Associate Professor, School of Business
A/Prof. Ann Dadich is a registered psychologist and a full member of: the Australian Psychological Society; the Institute for Culture and Society; the Centre for Oncology Education and Research Translation (CONCERT); the Australia and New Zealand Mental Health Association; the Palliative Care Research Network Research Advisory Group; and the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM).
Following undergraduate training, A/Prof. Dadich entered the government and not-for-profit sectors to work with different populations within the community, including young people, people with mental health issues, and people who are incarcerated. These experiences continue to inform her approach to conducting research that is both empirical and respectful.
Since returning to academe, A/Prof. Dadich has accumulated considerable research experience in health service management, with a particular focus on knowledge translation. This encompasses scholarship on the processes through which different knowledges coalesce to promote quality care. This is demonstrated by: the research grants she has helped to secure (approximately $3.3 million); her publishing record, which includes over 170 refereed publications; and the awards she has received to date.
A/Prof. Dadich holds editorial appointments with several academic journals, including: the Australian Health Review; and BMC Health Services Research. She is also the Deputy Director of the Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE) Knowledge Translation Strategic Platform; she chairs the ANZAM Health Management and Organisation (HMO) Conference Stream; and she convenes the ANZAM HMO Special Interest Group. Additionally, A/Prof. Dadich supervises doctoral candidates and teaches undergraduate units on change management, innovation, creativity, and organisational behaviour.
- Health service management
- Knowledge translation
- Positive organisational scholarship in healthcare
- Video reflexive ethnography
- Change management
- Creativity and innovation
Qualifications and Recognition
- Doctor of Philisophy Western Sydney University
- BSS Psych (Hons) Western Sydney University
- BSS Western Sydney University
Research and Publications