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Dr Michelle Lee PhD, PostC, MS, BaS

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Industrial/Organisational Psychology

Doctoral Co-Supervisor
School of Psychology

Mostly interested in the big picture of an organization and specializing in multilevel approach, my research interests are in organizational culture, organizational climate, and organizational leadership and their effects on employee work processes and work outcomes. I have conducted studies and relate them with the job demands-resources model and have conducted many studies on work engagement. I am currently the Chair of Research and Development for Asia Pacific Academy for Psychosocial Factors at Work and will be embarking on a global psychosocial safety climate project 2022. I am currently working on job uncertainty studies and developing a specific learning climate scale. My other interests include retirement transition and work-life integration studies.

Dr Michelle Lee is a senior lecturer at Massey University, School of Psychology. Graduated from University Malaya, her PhD was on organizational contexts and job resources. Her research interests include organizational climate, organizational leadership, organizational culture, job resources, and work engagement. She has published in several ISI journals such as International Journal Stress Management, Human Resource Development International, and Personnel Review. She is currently an article editor for SAGE Open, a reviewer to several Q1 journals such as Applied Psychology, The International of Human Resource Management, Human Relations, British Journal of Management, and Human Resource Management Journal. 

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Contact details

  • Location: Level 3, Albany Village
    Campus: Auckland


  • Doctor of Philosophy - University of Malaya (2017)
  • Postgraduate Certificate - University of Lancaster (2015)
  • Master of Science - University of Nottingham (2011)
  • Bachelor of Science - Upper Iowa University (2005)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Co-Supervisor, Massey University

Research Expertise

Research Interests

organizational culture

organizational climate

organizational leadership

work engagement

job resources 

job performance


21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Industrial and Organisational Psychology (170107): Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000)


organizational culture, hierarchical culture, organizational leadership, transformational leadership, transactional leadership, empowering leadership, toxic leadership, benevolent leadership, paternalistic leadership, organizational climate, team climate, psychosocisl safety climate, safety climate, work engagement, job resources, job demands resources, turnover intention, job performance, 

Consultancy and Languages


  • English
    Last used: Everyday
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Mandarin
    Last used: Everyday
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent
  • Bahasa Malaysia
    Last used: Everyday
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Teaching and Supervision

Courses Coordinated

  • 175.343 Personnel Psychology and Career Development

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