Dr Zina O'Leary

Dr Zina O'Leary
  • Category: Faculty, EMPA Faculty
  • Job Title: Senior Fellow
  • Organisation: ANZSOG
  • State/Region: NSW
  • Country: Australia
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Areas of expertise

  • Evaluation
  • Communication skills
  • Research Methodologies

Dr Zina O’Leary is currently an adjunct senior lecturer at UNSW and an ANZSOG Senior Fellow. Previously, Zina was senior lecturer and the Workplace Integrated Learning Coordinator at the University of Sydney Business School. Dr 


Dr O'Leary was awarded her PhD as a US National Science Foundation Fellow (methodology and social psychology), and has a MSc from the University of Wisconsin (social psychology and methodology), and a BA from Rutgers University (Sociology and Psychology). Her area of research expertise is the application of research to evidence-based decision making. 

Prior to her engagement by the University of Sydney Business School, Dr O'Leary's teaching experience included courses on research methods, evaluation and professional development at the University of Western Sydney (1995-2010), Hong Kong Polytechnic University (1998-2008) and the International Medical University at Kuala Lumpur (2007-2010).

ANZSOG programs

Dr O'Leary teaches in the following ANZSOG courses:

Selected publications

  • O’Leary, Z. (in press 2019) Little Quick Fix: Presentations that Motivate. London: Sage
  • O’Leary, Z. (2018) Little Quick Fix: Research Question. London: Sage
  • O’Leary, Z. (2018) Little Quick Fix: Research Proposals. London: Sage
  • O’Leary, Z. (2017) The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project (3rd edition). London: Sage
  • O'Leary, Z. and Hunt, J. (2016) Workplace Research: Conducting Small-scale Research in Organizations. London: Sage
  • O’Leary, Z. (2005) Researching Real-World Problems: A Guide to Methods of Inquiry. London: Sage