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Nicole Celestine

Nicole Celestine is a writer of all things behavior and psychology related and is currently a Researcher at the University of Western Australia.

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Nicole is a behavioral scientist and writer based in Perth, Western Australia. Her research interests lie at the intersection between wellbeing, personal energy, and positive psychology, and her work appears in several top business journals, including the Journal of Organizational Behavior.

When she’s not busy conducting research, Nicole can be found writing for psychology and wellness services, helping them to prepare science-backed communications for their customers.


Work Experience

  • 2019-present – Community Manager for
  • 2015-present – Research Assistant at the University of Western Australia Business School
  • 2017-2019 – Research Assistant at the Curtin University, Centre for Transformative Work Design
  • 2016-2018 – Teaching Assistant and Tutor at the University of Western Australia Business School


First- and Second-Author Publications

  • Celestine, N. A., Yeo, G. (in press). Having some fun with it: A theoretical review and typology of activity-based play-at-work. Journal of Organizational Behavior.
  • Celestine, N. A., Leighton, C., & Perryer, C. (2020). A multifocal and integrative view of the influencers of ethical attitudes using qualitative configurational analysis. Journal of Business Ethics, 162, 103-122.
  • Celestine, N. A., & Perryer, C. (2016). The impact of national cultural values on intrinsic motivation to transfer tacit knowledge. International Journal of Knowledge Management, 12(4), 1-19.
  • Perryer, C., Celestine, N. A., Scott-Ladd, B., & Leighton, C. (2016). Enhancing workplace motivation through gamification: Transferrable lessons from pedagogy. International Journal of Management Education, 14(3), 327-335.


Education & Degrees


A Personal Message From Nicole

Let’s face it — life is confusing. By writing, I hope to give people the words to describe their internal experiences and have those much-needed ‘aha!’ moments that trigger self-insight and start constructive conversations. The more we read, the better we can communicate and live/work harmoniously with those around us, so read up, folks!

– Nicole


Why Should You Trust What Nicole Writes?

It’s easy to assume that scientists have all the answers, but they don’t. In fact, they often spend a lot of time bickering about things. With Nicole, she breaks down the different perspectives in the literature in a way that’s easy to digest, useful, and helps readers do their job better.