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Laura Baker

Phd, M.Ed, B.Ed, Dip Teach.
Lect - Mgmt & Org Behaviour/HOC UG
School of Business and Law
(07) 4930 6380
Rockhampton North
Building 34 - Room 2.10
Open plan area on the second floor
About Me

I have been lecturing in the Higher Education sector since 1997. As an educator, I adopt a constructivist philosophy that facilitates student learning. I encourage students to adopt an active role in and take responsibility for their learning process, to make choices, and to control their learning. I enable students to construct meaning to develop new, relevant and contemporary knowledge. I accomplish this within a teaching environment that adopts a process of guided student discovery and exploration utilising their existing knowledge and experiences to learn more about their field of study.

I research in the area of Organisational Change and developed the 'Employee Responses to Organisational Change' scale in 2006. I was particularly interested in what influenced employees to respond positively or negatively to change; finding that employees had both cognitive and behavioural responses.   Most recently my research is combining my dual passions of organisational change and the visual arts. I am exploring changes that have happened in art galleries over the past 15-20 years and future directions for galleries from the perspectives of art gallery staff, artists and art consumers.

Universities Studied At

Central Queensland University

Queensland University of Technology

Deakin University

Queensland University

Universities Worked At

Queensland University

Griffith University

University of Tasmania

Central Queensland University

Previous teaching

Undergraduate courses:
Business Communication
Business Research Methods
Human Resource Development
Human Resource Management Principles
International HRM and IR
Introduction to Management
Organisational Behaviour
Organisational Processes
Production and Management Systems
Strategic Human Resource Management

Postgraduate courses:
Advanced Recruitments and Selection
Contemporary HR Theory and Practice
HRM in the Global Environment
Human Resource Management
Leadership and Governance
Organisational Change and Development
Organisational Theory (Honours program)
Quantitative Research Methods (Honours program)



Master of Business Administration (Health Management)

University of Tasmania

Computer Software

Quantitative Courses:
ACSPRI courses (30-hour courses – Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Incorporated, Australian National University)
Structural Equation Modelling AMOS (Introductory Course)
Introduction to Multiple Regression
Data analysis in SPSS
Introduction to Statistics

Qualitative courses:
NUD*IST (Non-Numerical Unstructured Data Indexing, Searching and Theorizing) SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences)

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • Business and Management
  • Commercial Services
  • Tourism

At the level of Associate Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently unavailable to supervise more research candidates
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