Dr Marissa Edwards

Senior Lecturer

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law


Marissa Edwards is an award-winning educator, mental health advocate, and researcher at the University of Queensland Business School. Marissa is known internationally for her advocacy work and regularly facilitates workshops about academic mental health at universities across Australia, Europe, and the United States.

She is the current Co-Editor of the Handbook of Academic Mental Health, to be published by Edward Elgar Press in 2023. She is also the co-founder and co-curator of Voices of Academia, a blog dedicated to academic mental health and well-being. Building on her PhD research, in which she studied the decision-making processes underlying silence and whistle-blowing, she has a special interest in deviant behaviour in organisations. Her most recent research focuses on toxic work cultures associated with burnout and abusive behaviours (e.g., bullying and sexual harassment) in academia. Along with a team of researchers from the School of Psychology and the School of Education, Marissa received a 2022 UQ Excellence Award for research into PhD student well-being, engagement and research culture.

As an educator, Marissa has extensive experience lecturing in organisational behaviour, business ethics, and mental health promotion in the workplace. She is passionate about improving the first-year student experience and supporting students experiencing mental health issues at university.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Psychological Science, The University of Queensland


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Featured Publications


  • Robbins, Stephen P. , Judge, Timothy A., Edwards, Marissa , Sandiford, Peter and Fitzgerald, Martin (2019). Organisational Behaviour. Melbourne, VIC Australia: Pearson.

  • Greenberg, J. and Edwards, M. eds. (2009). Voice and Silence in Organizations. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

Book Chapter

  • Brinsfield, Chad T. and Edwards, Marissa S. (2020). Employee voice and silence in organizational behavior. Handbook of Research on Employee Voice. (pp. 103-120) edited by Adrian Wilkinson, Jimmy Donaghey, Tony Dundon and Richard B. Freeman. Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing. doi: 10.4337/9781788971188.00013

  • Edwards, Marissa, Lawrence, Sandra A. and Ashkanasy, Neal M. (2016). How perceptions and emotions shaped employee silence in the case of "Dr Death" at Bundaberg Hospital. Emotions and organizational governance. (pp. 341-379) edited by Neal M. Ashkanasy, Charmine E. J. Härtel and Wilfred J. Zerbe. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group. doi: 10.1108/S1746-979120160000012015

  • Edwards, Marissa S., Lawrence, Sandra A. and Ashkanasy, Neal M. (2013). The role of perceptions, appraisals and anticipated emotions in shaping reporting behavior in response to wrongdoing. Voice and Whistleblowing in Organizations: Overcoming Fear, Fostering Courage and Unleashing Candour. (pp. 254-277) edited by Ronald J. Burke and Cary L. Cooper. Cheltenham, Glos, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar. doi: 10.4337/9781781005927

  • Edwards, Marissa S. and Greenberg, Jerald (2011). Issues and challenges in studying insidious workplace behavior. Insidious workplace behavior. (pp. 309-354) edited by Jerald Greenberg. New York, NY, United States: Taylor and Francis. doi: 10.4324/9780203849439-21

  • Edwards, M.S. and Greenberg, J. (2011). What is insidious workplace behavior?. Insidious Workplace Behavior. (pp. 3-30) edited by Jerald Greenberg. New York, United States: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9780203849439-9

  • Edwards, Marissa, Ashkanasy, Neal M. and Gardner, John (2009). Deciding to speak up or to remain silent following observed wrongdoing: The role of discrete emotions and climate of silence. Voice and Silence in Organizations. (pp. 83-109) edited by J. Greenberg and M. Edwards. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing.

  • Edwards, M. and Greenberg, J. (2009). Sounding off on voice and silence. Voice and Silence in Organizations. (pp. 275-291) edited by Greenberg, J. and Edwards, M.. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

  • Brinsfield, C. T., Edwards, M. and Greenberg, J. (2009). Voice and silence in organizations: Historical review and current conceptualizations. Voice and Silence in Organizations. (pp. 3-33) edited by Greenberg, J. and Edwards, M.. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.

  • Edwards, M. and Ashkanasy, N. M. (2008). Integrative case study: Diagnosing Queensland health. Organisational Behaviour. (pp. 290-292) edited by S. P. Robbins, T. A. Judge, B. Millett and T. Waters-Marsh. Frenchs Forest, NSW, Australia: Pearson Education Australia.

  • Blenkinsopp, John and Edwards, Marissa S. (2008). On not blowing the whistle: quiescent silence as an emotion episode. Emotions, ethics, and decision-making. (pp. 181-206) edited by Wilfred J. Zerbe, Charmine E.J. Härtel and Neal M. Ashkanasy. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing. doi: 10.1016/S1746-9791(08)04008-X

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