Leonie Hallo

Leonie Hallo

Adelaide Business School

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr. Leonie Hallo is a registered psychologist and has practised in clinical and counselling psychology, specializing in stress and depression management, hypnosis, coping with cancer and workplace injuries. As a consultant, Leonie has provided psychological assessment, cognitive behaviour change, staff and customer satisfaction reporting, 360° feedback processes and executive coaching. She has been in academic life for many years, and has lectured in research methods, psychology and counselling and also supervised many doctoral students in management/business in offshore programs. She has also designed and facilitated Masters level subjects within the fields of leadership and management. Her qualifications include a PhD in psychology (Gold Star Award, University of Adelaide), Diploma of Hypnosis and Myers Briggs Accreditation. Her current research interests are in complexity management and leadership.

My research is in organisational climate and change, tourism,  leadership/management, emotional intelligence, Intuition, and complexity leadership.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 - 2022 Associate Professor The University of Adelaide
    2016 Adjunct Senior Lecturer The University of Adelaide
    2009 Adjunct Senior Research Fellow University of South Australia
    1999 - 2000 Visiting Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    1996 - 1996 Visiting Scholar University of California
    1994 - 1998 Course Coordinator, Counselling University of South Australia
    1994 - 1994 Visiting Scholar Jung Institute
    1979 - 1998 Senior Lecturer University of South Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1982 The University of Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy (Gold Star Award)
    1972 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Arts (Honours Psychology First Class)
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Diploma of Hypnosis South Australian Association of Hpynotherapists Incorporated Australia
    Myers Briggs Indicator Accreditation Program Myers Briggs Associations Australia
    Certificate IV in Assessment and Workplace Training TAFE
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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Gorod, A., Hallo, L., & Merchant, S. (2021). Governance of patient-centred care: A systemic approach to cancer treatment. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 38(2), 257-271.
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    2021 Hallo, L., Gorod, A., & Merchant, S. (2021). The evolution of healthcare towards patient‐centred care and the need for systemic approaches. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 38(2), 191-196.
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    2020 Hallo, L., Nguyen, T., Gorod, A., & Tran, P. (2020). Effectiveness of leadership decision-making in complex systems. Systems, 8(1), 1-21.
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    2020 Gorod, A., Hallo, L., Statsenko, L., Nguyen, T., & Chileshe, N. (2020). Integrating hierarchical and network centric management approaches in construction megaprojects using a holonic methodology. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 28(3), 627-661.
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    2020 Hallo, L., Nguyen, T., Gorod, A., & Tran, P. (2020). Effectiveness of Leadership Decision-Making in Complex Systems.. Syst., 8, 5.
    2018 Gorod, A., Hallo, L., & Nguyen, T. (2018). A Systemic Approach to Complex Project Management: Integration of Command-and-Control and Network Governance. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 35(6), 811-837.
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    2012 Io, M. -U., & Hallo, L. (2012). A comparative study of tour guides' interpretation: the case of Macau. Tourism Analysis, 17(2), 153-165.
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    2011 Io, M., & Hallo, L. (2011). Tour guides' interpretation of the historic center of macao as a world cultural heritage site. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 9(2), 140-152.
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    2011 Hallo, L. K., & Pan, X. (2011). Market orientation in the Shanghai automotive industry: An exploratory study. ABAC Journal, 31(3), 53-62.
    2009 Hallo, L. K., & Io, M. -U. (2009). A study of Macau outbound tourists' behavior and their choice of tour made for pleasure travel. South Asian Journal of Tourism and Heritage.
    2008 Hallo, L. K. (2008). Commitment in an organisation undergoing rapid change: A case study of an Asian power company. Management Case Study Journal.
    2008 Hallo, L. K., & Io, M. -U. (2008). Understanding psychological impacts on choice of tour mode for pleasure travel. Management Case Study Journal.
  • Books

