Assoc Professor Carlene Boucher
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- BA (Melb)
- Grad Dip Organisation Change and Development (RMIT)
- MA (Fielding)
- PhD (Fielding)
- Grad Cert Tertiary Teaching and Learning (RMIT)
Taught in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of organisation behaviour, leadership, human resource management, change management and research methods. Also supervises research students and teaches into the research methods courses for PhD and Masters students. Research is in the general area of managing people (especially in the health industry).
BUSM1162 – Managing 1 – Managing People
BUSM 3125 – Strategic Management
ISYS2446 – Research Methods
- Health Services Management
- Difference and Organization
- Gender and work
- Human Resource Management
- Emotional Labour
- Interested in innovative qualitative research methods such as autoethnography, action research, collaborative research and alternative forms for representing research findings.
- On the editorial committee of Qualitative Research Journal (http://www.informit.com.au/qrj.html) and Creative Approaches to Research (http://www.informit.com.au/car.html).
Student Research Projects
- Managers use of strategic thinking
- Leadership and Innovation in Malaysian SME’s,
- Marysville Black Saturday bushfire survivors’ experiences of preparedness, survival, attachment, loss, grief, resilience and recovery
- Exploring gay men’s workplace leadership style(s)
Completed Thesis Titles
- Addressing problem gambling with corporate social responsibility
- Doing, Knowing and Being: Bringing Athena out of the shadow to illuminate the mentoring archetype and guide practice
- Making meaning of the experience of transition in organisational life
- Why do members belong to a voluntary professional association?
- Cultural diversity in management. A study of Australian-Greek managers
- An Exploration Of The Relationship Between Spiritual Expression And Health And Well-Being In The Workplace
- The dance of compliance: Performance management in Australian organisations
- Multiple roles of rural human service managers in a cascading change context'
- A map for getting lost
- Lavoretti per bimbi: Playful Triggers as keys to foster collaborative practices and workspaces where people learn, wonder and play
- The role of emotional resilience in the life of managers in the health industry.
- Exploring the experience of managers with disabilities.
- Cultural Values and Preferred Leadership Behaviours: A case study of Vietnam in the modern era, funded by Global Cities Research Institute- Globalization and Culture Program (Muenjohn, N., Boucher, C. and Tran, N.)
- Using reflective practice and action learning as strategic management development tools: An action research study - This was an industry-funded project being undertaken at Northern Health Service by a team of RMIT and Northern Health staff.
- An exploratory study of the early career decisions of nurses - This was a two year ARC Grant funded project undertaken in collaboration with Professor Megan Jane Johnstone and Anne Smyth. Some outcomes of this project have been written up and two papers have been submitted to journals.
- An exploratory study of the recruitment, promotion and retention dynamics of senior health services staff - This project was undertaken in conjunction with a number of allied health professional associations and the paper describing the findings has recently been submitted to a journal.
- Development of a competency model for health sector managers - A joint RMIT/industry funded project. A paper based on this project has been included in conference proceedings.
- Examination and description of the use of reflective practices as a learning tool for managers working in the health sector (with Anne Smyth, Sallyanne Miller and Barbara Johnson) - This RMIT funded project resulted in the development of the methodology now being used in the BECC and Northern health Service projects mentioned above.
- Exploring the experience of new managers - This joint industry/RMIT project contributed to the development of the methodology now being used in the BECC and Northern health Service projects mentioned above. Some of the results were published in the Monograph edited by Boucher & Holian (2001) above.
- Exploring the experience of disabled managers - The results of this project were published in the Monograph edited by Boucher & Holian (2001) below.
- How Australian women socially construct leadership in organizations: A study using memory work - The outcomes of my PhD research have been published in a refereed journal (Boucher 1997) and a book chapter (2002).
Publications & Conference Papers
Muenjohn, N., Boucher, C. and Tran, N. (eds.), 2010, Leadership and Management, Cengage Learning, Melbourne (ISBN 13-9780170188036)
Boucher , C. & Holian, R. (eds) 2001, Emerging Forms of Representing Qualitative Data, RMIT Press, Melbourne.
