Dr Ying (Lena) Wang is a Senior Lecturer in RMIT's School of Management. Lena is trained in organisational psychology, and her research and consulting interests lie in personality and individual differences, leadership development, and diversity management in organisations.
Dr Ying (Lena) Wang joined the School of Management, RMIT University in 2016. Before then, she was the Lab and Educational Program Manager of Accelerated Learning Laboratory, and lecturer at Business School and School of Psychology, University of Western Australia. Lena teaches in areas of organisational behaviour and human resource management.
Lena's research interests include personality and individual differences, leadership/organisational capability development, diversity management, and employee wellbeing. She has published on top-tier journals including Journal of Applied Psychology, Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, among others. Lena is a current Associate Editor at the journal Applied Psychology: An International Review, while also sitting on the Editorial Board of the journal Human Relations. She is a past co-editor of the book series, Advances in Global Leadership, published by Emerald.
Lena has over a decade of consulting experience on a wide range of areas specialising in psychometric testing, talent assessment and management, leadership training and development, among others. She has attracted approximately $1 million external funding into universities. Lena has lived and worked in Australia, UK, US and China.
Lena received a PhD in Work Psychology from University of Sheffield, UK, and MSc in Psychological Research Method and MA in Organisational Studies from University of Warwick, UK. Lena is certified for using a wide range of psychological assessment and training tools.
- PhD in Work Psychology (2012), Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield, UK
- MSc Research Methods in Psychology (2008), Department of Psychology, University of Warwick, UK
- MA in Organisation Studies (2004), Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK
- BA in Russian Language and Literature (2003), Fudan University, China
Lena has been working closely with industry and government for almost two decades and has attracted approximately $1 million external funding into universities. Since joining RMIT, she has been engaging in multiple projects funded by National Mental Health Commission, Queensland Mental Health Commission, Victoria's Department of Premier and Cabinet, Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union, among others, to investigate in topic areas of workforce development, leadership development, program evaluation and employee mental health.
Before joining RMIT, she was Lab and Educational Program Manager at Accelerated Learning Laboratory, University of Western Australia (2011-2016), during which time she worked with various organisations in mining, oil and gas, construction, and public sectors, on leadership and organisational capability development. Prior to her postgraduate studies in the UK she was an Associate Consultant at Mobley Group Pacific in Shanghai, China (2004-2007), during which time she worked with numerous multinational corporations to provide consulting services in talent management, talent selection and leadership development. She also worked briefly during 2009 as a consultant at Assessment Associates International in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
1 PhD Completions3 PhD Current Supervisions
- Wang, Y.,Dunlop, P.,Parker, S.,Griffin, M.,Gachunga, H. (2022). The moderating role of honesty-humility in the association of agreeableness with interpersonal competency: A study of managers in two countries In: Applied Psychology, 71, 219 - 242
- Shu, S.,Wang, Y.,Kang, H.,Wu, C.,Arenius, P. (2022). Understanding the role of job quality in the association of employees’ career change to self-employment and job satisfaction In: Personnel Review, , 1 - 16
- Duan, J.,Xu, Y.,Wang, X.,Wu, C.,Wang, Y. (2021). Voice for oneself: Self-interested voice and its antecedents and consequences In: Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 94, 1 - 28
- Wang, Y.,Wu, C. (2021). Work and Personality Change: What We Do Makes Who We Are, Bristol University Press, United Kingdom
- Chen, J.,Kang, H.,Wang, Y.,Zhou, M. (2021). Thwarted psychological needs: the negative impact of customer mistreatment on service employees and the moderating role of empowerment HRM practices In: Personnel Review, 50, 1566 - 1581
- Luksyte, A.,Avery, D.,Parker, S.,Wang, Y.,Johnson, L.,Crepeau, L. (2021). (In Press) Age diversity in teams: Examining the impact of the least agreeable member In: Journal of Organizational Behavior, , 1 - 20
- Wu, C.,Wang, Y.,Parker, S.,Griffin, M. (2020). Effects of chronic job insecurity on Big Five personality change In: Journal of Applied Psychology, 105, 1308 - 1326
- Byrne, L.,Roennfeldt, H.,Wang, Y.,O'Shea, P. (2019). 'You don't know what you don't know': The essential role of management exposure, understanding and commitment in peer workforce development In: International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 28, 572 - 581
- Jiang, Z.,Wang, Y.,Hu, X.,Wang, Z. (2019). Open Workplace Climate and LGB Employees' Psychological Experiences: The Roles of Self-Concealment and Self-Acceptance In: Journal of Employment Counseling, 56, 2 - 19
- Byrne, L.,Wang, Y.,Roennfeldt, H.,Chapman, M.,Darwin, L. (2019). Queensland Framework for the Development of Mental Health Lived Experience Workforce In: Queensland Mental Health Commission Brisbane, Australia
- A Collaborative Approach to Preventing and Responding to Risks which Contribute to Psychological III Health in Manufacturing in Victoria. Funded by: Victorian Workcover Authority - Competitive from (2021 to 2022)
- Assessing Progress in the Implementation of the Gender Equality Act 2020. Funded by: DFFH Commission for Gender Equality in the Public Sector Grants from (2021 to 2022)
- Evaluation of the Victorian LGBTIQ Leadership Program 2020. Funded by: Department of Premier and Cabinet Research Project from (2020 to 2021)
- Peer Workforce Development Guideline. Funded by: National Medical Health Commission Contract from (2019 to 2020)
- LGBTI Leadership Program Evaluation. Funded by: Department of Premier and Cabinet Research Project from (2018 to 2020)