Researcher biography

Victor Callan AM is Professor of Management and Leadership at the University of Queensland (UQ) Business School in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law. He has an international research reputation in the fields of organisational change, leadership, work stress, and vocational training, and is one of Australia's most cited researchers in these fields.

Victor is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, a Fellow of the Queensland Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In the Queen's Birthday 2019 Honours List, Victor was appointed as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia (General Division) for significant service to higher education in the field of management. Victor has been awarded the University's Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Research Supervision for the quality of outcomes associated with his PhD supervision. In addition, he is a recipient of two UQ Excellence in Leadership Awards for his roles in developing strong research, consulting and industry partnerships.

Victor is a regular contributor to executive education for senior managers and executives in the public and private sectors in Australia and overseas. He has completed over 100 projects as an advisor for Federal, State and local government departments including major reviews on skills, vocational education and training, major industry closures and workforce development.

He has also completed organisational and workforce development projects internationally, including for governments and organisations in South Africa, Ghana, Tanzania, Indonesia, Bhutan, Brunei, New Zealand and for South Pacific countries. Currently, he serves as the Academic Advisor to Australia Awards Indonesia.