Dr Timothy Bednall

I am an industrial-organisational psychologist and a Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the Department of Management and Marketing at Swinburne Business School.

My broad area of research is employee learning and innovative behaviour. I research how employee, team, and organisational factors influence participation in these behaviours. I also have a strong interest and expertise in statistics, analytics and machine learning.

I am available for consulting in the areas of HR / people / talent analytics, research services, assessment of employees, teams and organisations, and coaching for interpersonal effectiveness and leadership development.

Research and Teaching
Research & Teaching

For Academics, Teachers and Prospective Research Students

This section contains information about my academic work, particularly research and teaching projects.


For Clients

This section contains additional information about the consulting services that I offer, including people analytics and data science, research services, and psychological assessment and interventions.

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Accreditation and Membership

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Psychometric test development and evaluation
  • Assessment of individuals, teams, and organisations
  • Coaching for leadership and to improve interpersonal effectiveness
  • Academic literature reviews
  • Survey design and administration
  • Focus groups and interviews
  • Program evaluation
  • Analysis of Variance (used for analysis of experiments)
  • Regression (Linear, Non-Linear and Logistic)
  • Structural Equation Modelling
  • Multilevel and Longitudinal Analysis
  • Cluster Analysis and Mixture Modelling
  • Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis
  • Inkscape (for designing vector graphics)
  • LimeSurvey (an open-source online survey package)
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and others)
  • Mplus (for structural equation modelling and multilevel analysis)
  • Nvivo (for qualitative data analysis)
  • Qualtrics (for conducting online surveys)
  • SPSS (for data analytics)
  • Ucinet (for social network analysis)
  • Microsoft SQL / MySQL (for data management)
  • Python (for data analytics)
  • R (for data analytics)
  • Visual Basic (for designing custom macros within the Microsoft Office suite)
  • Web design (HTML, CSS, XML, PHP, JavaScript)


  • 2017 Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award (Higher Education).
    Bednall, T.C., Merlot, E., Laurence, D., O’Sullivan, A. Presented at the Vice-Chancellor’s Awards, Swinburne University (4 December 2017).
  • Best Publications 2016, Department of Management and Marketing
    Bednall, T, and Sanders, K. (2016). Do opportunities for formal learning stimulate follow-up participation in informal learning? A three wave study.
  • Best Paper Winner: Professional Practice Forum
    Johnson, A., Volk, S., Nguyen, H., Ashkanasy, N., Wang, M., Bednall, T.C., Parker, S., & King, J. (2017). Bringing physiology back into IO Psychology. Paper presented at the IOP2017 Conference, Sydney.
  • Finalist: Melbourne Datathon 2017
    Bednall, T.C., & Feizpour, A. (2017). How can pharmacies provide better patient outcomes for people with depression? Presentation delivered at the May 2017 Melbourne Datathon.
  • Best Paper Award 2014, HR Division of the Academy of Management
    Bednall, T. C., & Sanders, K. (2014). The influence of LMX and LGO in facilitating knowledge sharing and innovation. Paper presented at the HR Division International Conference, Beijing, China.
  • Best Paper Award 2014, The Academy of Management
    Bednall, T. C., & Sanders, K. (2014). Formal training stimulates follow-up participation in informal learning: A three-wave study. Paper presented at the 74rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.