MK Ward

M.K. Ward completed a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at North Carolina State University in 2016. Her dissertation focused on the relationships between decision-making styles of entrepreneurs and organizational performance.


M.K.'s prevailing interests include entrepreneurship, performance, organizational neuroscience, and measurement. Other topics of interest are judgment and decision making, mindfulness, affect, and organizations and the natural environment.


M.K. has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Human Resource Management Review and Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior (forthcoming). In 2014, she received the Student Research Award from the Association for Psychological Science. She co-edits a column titled Organizational Neuroscience in the journal The Industrial/Organizational Psychologist. M.K. aims to integrate neuroscience to conduct high-impact research about work design.

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The Future of Work Institute (FoWI) promotes productive and meaningful work as essential foundations of a healthy economy and society.

FoWI’s researchers focus on how people contribute to and benefit from new knowledge and practices, and their mission is to support thriving people and organisations in the digital age.

The Future of Work Institute acknowledges the Wadjuk Nyungar people as the traditional owners of the land on which the Institute is situated.


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Curtin Graduate School of Business 

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