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Dr Natalia D'Souza PhD, HEA


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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  • 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.


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)




Cyber abuse



Psychosocial factors

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 3 0

Research Outputs



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
    Exploring the Experience of Workplace Bullying (Qiling) in China
  • 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


  • 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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