Barbara Griffin

Professor

  • 901 Citations
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20032021
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Biography

Barbara is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Macquarie University and an endorsed organisational psychologist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Following positions at the University of Sydney and Western Sydney University, she moved to Macquarie University, working as Program Director of the Master of Organisational Psychology from 2013 to 2017.

Research interests

The central theme of Barbara’s research focuses on the adjustment processes people experience when facing significant work-related events. She approaches this by examining the match or fit between an individual and the work environment at several points in the career lifespan. In particular, she has a sustained record of research and practice in the selection of health professionals, bringing expertise in assessment, equity issues, fitness-to-practice, and interviewing. Other projects include extending the workforce participation of older adults, developing a measure of risk culture in financial organisations, and being lead investigator on an ARC Linkage grant that brings together experts from across the university to investigate lifeguard performance with the aim of reducing fatal and non-fatal drowning incidents in public pools.

Teaching

Barbara primarily teaches into the Master of Organisational Psychology degree, including Psychological Assessment and Evaluation (PSYO940), Team Factors in the Workplace (PSYO939) and Dissertation (PSYO945). She is the current chair of the Postgraduate Coursework Committee in the Department of Psychology.

Research engagement

Associate Editor, the Journal of Personnel Psychology

Editorial Board, the Journal of Vocational Behavior

Community engagement

Barbara consults to organisations in selection and assessment and on aspects of culture and climate. She is a member of the Academic Senate at Macquarie University and supervises registrars for endorsement in organisational psychology.

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Projects 2008 2021

Research Output 2003 2019

The potential role of context-related exposure in explaining differences in water safety cue utilization

Wiggins, M. W., Griffin, B. & Brouwers, S. 2 Jan 2019 (Accepted/In press) In : Human Factors.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cues
utilization
Safety
water
Water

Applicants to medical school: if at first they don’t succeed, who tries again and are they successful?

Griffin, B., Auton, J., Duvivier, R., Shulruf, B. & Hu, W. 2 Aug 2018 In : Advances in Health Sciences Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

applicant
school
medicine
cognitive ability
medical student
work style
Social Adjustment
Aptitude
Maintenance
ability

Multiple mini interviews: revealing similarities across institutions

Griffin, B., Auton, J., Duvivier, R., Shulruf, B. & Hu, W. 6 Aug 2018 In : BMC Medical Education. 18, 1, p. 1-7 7 p., 190

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
interview
applicant
health professionals
medical student
factor analysis

Operators who readily acquire patterns and cues, risk being miscued in routinized settings

Brouwers, S., Wiggins, M. & Griffin, B. Jun 2018 In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. 24, 2, p. 261-274 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cues
Workload
Diagnostic Errors
Reaction Time
Students