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.
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.
Associate Professor Liz Jones
Organisational change and development, health organisation communication, particularly in neonatal nurseries
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.
Associate Professor 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 teams, 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 knowledge 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.
Dr Hanh Dao–Tran
Health promotion and management, psychosocial stress, health behaviours and determinates.
Dr Ashlea Kellner
HRM in the franchise relationship, high performance HRM in healthcare and youth employment.
Dr Paula Mowbray
Employee participation, employee voice, and people and performance management.
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.
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.