Dr Nik Steffens

Research Fellow (DECRA)

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
n.steffens@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 69555

Overview

Nik Steffens is an ARC DECRA Fellow and Senior Lecturer in UQ's School of Psychology. He is interested in psychological factors that make organisations fairer, more motivating, more effective, and healthier. His work focuses on teams and identity processes in social and organisational contexts, leadership and followership, motivation and creativity, and health and well-being. In 2017, he won the APS Workplace Excellence Award for Leadership Development (together with Alex Haslam and Kim Peters) for their work with industry partners around the 5R program that seeks to help leaders to develop their leadership and enhance team functioning and well-being. In 2018, he was awarded a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA; a 3-year research fellowship) from the Australian Research Council.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Exeter

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Wang, Zhechen, Jetten, Jolanda and Steffens, Niklas K. (2019). Do people want more wealth and status in unequal societies?. The Social Psychology of Inequality. (pp. 289-303) edited by Jolanda Jetten and Kim Peters.Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-28856-3_18

  • Peters, Kim, Fonseca, Miguel A., Haslam, S. Alexander, Steffens, Niklas K. and Quiggin, John (2019). Fat cats and thin followers: excessive CEO pay may reduce ability to lead. The social psychology of inequality. (pp. 21-34) edited by Jolanda Jetten and Kim Peters.Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-28856-3_2

  • Reicher, Stephen, Haslam, S. Alexander, Platow, Michael and Steffens, Nik (2016). Tyranny and leadership. Understanding peace and conflict through social identity theory: contemporary global perspectives. (pp. 71-87) edited by Shelley McKeown, Neil Ferguson and Reeshma Haji.Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-29869-6_5

  • Peters, Kim, Haslam, S. Alexander, Ryan, Michelle K. and Steffens, Niklas K. (2015). To lead, ASPIRe: Building organic organizational identity. Towards inclusive organizations: Determinants of successful diversity management at work. (pp. 87-107) edited by Sabine Otten, Karen van der Zee and Marilynn B. Brewer.New York, United States: Psychology Press.

Journal Article

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor