Dr David Cheng is a Senior Lecturer in the ANU Research School of Management.

Prior to this, he worked as an accountant and systems analyst helping companies improve their financial and business processes.

In his current role, David studies how leaders and managers can improve the performance and wellbeing of their followers and employees.

His research has won a number of awards at the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management and has also been featured in media outlets such as the ABC, Australian Financial Review, BBC, Business Insider, Men’s Health, and TIME.

Fields of expertise



Why caring can counter quitting in a post-pandemic world

Forget workplace fads like nap pods, catered meals and in-house yoga classes — staff in a post-pandemic world…

7 December 2022


Laughter isn’t always the best medicine for work stress

Humour helps us deal with the stress of juggling work and family commitments, but only when we seek it out, according to a…

24 February 2021

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