Exploring the world of work in an era of significant change

Established in 2007, the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing has more than 25 core academic staff, with research expertise in diversity at work; employee voice at work; emotion at work; managing change at work; the future of work; and wellbeing 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. Download our information brochure to learn more.

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 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


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.

Download our capability statement to learn how we can help your business.

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Advisory Board

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

  • Heidi Suominen, Chief People Officer, RACQ
  • Dr Edwin Trevor-Roberts, CEO, Trevor-Roberts: Transforming Careers
  • Professor Adrian Wilkinson, Director, Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing (and Chairperson)
  • Professor Peter Jordan, Deputy Director, Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing

Steering Committee

  • Professor Peter Jordan (Chair)
  • Professor Paula Brough
  • Professor Kate Hutchings
  • Dr Paula Mowbray (HDR Coordinator)
  • Maria Khan (HDR Representative)
  • Chantal Gallant (Secretary)

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