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Dr Natalia D'Souza PhD, HEA

Lecturer

School of Management

Natalia is a lecturer in the School of Management (Albany). She is a member of the Healthy Work Group - a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Massey interested in psychosocial factors as well as worker health and wellbeing. Her main area of expertise is around forms of workplace ill-treatment such as bullying, cyberbullying, and cyber abuse, with a particular focus on the healthcare sector. Natalia teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses and supervises PhD students in the areas of Leadership, Decent Work, Human Resource Management, and Employment Relations. She is also currently a board member for NetSafe, a non-profit online safety agency in New Zealand. 

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Professional

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2018)

Fellowships and Memberships

  • Member, Higher Education Academy (Associate Member/Fellow) (2017)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

My research interests spans the disciplines of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, with a focus on improving worker outcomes.

I have been and am currently involved in several projects around workplace bullying, cyberbullying, and cyber abuse, particularly within the healthcare context.

I am also leading two funded projects: one exploring the impact of digital inequality in New Zealand, and the other using a psychosocial approach to investigate gender inequality in the Tech industry. 

Beyond this, I supervise PhD students in the areas of leadership, workplace bullying, work-life balance, and international business.

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Business and Management (150300): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000): Human Resources Management (150305):
Industrial and Organisational Psychology (170107):
Industrial Relations (150306): Organisational Behaviour (150311):
Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000)

Keywords

Bullying

Cyberbullying

Cyber abuse

Healthcare

Inequality

Psychosocial factors

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 3 0

Research Outputs

Journal

D'Souza, N., Catley, B., Tappin, D., & Forsyth, D. (2019). 'You live and breathe it⋯': Exploring experiences of workplace cyberbullying among New Zealand nurses. Journal of Management and Organization.
[Journal article]Authored by: Catley, B., D'Souza, N., Forsyth, D., Tappin, D.
D'Souza, N., Forsyth, D., Tappin, D., & Catley, B. (2018). Conceptualizing workplace cyberbullying: Toward a definition for research and practice in nursing. Journal of Nursing Management. 26(7), 842-850
[Journal article]Authored by: Catley, B., D'Souza, N., Forsyth, D., Tappin, D.
D'Souza, N., Forsyth, D., Tappin, D., & Catley, B. (2017). [¶33-221] Engaging industry specialists on the issue of workplace cyberbullying - A New Zealand study. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment. 33(2)
[Journal article]Authored by: Catley, B., D'Souza, N., Forsyth, D., Tappin, D.

Thesis

D'Souza, NJ. (2018). Cyberbullying at Work: Exploring Understandings and Experiences. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: D'Souza, N.Edited by: Catley, B., Forsyth, D., Tappin, D.

Report

D'Souza, N., Blackwood, K., & Forsyth, D. (2018). Breaking barriers: A report on cyber abuse among New Zealand workers. Massey University.
[Commissioned Report]Authored by: Blackwood, K., D'Souza, N., Forsyth, D.
D'Souza, N., Forsyth, D., Tappin, D., & Catley, B.(2017). Workplace Cyberbullying in New Zealand Nursing: A Report for Participants and Professional Bodies..
[Technical Report]Authored by: Catley, B., D'Souza, N., Forsyth, D., Tappin, D.

