Researcher biography

Nik Steffens is an ARC DECRA Fellow and Senior Lecturer in UQ's School of Psychology. He is interested in psychological factors that make organisations fairer, more motivating, more effective, and healthier. His work focuses on teams and identity processes in social and organisational contexts, leadership and followership, motivation and creativity, and health and well-being. In 2017, he won the APS Workplace Excellence Award for Leadership Development (together with Alex Haslam and Kim Peters) for their work with industry partners around the 5R program that seeks to help leaders to develop their leadership and enhance team functioning and well-being. In 2018, he was awarded a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA; a 3-year research fellowship) from the Australian Research Council.