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I am an organisational psychologist with over 20 years of research and practice expertise in the measurement and management of employee wellbeing and its correlates. I have received awards for my teaching as well as for my research. I have helped develop and validate workplace wellbeing assessment tools. I also deliver professional workshops, write expert reports, provide consulting services, and speak at public events.  

Research interests

My research career has revolved around work design and the ways that job characteristics affect employees. My primary interest at the moment is in the mechanisms (such as stress appraisal) that link job characteristics to employee wellbeing, attitudes and behaviours. I am attempting to answer such questions as, "What determines whether an employee sees a workplace demand as a positive challenge?" 

Community engagement

I am keen to raise awareness about the value of organisational psychology. To this end, I created the podcast series Mind On The Job, in which I talk to researchers and practitioners about the ways they use psychology to solve workplace problems. I also regularly talk to the media about my research and about the broader domain of organisational psychology, as shown in these examples:

Stress Appraisals

Work Here, There, Or Everywhere

Worker Stress Busters

Think Multi-tasking Is Productive? Think Again

How to Avoid "Always-On" Fatigue

Ready To Snap

We're Still in Holiday Mode

Information Overload

When the Walls Come Down

Education/Academic qualification

PhD (Psychology), The University of New South Wales

Award Date: 3 Oct 2001

Bachelor of Science (Psychology), The University of New South Wales

Award Date: 1 Apr 1997

External positions

Editorial Board member, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology


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