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Dr Diep Nguyen


Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2846, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.353
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Telephone: +61 8 6304 2846
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.353  



Dr. Diep Nguyen is the HDR Coordinator and a Lecturer at the School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, Australia. Prior to this appointment, she was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. While being employed at Edith Cowan University, Dr. Nguyen was awarded in Excellence in Research by an Emerging Scholar Award at the School of Business and Law and Career Highlight as an Early-Career Researcher (Research Focused Scholar) by the Early and Mid-Career Researcher Networking Committee at Edith Cowan University in 2019.

Diep completed her Master of Commerce (Honours) from the Western Sydney University in 2012. Her master thesis was about the exploration of HR roles of HR departments in Vietnamese organisations. She completed her PhD at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand in 2016 as the recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship from 2013-2016. Her PhD thesis was about evolvement and development of human resource management in Vietnam. Her research has appeared in International Journal of Hospitality Management, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, Public Management Review, Australian Journal of Public Administration, Personnel Review, Journal of General Management and New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations. She is currently researching Strategic HRM, workplace behaviours including workplace bullying, incivility and employee wellbeing in public sectors in Vietnam.

Theme two: Society and Culture; Strategic Human Resource Management, Organisational Studies and Public Management

National and International Awards

  • 2019 - Career Highlight as an Early-Career Researcher (Research Focused Scholar) – Early and Mid-Career Researcher Awards 2019, Edith Cowan University
  • 2019 - Excellence in Research by an Emerging Scholar Award – Staff Awards 2019, School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University
  • 2017 - Nomination for the Best Accepted Paper – The 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
  • 2017 - Nomination for the Best Paper – IRSPM conference
  • 2016 - Best Presenter Award, ECU Business Doctoral and Emerging Scholars Colloquium 2016
  • 2014 - Nomination for Best Paper Award (authors: Nguyen & Teo), Paper presented at the First International Conference of the Human Resources Division, US Academy of Management, Beijing
  • 2014 - NZWRI Postgraduate Award, New Zealand Work Research Institute, Auckland University of Technology
  • 2013 - Vice-Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarship, Auckland University of Technology


  • 2019 - The Open Access Research Funding – the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Office, Edith Cowan University
  • 2016 - Doctoral Completion Award, Faculty of Business and Law, Auckland University of Technology
  • 2016 - Post Graduate Publication Award, Faculty of Business and Law, Auckland University of Technology
  • Academy of Management (AOM), Member
  • British Academy of Management (BAM), Member


  • Doctor of Philosophy (AK3518), New Zealand, 2016.
  • Master of Commerce(Honours), University of Western Sydney, 2012.


Recent Research Grants

  • Flexible work and psychological safety: best practice to advance psychologically safe work from alternate locations,  NSW Government,  Understanding the Changing World of Work (Tender),  2020 - 2021,  $135,157.
  • Safety outcomes and employee wellbeing in the workplace,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Collaboration Enhancement Scheme - 2017 Round 1,  2017 - 2018,  $10,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Nguyen, D., Teo, S., Grover, S., Nguyen, P., (2017), Laissez-faire Leadership Behaviours in the Public Sector in Vietnam. The Palgrave Handbook of Leadership in Transforming Asia, 397-415, UK, Palgrave Macmillan, DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-57940-9_22.

Journal Articles

  • Nguyen, D., Teo, S., Dinh, KC., (2020), Social support as buffer for workplace negative acts of professional public sector employees in Vietnam. Public Management Review, 22(1), 6-26, DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2019.1638438.
  • Teo, S., Bentley, T., Nguyen, D., (2020), Psychosocial work environment, work engagement, and employee commitment: A moderated, mediation model. International Journal of Hospitality Management, 88(July 2020), article number 102415, DOI:
  • Suseno, Y., Standing, C., Gengatharen, D., Nguyen, D., (2020), Innovative work behaviour in the public sector: The roles of task characteristics, social support, and proactivity. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 79(1), 41-59, Australia, DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12378.
  • Wen, J., Ying, T., Nguyen, D., Teo, S., (2020), Will tourists travel to post-disaster destinations? A case of 2019 Australian bushfires from a Chinese tourists’ perspective. Tourism Recreation Research , in press(in press), in press, DOI: 10.1080/02508281.2020.1763025.
  • Teo, S., Nguyen, D., Shafaei Darastani, A., Pick, D., (2020), Participation in change, job characteristics, and hedonic well-being of senior public managers: The moderation effect of change information. Australian Journal of Public Administration, forthcoming(in press), xx, DOI: DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12425.
  • Nguyen, D., Teo, S., Grover, SL., Nguyen, NP., (2019), Respect, bullying, and public sector work outcomes in Vietnam. Public Management Review, 21(6), 863-889, DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2018.1538426.
  • Nguyen, D., Teo, S., Decieri, H., Ho, M., (2019), Perceived formal authority and the effectiveness of the HR department in Vietnam. Personnel Review, 48(2), 551-569, DOI: 10.1108/PR-03-2017-0073.
  • Nguyen, D., Teo, S., Pick, D., Jemai, M., (2018), Cynicism about Change, Work Engagement, and Job Satisfaction of Public Sector Nurses. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 77(2), 172-186, DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12270.
  • Nguyen, D., Teo, S., (2018), HR orientations and HR department effectiveness in Vietnam. Personnel Review, 47(5), 1043-1061, DOI: 10.1108/PR-03-2017-0074.
  • Nguyen, D., Teo, S., Ho, M., (2018), Development of Human Resource Management in Vietnam: A Semantic Analysis. Asia Pacific Journal of Management, 35(1), 241-284, New York, USA, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/s10490-017-9522-3.
  • Nguyen, D., Teo, S., Grover, S., Phong Nguyen, N., (2017), Psychological safety climate and workplace bullying in Vietnam’s public sector. Public Management Review, 19(10), 1415-1436, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/14719037.2016.1272712.
  • Ho, M., Nguyen, D., Lo, K., McLean, C., Teo, S., (2015), The state of human resource (HR) competency research: Charting the research development of HR competencies and examining the signals from industry in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 40(2), 67-83, E R Publishing Ltd..

Conference Publications

  • Boocock, M., Trevelyan, F., Ashby, L., Ang, A., Nguyen, D., Teo, S., Lamm, F., (2019), The influence of psychosocial and patient handling factors on the musculoskeletal health of nurses. Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2018) Volume III: Musculoskeletal Disorders, 596-603, Cham, Switzerland, Springer, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-96083-8_78.
  • Teo, S., Nguyen, D., Grover, S., Pick, D., (2017), Engagement and Positive Experience at Work: An Ethical Leadership Perspective. Proceedings of the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, 429, Academy of Management, DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2017.133.
  • Nguyen, D., Teo, S., Ho, M., (2016), Power distance and the effectiveness of the HR department in Vietnam. Proceedings of the 30th British Academy of Management Annual Conference, N/A, British Academy of Management.
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