DeepOD Research


I am deepening my professional development in Org Development and applied Org Dynamics via a PhD. This involves an exploration of leadership, collaboration, entrepreneurship and competition in the Australian domestic animal welfare sector.

My early, working research question is How can system psychodynamically-informed research methods be utilised to develop interorganisation effectiveness in the domestic animal welfare sector?

This PhD candidature is occurring under the supervision of the National Institute of Organisation Dynamics Australia.


I am interested in speaking with people involved in domestic animal rescue and / or in research in this area as I develop my research proposal.  

You could be a rescuer or foster carer, a rescue organisation, adopter, someone surrendering an animal or you might be involved in some other way, for example an adjacent area like regulatory, enforcement, rescue photography, pet supplies, veterinary care or the like. I am still learning about the sector, and don’t know what I don’t know. 

My starting questions include:

  1.  What do you think makes the animal rescue sector tick?
  2. Why and how are you involved in domestic animal rescue?
  3.  What do you think are problems worth solving in Australian domestic animal rescue?  

Right now I am not seeking research participants, so conversations are not for inclusion in formal research. Rather, they will contribute to the development of the research proposal. Involvement in any formal research may occur later, by arrangement and with the right ethical and other boundaries in place. 


If you’re keen to engage in a conversation about your observations or experiences in the area of Australian domestic animal welfare (including via research), feel welcome to get in touch via the Contact tab. 

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