The stigmatisation of stress and mental health in the workplace

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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 […]

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 […]

Medical trainee attrition: The link between training stress, coping and thoughts of dropping out

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Five hundred and five (505) medical students and 349 junior doctors are the subject of an Australian study conducted by Griffith University researchers to identify the coping mechanisms used to deal with training stress, and whether a link exists between these strategies and their thoughts about dropping out of medicine. “Even though there is some […]

Five minutes with…Linda Trenberth

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Professor Linda Trenberth is Griffith Business School’s Dean of the Academic portfolio. She also gets some research in from time to timein the areas around organisational psychology! We spent five minutes with Linda to learn at little more about her work around bullying, stress and coping at work… What are you working on at the […]

The hidden role of site managers: influencing construction workers’ eating habits

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SNAPO indicators — a catchy acronym used in health circles for behavioural risk factors associated with cardiovascular and other chronic diseases:Smoking,Nutrition,Alcohol,Physical activity, andOverweight and obesity. A team of researchers, led byWOW’sDr Rebecca Loudoun, surveyed 186 workers on six new or refurbishing mixed residential, office and retail building sites operated by the same firm around Brisbane […]