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Dr Dorothy Wardale

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Contact Information Mobile: 0409896612, Email:, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.360
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Mobile: 0409896612
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.360  


Dr Dorothy Wardale is the Director of Corporate and Professional Development


Dr Dorothy Wardale is the Director of Corporate and Professional Development which is located in the School of Business and Law and works across the whole organisation. She has been an academic since 2010 and in that capacity she delivered MBA units in Organisational Behaviour, Leading and Facilitating Teams and Managing Change.

Dorothy has extensive experience designing, delivering and evaluating education and training programs with universities, government, mining and resources sector, healthcare, and the construction industry. These services have included curriculum development, high-level services in executive coaching, facilitation, strategic planning and organisational change management, and reviews.  Dorothy delivered the nationally accredited programs such as Train the Trainer for many years.  She has been responsible for facilitating and mediating high level and complex meetings and significant organisational change projects including people performance, communication and influencing skills, workforce and leadership development and innovation.

She also has a passion for education and development that delivers exceptional results.

Dorothy has Board experience as a member and chair of several arts and charity Boards and is currently one of the Governor’s appointments to the State Library Board of WA.

Professional associations and memberships

  • Board Member, State Library Board of WA
  • Certified Professional Member of Australian HR Institute (CAHRI) - previous
  • Nationally Accredited Workplace Trainer and Assessor – Certificate 4
  • Accredited by the Finance Institute:” Financial Service Reform Act” (Tier II)
  • Accredited administrator: Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Accredited administrator: MBTI – Expanded interpretive Report
  • Accredited administrator: Entrepreneurial Mindset Profile

Research areas and interests

Her research interests include team leadership and leadership development, social capital and facilitation effectiveness.


  • Doctor of Business Administration, The University of Western Australia, 2007.
  • Master of Management Research, The University of Western Australia, 2004.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Wardale, D., Lord, L., (2017), Psychogeography- Providing a Lens on Corporate Culture and its Potential Impact on Career Success: A Novel and Efficient Approach. Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, 15(2), 99-108.
  • Wardale, D., Lord, L., (2016), Bridging the gap: the challenges of employing entrepreneurial processes within university settings. Higher Education Research and Development, 35(5), 1068-1082, Routledge, DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2016.1139549.
  • Wardale, D., Hendrickson, T., Jefferson, T., Klass, D., Lord, L., Marinelli, M., (2015), Creating an Oasis: Some insights into the practice and theory of a successful academic writing group. Higher Education Research and Development, 34(6), 1297-1310.
  • Wardale, D., (2013), Towards a model of effective group facilitation. Leadership and Organization Development Journal, 34(2), 112-129, Emerald.

Conference Publications

  • Wardale, D., Lord, L., (2017), Psychogeography – Providing a Lens on Corporate Culture and its PotentialImpact on Career Success: A Novel and Efficient Approach. The Electronic Journal of Business Research Methods, 15(July 2017), 99-108, Management Centre International.
  • Wardale, D., Cameron, R., Li, J., (2015), A culturally sensitive, mixed-methods approach to analysing a leadership development program. Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies, 390-395, Reading, UK, Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited.
  • Wardale, D., (2014), Leading in universities: exploring ways to navigate the new terrain. Proceedings of the 2014 Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (ANZAM), 14p., Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management.
  • Lord, L., Wardale, D., (2013), Caught in the Crossfire. The European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference 2013, 1111, online only, European Academy of Management.
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