Gacasan, Eva Marie P.

Educational Background

Phd in Organizational Psychology, Macquarie University, Australia, 2017


Master in Education major in Special Education, Cebu Technological University, Philippines, 2009


Master of Arts in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, University of San Carlos, Philippines, 2005


Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology, 1998, Cum Laude



Australia Awards Scholarship for Phd in Psychology, 2012 – 2016

State University Scholarship for BS in Psychology, 1994 – 1998


Member, American Psychological Association

2021 – Present


Professional Affiliate, Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology Australia

2021 – Present


Associate Member, Psychological Association of the Philippines

2018 – Present


Scientific Member, Central Visayas Research Ethics Committee, Philippines (Government Research Ethics Committee)

2018 – Present


Member, Australia Global Alumni Network


Research Interest

Graduate employability outcomes, project management, sensemaking, learning/ education

Scholarly/ Research Publications

Corpuz, B.B., Lucas, M.R.D., Andas, C.D., Dayagbil, F.T. and Gacasan, E.M.P. (2020). Understanding the Self. Philippines: Lorimar Publishing

Gacasan, E.M.P. and Wiggins, M.W. (2017). Sensemaking through cue utilisation in disaster recovery project management. International Journal of Project Management, 35(5), 818 – 826. doi:

Gacasan, E.M.P., Wiggins, M.W. and Searle, B. (2016). The role of cues in expert project manager sensemaking. Construction Management and Economics, 34(7-8), 492-507. doi: 10.1080/01446193.2016.1177190

Gacasan, E.M.P. and Hernani, E. (2009). Learning styles and levels of Stress among Undergraduate Students of Cebu Normal University. CNU Journal of Higher Education. 3

Research Presentations

Sensemaking in Disaster Recovery Project Management and Implications to Individual and Group Resilience in time of COVID 19 – International Conference of Arts and Sciences, Cebu Normal University, Philippines, 29-30 September 2020

Sensemaking in Recovery Project Management – Philippine Research Forum 2015, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, 12-13 November 2015

Sensemaking through Cue Utilisation in Project Management – Project Management Institute Research and Education Conference, Marriot Hotel, Portland, Oregon, USA, 27-29 July 2014

The Shift towards Projectification and the Importance of Situation Assessment – 34th Industrial-Organisational Psychology – Organisational Behavior (IOOB), The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, California, USA, 18-19 July 2014


PSY 3540 Abnormal Psychology

PSY 4450 Psychotherapy and Counseling Techniques

PSY 3320 Theories of Personality

PSY 3650 Understanding Self and Others

PSY 1000 General Psychology