Mr Sean O'Connor

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Research interests

  • Coaching; Workplace and Leadership
  • Positive Organisational Change
  • Positive psychology, wellbeing and goal attainment
  • Leadership and Network Cognitions
  • Social Network Analysis and Systems
  • Technology and Self development

Selected grants

2017

  • Compassion at the heart of well-being: an inter-disciplinary study of well-being in a healthcare setting; Huppert F, Johnson A, Nguyen H, O'Connor S, Samuel G; John Templeton Foundation/Large Grants.

2015

  • Coaching Psychology Program; O'Connor S; University of Sydney/Internal Scheme.

2010

  • The coaching ripple effect: The individual and systemic level influence of leadership development; Cavanagh M, O'Connor S, Cavanagh M; McLean Hospital (USA)/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Green, S., O'Connor, S. (2017). Partnering Evidence-Based Coaching and Positive Psychology. In Mathew A. White, Gavin R. Slemp, A. Simon Murray (Eds.), Future Directions in Well-Being: Education, Organizations and Policy, (pp. 63-69). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
  • O'Connor, S., Cavanagh, M. (2016). Group and Team Coaching. In Bachkirova, T., Spence, G. & Drake, D. (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Coaching, (pp. 488-506). Los Angeles: Sage Publications Ltd.
  • Grant, A., O'Connor, S. (2015). Executive Coaching in Times of Organisational Change: a Vital Support and Developmental Mechanism. In L. Hall (Eds.), Coaching in Times of Crisis and Transformation, (pp. 121-143). Philadelphia: Kogan Page.

Journals

  • Grant, A., O'Connor, S., Studholme, I. (2018). Towards a Positive Psychology of Buildings and Workplace Community: The Positive Built Workplace Environment. International Journal of Applied Positive Psychology.
  • O'Connor, S., Studholme, I., Grant, A. (2017). Group coaching in a large complex organisation: Lessons learnt from experience. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 15(2), 1-16.
  • Lockwood, R., O'Connor, S. (2017). Playfulness in adults: an examination of play and playfulness and their implications for coaching. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 10(1), 54-65. [More Information]
  • Grant, A., Studholme, I., Verma, R., Kirkwood, L., Paton, B., O'Connor, S. (2017). The impact of leadership coaching in an Australian healthcare setting. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 31(2), 237-252. [More Information]
  • O'Connor, S., Cavanagh, M. (2013). The coaching ripple effect: The effects of developmental coaching on wellbeing across organisational networks. Psychology of Well-Being, 3, 2.
  • Grant, A., O'Connor, S. (2010). The Differential Effects of Solution-focused and Problem-focused Coaching Questions: A Pilot Study with Implications for Practice. Industrial and Commercial Training, 42(2), 102-111. [More Information]

2018

  • Grant, A., O'Connor, S., Studholme, I. (2018). Towards a Positive Psychology of Buildings and Workplace Community: The Positive Built Workplace Environment. International Journal of Applied Positive Psychology.

2017

  • O'Connor, S., Studholme, I., Grant, A. (2017). Group coaching in a large complex organisation: Lessons learnt from experience. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 15(2), 1-16.
  • Green, S., O'Connor, S. (2017). Partnering Evidence-Based Coaching and Positive Psychology. In Mathew A. White, Gavin R. Slemp, A. Simon Murray (Eds.), Future Directions in Well-Being: Education, Organizations and Policy, (pp. 63-69). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
  • Lockwood, R., O'Connor, S. (2017). Playfulness in adults: an examination of play and playfulness and their implications for coaching. Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 10(1), 54-65. [More Information]
  • Grant, A., Studholme, I., Verma, R., Kirkwood, L., Paton, B., O'Connor, S. (2017). The impact of leadership coaching in an Australian healthcare setting. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 31(2), 237-252. [More Information]

2016

  • O'Connor, S., Cavanagh, M. (2016). Group and Team Coaching. In Bachkirova, T., Spence, G. & Drake, D. (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Coaching, (pp. 488-506). Los Angeles: Sage Publications Ltd.

2015

  • Grant, A., O'Connor, S. (2015). Executive Coaching in Times of Organisational Change: a Vital Support and Developmental Mechanism. In L. Hall (Eds.), Coaching in Times of Crisis and Transformation, (pp. 121-143). Philadelphia: Kogan Page.

2013

  • O'Connor, S., Cavanagh, M. (2013). The coaching ripple effect: The effects of developmental coaching on wellbeing across organisational networks. Psychology of Well-Being, 3, 2.

2010

  • Grant, A., O'Connor, S. (2010). The Differential Effects of Solution-focused and Problem-focused Coaching Questions: A Pilot Study with Implications for Practice. Industrial and Commercial Training, 42(2), 102-111. [More Information]

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