Alain de Sales joined UQ in 2021 and is the first Research Officer and Postdoctoral Fellow at the Liveris Academy. Prior to joining UQ, Alain completed his PhD, examining how courageous followers stand up to destructive leadership. In addition to his PhD, he has an outstanding academic record which includes a BSc with First Class Honours, MBA, MBIT and a Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education.

Alain has received several awards, some include the prestigious Marsden award by the University of Nottingham, Asian student of the year UK, MBA Academic Achievement Award and a Change Maker Conference Research Award.

Alain has worked or consulted to a diverse set of organizations across several countries. Some of the organisations include Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Australia; Masterfoods, UK; Development Victoria, Australia; Forest and Wood Products, Australia; and was recently Head of Digital at a large organisation.

His passion for the leadership and followership has led him to become the Founding Community Manager of a Global Courageous Follower Hub and is currently the Chair of Courageous Follower Coordinating Council.