• The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 371 Citations
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Personal profile


I am a Senior Lecturer in Applied Psychology at the University of Western Australia. I have worked as an academic for nearly 20 years, including positions at three universities. I have eclectic research interests and I have conducted research in many areas of psychology, including industrial/organisational psychology, social psychology, cognition, individual differences, emotion, and cross-cultural psychology; I also undertake research in educational assessment and academic integrity. I am an author of over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles. I have taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, where my current focus is on applied psychology, particularly in the business and I/O contexts.

Research interests

Leadership; Academic Integrity; Social Cognition; Anxiety; Personality and Individual Differences

Teaching philosophy

I like to apply the scientist-practitioner model of psychology to the teaching of psychology. In other words, I take an evidence-based practice approach to teaching by using teaching approaches supported by research into effective education. 

Previous positions

2010-2019 (April): Murdoch University, Senior Lecturer in Psychology

  • 2017-2019 (Jan): Murdoch University, Head of the Discipline of Psychology and Deputy Dean in the School of Psychology and Exercise Science.
  • 2015-2016: Murdoch University, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) in the School of Psychology and Exercise Science.
  • 2010-2019 (April): Facilitator/Presenter with Murdoch Executive Education and Murdoch University’s Organisational Capability Unit.

2005-2009: University of Western Sydney, Lecturer in Psychology.

2002-2004: University of Western Sydney, Associate Lecturer in Psychology.

2000-2002: University of Western Australia and Murdoch University, casual tutor and lecturer in psychology and organisational behaviour.

2000: BSD Consultants, Research Analyst (part-time).

1998-2000: University of Western Australia, Associate Lecturer (half-time) in Psychology.

1997-2000: Murdoch University and ARRB Transport Research, various casual research assistant roles.

Education/Academic qualification

Education, Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, Deakin University

Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, The University of Western Australia

Psychology, Bachelor of Arts with First-Class Honours in Psychology, Murdoch University


  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Leadership
  • Social cognition
  • Anxiety
  • Organisational psychology
  • Academic integrity
  • culture
  • Individual differences

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Anxiety Medicine & Life Sciences
Self Concept Medicine & Life Sciences
leadership Social Sciences
information processing Social Sciences
leader Social Sciences
need satisfaction Social Sciences
Psychology Medicine & Life Sciences
anxiety Social Sciences

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Research Output 2002 2019

Validation of the measurement of Need Frustration

Tindall, I. & Curtis, G., 30 Jul 2019, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 10, 1742, 8 p., 1742.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Why Students Do Not Engage in Contract Cheating

Rundle, K., Curtis, G. & Clare, J., 4 Oct 2019, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 10, 2229, 15 p., 2229.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)

Connecting influence tactics with full-range leadership styles

Curtis, G. J., 1 Jan 2018, In : Leadership and Organization Development Journal. 39, 1, p. 2-13 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Influence tactics
Leadership style
Transactional leadership
Leadership theory

Self-Control, Injunctive Norms, and Descriptive Norms Predict Engagement in Plagiarism in a Theory of Planned Behavior Model

Curtis, G. J., Cowcher, E., Greene, B. R., Rundle, K., Paull, M. & Davis, M. C., 1 Sep 2018, In : Journal of Academic Ethics. 16, 3, p. 225-239 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

behavior model

Trauma-intrusive hallucinations and the dissociative state

Wearne, D., Curtis, G., Choy, W., Magtengaard, R., Samuel, M. & Melvill-smith, P., 1 Sep 2018, In : BJPsych Open. 4, 5, p. 385-388

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Dissociative Disorders
Wounds and Injuries
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders


Activities 2017 2019

  • 2 Editorial activity

Higher Education Research & Development (Journal)

Guy Curtis (Associate Editor)
3 Oct 2019

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity

Australian Journal of Psychology (Journal)

Guy Curtis (Associate Editor)
1 Jan 2017

Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity

Press / Media

Culture change plans to counter contract cheating

Guy Curtis


1 item of media coverage

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ABC Catalyst - Smile Test

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1 item of media coverage

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