DR Vanessa Pouthier

DR Vanessa Pouthier


  • Cross-boundary collaboration
  • Healthcare management and policy
  • Micro-foundations of institutional theory
  • Professional work



  • Dr Vanessa Pouthier is a lecturer in the Department of Management and Marketing at the University of Melbourne. She received her Ph.D. in Management and Organizations from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. Prior to joining the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne, Vanessa was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Bocconi University, Italy. Vanessa's research addresses the dynamics of organisational and institutional change and the issue of relational quality between professional groups and between professionals and clients in institutionally complex contexts, such as the health care sector. Her work also explores the process of professional socialisation, with a particular focus on the role of the body and affect.   


Member of

  • European Group for Organisational Studies. Member 2012 -
  • Academy of Management. Member 2007 -


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, Northwestern University 2014
  • MRes, Universite Paris X Nanterre 2006
  • MSc, ESSEC Business School 2005

Awards and honors

  • ABCD Reviewer Award, OMT Division, 2013
  • Not in List, 2008