Evidence-based research on the modern workforce.

The Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing boasts a wide range of expertise. Find out more about our staff and their research strengths.

Academic staff

Professor Michael Barry

Employer behaviour and strategy, employee representation and voice and employer association renewal.

Professor Bradley Bowden

Labour and management history, mining industry and child labour.

Dr Amanda Biggs​

Organisational behaviour and performance, work-life balance and bullying and harassment at work​.

Professor Paula Brough

Occupational stress and coping, psychological health of high-risk workers and work-life balance​.

Professor Peter Creed

Career psychology, organisational psychology and occupational wellbeing.

Dr Elliroma Gardiner

Worker ​personality, risk–taking​ in organisations​ and worker ​creativity.

Associate Professor Ian Glendon

Organisational psychology, personality and cognition and safety and risk management.

Professor David Grant

Authentic leadership, digital disruption in HRM and organisational discourse analysis.

Professor Kate Hutchings​

Expatriate management, women in international management and HRM in developing economies.

Professor Peter Jordan

Performance in work teams, emotional intelligence and toxic emotions at work.

Dr Sandra Lawrence

Emotion regulation, organisational injustice and HRM and performance in healthcare​.

Dr Rebecca Loudoun​

Enterprise bargaining, health and safety at work and work intensification and working time.

Dr Wayne O'Donohue

Psychological contracts, psychological capital and business ethics.

Professor David Peetz​

Collective bargaining, Asian employment relations and employment legislation, regulation and reform.

Associate Professor Alannah Rafferty

Transformational leadership, abusive supervision and organisational behaviour and change​.

Dr Mary Rogers

Occupational values, personality and career development​.

Associate Professor Ashlea Troth

Emotions in tea​ms, performance in teams and employee wellbeing.

Professor Ruth McPhail

International HRM, LGBT expatriates, LBGTI elders and aged care, student success, educating adults and first year [tertiary study] preparation and transition.

Dr Stephanie Schleimer

Strategic alliances, product/ service innovation and k​nowledge transfer and absorption.

Professor Emeritus Glenda Strachan

Work and careers in Australian universities, managing diversity and equal opportunity and women and work.

Associate Professor Mohan Thite

Strategic HRM, digital HRM, Indian multinational companies, global talent management via services offshoring and skilled migration.

Associate Professor Keith Townsend

Line managers/ front line managers, management union relations/ partnerships, and employee involvement and participation.

Professor Adrian Wilkinson

Employee voice, high performance workplaces and international human resource management.

Adjuncts

Professor Peter Ackers

Employee voice and union management partnership, and pluralist industrial relations theory in an historical perspective

Professor Catherine Cassell

Qualitative research methods, organisational change, learning and innovation, and dignity, diversity and fair treatment at work.

Professor Fang Lee Cooke

Management of MNEs​, particularly in China, strategic HRM and Chinese international migrant workers.

Professor Pauline Dibben

Employment relations in Africa and job retention for those with disabilities, long-term health conditions​.

Associate Professor Yvonne due Billing

Ethics, justice and leadership, and gender​ and identity in organisations.

Professor David E. Guest

Organisational psychological, employee motivation and commitment and careers​.

Professor Xu Huang

Leadership, power, proactive and abnormal work behaviour, employee wellbeing, cross-cultural psychology, and management in issues in China.

Professor Bruce Kaufman

Wage determination, labour-management relations and institutional and behavioral economics.

Professor Gregor Murray

Comparative evaluation of union renewal, globalisation and labour regulation and collective bargaining trends.

Professor Judith Pringle

Women’s experiences in organisations, diversity at work and intersections of social identities​.

Associate Professof Bob Russell

Information technologies and post-industrialism, skill trends and comparative industrial relations.

Professor Jason Shaw

​Employee merit pay, compensation, benefits, organisational behaviour and research methods.

Professor Geoffrey Wood

Institution crisis and change, and relationship between corporate governance, finance, work and employment relations.

Research Assistants

  • Jessica Blomfield
  • Matthew Burgess
  • Georgi Cohen
  • Amy Collins
  • Leah Hague

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