Dr. Carlene Boucher

PhD (Human and Org Systems), M.A. (OD), Grad Cert (Tertiary Teaching and Learning), Grad Dip Organisational Change, B.A.


Research and teaching specialties

Human Resource Management, Workplace diversity, Leadership, Emotions at work


Carlene completed her M.A in Organisaton Development and PhD in Human and Organisation Systems at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, Californaia. Carlene has more than 30 years experience teaching in Australian and International higher education institutions. She has designed, taught and managed a range of  face-to-face and online business courses in research, postgraduate and undergraduate programs including Strategic Human Resource Management, Business Ethics, Organisational Behaviour, Performance and Compensation Management, Leadership, Research Projects, Business Research Methods, Qualitative Research and Strategic Management.

Carlene’s research interests include exploring the ways managers use emotional labour as part of their role, the experience of diversity in organisations and health services management.


Publications and Presentations

Book Chapters:

Arham, A., Muenjohn, N. & Boucher, C. 2011, “Leadership, entrepreneurial orientation and performance: The case of SME’s in Malaysia, in Muenjohn”, N. ed. Organisational leadership: concepts, cases and research, Cengage Learning Australia, Melbourne

Muenjohn, N., Boucher, C. and Tran, N. (eds.), 2010, Leadership and Management, Cengage Learning, Melbourne.

Boucher, C. & Brooks, R. 2005, “Changing times, changing research, changing degrees: Supervising and managing the first PhD by project undertaken in a Business Faculty”, in P. Green (ed) Research on Research, RMIT Press, Melbourne.

Boucher, C. 2002, ‘How Australian women socially construct leadership: A study using memory-work’, in P. Green (ed) Slices of Life, RMIT Press, Melbourne.

Boucher, C. & Holian, R. (eds) 2001, Emerging Forms of Representing Qualitative Data, RMIT Press, Melbourne.

O’Grady, M. & Boucher, C. 1996, ‘Teams, groups and committees’, in R. Collins & Y. McLaughlin (eds) Effective management, CCH, Sydney.

Boucher, C., Cherry, N. & Smyth, A. 1996, ‘Job design’, in R. Collins & Y. McLaughlin (eds) Effective management, CCH, Sydney.


Refereed Journal Publications

Boucher, C. 2017, “The Roles of Power, Passing and Surface Acting in the Workplace Relationships of Female Leaders with Disability”, Business and Society, vol. 56/7, pp.1004-1032.

Boucher, C. 2016, “The negative impact of the behaviour of Executives on Middle Managers in Victorian Health Services“, The Qualitative Report.

Boucher, C. & Fallon, W. 2014, “Adapting the Learning History approach for use in inter- organisational contexts: Learnings from a problem gambling project”, Action Research, Action Learning Journal, vol. 20, no. 2.

Arham, A. Boucher, C. and Muenjohn, N. 2013, ‘Leadership and entrepreneurial success: a study of SMEs in Malaysia’, in World Journal of Social Sciences, World Business Institute, Australia, vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 117-130

Boucher, C. 2007, ‘Using reflective practice as a management development tool in a Victorian Health Service’, Reflective Practice, vol.8, no.2, pp.227-240.

Boucher, C. 2005, ‘To be or not to be . . . a manager: the career choices of health professionals’, Australian Health Review, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 218-225.

Boucher, C. & Smyth, A. 2004,’ Up close and personal: reflections on our experience of supervising candidates who are using personal reflective techniques’, Reflective Practice, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 345-356.

Boucher, C., Smyth, A. & Johnstone, M. 2004, ‘Creating collaborative spaces: The pleasures and perils of doing multi-disciplinary, multi-partner qualitative research’, Journal of Higher education Policy and Management, vol. 26, no. 3, pp.419-428.

Tenni, C., Smyth, A. & Boucher, C. 2003 ‘The Researcher as Autobiographer: Analysing Data Written about Oneself‘, The Qualitative Report Vol 8 no 1,

Boucher, C. J. 1997, ‘How women socially construct leadership in organizations: A study using memory work’, Gender, Work and Organization, vol. 4,no. 3, pp 149 – 158.