Arham, A., Muenjohn, N. & Boucher, C. 2011- forthcoming) Leadership,entrepreneurial orientation and performance: The case of SME’s in Malaysia, in Muenjohn, N.ed. Organisational leadership: concepts, cases and research, Cengage Learning Australia, Melbourne
Boucher , C. & Brooks, R. 2005, Changing times, changing research, changing degrees: Supervising and managing the first PhD by project undertaken in a Business Faculty, in P. Green (ed) Complex Contexts, Relations and Practices: The Space for Research Supervision, RMIT Publishing, Melbourne.
Refereed Journal Articles
Boucher , C May 2007, ‘Using reflective practice as a management development tool in a Victorian Health Service’ Reflective Practice.
Boucher , C 2005, ‘To be or not to be . . . a manager: the career choices of health professionals’, Australian Health Review, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 218-225.
Boucher , C & Smyth, A 2004, 'Up close and personal: reflections on our experience of supervising candidates who are using personal reflective techniques', Reflective Practice, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 345-356.
Boucher , C, Smyth, A & Johnstone, M 2004, 'Creating collaborative spaces: The pleasures and perils of doing multi-disciplinary, multi-partner qualitative research', Journal of Higher education Policy and Management, vol. 26, no. 3, pp.419-428.
Tenni, C., Smyth, A. &Boucher , C. 2003 'The Researcher as Autobiographer: Analysing Data Written about Oneself', The Qualitative Report Vol 8 no 1, http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR8-1/tenni.html.
Boucher , C. J. 1997, ‘How women socially construct leadership in organizations: A study using memory work’, Gender, Work and Organization, vol. 4,no. 3, pp 149 - 158.
Refereed Conference Papers
Arham, A, Muenjohn, N. and Boucher, C. (2011 - forthcoming) The role of entrepreneurial orientation in leadership-organisational performance relationship: Malaysian SMEs perspectives, 24th Annual SEAANZ Conference, July 13-15, Sydney, Australia
Pimpa , N. and Boucher, C. 2009, The Nature of the Online Education Engagement in the International Business Program: A Phenomenographic Study, in the 2009Australia and New Zealand International Business Academy (ANZIBA) Conference(The Future of Asia-Pacific Business: Beyond the Crisis), 16-18 April, Brisbane, the University of Queensland.
Conference (November 1996), Edith Cowan University, Perth.
Boucher , C. 2005 (July), ‘The art of business: The challenges of undertaking and supervising arts-informed research in non arts-based disciplines’, Paper to be presented at The Association for Qualitative Research Conference, 15-16 July, Melbourne.
Boucher , C. 2005 (July), ‘An auto-ethnographic exploration of the experience of being ‘disabled’ or ‘enabled’ in (or by) the University’, Paper to be presented at The Association for Qualitative Research Conference, 15-16 July, Melbourne.
Boucher , C. & Smyth, A. 2003, ‘Up close and personal: Our experience of supervising research candidates who are using personal reflective techniques’, Paper presented at the ATN Research Education Conference: Raising the Profile Of Research Education, The University of Technology, Sydney University Graduate School Conference on Research Education, 3 – 4 February 2003
Boucher , C. & Smyth, A. 2003, Up close and personal: Our experience of supervising research candidates who are using personal reflective techniques, Paper presented at the 2nd Annual RMIT Research on Research Conference - Practice Based Research: Recognition, Relevance, Rigour 2-3 June 2003, Melbourne.
Boucher , C., Johnstone, M. & Smyth, A. Creating collaborative spaces: the pleasures and perils of doing multi-disciplinary, multi-partner qualitative research, Paper presented at the Association of Qualitative Research Sydney 2003 Conference 16 - 19 July 2003, Sydney.
Boucher , C. & Brooks, R. 2002,Changing times, changing research, changing degrees: Supervising and managing the first PhD by project undertaken in a Business Faculty, paper presented at the Research on Research Supervision Conference 7th February, RMIT University.
Holian, R. & Boucher , C. 2001, Emerging forms of representing qualitative data: Some speculations, paper presented at the Association for Qualitative Research Conference, Melbourne, 5-7 July 2001.
Stavretis, L. & Boucher , C. 2001, Researching the researchers: Comments on the experience of doing research in Universities, paper presented at the Association for Qualitative Research Conference, Melbourne, 5-7 July 2001.
Tenni, C., Smyth, A. & Boucher , C. 2001, The researcher as autobiographer: Analysing data written about oneself, paper presented at the Association for Qualitative Research Conference, Melbourne, 5-7 July 2001.