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Our team at the Centre for Workplace Excellence bring together a unique alignment of experience and capabilities to help your organisation achieve its excellence.


Dr Ali Afsharian
Organisational and clinical psychology, psychosocial safety climate
Dr Tessa Bailey
Psychosocial factors at work, risk management
Dr Ashlee Borgkvist
Gender and flexible working arrangements, work-life integration, parenting and work
Dr Chia-yen (Chad) Chiu
Work teams, positive leadership traits, and social networks
Professor David Cropley
Creativity, innovation , cognitive flexibility and problem solving
Dr Helena de Anstiss
Policy and context in which government funded services are delivered, social impact investing
Professor Maureen Dollard
Prevent risks to worker psychological health, safety and productivity
Dr Jill Gould
Organisational gender diversity, gender pay gap
Dr Frank Huo
Workforce performance, job design, high-involvement work processes
Professor Carol Kulik
Workplace diversity, HRM practices
Dr Sarven McLinton
Workplace bullying, Cross-cultural psychology, Instrument development, Anger and work stress
Professor Cheri Ostroff
Organisational culture, climate and change, person-organisation fit
Dr Mikaela Owen
Worker and student mental health and wellbeing, psychosocial risk factors, psychosocial safety climate
Dr Sanjee Perera
Emotion in the workplace , workforce diversity
Dr Silvia Pignata
Employee health and well-being, stress interventions, human factors and aviation psychology
Dr Rachael Potter
Psychological health at work, psychosocial risk regulation, policy evaluation
Dr Harry Savelsberg
Social Policy: education, employment and youth affairs
Dr Sukhbir Sandhu
Social and environmental sustainability, diversity and sustainability
Dr Shruti Sardeshmukh
People dynamics related to innovation, entrepreneurship and SMEs
Dr Ruchi Sinha
Teams dynamics: voice, conflict, emotions, leadership &power; Negotiation
Dr Gerry Treuren
Volunteering motivation, employee turnover and retention, migrant and refugee employment
Professor Michelle Tuckey
Workplace bullying, workplace mental health and well-being, occupational stress
Dr Amy Zadow
Psychosocial safety climate theory, psychosocial risk factors, work injuries, organisational stress interventions
A/ Professor Connie Zheng
Contextual factors and international HRM, Chinese organisation and management, HR-driven creativity, entrepreneurship and innovation, employee well-being and work-life balance
A.Prof Tahereh Ziaian
Transcultural mental health cross-cultural psychology, Immigration, acculturation and intercultural relations


Prof Deanne den Hartog, University of Amsterdam
Leadership, teams, personality, well-being, HRM, culture and trust

Prof Ingrid Fulmer, Rutgers, School of Management and Labor Relations
Human resource management, organisational behaviour and business ethics

Prof Anthony McDonnell, Cork University
International human resource management, employment relations, talent management

Prof Larry Williams, Texas Tech University 
Organizational and social science research methods and data analysis techniques

Prof Yoshio Yanadori, Waseda University 
International human resource management, gender pay gap

Prof Jacqueline Coyle-Shapiro, The london School of Economics and Political Science 
Justice in organisations, psychological contracts



Dr Valerie O'Keeffe, Flinders University, Workplace health and safety and human factors

Professor Ying Zhu, University of South Australia, Asian Business and Management, Human Resource Management

Dr Xin Deng, University of South Australia, Applied economics, labour market, workforce diversity and sustainability

Professor Kurt Lushington, University of South Australia, Sleep and fatigue in the workplace

Professional Staff

Ms Bernadette Burgert
Centre Coordinator
Ms Sarah Jarvis
Project Officer (supporting Prof Carol Kulik)