Dr Aastha Malhotra


Dr Aastha Malhotra
NameDr Aastha Malhotra
Email Addressaastha.malhotra@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleSenior Lecturer (Social Work and Human Services)
QualificationsMHumServ Qld, PhD Qld
DepartmentSchool of Psychology and Wellbeing
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2509-1239
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Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
Program Director and Senior LecturerSchool of Psychology and Wellbeing2022
Senior LecturerSchool of Health and Wellbeing20172021
Vice-Chancellor's Research FellowInstitute of Resilience Regions20142016

Fields of Research

  • 350708. Not-for-profit business and management
  • 350799. Strategy, management and organisational behaviour not elsewhere classified
  • 440407. Socio-economic development
  • 440499. Development studies not elsewhere classified
  • 440903. Social program evaluation
  • 440999. Social work not elsewhere classified

Professional Membership

Professional MembershipYear
Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management
Queensland Social Enterprise Council
MHumServ
Qld
2008
PhD
Qld
2013

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
MAPPING IMPACTS OF COVID-19 ON THE PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING OF MIGRANT COMMUNITIES IN QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIAAssociate SupervisorMasters2024
Coping with COVID-19: Community and Institutional Responses in MalawiAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2023
Low back pain and related disability in Pakistan: Application of a biopsychosocial approachAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2022
Womens leadership in Australian NGOs: Future perspectives post-global pandemic Covid-19Associate SupervisorDoctoral2021
Nudged sensemaking meets organizational change management: An exploration into the targeted utilization of status quo bias, and associated heuristicsAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2018

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
The role of innovation hubs in building community resilienceAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2021
Project titleDetailsYear
Facilitating wellbeing and resilience for social enterprise leaders and their teams in rural, remote and regional QueenslandDepartment of Youth Justice, Employment, Small Business and Training (Social Enterprise Research Grants)2024
Female Founders Fast-track: Elevating Queensland Rural, Regional and Remote Female Founders by Leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Innovative Growth StrategiesDepartment of Tourism, Innovation and Sport Grant2023
Increasing access to voluntary, culturally responsive HIV testing and PrEP for prevention for culturally and linguistically diverse community members in General Practice settings Agency agreement2023
Developing Human Services Practitioners: Scaffolding student learning in Professional PlacementsOffice of Advancement of Learning and Teaching2019
Empowering Women through Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation in Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri LankaDepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade2017
Building Women’s Startup Resilience in regional QueenslandAdvance Queensland, Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation Grant2016
Big Data for Small BusinessAdvance Queensland, Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation Grant2016
Advancing women in rural enterprises (WiRE) through entrepreneurship2016
Empowering Women through Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Business Sustainability in Bangladesh and NepalDepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade Grant2014
DateNameAwarding organisationUnderpinning research
2015Category Winner5 Minute Research Pitch

Transformative change comes from more than structured content: Qualitative exploration of parent experiences of a post-separation group program

Bayliss, Luke, Krishnamoorthy, Govind, Malhotra, Aastha, Beel, Nathan, du Plessis, Carol, Crathern, Jennifer, Hall, Stuart and Burton, Lorelle. 2023. "Transformative change comes from more than structured content: Qualitative exploration of parent experiences of a post-separation group program." Family Relations. 72 (5), pp. 3067-3083. https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12836

Future-proofing Queensland families: Investigating CatholicCare’s leadership in family support services and responses to national family law reforms

Bayliss, Luke, Krishnamoorthy, Govind, Malhotra, Aastha, Beel, Nathan, du Plessis, Carol and Burton, Lorelle. 2022. Future-proofing Queensland families: Investigating CatholicCare’s leadership in family support services and responses to national family law reforms. Toowoomba, Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Developing Human Services Practitioners : Scaffolding Student Learning in Professional Placements

Malhotra, Aastha, Campbell, Christina, Clark, Linda and Dunlop, Emma. 2022. Developing Human Services Practitioners : Scaffolding Student Learning in Professional Placements. Australia. University of Southern Queensland.

Looking for, Learning from and Finally Becoming the Voice of Experience: A Communities of Practice Perspective on the Doctoral Journey

Malhotra, Aastha. 2019. "Looking for, Learning from and Finally Becoming the Voice of Experience: A Communities of Practice Perspective on the Doctoral Journey." Machin, Tanya M., Clara, Marc and Danaher, Patrick Alan (ed.) Traversing the doctorate: reflections and strategies from students, supervisors and administrators. Switzerland. Springer. pp. 237-251

From impediment to innovation: Introducing a residential school within the Human Services Discipline

Malhotra, Aastha, Steggall, David and Campbell, Christina. 2019. "From impediment to innovation: Introducing a residential school within the Human Services Discipline." USQ Learning and Teaching Showcase. Toowoomba, Australia Nov 2019 Toowoomba, Australia.

Transformational leadership and not for profits and social enterprises

Wiltshire, Kenneth, Malhotra, Aastha and Axelsen, Michael. Wiltshire, Kenneth, Malhotra, Aastha and Axelsen, Michael (ed.) 2018. Transformational leadership and not for profits and social enterprises. United States. Routledge.

Three Schools of Nonprofit Thought: Evolution of the Field and Implications For Leadership

Malhotra, Aastha. 2018. "Three Schools of Nonprofit Thought: Evolution of the Field and Implications For Leadership." Wiltshire, Kenneth, Malhotra, Aastha and Axelson, Micheal (ed.) Transformational Leadership and Not for Profits and Social Enterprises. New York, United States. Taylor & Francis. pp. 15-33

Innovation in the face of tension: Lessons from a sustainable social enterprise

Malhotra, Aastha. 2016. "Innovation in the face of tension: Lessons from a sustainable social enterprise." Nicolopoulou, Katerina, Karatas-Ozkan, Mine, Janssen, Frank and Jermier, John (ed.) Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation. New York, United States. Routledge. pp. 170-186

Hybridity in Nonprofit Organizations: Organizational Perspectives on Combining Multiple Logics

Malhotra, Aastha, Wright, April L. and Jarvis, Lee C.. 2024. "Hybridity in Nonprofit Organizations: Organizational Perspectives on Combining Multiple Logics." Journal of Business Ethics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-024-05687-y