Conference

Wu, M., Forsyth, D., & D'Souza, N.(2018, December). The internationalization of Knowledge-intensive Business Services Firms (KIBS). .
[Conference]Authored by: D'Souza, N., Forsyth, D.
Blackwood, K., D'Souza, N., Bentley, T., Catley, B., & Yarker, J.Management competencies for managing and preventing workplace bullying.. . Bordeaux, France
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Blackwood, K., Catley, B., D'Souza, N.
D'Souza, N., Forsyth, D., Tappin, D., & Catley, B. (2018). Exploring workplace cyberbullying among New Zealand nurses. BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WORKPLACE BULLYING AND HARASSMENT IN A CHANGING WORLD. : The 11th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Catley, B., D'Souza, N., Forsyth, D., Tappin, D.
Bentley, T., Tappin, D., Catley, B., Forsyth, D., Blackwood, K., Gardner, D., . . . D'Souza, N. (2018, August). The New Zealand Workplace Barometer: Monitoring psychosocial risks and impacts on individual and organisational outcomes. Presented at 20th Congress International Ergonomics Association. Florence, Italy.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Blackwood, K., Catley, B., D'Souza, N., Forsyth, D., Gardner, D., Port, Z., Tappin, D.
D'Souza, N., Tappin, DC., Forsyth, D., & Catley, B. (2017, August). You live and breathe it past working hours – The insidious nature of workplace cyberbullying. Presented at International Commission of Occupational Health - Work Organization and Psychosocial Factors (ICOH-WOPS). Mexico City, Mexico.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Catley, B., D'Souza, N., Forsyth, D., Tappin, D.
D'Souza, N., Catley, ., Tappin, ., & Forsyth, DK. (2016). Made to measure: A conceptualisation study in the measurement of cyberbullying. In The proceedings of the International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment, The 10th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment: The International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Catley, B., D'Souza, N., Forsyth, D., Tappin, D.Edited by: Catley, B.
D'Souza, N., Catley, ., Tappin, ., & Forsyth, . (2016). Bullying is in the eye of the beholder: Exploring nurses’ understandings of workplace cyberbullying. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment, The 10th International Conference on Workplace Bullying and Harassment Auckland: International Association of on Workplace Bullying and Harassment
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Catley, B., D'Souza, N., Forsyth, D., Tappin, D.Edited by: Catley, B.
Forsyth, D., D'Souza, N., Tappin, D., & Catley, B.In my professional opinion: Academic and practitioner views on workplace cyberbullying in New Zealand. . Osaka, Japan
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Catley, B., D'Souza, N., Forsyth, D., Tappin, D.
D'Souza, N., Forsyth, D., Tappin, D., & Catley, B. (2015). The case for a multi-faceted measurement approach to cyberbullying. In C. O'Kane, & E. Rose (Eds.) 29th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference - Managing for Peak Performance. (pp. 1 - 15). : 29th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference - Managing for Peak Performance
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Catley, B., D'Souza, N., Forsyth, D., Tappin, D.
D'Souza, N., Catley, BE., Forsyth, D., & Tappin, D. (2014). Cyberbullying at work: Towards a framework for advancing research. In A. Hermens, S. Benn, K. Redfern, M. dela Rama, A. Fee, & S. Harris (Eds.) 28th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference: Reshaping Management for Impact. (pp. 1 - 18). : 28th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Catley, B., D'Souza, N., Forsyth, D., Tappin, D.

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

Natalia is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In 2019 she also coordinated and delivered a postgraduate HRM course overseas at University of Economics, in Ho Chi Minh City. She has been nominated twice for Lecturer of the Year, for every year she has been teaching at Massey University.

Courses Coordinated

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 4 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • Zagross Hadadian - Doctor of Philosophy
    Organizational context as an element of Toxic leadership
  • Jishuo Sun - Doctor of Philosophy
    The role of management competencies in managing workplace bullying and stress in New Zealand
  • Hadi Mousavi Zadeh - Doctor of Philosophy
    A HRM exploration of the Organisational Justice of Work-Life Balance Policies in New Zealand banking sector’
  • Mian Wu - Doctor of Philosophy
    The Role of the Co-evolution of Knowledge and Network Relationships in the Internationalization of Internet Intermediary Firms: Evidence from New Zealand.

Media and Links

Media

  • 22 Nov 2017 - Online
    Health Central - Cyberbullying in Health
    Opinion piece on cyberbullying in health sector, particularly nursing
  • 21 Nov 2017 - Newspaper, Online
    Otago Daily Times - Nurses Facing Cyberbullying
  • 21 Nov 2017 - Online, Newspaper
    NZ Herald - Examples of Cyberbullying in Nursing
    Article in the NZ Herald outlining the issue of workplace cyberbullying in nursing
  • 06 Nov 2017 - Online, Magazine
    Nursing Review - Cyberbullying of Nurses
  • 05 Feb 2018 - Online
    The Conversation - Employers and Cyberbullying
    Media article
  • 01 Feb 2018 - Magazine, Online
    Management Magazine - Cyberbullying at Work

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