    Year Citation
    2020 Gorod, A., Hallo, L., Ireland, V., & Gunawan, I. (Eds.) (2020). Evolving Toolbox for Complex Project Management. Boca Raton, FL; USA: CRC Press.
    2020 Gorod, A., Hallo, L., Ireland, V., & Gunawan, I. (Eds.) (2020). Evolving Toolbox for Complex Project Management. Boca Raton, FL; USA: CRC Press.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2019 Shahid, Z., & Hallo, L. (2019). A network perspective on the intermittent internationalising experiences of emerging economy entrepreneurial smes. In Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research (Vol. 10, pp. 7-31). Emerald Publishing Limited.
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    2019 Gorod, A., & Zargari, A. (2019). Scheduling Toolset. In A. Gorod, A. Gorod, L. Hallo, V. Ireland, & I. Gunawan (Eds.), Evolving Toolbox for Complex Project Management. CRC Press.
    2019 Gorod, A., & Hallo, L. (2019). Introduction to the Evolving Toolbox. In A. Gorod, L. Hallo, V. Ireland, & I. Gunawan (Eds.), Evolving Toolbox for Complex Project Management. CRC Press.
    2019 Gorod, A., & Hallo, L. (2019). Introduction to the Evolving Toolbox. In A. Gorod, L. Hallo, V. Ireland, & I. Gunawan (Eds.), Evolving Toolbox for Complex Project Management. CRC Press.
    2016 Hallo, L., & Patrickson, M. (2016). Leadership: A link between problem context and a beneficial solution. In A. Goel (Ed.), Values: An organizational resource (pp. 287-296). International Society for the study of Work and Organizational Values.
    2015 Hallo, L., & Chew, S. (2015). On your toes: Perception of leadership influences in dance companies in Singapore. In J. Caust (Ed.), Arts and cultural leadership in Asia (pp. 129-147). United Kingdom: Routledge.
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    2015 Patrickson, M., Say, A., & Hallo, L. (2015). Entrepreneurship in mid-career. In N. Stapleton, & F. Laurenco (Eds.), Self-employment and retirement (pp. 134-159). Palgrave MacMillan.
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    2015 Patrickson, M., Say, A., & Hallo, L. (2015). Entrepreneurship in Mid-career. In Entrepreneurship, Self-Employment and Retirement (pp. 134-159). Palgrave Macmillan UK.
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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2020 Hallo, L., Nguyen, T., Gorod, A., & McDermott, T. (2020). 4.0 VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity) leadership. In ASEM 41st International Annual Conference Proceedings "Leading Organizations through Uncertain Times".
    2020 Hallo, L., & Gorod, A. (2020). Engineering management principles for improving quality and efficiency in patient centred care. In ASEM 41st International Annual Conference Proceedings "Leading Organizations through Uncertain Times".
    2020 Gorod, A., & Hallo, L. (2020). Toward model-based engineering management (MBEM). In ASEM 41st International Annual Conference Proceedings "Leading Organizations through Uncertain Times".
    2020 Nguyen, T., Gunawan, I., Hallo, L., & Tran, P. (2020). Investment Decision-Making for Transport Infrastructure Projects: Optimizing vs. Satisficing. In SOSE 2020 - IEEE 15th International Conference of System of Systems Engineering, Proceedings (pp. 41-46). Budapest, HUNGARY: IEEE.
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    2019 Gunawan, I., Nguyen, T., & Hallo, L. (2019). A Review of Methods, Tools and Techniques Used for Risk Management in Transport Infrastructure Projects. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management Vol. 2019-December (pp. 641-645). Bangkok, Thailand: IEEE.
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    2019 Hallo, L., Payne, B., & Gorod, A. (2019). Model-based approach to system of systems engineering: Reevaluating the role of simulation. In 2019 14th Annual Conference System of Systems Engineering, SoSE 2019 (pp. 266-271). Anchorage, AK: IEEE.
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    2019 Gorod, A., & Hallo, L. (2019). Toward 'Smart' system of systems engineering (SoSE) Management: An evolving toolbox approach. In 2019 14th Annual Conference System of Systems Engineering, SoSE 2019 (pp. 388-392). Anchorage, AK: IEEE.
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    2019 Gorod, A., & Hallo, L. (2019). Towards an evolving toolbox in complex systems management.. In SysCon 2019 - 13th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference, Proceedings. IEEE.
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    2018 Gorod, A., Hallo, L., & Morriss, A. (2018). Toward “Satisficing” Creativity Effort within Project Management. In IARIA (pp. 31-36). Venice, Italy.
    2018 Hallo, L., Gunawan, I., & Nguyen, T. (2018). System Complexity Leadership: The Relationship Between Emotion and Decision-Making. In Proceedings of the 12th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference (pp. 1-6). Vancouver, Canada: IEEE.
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    2018 Gorod, A., Merchant, S., & Hallo, L. (2018). Toward systemic governance of cancer treatment as a system of systems. In 2018 13th System of Systems Engineering Conference, SoSE 2018 (pp. 556-560). Sorbonne Univ, Campus Pierre Marie Curie, Paris, FRANCE: IEEE.
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    2017 Gorod, A., Nguyen, T., & Hallo, L. (2017). Systems engineering decision-making: Optimizing and/or satisficing?. In 11th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference, SysCon 2017 - Proceedings (pp. 484-489). Montreal, CANADA: IEEE.
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    2017 Gunawan, I., Gorod, A., Hallo, L., & Nguyen, T. (2017). Developing a System of Systems Management Framework for the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster Recovery. In Proceedings of the IEEE Systems Science and Engineering (pp. 563-568). Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam: IEEE.
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    2017 Gorod, A., Hallo, L., & Nguyen, T. (2017). The role of command-and-control management and governance in systems engineering. In INCOSE International Symposium Vol. 27 (pp. 880-893). Adelaide, Australia: Wiley on behalf of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE).
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    2016 Hallo, L. K., & Patrickson, M. (2016). Leadership: A link between problem context and a beneficial solution. In Proceedings of the International Society for the Study of Work and Organizational Values. -.
    2008 Tan, J. W. S., & Hallo, L. (2008). Improvisation during implementation of health information systems: A theoretical perspective. In G. Kotsis, D. Taniar, E. Pardede, & I. K. Ibrahim (Eds.), MoMM2008 - The 6th International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia (pp. 479-484). ACM Press.
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  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2014 Harrell, P., Hallo, L. K., & McClenaghan, P. (2014). A framework for organisational values transmission: An Australian case study. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Society for the Study of Organizational Values Conference. Riga, Latvia.
    2014 Harrell, P., McClenaghan, P., & Hallo, L. K. (2014). Values based organisational development in the South Pacific: A case study from the Samoa Ministry of Health. Poster session presented at the meeting of Society for the Study of Organizational Values Conference. Riga, Latvia.

I have designed and taught courses primarily at the University of South Australia, but also at The University of Adelaide, and Torrens University, including the following:

  • Leadership and Change Management (MBA)
  • Leadership in Management (MBA)
  • Reflection in Management (MBA)
  • Contemporary Issues in Managing Change (MBA)
  • Contemporary Management Skills (MBA)
  • Management Research Theory and Methods (PhD/DBA)
  • Bridging Program for newly arrived overseas students, The University of Adelaide
  • Dynamic Leadership, Torrens University
  • Research in Project Management, The University of Adelaide
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  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Exploring the Behaviour of SME Entrepreneurs from Emerging Market Economies in Exit and Re-entry Experiences with Specific Reference to Pakistan and China Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Zubair Ali Shahid
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2016 - ongoing Australian Guidance and Counseling Association (AGCA)
    2016 - ongoing Member Psychology Board of Australia

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