Professional Practice Fellow
Tracie joined the Management Department in 2015 to co-design and share the delivery of the unique new offering, MANT 252 Developing Responsible Leadership. In 2016, she expanded this exciting paper which provides students from across the university the opportunity to roll up their sleeves, become active citizens and make a difference in the community. Students work alongside some wonderful community and not-for-profit organisations to help create and deliver valuable outcomes for the organisations, their constituents and the students’ own leadership.
Since 2017, Tracie has taught BDBA907 Socially Responsible Business, one of the core papers on the postgraduate Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme. Tracie loves the opportunity to work alongside early and mid-career students and provide them the opportunity to increase their self-awareness, grow their leadership skills, consciously assess their personal values and strengths to see how they can make a positive contribution to the business world and society at large. BDBA907 has been described as an applied business ethics paper which encourages those in business to assess internal and external opportunities for creating positive impact whilst running a successful organisation.
Tracie’s background is in Psychology and Clinical Psychology. She is a professional level Wellbeing Coach and is passionate about supporting student “top-of the-cliff” wellbeing and personal development. From 2018-2021 she worked on the Ola Malohi research project to explore Pacific Islands students’ experiences of Mental Health and Wellbeing whist in Higher Education. Tracie enjoys small group work and working one-on-one in both educational and well-being settings. Part of Tracie’s role in the DBA is to manaaki and provide guidance and support for these phenomenal post-graduate students as the DBA Wellbeing & Student Support Advisor.
“You can do what I cannot do. I can do what you cannot do. Together we can do great things.”
Sopoaga, F., Nada-Raja, S., Leckie, T., & Samaranayaka, A. (2020). Mental health and wellbeing of Pacific students: Protocol of a Pacific perspective study. Pacific Health Dialog, 21(5), 272-280. doi: 10.26635/phd.2020.626