Xi Wen (Carys) Chan
PhD in Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources (OB/HR)
Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources (OB/HR)
Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources, Griffith Business School, Griffith University

I am a Senior Lecturer (research-focused, tenured) in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources at the Department of Employment Relations and Human Resources (ERHR) within Griffith University.

I conduct research on the work–life interface, flexible/remote working, self-efficacy, work-related stress and burnout, and leader–subordinate interactions. I am also well-versed in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. I am currently an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Stress Management (ABDC A) and an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Vocational Behavior (ABDC A*). I have also led and been a part of several successful competitive grant applications, obtaining close to $2,000,000 of external funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC), UnitingCare Queensland, Queensland Women, and Safe Work Australia.

My research outputs and contributions have been recognised at the national and international levels. In 2016, I was awarded the 2016 ANZAM Overall Best Doctoral Paper Award and Best HRM Stream Paper Award. More recently, one of my publications “When the boss is blue: Examining the effects of supervisors’ negative emotions on subordinates’ cognitive work engagement and family undermining” received the Emerald Literati Outstanding Paper Award as the best journal article published in Personnel Review (ABDC A) in 2021. Most recently, I was awarded the 2022 ANZAM-European Management Journal Early Career Researcher (ECR) Award, 2023 Griffith Business School PVC Excellence of an Early Career Researcher Award, and recognised as one of 15 recipients of the 2020-21 Work and Family Researchers Network ECR Fellowship.

Beyond academia, I was a key resource person (work–life balance) to the Citizens’ Panel On Work–Life Harmony coordinated by the Strategy Group of the Prime Minister’s Office of Singapore. Prior to entering academia, I had varied working experiences at KPMG Advisory, VTB Capital, Thomson Reuters, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Singapore), Tailored Accounts, CPA Australia, and the Institute of Policy Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.