Peter Sandiford

Dr Peter Sandiford

Senior Lecturer Organisational Behaviour

Adelaide Business School

Faculty of the Professions

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


I lecture in Organisational Behaviour and Management and joined the Business School in July 2012. Before this I worked in a number of universities in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong. My previous career focused on Hospitality, working in hotels, restaurants and bars internationally, although I also have experience in accounts and sales.

My current teaching includes International Management, Organisational Behaviour and Research Methodology.

My research can be broadly categorised as the sociological analysis of work and hospitality. My earlier work focused more on the tourism sector and this has led to an interest in the nature of service work and interactions between server and served. My PhD explored the emotionality of work in English public houses (pubs) and this is developing into a broader based exploration of the role of such pubs in modern society.

My research is mostly ethnographic in nature, seeking to learn and research through personal experience. My participant observation has taken multiple forms, as outsider-resident in a Hong Kong village, as employee in a chain of public houses and (of course) as a ‘local’ customer in village pubs and as a volunteer in conservation.

I have supervised students at Honours, Masters and Doctoral levels across a wide range of subjects. I am currently interested in supervising new students researching Emotion in Organisations, working in Hospitality and Pubs, graduate transitions (to work or further study) and work-based learning/internships, normally using qualitiative methods.

My research can be broadly categorised as the sociological analysis of work and hospitality. My earlier work focused more on the tourism sector and this has led to an interest in the nature of service work and interactions between server and served. My PhD explored the emotionality of work in English public houses (pubs) and this is developing into a broader based exploration of the role of such pubs in modern society.

My research is mostly ethnographic in nature, seeking to learn and research through personal experience. My participant observation has taken multiple forms, as outsider-resident in a Hong Kong village, as employee in a chain of public houses and (of course) as a ‘local’ customer in village pubs and as a volunteer in conservation.

 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2012 Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour University of Adelaide
    2007 - 2012 Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and HRM Manchester Metropolitan University
    2003 - 2007 Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and HRM Leeds Metropolitan University
    2001 - 2003 Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and HRM University College Northampton
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2003 University College Northampton United Kingdom Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education
    1999 - 2004 Oxford Brookes University United Kingdom PhD
    1995 - 1997 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong MPhil
    1994 - 1996 Chartered Institute of Marketing United Kingdom Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing
    1990 - 1994 City College United Kingdom BA (Hons) Hospitality Management

My Uni of Adelaide teaching and course coordination includes the following:

Organisational Behaviour II (Undergraduate)

Managing Across Cultures III (Undergraduate)

Research Methodology (Honours and Master of Business Research)

Advanced Theory: Management; Marketing; International Business (Honours and Master of Business Research)

Managing Contemporary Organisations (Master of Business Administration)

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 Principal Supervisor Investigating Identity Transition Of Hospitality Graduate Employees In Phnom Penh City, Cambodia: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Thapnakvatey Prak
    2020 Principal Supervisor Leadership influence moments in complex adaptive practice Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Nicole Cheesman-Dutton
    2016 Principal Supervisor Women in Leadership in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Syeda Nuzhat E Ibrat
    2014 Co-Supervisor The Assessment and Management of Human Resource Risk for Personnel Deployed on International Operations Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Mark Golsby
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2019 Principal Supervisor From Community Artist to Leadership Bricoleur Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Lisa Jane Philip-Harbutt
    2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Understanding the Value of an MBA by Exploring the Perspectives MBA Students and Graduates Have of Their MBA: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ankit Agarwal
    2013 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Power Dynamics and Knowledge Sharing: Towards Quality Holistic Dementia Care Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Oluwafunmilola Oluwaseun Oreoluwa
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2009 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Understanding the factors that influence the effectiveness of online customer reviews: A thematic analysis of receiver perspectives Manchester Metropolitan University Doctorate Full Time Carl Clare
    2009 - 2013 Principal Supervisor An exploration of the emotional experiences of Cypriot academics Manchester Metropolitan University Doctorate Full Time Marilena Antoniadou
    2007 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Employability and the demand for labour in hotels after the introduction of the PBS Manchester Metropolitan University Doctorate Part Time Steve Mansfield
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Member Faculty Academic Progress Review Committee University of Adelaide
    2015 - ongoing Member SCHOOL OF MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT RESEARCH COMMITTEE University of Adelaide
    2013 - ongoing Co-Chair Honours MBR Sub-committee University of Adelaide Australia
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2020 - ongoing Editor International Journal of Doctoral Studies Informing Science Institute United States
    2017 - ongoing Associate Editor International Journal of Doctoral Studies
    2011 - ongoing Board Member Administrative Sciences
  • Position: Senior Lecturer Organisational Behaviour
  • Phone: 83132017
  • Email: peter.sandiford@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4952
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10 Tower, floor 10
  • Room: 10 28
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Business School

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