Dr. Alicia Stanway

PhD (Mgmt), GradDip (OrgPsyc), GradCert (HighEd), BSc (Hons)

Lecturer in Leadership

Research and teaching specialties

Leadership Development, Human Resource Management, Organisational Psychology, Organisational Behaviour, Experiential Learning.


With an authentic gratification in amplifying business professionals with the values, tools and competence to add value to their own professions, Dr Alicia Stanway is a Lecturer in the Leadership and Human Resource Management discipline. Her current research portfolio includes an emphasis on Positive Psychology.

Prior to joining AIB in 2020, Alicia spent a decade teaching across the Event, Sport and Recreation Management and Business programs at the School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University. As an advocate for experiential learning and nurturing industry networks to enhance employability, Alicia led undergraduate students across the USA for the Sports, Venues and Events Study Tours and designed curriculum that integrated academic learning with practical application, which earned her the Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence. Alicia is also leading an industry collaboration with Parks and Leisure Western Australia to empower aquatic and leisure centre (ALC) practitioners with a well-being, social and economic model that articulates the holistic value of an individual ALC.

She also holds a PhD (Management) from the University of South Australia, which focused on the role of psychological contract and personality traits on organisational citizenship behaviours in the performing arts higher education context.

Email: alicia.stanway@aib.edu.au

Publications and Presentations

Recent Articles

Stanway, A.R., Powell, R., Fradd, L., & Sibson, R. (2020). Well-being, social and economic value of aquatic and leisure centres: A holistic model. Annals of Leisure Research, DOI: 10.1080/11745398.2020.1787183.

Sibson, R. & Stanway, A.R. (2020). Opening up perspectives on life: Exploring the benefits of CaLD sport and active recreation programs for participants. Managing Sport and Leisure, DOI: 10.1080/23750472.2020.1787211.

Stanway, A.R., Fein, E.C., & Bordia, S. (2020). The moderating role of conscientiousness between psychological contract breach and loyal boosterism. Research in Dance Education, 21(1), 82-97.

Kitney, S., Stanway, A.R., & Ryan, M. (2018). Volunteer tourism motivations of the Marine Conservation Cambodia project. Current Issues in Tourism, 21(10), 1091-1096.

Scott, O.K.M & Stanway, A.R. (2015). Tweeting the lecture: How social media can increase student engagement in higher education. Sport Management Education Journal, 9(2), 91-101.


Recent Presentations

Lajom, J., Stanway, A.R., & Teo, S. (2018). Exploring the interactive role of work engagement and harmonious passion on recovery experiences and emotional exhaustion. Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM).


Active Projects

Understanding the well-being, social and economic value of aquatic and leisure centres. Industry Collaboration Grant with Parks and Leisure (WA) (Leith Fradd) and Edith Cowan University (Professor Rob Powell and Dr Ruth Sibson).

Psychological contract, workplace passion and mindfulness among Japanese professionals’ well-being at work. Strategic Research Grant with Edith Cowan University (Dr Jennifer Lajom and Professor Stephen Teo).