Professor Stuart C. Carr

Stuart C. Carr

Contact Details

Poverty Research Group
Industrial and Organisational Psychology Programme
School of Psychology
Massey University, Albany Campus
Private Bag 102 904
North Shore Mail Centre
Auckland, New Zealand/Aotearoa

Phone: +64 9 414 0800 Ext. 41228
Fax: +64 9 441 8157


BSc (Hons, Psychology), PhD (Psychology of Social Change)

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Personal Profile

2009: Visiting Research Fellow, Bocconi University, Milan.
2006: Professor of Psychology, Massey University.
2004: Visiting Researcher , UNESCO House, Paris, France.
2003: Associate Professor, Massey University New Zealand/Aotearoa.
2002: Co-ordinator Industrial/Organisational Psychology Program, Massey University.
2001: Senior Lecturer, Range 2 (upper grade), Massey University.
1999: Co-ordinator, Psychology Programme Northern Territory University, Australia.
1998: Visiting Scholar, Srinakharinwirot University Bangkok, Thailand.
1998: Senior Lecturer, Northern Territory University, Australia.
1998: Senior Lecturer, University of Newcastle, Australia.
1996: Visiting Scholar, the National University of Indonesia Jakarta.

Research Profile

Stuart is known for applying organisational psychology, with inter-related disciplines, to poverty reduction. His research ‘breaks through’ into world-class applied journals, the OECD’s “Policy Insights” and UNESCO’s “Higher Education Policy.” His books include Psychology of aid, Psychology and the developing world, Globalization and culture at work, Poverty and psychology, The Aid triangle, and The Psychology of Global Mobility. He contributed the chapter on Psychology applied to poverty in the International Association of Applied Psychology’s “Handbook of Applied Psychology.” His recent international grant awards include leading Project ADDUP, which researched dual salary systems in aid and was funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (now UK Aid) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Stuart convenes a Global Task Force on Humanitarian Work Psychology, a White Papers Policy series for his profession globally, and the first Global Special Issue on Psychology and Poverty Reduction, involving twelve major international journals. He also co-edits the Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, which focuses on development issues, and is Associate Editor for the Journal of Managerial Psychology, which has a focus on social innovation and change.

Selected Publications (top four, recent only)

Refereed Journals

Carr, S.C., McWha, I., MacLachlan, M., & Furnham, A. (2010). International- Local remuneration differences across six countries: Do they undermine poverty reduction work? International Journal of Psychology, in press.

Carr, S. C., MacLachlan, M., Reichman, W., Klobas, J., O’Neill Berry, M., & Furnham, A. (2008). Organizational psychology and poverty reduction: Where supply meets demand. Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol. 29, pp. 843-51.


Carr, S. C., & Bandawe, C. R. (2010). Psychology applied to poverty. In P. Martin, F. Cheung, M. Kyrios, L. Littlefield, M. Knowles, J. M Prieto, & J. B. Overmier (Eds), The IAAP Handbook of Applied Psychology. Brisbane: Wiley-Blackwell.

MacLachlan, M., Carr, S. C., & McAuliffe. E. (2010). The aid triangle: Recognising the Human dynamics of Dominance, Justice, and Identity. New York: Zed Books.

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