Exploring the world of work in an era of significant change

Established in 2007, the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing (WOW) has more than 20 core academic staff, with research expertise in health and safety; employee voice; collectivism; emotion; equity, gender and diversity; wellbeing; and the management of human capital at work.

Using rigorous, theoretically informed empirical research, our members continue to bridge the gap between organisational behaviour, wellbeing and workplace research, practice and policy at local, national and international levels to effect positive change.

Director's welcome

There is considerable debate at present in both the academic world and the wider community over the direction of work and the desirability of developments both for work and life outside of work. A major part of this debate is also influenced by the globalisation of work, the impact of new technologies, and the shift of skills and knowledge development to low cost labour countries. Detailed empirical and theoretical work that investigates these claims is what’s needed to assist organisations self-evaluate and transform successfully in light of such challenges.

In response, the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing’s (WOW) researchers explore how the need for efficiency, quality and high performance can be configured so that good pay, dignity, wellbeing and social justice are achieved.

To learn more about the research conducted in the Centre, please, spend some time at our website, or join us at one of the many seminars and workshops we host annually.

Professor Adrian Wilkinson

Director

Meet our staff

Learn about  the experts who make up the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing.

Our services

We provide workshops, consultancy and research tailored to the needs of not-for-profit, industry and government partners. Learn how we can help your business.

Find out more about WOW's latest research

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board is an industry voice that guides research programs and identifies industry research opportunities for our members.

Steering Committee

  • Professor Adrian Wilkinson (Chair)
  • Dr Elliroma Gardiner (on maternity leave)
  • Professor Kate Hutchings
  • Professor Peter Jordan
  • Mahan Poorhosseinzadeh (HDR representative)

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