Mental health of emergency services personnel and HRM: preliminary findings

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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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 […]

The stigmatisation of stress and mental health in the workplace

Centre for Work Organisation and Wellbeing
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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
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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

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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 […]