Final year Griffith University Mechanical Engineering student, Analeigh Angus will embark on stage one of her professional mining career, after securing a coveted role with mining company, Rio Tinto. A highly successful three-month tenure with Rio Tinto to fulfil course requirements of her Industry Affiliates Program (IAP) was more than enough time for the 21-year-old […]
Business student awarded Property Council scholarship.
The Australian mining industry has been responsible for much of the growth in shift work with 52% of all employees now working them. But roster arrangements for this type of work are the perpetual thorn in both employers’ and employees’ sides. Contributing heavily to employees’ work-life balance, shifts that lead to partner dissatisfaction or that […]
By training, Professor Bradley Bowden is an historian, a graduate of the University of Queensland History Department (1977) and the University of Wollongong (PhD, 1992). He is also a graduate of the School of Hard Knocks, having served behind the mast in the Australian merchant fleet between 1980 and 1988. We spent five minutes with […]
Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
What is shaping up to be the largest longitudinal study of shift work and its impact on social, physical, psychological, and community wellbeing is well under way. The Australian Research Council Linkage project, co-funded by the Mining and Energy division of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), has seen data collected from over 2 […]