Take your research to the next level with the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing
We have more than 20 PhD candidates undertaking a thesis aligned with our research and under the supervision of our staff. If you have an honours or masters by research degree in related fields, you can apply to do a PhD under the supervision of a WOW centre member. Candidates’ whose principal supervisor is a member of WOW are eligible to apply to the Centre.
How do I apply?
Contact the relevant research convenor for the School or Department in which potential supervisors may be located and to discuss your research project:
- Dr Matt Xerri, ERHR: hdr–convenor–email@example.com
- Dr Louis Sanzogni, BSI: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr Stefano Occhipinto, School of Applied Psychology (MG): email@example.com
- Associate Professor Liz Conlon, School of Applied Psychology (GC): firstname.lastname@example.org
Fiona Archontoulis (Student Representative)
To what extent do workload management systems allow frontline managers better opportunities to support employee work–related stress. // Supervisors: Rebecca Loudoun, Keith Townsend
Emotional regulation in sustainability change agents – a strategy for success. // Supervisors: Peter Jordan, Ashlea Troth
HRM’s role in driving engagement – individual and organisational level engagement. // Supervisors: Keith Townsend, Adrian Wilkinson
An exploration of study abroad as a modern student engagement and retention strategy for Australian universities. // Supervisor: Ashlea Troth
A case study of mid-level leadership within an Australian heavy industry project environment. // Supervisors: Kate Hutchings, Mohan Thite
The probability of unemployment for Middle Eastern female skilled migrants in Australia. // Supervisor: David Peetz
Australian organisations and their multicultural diverse workforce practices. // Supervisor: David Peetz
To explore and understand life stress among expatriates working in the ICT sector and examine potential intervention programs and its benefits for successful expatriate experience. // Supervisors: Paula Brough, Elliroma Gardiner
Annetta (Joy) Ganter
Followership: A study of workplace interactions and organisational climate // Supervisor: Elliroma Gardiner
Fatigue and recovery in shiftworking nurses. // Supervisors: Rebecca Loudoun, Keith Townsend
The development and validation of a perceived future employability scale for young adults. // Supervisors: Peter Creed, Ian Glendon
Greenspace: effects on mental health and wellbeing at work. // Supervisors: Paula Brough, Ralf Buckley
Emotions in leadership. // Supervisors: Peter Jordan, Ashlea Troth
Human resource management in the Palestinian public sector or not–for–profit leadership. // Supervisors: Kate Hutchings, Wayne O’Donohue
Exploring to what extent do social media platforms facilitate employee voice. // Supervisors: Adrian Wilkinson, Paula Mowbray
Dan Henning Langerud
Entitlement perceptions among employees. // Supervisors: Peter Jordan, Amanda Biggs
Qian Yi Lee
Role of line managers in flexible working arrangements. // Supervisors: Keith Townsend, Adrian Wilkinson
Study crafting in higher education // Supervisor: Peter Creed, Liz Jones
Health and work engagement in emergency services: Understanding the impact of multi-level employee needs and work expectations when there is disconnect. // Supervisors: Paula Brough, Amanda Biggs
Experiencing and responding to anger at work. // Supervisors: Peter Jordan, Ashlea Troth
Perceptions of injustice and proactive work behaviour: mediating role of emotions. // Supervisors: Peter Jordan, Alannah Rafferty
Occupational stress and coping: Understanding how daily job stressors and future-oriented coping impact employee emotions and cognitions. // Supervisors: Paula Brough, Amanda Biggs
A new satisfaction model for high performance work systems and construction of new variables. // Supervisor: Keith Townsend
Investigating distributed leadership emergence and its effects on organisational performance and wellbeing. // Supervisor: Paula Brough
Impact of employer attitude on Indigenous Australia’s employment experience and skill acquisition in the private sector. // Supervisor: Michael Barry
Yunong (CJ) Wang
The influence of frontline managerial compassion in alleviating employee suffering. // Supervisors: Sandra Lawrence, Wayne O’Donohue
Meet your student representative
The Centre’s HDR Student Representative is Fiona Archontoulis. Her appointment as such is one of service to the University and aims to give the HDR student’s affiliated with the Centre a voice on matters pertaining to its remit to offer a collegial environment of focused research activity in which they can participate and exchange ideas. Fiona is also a member of the Centre’s Steering Committee in the same capacity. Here she extends a brief welcome:
"A little bit about me… I have enjoyed an association with Griffith University since commencing a part time Master of Business Administration (whilst working for Brisbane City Council) around 2002. I graduated in 2005, became a member of Griffith Alumni and returned to Griffith for further studies in 2013, graduating with First Class Honours MBA Advanced in 2015. I am currently half way through a PhD, researching workload allocation systems within academia and how they are utilised to support workplace health and wellbeing. My supervisors are Associate Professor Rebecca Loudon and Associate Professor Keith Townsend.
I have also been fortunate to have been associated with the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing (WOW) for several years and have valued the first hand exposure to the exciting and interesting research conducted by visiting and resident scholars...
WOW members are privileged to take advantage of regular Centre activities, such as regular theme and skill-based workshops and seminars, delivered by internal and external presenters. In addition to these activities, the WOW Centre provides invaluable support for HDR students who are WOW members, such as the PhD Conference Support Scheme grant....It also provides the intellectual environment for research trainees and early career researchers to aspire to research productivity through inviting them to deliver or attend seminars.
[If eligible], I would therefore encourage you to become a member...and actively engage in WOW activities. These are brilliant opportunities to assist in your own personal and professional development...
I look forward to seeing you all at WOW's seminars and events during 2018 and meeting with you at other regular HDR information sessions. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions regarding WOW membership. My email address is Fiona.email@example.com."
(Please note, Fiona is WOW's HDR Representative, not the GBS or ERHR HDR Representative)
Recent PhD graduations
Dr Qian Yi Lee, 2019 - "A systems perspective of performance management in the Singapore public sector"
Dr Carolina Bouten-Pinto, 2019 - "Culturewise practice - A new approach to leadership In culturally diverse organisations"
Dr Shirley Chan, 2019 - "'University academics' workplace well-being: A comparative study in Australia and Malaysia"
Dr Harum Apriyanti, 2018 - "The perceptions of the impact of social capital on expatriate work and wellbeing in the resources sector in Indonesia"
Dr Mahan Poorhosseinzadeh, 2018 - "Women in senior management positions in Australia and the concept of the ‘Ideal Manager’"
- Editing support - Griffith University Postgraduate Students Association
- Professor Tara Brabazon - Dean of Graduate Research, Flinders University: Vlog on all matters PhD
- Best practice research and publishing - essential reading for Griffith researchers.
- Griffith University Researcher Education and Development: offers training and support for researchers and candidates (formerly the Griffith Social and Behavioural Research College)
- Harzing.com - Research in International and Cross-cultural Management
- Thesis Whisperer blog, Dr Inger Mewburn (ed), Director, Research Training, ANU
- Professor Adrian Wilkinson (2014) “The rules of the game: a short guide for PhD students and new academics on publishing in academic journals”, Innovations in Education and Teaching International, doi: 10.1080/14703297.2014.978350.