Dr Mark Le Fevre

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Senior Lecturer

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 - ext: 7268

Email: mark.lefevre@aut.ac.nz


  • PhD
  • Masters in Business Administration
  • Diploma in Business


Dr Mark Le Fevre is a senior lecturer in management in the Faculty of Business. He was originally trained as a microbiologist and worked in the health system for six years before moving to the newly emerging biotechnology industry in 1974. He has held positions ranging from production manager through research and development management, chief financial officer and chief executive officer over a period of some twenty years in commercial management before entering academia. His primary interest now is in the broad area of the psychology of management at both the individual and group level.

He is currently engaged in a cross disciplinary research project investigating the relationships between stress, stress management, and performance in commercial managers involving researchers from the Faculties of Business and Health.

Teaching Areas:

Expertise in Degree and Postgraduate Teaching

  • General Management
  • Project Management
  • Operations Management

Interests in Research Supervision

  • Stress and performance in the workplace
  • Conflict in the workplace
  • Management performance

Research Areas:

Areas of Research Expertise

  • Occupational stress
  • Performance measurement and management
  • Group dynamics and team performance
  • Mind-body interaction

Current Research Projects:

  • Stress and eustress in the work place
  • Stress management and performance in managers


  1. Le Fevre, M., Kolt, G. S., & Matheny, J. (2004), “Eustress and Distress: Their Interpretation in Stress Management Interventions, and Implications for Research, Practice, and Education“, paper presented at the British Academy of Management Conference, St Andrews, Scotland.
  2. Le Fevre, M., Matheny, J., & Kolt, G. S. (2003), “Eustress, distress, and interpretation in occupational stress“, Journal of Managerial Psychology, 18, pp. 726-744.

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