Simon Restubog


Accepting Doctoral Students

Personal profile

Research interests

Simon Restubog is an International Distinguished Professor (fractional appointment) in the Division of Strategy and Organization in the School of Management at the University of Bath. He is also a Professor of HR and I/O Psychology in the School of Labor and Employment Relations and Department of Psychology (courtesy appointment) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

His research focuses on the dark side of human behavior, employment relationships and future of work, and career development. He has published over 100 journal articles in high impact journals in applied psychology (e.g., Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Leadership Quarterly, Personnel Psychology), management and organizations (e.g., Academy of Management Journal, Human Relations, Human Resource Management-Wiley, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, Organization Studies), vocational psychology (e.g., Journal of Counseling Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior), marketing (e.g., Journal of Service Research, Journal of Service Management, Tourism Management), general psychology (e.g., Current Directions in Psychological Science, Journal of Research in Personality), occupational health (e.g., Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Work & Stress), industrial relations (e.g., British Journal of Industrial Relations) among others. 

Since 2008, he has received 12 nationally and internationally competitive grants from Australia (e.g., Australian Research Council - Discovery and Linkage Schemes), Canada (e.g., Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council), and China (e.g., National Natural Science Foundation of China) totaling approximately USD 1.5 million. Additionally, he has secured industry funding from business organizations such as Australian Defense, Sydney Trains, Queensland Health, among others, totalling USD 355,000.

In January 2023, he was honored as Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, acknowledging his sustained and exceptional contributions to the field of psychology. Additionally, since 2020, he has been recognized in Stanford University's top 2% researchers worldwide across disciplines.

Other responsibilities

Simon Restubog is currently Senior Associate Editor of the Journal of Vocational Behavior, Associate Editor of Human Relations, and past Associate Editor of Group & Organization Management, and Special Issue Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior. He also serves as an editorial board member of the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of Business and Psychology.


Willing to supervise doctoral students

I am open to co-supervising PhD students and am particularly interested in working with those who have a substantive background in psychology, previous research experience, strong written communication and quantitative skills, a commitment to lifelong learning, and a goal-oriented approach to education. Pursuing an academic career, particularly obtaining a PhD, is a demanding journey that should be embraced as a way of life rather than merely a means to an end. Our work involves addressing phenomenon-driven research questions and rigorously testing theories against empirical data. As a PhD student, you will engage in extensive learning, hard work (often exceeding 40 hours per week), and uphold the highest standards of scientific rigor and integrity. If you embody these qualities, and demonstrate willingness to embrace these challenges, I encourage you to contact me. My PhD graduates have secured academic positions in research-intensive institutions in Australia (e.g., Monash University, University of New South Wales, University of Western Australia), USA (e.g., University of Oklahoma), Spain (e.g., ESADE Business School), and the United Kingdom (e.g., University of Sussex).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland

Award Date: 10 Jun 2005

External positions

Research Professor (fractional appointment), University of Queensland Business School

May 2019Jul 2023

Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Aug 2018 → …

Research Professor, The Australian National University

Jan 2012Jul 2018

Research Associate Professor, The Australian National University

Jul 2010Dec 2011

Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales

Jun 2008Jun 2010

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland

Jun 2005Jun 2008


  • Dark side of human behavior in organizations
  • Employment relationships
  • Future of work
  • Career development
  • Vulnerable workforce


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