Dr. Jeyaraj moved to Singapore in 2001 from Perth, Australia. During her time in Singapore she has gained extensive experience in research, teaching and consultancy. Her research experience began with her accepting a fully sponsored scholarship from the National University of Singapore to do her Masters in Psychology. Upon graduating from NUS, she took on the position of Research Associate at the National Institute of Education where she managed a research project on change management for a period of 5 years.
In 2007 she commenced her doctorate under the tutelage of Emeritus Professor Frank Crowther and Associate Professor Dorothy Andrews from the Leadership Research Institute (University of Southern Queensland). She was awarded her doctorate in 2011 and was honored with a national award from the Australian Commonwealth of Educational Leaders for her outstanding research on a cognitive dimension to the concept of organisational alignment. Her doctorate research has recently been published into a book.
Dr. Jeyaraj also worked as an academic staff in Psychology at James Cook University. During her time at JCU, she inspired, influenced and empowered students to develop a passion for learning. Her dedication and commitment to student engagement and development is commendable and her outstanding success was duly recognised with the accolade of Best Lecturer of the Year (2012). She has also received several other research awards from James Cook University, such as People’s Choice (2011) and Early Career Researcher (2011).
In 2011 Dr. Jeyaraj established a collaborative research relationship with the Human Capital Leadership Institute and Sony Asia Pacific to conduct a case study on work-life harmony in Gen Y employees. She also maintains her advisory role with Lifeskills Enrichment Pte Ltd. on research related to DISC personality analysis and the evaluation of leadership training.