Niharika Garud

Change Management Associate Professor Niharika Garud

Niharika Garud is Associate Professor and Director of Engagement in Management at the Faculty of Business & Economics, University of Melbourne. Prior to Melbourne, she worked at the Carlson School of Management at University of Minnesota, USA, and Xavier School of Management, India. Before her academic career in management discipline, Niharika worked as an electrical engineer in a Fortune 500 firm in semiconductor manufacturing industry in the USA. She holds a PhD in Management, MS and BE in Electrical Engineering along with predoctoral research fellowship at Harvard University, as well as research fellowships at Brown University and Max Planck Institute for Human Development.

Using her engineering and technical background with expertise in management research, Niharika extensively conducts research, teaching and consulting work in collaborations with industry partners. Her research and consulting interests are in the areas of organisational psychology, technology & innovation management with support and sponsorships from multiple international clients, industry partners and government agencies in the US, Asia and Australia. She is currently working on collaborative research projects in multiple industries funded by industry partners, including manufacturing, hi-tech, utility service providers, and medical organisations, along with conducting engaged research for several industry associations.