Dr Rajesh Johnsam

Senior Lecturer

College of Business, Government and Law

place Law & Commerce (3.60)

Dr Irudhaya (Rajesh) Johnsam is a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management & Program Coordinator for Bachelor of Business Programs in the Flinders Business (FB) at the College of Business, Government & Law. Rajesh holds a PhD in Leadership/Organisational Behaviour from Anna University, India, Masters in Psychology, and MBA in HRM. He has received specialised training in U.S. with American Management Association and Graduate School USDA, Washington DC on Organisational Behavior and training and development skills.

Dr Rajesh Johnsam has over 10 years of industry experience as a training and development consultant and 9 plus years of teaching experience in India and Australia. Before joining Flinders, he was a faculty of University of South Australia and Australian Institute of Business (AIB). He has taught various HRM, OB and leadership courses in undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Rajesh has published in top peer-reviewed journals including Personnel Review, Management in Education (UK SAGE), Tourism Analysis, Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality & Tourism, Thunderbird International Business Review and international conference proceedings. His current research interests are in the field of leadership, Artificial Intelligence, Organisational Behaviour and HRM. He strongly believes in the ‘research to practice’ philosophy that leads to evidence-based teaching and innovation.


Doctor of Philosophy (Leadership/Organisational Behaviour)


Master of Science (Psychology)

Certificate Courses (OB/Training & Development Skills)

Honours, awards and grants

Flinders Vice Chancellor's Innovation in Teaching Award on Gamification in Education

Teaching interests


Organisational Behaviour


Topic coordinator
BUSN2030 Training & Development
BUSN1021 Organisational Behaviour
BUSN3052 Leadership in Business & Society
BUSN9147 Leading a Future Workforce
BUSN8008 Building Teams & Networks
Supervisory interests
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Organisational Behaviour (1), Leadership (2), Social Innovation & AI (1), AI & Technology Readiness
Associate supervisor: AI & HRM (1)