Canberra

Research, Professional and Teaching Experience

Denise began her academic career at Griffith University in Qld where she gained her Bachelor of Commerce with honours. Her majors were human resource management/industrial relations and economics. She subsequently gained her PhD in organisation theory with The Work and Industry Futures Research Centre, QUT. Denise taught and researched at the University of Tasmania for seven years before joining ADFA in 2009.

Research Denise's current research examines leadership and management in the public sector. Denise has published a range of social psychology papers with the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Community, the Academy of Mangement (AOM), and the European Group of Scholars (EGOS). 

Denise is editor of e-book with Emerald, a collation of theoretical and empirical research papers on community unionism: Faifua DE, (ed.), 2008, Worker Identity, social isolation and absence of community: Challenges for the future, Emerald, United Kingdom, ROS ID: 164206, ResPubs ID: 201263622

Professional Denise was an elected office holder with the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU), Tasmanian Division Council, 2007-2009. She was also the education member/representative of the Industrial Relations Society and the Australian Labour Law Association (IRS&ALLA Tasmania) 2007-2008, a member of the discussion forum group for the National Foundation of Australian Women, Women and WorkChoices Round Table, March (2007), Department of Premier and Cabinet, and a guest speaker on Education, Women and Work at the Worker’s Rights Conference 2005, Hobart, Tasmania.

Teaching Denise has a Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching from UNSW Kensington. She is currently the Assurance of Learning Coordinator for the School of Business, July 2013-current. Denise was the recipient of the 2006 Faculty of Business Teaching Innovation Award (UTAS). Denise teaches by distance and presented at the Learning and Teaching Day at UNSW Canberra in May, 2013. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k-QRhtPbA4 Denise's current online teaching pedagogy is Problem Based Learning (PBL). 


  • Academy of Management 2010 - 2016
  • European Group of Organisation Studies 2012, 2013, 2014 (Career Studies)
  • Australasian Social Psychologists 2012, 2013, 2014 (Social Psychology of individuals in Groups)