Five minutes with…Alannah Rafferty

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
Published
Associate Professor Alannah Rafferty wants to make the experience of organisational change a better one for everyday employees, so her research focuses on solutions which enhance organisations’ ability to implement that change and in return, improve employee wellbeing. We spent five minutes with Alannah, who’s also Director of Research with Griffith’s Department of Employment Relations […]

Five minutes with…Ashlea Troth

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
Published
Associate Professor Ashlea Troth has always been interested in people. She likes to know what makes them tick!! We spend a lot of time in the workplace, she says, and how one thinks and feels at, and about work, has a huge impact. So we spent five minutes with Ashlea to learn a little more […]

The stigmatisation of stress and mental health in the workplace

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
Published
The idea of being able to deal with stress and mental health issues in the workplace is not a new concept to researchers and academics, but according to Dr Amanda Biggs of the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing, the stigma for the average worker is still very real. “Admitting to feeling stressed at the […]

Bullying and harassment in the workplace: Australian universities

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
Published
The act of harassment and bullying is a very real and serious concern in workplaces across the country, and according to a study by members of the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing, the same can be said of staff members at Australian universities. In 2011, Professor Glenda Strachan helped conduct a survey of permanent […]

Five minutes with…Amanda Biggs

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
Published
Understanding the relationship between employee-employer interactions, employee health and employer-level mechanisms such as policies, leadership style and culture, underpins Dr Amanda Biggs’ research. We spent five minutes with Amanda to learn a little more… In what area/s do your current research interests lie? In addition to examining the mechanisms underlying the [aforementioned] relationships, I am […]

Working arrangements: choice is key to work-life balance

Alumni
Published
It’s simple: people want choice in how they work. That’s the main philosophy driving Sunshine Coast Private Hospital General Manager Wallis Westbrook’s attitudes to flexible working arrangements. He is a strong believer in workplaces being adaptable to their employees’ needs and will be discussing his views as one of three key speakers at the Griffith […]

Five minutes with….Rebecca Loudoun

Business and government
Published
The health of a workplace is considered through many a lens: its operations, procedures, infrastructure, equipment and people (to name a few). In the broader sense, Dr Rebecca Loudoun’s research looks at how these aspects are managed. We spent five minutes with Rebecca to learn a little more… In what area/s does your current research […]