• The University of Western Australia (M261), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Rajiv Amarnani is a lecturer / assistant professor with the Management & Organisations Department at UWA Business School. He received a PhD in organizational behavior from the Australian National University in 2016.

Rajiv conducts research on (1) the dark side of customer service such as verbal abuse from customers; (2) sustainable career development across the lifespan; and (3) self-concept and interpersonal perceptions at work.

His research has been featured in HR Today, Business Insider, Lifehacker, Perth Now, and ABC triple 6 radio, among others. He publishes both in practitioner-oriented outlets such as Organizational Dynamics, as well as in peer-reviewed scholarly journals including Personnel Psychology (ABDC A*), Journal of Organizational Behavior (ABDC A*), Human Resource Management (ABDC A*; FT50), Human Relations (ABDC A*; FT50), and the Journal of Counseling Psychology. He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Vocational Behavior (ABDC A*)—the flagship journal in the careers literature. He has received over $600,000 in grant funding from the ARC (DP200103440) and other industry bodies.

***Currently recruiting domestic and international doctoral students year-round in organizational behavior. Core topics are: customer mistreatment, career development, and self-concept & interpersonal perceptions at work. Scholarships potentially available. Background in psychology is preferred but not required.***

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Organizational Behavior, Australian National University

Award Date: 14 Jul 2016


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