Professor Marylène Gagné
Professor Marylène Gagné is the head of discipline for Management and Organizational studies at the UWA Business School. Marylène’s research examines how organizations, through their structures, cultures, rewards, tasks, and management, affect people’s motivational orientations towards their work. Having authored influential research articles in the field of volunteering and work motivation, she is considered an expert on what engages volunteer workers.
As part of the current project, Professor Gagné will investigate the training program and socialization experience, to ensure that new adult Scout members feel well-equipped to deliver the youth programs and feel like they belong in Scouts.
Dr. Patrick Dunlop
Dr. Patrick Dunlop is the program director of the Industrial & Organizational Psychology Program at UWA School of Psychology. Patrick’s research examines how organizations can attract and identify people who fit the organizations’ values and requirements.
As part of the current project, Dr. Dunlop will attempt to develop effective recruitment strategies which will help Scouts Australia to attract and retain new adult Scout members who are best suited for the volunteer roles available at Scouts.
Dr. Christine Soo
Dr. Christine Soo is a lecturer of Management and Organizational studies at the UWA Business School. Christine has over 15 years of experience working with organisations in the legal, advertising, transport, recruitment, management consulting, engineering and resources industries to improve work processes that will lead to more effective learning and increased levels of creativity and innovation.
As part of the current project, Dr. Soo will attempt to implement effective HR practices that encourage knowledge sharing and socialization across Scout groups.
Professor John Cordery
Professor John Cordery is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Curtin University. His research focuses primarily on ways of maximizing the effectiveness of groups and teams in organizations. He has extensive experience developing communities of practice within multinational organizations.
As part of the current project, Professor Cordery will develop communities of practice that foster greater interaction and a sense of community amongst Scout’s volunteers.
Dr. Djurre Holtrop
Dr. Djurre Holtrop is an Industrial & Organizational Psychology research fellow at UWA. Djurre specializes in the assessment of personality traits and vocational interests. He has conducted research on selection and assessment techniques in profit and non-profit settings.
As part of the current project, Dr. Holtrop will study the development of tailored recruitment strategies aimed at attracting volunteers who share Scouts’ values and the socialization experience of the training program for new recruits.
Gina is an Industrial & Organizational Psychology PhD Candidate at UWA. She previously completed her Masters by research on stress appraisal and procrastination and has conducted research on personality and cyberslacking.
As part of the current project and her PhD dissertation, Gina will study which recruitment practices will help Scouts attract and retain volunteers.
Jane is an Industrial & Organizational Psychology PhD Candidate at UWA.
As part of the current project and her PhD dissertation, Jane will study organizational socialization of newly recruited Scouts adult members and their motivation.