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Dr Vasudha Rao


School of Management

My first degree is in medicine, and I trained as a doctor in India and worked in a hospital before moving on to completing an MBA from Cranfield University, UK. I also have a Postgraduate Diploma and PhD in Management from Massey University. I have worked in a hospital (doctor), a secondary healthcare organization (operational management) and in medical and healthcare publishing (editorial and general management), before working as a Lecturer at Massey University. Besides lecturing, I am also involved in facilitating leadership and career development workshops and programmes at Massey. My research interests are broad and in the areas of leadership; developmental practices such as mentoring and sponsoring; diversity; equality; and wellbeing in the workplace. 

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Contact details

  • Location: 2.08, Business Studies Central (BSC)
    Campus: Palmerston North

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Developmental practices in workplaces

Diversity and inclusion

Women's career progress

Intersectional identities

Workplace wellbeing

Relational workplace practices

Workplace relationships


21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Business and Management (150300): Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000): Human Resources Management (150305): Organisational Behaviour (150311)

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