Voice Team

Dr Peter Langford - Director of Voice Project


Founder and Director of Voice Project: 2002
Dr Peter Langford is the founder and Director of Voice Project. Voice Project began as a research program at Macquarie University, and since 2002 has delivered surveys to over 2 million employees and clients across more than 3,000 organisations. In previous roles, Pete was a Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management and Director of the Organisational Psychology program at Macquarie University, and was previously a change management consultant at Accenture. Pete is a winner of a Macquarie University Innovation Award for commercial application of research, the Elton Mayo award for early career achievement from the College of Organisational Psychology, and the Emerald Literati Awards For Outstanding Paper 2018. Pete's areas of expertise include employee engagement, leadership, culture and service quality.

Educational Qualification

  • PhD - Organisational Psychology (Macquarie University)
  • Masters of Business Administration (MGSM)
  • Masters of Clinical Psychology (UNSW)
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Honours (UNSW)

Professional Affiliation

  • Registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA)
  • Australian Institute of Management (AIM)
  • Certified Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)

Research - Sample Since 2009

  • Langford, P.H., Dougall, C.B. & Parkes, L.P. (2018). Measuring leader behaviour: Evidence of a "big five" model of leadership. Leadership & Organization Development Journal. (This paper received the Emerald Literati Awards For Outstanding Paper 2018)
  • Langford, P. H. (2016). Putting the Aged Care Leadership Framework into practice. Fusion, Winter 2016, 30-31.
  • Parkes, L. P., Langford, P. H., Gollan, P., & Xu, C. (2013). Centre stage. HR Monthly, August, 45-47.
  • Presbitero, A., & Langford P. H. (2012). The "7 Ps" model of work practices and outcomes: Generalizable or culture specific? Philippine Journal of Psychology, 45 (2).
  • Smith, V., & Langford, P. H. (2011). Responsible or redundant? Engaging the workforce through corporate social responsibility. Australian Journal of Management, 36 (3), 425-447.
  • Langford, P. H. (2011). Top 10 traps to avoid when running an employee survey. Capacity, October, 8-9.
  • Langford, P. H. (2011). The long weekend: How to relax and rejuvinate. Australian Business Solutions, March, 106-108.
  • Langford, P. H. (2011). Three key myths and facts about employee engagement. Australian Business Solutions, June, 54-59.
  • Langford, P. H. (2010). The nature and consequences of employee engagement: searching for a measure that maximizes the prediction of organizational outcomes. In S. Albrecht (Ed.), Handbook of Employee Engagement (pp. 375-384). London: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Langford, P. H. (2010). Benchmarking work practices and outcomes in Australian universities using an employee survey. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 32 (1), 41-53.
  • Langford, P. H., Reynolds, N. J., & Kehoe, J. E. (2009). Conference Proceedings of the 8th Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference. Australian Psychological Society, Melbourne.
  • Langford, P. H. (2009). Measuring organisational climate and employee engagement: Evidence for a "7 Ps" model of work practices and outcomes. Australian Journal of Psychology, 61, 185-198.
  • Smith, V. J., & Langford, P. H. (2009). Evaluating the impact of corporate social responsibility programs on consumers. Journal of Management and Organization, 15, 97-109.
  • Langford, P. H. (2009). Demystifying the heroic supervisor. HR Monthly, November.

Prior Work Experience

  • Macquarie University, Senior Lecturer
  • Change Management Consultant, Accenture

Awards and Achievements

  • Macquarie University Innovation Award for commercial application of research
  • Elton Mayo Award for early career achievement from the College of Organisational Psychology