Mental health of emergency services personnel and HRM: preliminary findings

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
Published
The results of a survey conducted by researchers at the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing with 272 Australian paramedics has revealed the invaluable role of family, friends and work supervisors’ support as they go about their job. With three years’ funding from the Australia Research Council Linkage program (LP160100004) and industry partners United Voice (QLD and NT branches) and the Ambulance […]

Workplace mental wellbeing: lessons from criminal justice workers

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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When you think of job stresses of police officers, it’s easy to imagine the extremes, but that is not the full story. In her work studying criminal justice workplaces and occupational stress research, Dr Amanda Biggs says the stresses that a lot of police and correctional officers face are similar to other occupations. “People like […]

Five minutes with…Keith Townsend

Business and government
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An undergraduate degree focusing on industrial relations (IR), public policy and politics, coupled with previous management and [IR] practitioner experience combined to reveal for Associate Professor Keith Townsend, just how complicated working life can be. Spending his life talking to others about their workplace complications has set him on a path; and the destination is […]