Professor Robert Wood

Professor, Australian Graduate School of Management, Director, Cognicity, Research Fellow and Founding Director, Centre for Ethical Leadership

His prior appointments include Deputy Vice-Chancellor at the University of Western Australia and visiting Professor at the Kellogg School, Northwestern University. He completed his PhD in organisational psychology at the University of Washington (Seattle) and undertook post-doctoral studies at Stanford University Psychology Department under one of the most famous architects of social cognitive theory, Al Bandura. He has since designed, developed and delivered programs for senior managers and provided advice in many Australian and overseas corporations, including for the Australian Defence Forces, Westpac Institutional Bank, PwC and Telstra.

Professor Wood is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences - Australia, the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management; the American Psychological Association (Division 14) and the International Association of Applied Psychologists. He currently sits on the Executive Boards of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia and the International Association of Applied Psychology. He conducts research into problem solving and learning, unconscious bias, cognitive functions, leadership and diversity. He is interested in human brain plasticity and the malleable features of personality and intelligence, the highs and lows of ethical decision making in very senior leaders and creating and delivering programs in organisations that enhance cultural and gender diversity.