Associate Professor Ann Dadich


Associate Professor, School of Business


Dr 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, Dr 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, Dr 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 knowledge borne from empirical research is transformed into quality consumer care. This is demonstrated by: the research grants she has helped to secure (approximately $1.5 million); her publishing record, which includes over 130 refereed publications; and the awards she has received to date.

Dr Dadich holds editorial appointments with several academic journals, including: the Australian Health Review; the Journal of Applied Youth Studies; the International Journal of Healthcare; the Australasian Medical Journal; the Journal of General Practice; and the Austin Journal of Nursing & Health Care. She also chairs the ANZAM Health Management and Organisation Stream, and convenes the ANZAM Special Interest Group. Additionally, as part of her research program, Dr Dadich supervises doctoral candidates and teaches undergraduate units on change management, innovation, creativity, and organisational behaviour.

Research Interests

  • 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

Contact Details
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LocationBuilding 1, Parramatta City