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Associate Professor Llandis Barratt-Pugh

Associate Professor

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 2130, Mobile: 0415 233 023, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.367
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2130
Mobile: 0415 233 023
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.367  


Llandis Barratt–Pugh is an Associate Professor in the School of Business and Law. Llandis has 18 years experience as a manager of vocational education and training in the UK and Australia and 23 years experience at ECU. Llandis gained two UK national training awards for his design of competence based programmes in the 80’s and has twice received a Vice Chancellors award for higher education teaching excellence. Llandis has authored 87 publications, gained 24 research grants including 4 national grants, supervised over 30 research students, is a reviewer for 7 journals and a national grant assessor for the Australian Research Council. Llandis is a past Associate Dean, Associate Head of School, and President of his national research association.

Current teaching

  • MBA Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation.
  • Coordinating: Developing Individuals, Leaders and Organisations.
  • Research Supervision and GRS workshop seminars.


Associate Professor Barratt-Pugh has been involved in leadership, change management, human resource development, training and organisational development within industry, and then at ECU, gaining recognition for excellence is both areas of practice. Previously a manager in the VET sector in both the UK and WA for 18 years he was involved in the introduction of competence-based training in the UK and the the pilot for the Management Charter Initiative, as well as being a licensed assessor and consultant for the UK Investors in People programme. His achievements during this period include changing the structure and values of a bureaucratic state-funded training organisation of the seventies into an independent entrepreneurial consultancy company of the nineties through organisational development.

Llandis is currently an Executive Board member and conference convener for the Australian Vocational Education and Training Researchers Association. His current research focus is on the management of learning with a focus upon workplace learning and culture change, Vocational Education and Training (VET), PhD supervision, and digital entrepreneurship. He has been Chief Investigator on two Australian Research Council studies, led the National Centre for Vocational education Research national evaluation of the frontline management initiative and directed their national mentoring scheme for VET researchers from 2010 - 2015. He has published widely in the area of managing workplace learning and change, traversing the management and vocational educational and training divide with more than eighty publications. The evaluation of the frontline management initiative ‘Paradise nearly Gained’ remains one of the most downloaded and influential National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) national reports. His article on types of change managers for the Journal of Change Management has been downloaded more than 4,000 times. Llandis has continually focused upon both linking learning and practice through authentic and developmental assignment tasks, and also on positioning the key issues of theory in wider social contexts, in a collaborative student-centred enjoyable environment.

Professional Associations

  • Executive Board Member of the Australian Vocational Education and Training Association (AVETRA),
  • Convener Committee for AVETRA annual international conferences
  • Convener and Facilitator for the Vocational Education and Training Western Australia (VETWAR) forum
  • Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management
  • Australian Human Resource Institute

Awards and recognition

  • 2012/3 - Faculty of Business and Law, Dean's Honour Roll for Top Researchers.
  • 2010 - Vice-Chancellors Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.
  • 2010 - Appointed an Australian Research Council assessor.
  • 2009 - 2011 - President of the Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association.

Research areas and interests

  • The Orchestration and Management of Workplace Learning.
  • Vocational Education and Training.
  • Producing Management Development and Manager Identity.
  • Managing Organisational Learning, and Organisational Change – (HRM/D perspectives).
  • Supervision Management, Innovation and Candidate Development in PhD programmes.
  • Research methodologies for Organisational Research.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 2005.
  • Master of Commerce(Human Resource Management), Curtin University of Technology, 1995.
  • Graduate Diploma in Management and Administration, United Kingdom, 1974.
  • Bachelor of Technology in Textile Science & Technology (Des), United Kingdom, 1973.


Recent Research Grants

  • 457 visa workers in the Western Australian resources industry: The benefits and costs for business, migrant families, and the community,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration Grant - 2012 (Round 1),  2012 - 2013,  $93,639.
  • Determining the effectiveness of Construction Induction Training in the housing and civil construction industries in WA,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2011 - 2012,  $72,650.
  • Building a New Generation of VET Research Capacity,  National Centre for Vocational Education Research,  NCVER - Grant,  2010 - 2012,  $37,950.
  • Determining the Effectiveness of Mandatory Construction Safety Awareness ,  Edith Cowan University,  Grant - Faculty Industry Research Collaborative,  2010,  $25,934.
  • Wellbeing of the Policing Profession - Recent Trends in Western Australia,  WA Police ,  Grant,  2007 - 2008,  $34,000.
  • The 'health' of Australia's professions: Teaching, nursing and policing as effective professions,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (Projects),  2004 - 2007,  $271,955.
  • Extending leadership and learning: Improving the effectiveness of new learning technology for culture change and improved regional business performance.,  Australian Research Council,  Grant - Linkage (APAI),  2002 - 2006,  $117,312.
  • Evaluating Dynamic Resourcing: Monitoring Strategic HR Activity That aims to change values, culture and business capability, with regional equity.,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Industry Collaboration - Grant,  2004 - 2005,  $25,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Hodge, S., Smith, E., Barratt-Pugh, L., (2016), Towards a model of learning and development practice. International Journal of HRD Policy and Practice, 1(2), 7-25, DOI: 10.22324/ijhrdppr.1.113.
  • Bahn, S., Barratt-Pugh, L., (2015), HR strategy during culture change: Building change agency. Journal of Management and Organization, 21(6), 741-754, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press, DOI: 10.1017/jmo.2014.95.
  • Bahn, S., Barratt-Pugh, L., (2014), Safety Training Evaluation: The case of construction induction training and the impact on work related injuries in the Western Australian construction sector. International Journal of Training Research, 12(2), 148-157, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/14480220.2014.11082037.
  • Bahn, S., Barratt-Pugh, L., (2014), Health and safety legislation in Australia: Complexity for training remains. International Journal of Training Research, 12(1), 57-70, Maleny, QLD, eContent Management Pty Ltd, DOI: 10.5172/ijtr.2014.12.1.57.
  • Bahn, S., Barratt-Pugh, L., (2013), Getting reticent young male participants to talk: using artefact-mediated interviews to promote discursive interaction. Qualitative Social Work: research and practice, 12(2), 186-199, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1473325011420501.
  • Barratt-Pugh, L., Kennett, P., Bahn, S., (2013), Managing knowledge: the critical role of culture as a mediator of systems. International Journal of Knowledge Management, 9(2), 20-37, IGI Global, DOI: 10.4018/jkm.2013040102.
  • Barratt-Pugh, L., Bahn, S., Gakere, EN., (2013), Managers as change agents: implications for human resource managers engaging with culture change. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 26(4), 748-764, Emerald Group Publishing, DOI: 10.1108/JOCM-Feb-2011-0014.

