Dr Melissa Wheeler is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Melbourne with the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences. She also holds a position at Swinburne University of Technology as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management and Marketing.
She lectures in the areas of organizational psychology, leadership, organizational behavior, and change management. She has a PhD in moral and social psychology from the University of Melbourne, where she explored the social process of communication with a specific look at the impact of framing effects on the kinds of appeals used in moral communication. Melissa has an ongoing interest in the field of moral psychology and applied ethics, including workplace diversity, women in leadership, and the effectiveness of ethical frameworks in persuasive communication.
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Why short 'unconscious bias' programs aren't enough to end racial harassment and discrimin..
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Does social mix reduce stigma in public housing? A comparative analysis of two housing estates in Melbourne
Kate Raynor, Laura Panza, Camilo Ordóñez, Mladen Adamovic, Melissa A Wheeler
Journal article | 2020 | Cities
In Australia and many other countries of the Global North, public housing estates are being dismantled and redeveloped to create m..
Concept creepers: Individual differences in harm-related concepts and their correlates
Melanie J McGrath, Kathryn Randall-Dzerdz, Melissa A Wheeler, Sean Murphy, Nick Haslam
Journal article | 2019 | Personality and Individual Differences
Research on ‘concept creep’ argues that harm-related concepts such as abuse, bullying, prejudice, and trauma have expanded their m..
Changing morals: We’re more compassionate than 100 years ago, but more judgmental too
Melissa Wheeler, Nick Haslam, Melanie McGrath
Scholarly Contribution to Database/Website | 2019
Values such as care, compassion and safety are more important to us now than they were in the 1980s. The importance of respecting ..
Recruit Smarter - Technical Report
Michelle Stratemeyer, V Sojo Monzon, Melissa Wheeler, V Rozenblat, Ilro Lee, Divya PETER, Marina Kociski, Melanie McGrath, Anna Genat, Robert Wood
Report | 2018
Recruit Smarter trialled four pilot interventions across a range of government departments and private sector organisations. The f..
Lining up the ducks: aligning the hidden, formal and informal curricula in an immersed learning environment
David Paul, DA Askew, Shaun Ewen, V Lyall, M Wheeler
Journal article | 2018 | Focus on Health Professional Education
Introduction: Incongruence between the formal, informal and hidden curricula of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health educa..
Implicit and explicit Motivated Self-Perception as hypothesis-driven self-construal
LM Kaufmann, VE Sojo, AE Genat, MA Wheeler, RE Wood
Journal article | 2017 | Personality and Individual Differences
Motivated Self-Perception (MSP) facilitates the positive perception of the self via the endorsement of desirable characteristics, ..
Understanding practitioner professionalism in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health: lessons from student and registrar placements at an urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary healthcare service
Deborah A Askew, Vivian J Lyall, Shaun C Ewen, David Pauld, Melissa Wheeler
Journal article | 2017 | Australian Journal of Primary Health
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Melbourne School Of Psychological Sciences
Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)
Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP)
PhD in Psychological Sciences
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Psychology
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Arts
University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa