Dr Maree Roche

Senior Lecturer Organisational Psychology; Psychology Programme

University of Waikato


New Zealand Journal of Human Resources Management

My expertise is in both positive psychology and leadership. I have examined many of the psychological aspects of well-being in relation to business leaders, with an overall finding that the enhanced well-being of leaders manifests in many positive outcomes for organisations, leaders and their employees. Some of my specific areas of expertise in positive psychology include mindfulness, psychological capital, motivation, goals, and psychological needs. I am currently in a team of Māori researchers investigating Māori leadership with the aim of enhancing Māori leaders’ well-being. Overall, I have a passion for extending and understanding the benefits of well-being for leaders, organisations and employees. I am actively involved in many projects in this capacity, as well as providing advice on positive psychology and leadership to organisations.