Personal details

Associate Professor Amanda Gudmundsson
Executive Dean
QUT Business School,
Administration Services - Business,
Executive Dean's Office - Business
Associate Professor
QUT Business School,
Discipline *
Business and Management
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Identifiers and profiles

Doctor of Philosophy (Griffith University), Graduate Certificate in Education (Queensland University of Technology), BBehSc (Griffith University)

Professional memberships
and associations

Academy of Management Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management International Positive Psychology Association New Zealand Positive Psychology Association

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Associate Professor Amanda Gudmundsson is Executive Dean at QUT Business School. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy (GU) in the field of industrial psychology, Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education) (QUT), a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (OH&S and Business), and a 1st class Honours degree in psychology.

QUT is a large Australian public university with a focus on industry engaged education and research. Since 2005 the Business School has earned the triple-crown of international accreditation with AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA, placing it in the top 1% of business schools worldwide.

As Executive Dean, Amanda is responsible for the guidance, governance and management of the Business School, leading approximately 700 staff to deliver on the University’s vision to provide transformational education and research relevant to the community. The role has oversight of six research centres and specialist clusters, and a comprehensive education portfolio supporting in excess of 12,000 students from 70 countries. The formal education portfolio is complemented by an award winning co-curricula program enhancing personal development, employability and career direction.

In addition, QUT Business School hosts university-wide executive education activities through QUTeX and facilitates the university’s entrepreneurship initiatives through QUT Entrepreneurship.

After a career in human resources, Amanda has been with QUT for more than 20 years undertaking a variety of academic and leadership roles across the University. Prior to the Executive Dean role, Amanda was Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching for the Business School, leading the School’s education portfolio, including strategy, learning design and innovation, accreditation and rankings, and student support and co-curricular services. Amanda also volunteers with the international business accreditation agencies AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA to offer mentoring and peer-review activities.

Amanda is passionate about human capability development, and encouraging the nexus between research and business practice to stimulate and inform innovation. Amanda’s research interests apply positive psychology to leadership and executive development. Her personal ambition is to engage authentically and passionately in work and life, embracing opportunities to learn and make a positive difference and impact.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Amanda Gudmundsson.


Teaching interests

  • HRM strategies and operations
  • Self-leadership
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Personal and professional development
  • Organisational Behaviour
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Amanda Gudmundsson.


For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.