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Professor Peter Chen 

Position: Professor of Management
Division/Portfolio: University of South Australia Business School
School/Unit: International Graduate School Of Business
Campus: City West Campus
Office: WL5-62
Telephone: +61 8 830 27003
Fax: +61 8 830 20709
Email: Peter_dot_Chen_at_unisa_dot_edu_dot_au
URL for Business Card: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Peter.Chen


I obtained my doctoral degree in 1991 from University of South Florida, with a major in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Prior to taking the position of Chair in Management at the International Graduate School of Business at University of South Australia, I was a Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Colorado State University, and the Director of the Occupational Health Psychology training program, funded by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). I was the President of Society for Occupational Health Psychology, Associate Editor of Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and guest Editor of Accident Analysis & Prevention. My scholarly work includes over 220 peer reviewed articles, books, presentations, symposia, and workshops. One of my articles was awarded in 2009 as one of the 8 most influential papers over 30 years in Journal of Organizational Behaviors. I was also ranked the 29th among most-cited authors in 30 management journals during the period of 2000-2004 (see Journal of Management in 2008). My research has been supported by grants from NIOSH, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Colorado Department of Human Services, and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.


Links to other sites



Curriculum Vitae


Australian Centre for Asian Business


Center for Human Resource Management


Teaching interests

  • Occupational safety and Health Management
  • Training and Development
  • Performance management
  • Organizational Behaviors
  • Human Resources Management
  • Psychometrics

Professional associations

Academy of Management

Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)

Society for Occupational Health Psychology (SOHP)

Center for Human Resrounce Managment (http://www.unisa.edu.au/chrm/)

Australian Center for Asian Business


Research interests

  • The goals of my research programs are to improve the quality of individual well-being, and to build a healthy workplace and society that enhance the safety and health of workers and their families. A healthy workplace or a healthy society is one in which all constituents are able to exercise their talents and gifts to achieve high performance as well as maintain psychological and physical well-being. In order to understand how to effectively build a healthy society and a healthy organization, I have taken an interdisciplinary approach over years to explore the ways of maximizing organizational as well as societal productivity, and optimizing individual potentials to pursue healthier, more secure, and safer lives. My past field and military experience have convinced me that there will be much more efficient options available if one is open to different approaches and ideas, and utilize their strengths to solve problems.

Research publications

Click Researcher ID Profile below to see my partial research records




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