Conference Publications

  • Zhao, F., Barratt-Pugh, L., Standen, P., Suseno, Y., Redmond, J., (2017), Digital Entrepreneurship ? A Social Interaction Perspective. Proceedings of the Seventy-seventh Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, online, Atlanta, AOM, DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2017.12745.
  • Barratt-Pugh, L., Zhao, F., Zhang, Z., Wang, S., (2016), The impact of an Australian study tour on the innovative practice of Chinese lecturers. Putting VET Research to Work: Proceedings of AVETRA 19th Annual Conference, Ab 24, Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association.
  • Barratt-Pugh, L., (2016), The utility of a Structuration Framework for investigating organisational change: reviewing five research studies. Proceedings of the 2016 ANZAM Conference, 16p., Online only, ANZAM.
  • Barratt-Pugh, L., Pryor, W., (2015), Facilitating knowledge transfer in the workplace: capturing and distributing the knowledge of mature retiring managers. Walking the Tightrope: the Implications of Markets for VET Research, Policy and Practice, 1(8-10 April 2015), online, AVETRA.
  • Bahn, S., Barratt-Pugh, L., (2013), Improving Safety Culture: the Impact of the Construction Induction Training on the construction industry in Western Australia. Proceedings of the 27th AIRAANZ Conference: Work, employment and employment relations in an uneven patchwork world, 11-25, Bundoora, VIC, Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Bahn, S., Barratt-Pugh, L., (2013), Workers on temporary 457 visas: Implications for future training and skilling of Australians. AVETRA 16th Annual Conference Papers, 10p, Crows Nest, NSW, Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association.
  • Bahn, S., Barratt-Pugh, L., Yap, G., (2013), Workers on temporary 457 visas: Challenges they face when working in the Western Australian resources sector. Proceedings of the 27th AIRAANZ Conference: Work, employment and employment relations in an uneven patchwork world, 26-35, Bundoora, VIC, Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Bahn, S., Mayson, S., Barrett, R., Barratt-Pugh, L., (2013), The unmet promise of occupational health and safety harmonisation: continued complexity for small, multi-jurisdictional firms. Understanding Small Enterprises (USE) Conference 2013 - Proceedings, 23-37, Online, Understanding Small Enterprises.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Master of Business,  An Exploratory Cross-cultural Investigation Of The Organisational Strategies Employed To Prevent And Ameliorate Workplace Bullying In University Settings.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Practice Based Competency Development - A Study Of Resource Geologists And The Jorc Code System.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Capitalising On Experience For An Evolved Era: A Reflective Practitioner Study.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Being Left Out Of The Coversation: Coping With Being Marginalised. A Management Philosopher's Postmoder Pragmatic Expedition.
  • Master of Management by Research,  The Impact Of Participative Communication On Organisational Cultural Change: Two Local Government Cases Of Change
  • Master of Business,  Harnessing Social Capital: An Exploratory Investigation Of Stakeholder Disposition In Boundary Spanning Networks.
  • Master of Management by Research,  Managing Learning In The Workplace: A Study Of The Perceptions And Practice Of Local Government Managers
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Producing Safety: Exploring Occupational Health And Safety Values In Action Within The Wa Civil Construction Industry.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Constructing Corporate Capability In Changing Contexts: The Innovative Journey Of Strategic Management Development At Bankwest.

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Organisational Diversity And Haccp Enactment. A Study Of Risk Within The Australian Food Industry.
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  An Examination Of The Nexus Between Innovation, Knowledge Management And Information Communication Technology
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  The Effect Of Shared Leadership On Workgroup Creativity
  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Exploration And Harnessing Of Local Knowledge In Grass Roots Participatory Research: A Case Of Women In The Zambian Mining Community.
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