Oral Presentations


Carr, S. C (on behalf of Project ADDUP). (2009, June). Organisations and poverty reduction: An overview of Project ADDUP. Presented at Bocconi University Milan Italy, as part of Visiting Scholars’ Seminar Series, Carlo F. Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics.

Carr, S. C. (2009, March). Professional Ethics: Presentation on Professional Issues: Organizational Psychology and Poverty Reduction, to Applied Psychology Programme at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch New Zealand.
(Powerpoint Presentation as PDF file Carr_prof-issues_Cantaur_09.pdf (120 KB) )

McWha, I. (2009, May 18).  Organisational psychology and poverty reduction: Do aid worker salaries undermine international development work? A seminar by invitation presented to the Institute of Social Psychology, London School of Economics, London, England.


Carr, S.C., & McWha, I. (2008). International research and collaboration. Presentation to the Massey University Human Ethics Committee, 21 November 2008.
(Powerpoint Presentation as PDF file MUHEC_Nov2008.pdf (82 KB) )

McWha, I. (2008, November). What’s in a name? Job categorisation and capacity development in aid organisations. Presentation to the School of Psychology, Massey University, Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand, 14 November 2008.


Stuart C. Carr (2007). An Organisational Psychology of Poverty Reduction: Does it all Add-Up?. Presentation to the School of Psychology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 17 October, 2007.

The United Nations' Millennium Development Goals call for an approach to poverty reduction that is inter-disciplinary. Organisations, and the people who work in them, are at the forefront of such poverty reduction projects, programmes and ventures. Ironically, Organisational Psychology has so far been shamefully silent on those initiatives, and what it might have to offer as a discipline and a profession. One rather obvious and psychologically salient place to start examining is pay. Like many features of work, pay is both economic and symbolic. In development work, pay is economically diverse, with wide discrepancies between for example local and expatriate salaries. Paradoxically, such discrepancies symbolise and perhaps accentuate the very inequities and injustices they are meant to reduce. They have the potential to become barriers to development work, and hence poverty reduction itself. Project ADDUP (Are Development Discrepancies Undermining Performance?) is an evidence-based, multi-country research study coordinated through the Poverty Research Group, which is housed at Massey University. ADDUP is funded through the United Kingdom's Economic and Social Research Council and by the Department for International Development. This presentation will give a brief overview of ADDUP's foundations, team, current stage of development, and future directions. An interactive discussion considers how Organisational Psychology might work more responsively and meaningfully with other disciplines, agencies, and communities, as they strive to face the Millennium Development challenge.
(Powerpoint Presentation as PDF file s_carr_MU-seminar_Oct07.pdf (230 KB) )

Carr, S. C., & Marai, L.  (2007, May 30).  Are development discrepancies undermining performance (ADDUP)?  Adding value to poverty reduction initiatives.  Special Invitation: Vice-Chancellors Public Lecture Series, University of Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby.

McWha, I. (2007, October 25).  Pay diversity, work identity and capacity development in aid organisations.  Presentation to the School of Psychology, Massey University, Auckland, NZ.

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