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Zina O'Leary

Zina O'Leary


Work Integrated Learning Coordinator

Rm 4042
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9114 0505
zina.oleary@sydney.edu.au

Bio

Zina is a senior lecturer and the Workplace Integrated Learning coordinator for the University of Sydney Business School. Zina is an internationally recognised leader in applied research methodologies and has a keen interest in the application of research to evidence based decision making in the private and public sector. She is the author of several relevant research texts including the bestselling, The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project (2013) and Researching Real World Problems (2007) (Sage). She is currently under contract with Sage to write Workplace Research: Conducting Practicable Small-scale Studies in Organizational Settings, due out in 2015. She is also completing research for Powerful Presentations: Motivating an Audience to Action, a critical skill set for improving student employability. She consults widely in both the public and private spheres.

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Publications

2017

1
Book/s

O'Leary Z 2017 'The Essential Guide to Doing your Research Project (3rd Edition)', Sage Publications, London, United Kingdom, pp. 376 Link

2016

1
Book/s

O'Leary Z and Hunt J 2016 'Workplace Research: Conducting small-scale research in organizations', Sage Publications, London, United Kingdom, pp. 280 Link

2014

1
Book/s

O'Leary Z 2014 'The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project (2nd Edition)', Sage Publications, London, United Kingdom, pp. 384 Link

2010

1
Book/s

O'Leary Z 2010 'The Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project', Sage Publications, London, United Kingdom, pp. 320 Link

2009

2
Book Section/s

Powis B and O'Leary Z 2009 'Wellness tourism and health promotion: healthy tourists and healthy environments' in Wellness and tourism : mind, body, spirit, place, ed. Robyn Bushell and Pauline J. Sheldon, Cognizant Communication, New York, United States

2007

1
Book/s

O'Leary Z 2007 'The Social Science Jargon Buster: The Key Terms You Need to Know', Sage Publications, London, United Kingdom, pp. 344 Link

2005

1
Book/s

O'Leary Z 2005 'Researching Real-World Problems: A Guide to Methods of Inquiry', Sage Publications, London, United Kingdom, pp. 312 Link

2
Book Section/s

O'Leary Z, Andersen L, Ireland J, Powis B and Tamplin S 2005 'Meeting community public health through healthy hospital partnerships: children as common ground' in Health promotion: evidence, practice and policy, CMB, New York, United States

4
Journal Article/s

Tamplin S, Davidson D, Powis B and O'Leary Z 2005 'Issues and options for the safe destruction and disposal of used injection materials', Waste Management, vol.25:6, pp. 655–665 Link

McCreadie K and O'Leary Z 2005 'The sale of out of date foods in the Republic of Palau', Pacific Health Dialog, vol.12:1, pp. 33-37 Link

2004

1
Book/s

O'Leary Z 2004 'The Essential Guide to Doing Research', Sage Publications, London, United Kingdom, pp. 240

4
Journal Article/s

O'Leary Z, Brear M, Powis B and Davidson D 2004 'Evaluating community participation in a healthy islands setting: towards evidence based decision making', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, vol.15:2, pp. 137–141 Link

O'Leary Z and Powis B 2004 'Finding new direction for environmental health practice in Fiji', Environmental Health Focus, vol.2:1

2003

4
Journal Article/s

O'Leary Z and Ambu S 2003 'Frameworks for research: traversing disciplinary boundaries', Environmental Health Focus, vol.1:1

O'Leary Z, Benedict I, Nicholson R and Tranter M 2003 'Healthy workplaces', Environmental Health Focus, vol.1:1

O'Leary Z, Powis B and Litidamu N 2003 'Integrating plans, practice, and place in Fiji: settings approaches to national environmental health planning', Environmental Health Focus, vol.1:1

Powis B, Litidamu N and O'Leary Z 2003 'Reorienting Environmental health practice in Fiji: The potential in developing a national environmental health action plan', Pacific Health Dialog, vol.10:2, pp. 27-33 Link

2002

10
Report/s

O'Leary Z and Ambu S 2002 'Developing a framework for integrated research methodologies: the EHRC experience', CEHD

O'Leary Z and Powis B 2002 'Palau healthy islands report on progress', CEHD

2001

2
Book Section/s

O'Leary Z 2001 'Conversations in the kitchen' in Postgraduate research supervision: transforming (r)elations, ed. A Bartlett & G Mercer, Peter Lang, New York, United States, pp. 195–198

5
Conference Paper/s

O'Leary Z and Smithers S 2001 'The cockfight as a release for masculine passions', Men's Health Conference, Sydney, Australia, 28th September 2001

O'Leary Z and Sidoti A 2001 'Extreme or mundane: negotiations of violence in a university setting', Building Bridges Conference on Violence against Women, Sydney, Australia, 21st September 2001

O'Leary Z 2001 'Managing method: reframing the relationship between empirical science and the postmodern critique', Association for Qualitative Research (AQR) Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 7th July 2001

10
Report/s

O'Leary Z and Powis B 2001 'A NEHAP for Palau', CEHD

2000

4
Journal Article/s

O'Leary Z 2000 'Apostasy: exploring resistance and transformation', Journal for the Academic Study of Religion, vol.13:1

Research Expertise

  • Applied research
  • Evidence-based decision making
  • Evaluation
  • Presentation skills
  • Communication

Recent Units Taught

  • BUSS2100 Business Placement A (Internship)

    2016: S1, S2, SS,
    2015: S1, S2,

  • BUSS2200 Business Placement B (Internship)

    2016: S1,
    2015: S1,

  • BUSS2500 Washington D.C. Placement Program

    2016: SS,
    2015: Int Feb,

  • BUSS6000 Succeeding in Business

    2017: S1,

  • BUSS6500 Commerce Internship

    2015: S1,

  • BUSS6500 Industry Placement

    2016: S1, S2, SS,
    2015: S1, S2,

  • BUSS6503 USA Industry Placement

    2016: SS,