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Steffens, Niklas K.

Niklas K. Steffens The University of Queensland, Australia

Niklas K. (Nik) Steffens is Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Business and Organisational Psychology in the School of Psychology at The University of Queensland. His research focuses on leadership and followership, group processes and teamwork, and health and well-being in applied contexts – research he has conducted in collaboration with over 100 researchers across the globe. He collaborates with and consults to organisations, community groups, and industry to use theory and evidence to solve applied problems and improve group and organisational functioning. He recently co-edited Organizational Psychology: Revisiting the Classic Studies (with Michelle Ryan and Floor Rink, 2022). In 2018 he was awarded a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) by the Australian Research Council. For his work on leadership development around the 5R program (particularly with Alex Haslam, Kim Peters, and Blake McMillan), he received the Australian Psychology Society’s Workplace Excellence Award for Leadership Development in 2017 and was finalist of the 2023 Academy of Management’s MED evidence-based leadership development program award.