Dr Mark Le Fevre is a senior lecturer in management in the Faculty of Business Economics and Law. 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 research project investigating the effect of stress management techniques on psychological and physiological stress in emergency medical staff in both hospital ED settings and in the Auckland Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS).
Expertise in Degree and Postgraduate Teaching
Stress and Resilience
Cognition and Performance
Interests in Research Supervision
Stress and stress managemnent
Performance in the workplace
High Involvement Work Practices
Areas of Research Expertise
Eustress and Distress
Group dynamics and team performance
Current Research Projects:
Stress and eustress in the work place
Stress management and performance in emergency medicine and medical retrieval
Le Fevre, M,. Boxall, P., & Macky, K., (2015) “Which workers are more vulnerable to work intensification? An analysis of two national surveys”, International Journal of Manpower, 36, pp. 966-983.
Le Fevre, M,. Kolt, G.S., (2010), “Occupational Stress: Are we all talking about the same thing?”, New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 35, 2, pp. 16-27
Le Fevre, M., Kolt, G.S., & Matheny, J., (2006), “Eustress, distress and their interpretation in primary and secondary occupational stress management interventions: Which way first?”, Journal of managerial Psychology, 21, pp. 547-565
Le Fevre, M., Kolt, G.S., & Matheny, J., (2006), “Just the right amount of stress please: Yerkes and Dodson revisited”, Conference proceedings 2006 British Academy of Management, Building International Communities through Collaboration,
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.
Le Fevre, M., Matheny, J., & Kolt, G. S. (2003), “Eustress, distress, and interpretation in occupational stress“, Journal of Managerial Psychology, 18, pp. 726-744.