DR Melissa Wheeler

DR Melissa Wheeler


  • Applied Ethics (Organizational Ethics)
  • Gender Equality (Gender and Leadership)
  • Management (Leadership)
  • Moral Psychology (Moral Communication)
  • Social Psychology



  • Dr Melissa Wheeler is a Research and Teaching Fellow in the Department of Management and Marketing at the University of Melbourne and lectures in the areas of organizational psychology, leadership, organizational behavior, and change management. She has a PhD in moral and social psychology from the University of Melbourne, where she explored the social process of communication with a specific look at the impact of framing effects on the kinds of appeals used in moral communication. Melissa has an ongoing interest in the field of moral psychology and applied ethics, including workplace diversity, women in leadership, and the effectiveness of ethical frameworks in persuasive communication. She also holds honorary positions with the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences and the Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health.   


Member of

  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). Member 2016 - 2017
  • Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP). Member 2012 - 2017


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2015
  • B.A. (Hon), University of Melbourne 2010
  • B.A., University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa 2005

Awards and honors

  • Special Conference Support Grant, 2015
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, 2012



Available for supervision

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