Dr Samantha Johnson

Lecturer, Public Sector Leadership


School of Business
Building 27, Level 3, Room 304


Dr Samantha Johnson is an academic in the School of Business, UNSW Canberra, ADFA campus.  Samantha has 15 years experience consulting to government on public sector management, performance and leadership and in management and leadership capability development.  Sam's research interests include public sector performance, management and leadership capability development, and strategic organisational behaviour.

Book Chapters

Blackman D; Johnson S; Dickinson H; Dewey L, 2018, 'Developing and Recruiting the Future Public Servant', in Dickinson H; Needham C; Mangan C; Sullivan H (ed.), Reimagining the Future Public Service Workforce, Springer, Singapore, pp. 111 - 123, https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-13-1480-3_8

Johnson S, 2016, 'Recruiting for Commitment and Performance', in Blackman D; Teo S (ed.), Human Capital Management Research Influencing practice and process, IAP, USA, pp. 81 - 97

Edited Books

Blackman D; Buick F; Gardner K; Glennie M; Johnson S; O'Donnell M; Olney S, (eds.), 2021, Handbook on Performance Management in the Public Sector, Edward Elgar, https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/handbook-on-performance-management-in-the-public-sector-9781789901191.html

Journal articles

Johnson SJ; Blackman DA; Buick F, 2018, 'The 70:20:10 framework and the transfer of learning', Human Resource Development Quarterly, vol. 29, pp. 383 - 402, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hrdq.21330

Buick F; Blackman D; Johnson S, 2018, 'Enabling Middle Managers as Change Agents: Why Organisational Support Needs to Change', Australian Journal of Public Administration, vol. 77, pp. 222 - 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12293

Conference Papers

Blackman D; Johnson S; Buick F; Faifua D; O'Donnell M; Forsythe M, 2016, 'The 70:20:10 model for learning and development: an effective model for capability development?', in Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2016, Academy of Management Annual Conference, USA, presented at Academy of Management Annual Conference, USA, 05 August 2016 - 09 August 2016

Johnson S, 2013, 'A Qualitative look at organisational commitment: identifying varied forms of commitment in employees', Orlando, USA, presented at Academy of Management, Orlando, USA, 09 August 2013 - 13 August 2013