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 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

I am course coordinator for the following courses:

Organisational Behaviour II (Undergraduate)

Managing Across Cultures III (Undergraduate)

Research Methodology (Honours and Master of Business Research)

 

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 Principal Supervisor Exploring new creative ways of contributing to leadership and development Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Lisa Jane Philip-Harbutt
    2017 Principal Supervisor To Explore Recruiters, Graduates and Higher Education Institute Perceptions of the Term Employability and Their Shared Relationship Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ankit Agarwal
    2016 Co-Supervisor Women in Leadership in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Syeda Nuzhat E Ibrat
    2015 Principal Supervisor The Impact of Power and Influence on Motivation for Sustainable Change in Complex Organisational Systems Master of Philosophy Master Part Time Mrs Nicole Cheesman-Dutton
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2013 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Power Dynamics and Knowledge Sharing: Towards Quality Holistic Dementia Care Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Oluwafunmilola Oluwaseun Oreoluwa
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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
    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: Business School Office

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