Melissa Wheeler has a PhD in social psychology from the University of Melbourne, where she explored how people persuade others to agree with their moral beliefs. Melissa has an ongoing interest in the field of moral psychology and applied ethics, including workplace diversity, moral voice behaviour, and ethical leadership. Her research has been published in top tier journals, including Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Business Ethics, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Cities, European Review of Social Psychology, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes.
Melissa teaches at Swinburne University of Technology in the areas of applied ethics, foundations of research, and change management and is the Major Discipline Coordinator for the Management Major. She is a Leader in the Career Development Program within the Swinburne Women’s Academic Network, a member of the Human Ethics Committee and a Research Ethics Advisor, founder of the Gender and Intersectional Research Community, Theme Lead of the Social Psychology of Innovation Group (Ethics of Innovation), and Co-creator of the Australian Leadership Index.