March To


  • The University of Western Australia (M251), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Dr. To’s dedication to organisational psychology stems from his passion for creating an inclusive and positive workplace. His research delves into critical areas, including workplace emotions, employee well-being and creative performance, effective leadership and motivation, as well as team diversity and cooperation. He has published in top-tier international journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology (A*), the Journal of Organizational Behavior (A*), and the Leadership Quarterly (A*), as well as in journals listed on the prestigious Financial Times Top 50 list. Dr. To has been invited to contribute to renowned handbooks like the Oxford Handbook and Cambridge Handbook. He currently serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology and the Journal of Organizational Behavior, actively contributing to discourse in his field.

Beyond academia, Dr. To’s work attracts attention in various media outlets, with high-attention scores (top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric). This underscores the practical implications of his research for both industry and the broader community. The strategies derived from his work have been actively incorporated into leadership training programs across industries and government agencies. His research has received funding from competitive government grants, industry grants, and joint-university grants.

Recognising his commitment to academic and educational excellence, Dr. To has earned numerous awards, both nationally and internationally. These honours include the Best Reviewer Award at the Journal of Organizational Behavior (A*), the Best Paper Award at the Journal of Organizational Behavior (A*), multiple Outstanding Reviewer Awards at the Academy of Management (USA), and an Excellence in Teaching Award from the UWA Business School.


Supervision Opportunity: Dr. To is recruiting students with research interests in Organisational Behaviour/Psychology or Management.


Engagements and Grants (Government, Joint-University and Internal Grants)

2022-2025, Joint-university consultancy project with Monash, $30,000 ($27,272 exclusive of GST) - leadership, skill-mapping, and  creativity 

2022 (Oct), Engagement Project with Woodside - a skill-mapping exercise for their top management team

2021 to date, Engagement Project with Lendlease - promoting employee proactivity and creativity

2021 to date, Engagement with Renewable Energy Network (as a managerial consultant)

2019, Contract Research Fund with Hong Kong Baptist University, $21,428.

2018-2020, Competitive Government Grant from the Hong Kong University Grants Committee (HKUGC), $506,546 - Everyday creativity and emotional wellbeing

2020-2021, UWA Future Fund Research Awards COVID_19 Focused, $5531

Education/Academic qualification

Management , Ph.D, Within-person Relationships between Mood and Creativity: The Moderating Roles of Trait Goal Orientation and Trait-relevant Context , University of Queensland

Award Date: 1 Nov 2011

External positions

Consulting Editor , Journal of Applied Psychology

Jan 2022 → …

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Organizational Behavior

Jan 2017 → …

Industry keywords

  • Health
  • Finance and Business
  • Education

Research expertise keywords

  • Workplace Emotions; Creativity; Wellbeing; Leadership; Motivation; Team Diversity; Skill Mapping


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