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Dr James Adonopoulos’ PhD thesis was centred on the ways in which leaders influence employee engagement during organisational crises and significant change. Prior to his appointment as the Academic Dean at Kaplan Business School and Kaplan Higher Education, he was employed as a sessional member of staff at Macquarie University and the University of Technology, Sydney.

His academic history is supported by practical corporate experience as a leader in a variety of industries, such as financial services and contact centres, at which his most noteworthy achievements were in relation to his employees’ engagement, performance and retention. In combination with his books and fortnightly newsletter, his insights on workplace relations are read by 100,000 people every month.

For more than a decade, he has worked with hundreds of organisations as a speaker, facilitator and consultant, helping them successfully lead change, engage staff, and improve performance. This work has taken him to almost a dozen countries, working with clients that include McDonald’s, American Express, Coca-Cola, Qantas, Optus, Ernst & Young, Gucci, Toyota and many government departments.

Doctor of Philosophy

Master of Business Leadership

Bachelor of Arts (Politics and International Relations)

Academic Dean, Kaplan Business School

Academic Dean, Kaplan Higher Education

Chair, KBS Teaching & Learning Committee

Member, KHE Teaching & Learning Committee

Member, KBS Academic Board

Member, KHE Academic Board

Member, KBS Grade Ratification and Assessment Committee