HWG members

Professor Tim Bentley

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Tim Bentley is a Professor of Work and Organisation in the Massey Business School.  Tim is a founding member of Massey’s Healthy Work Group.  His specialist fields of research include workplace psychosocial risks, health, safety and wellbeing, ergonomics and human factors, tourism wellbeing, and the future of work.  Tim has led many large-scale research projects concerned with these issues, including an HRC-funded project on understanding and preventing workplace stress and bullying.  

Tim has published widely on occupational health, safety and wellbeing, and spends much of his time engaging with industry and other stakeholders on issues of key concern to business, notably workplace bullying and stress, employee flexibility, remote working, wellbeing and the ageing workforce.  Tim is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Cambridge University Press publication, Journal of Management & Organization.  Previously, Tim was Director of the NZ Work Research Institute, based at AUT.

Dr Kate Blackwood

Kate is a lecturer in the School of Management. Her research interests are in the area of workplace bullying and other psychosocial barriers to healthy work, with particular focus finding effective interventions in New Zealand’s health sector. Kate’s PhD in Human Resource Management from Massey University explored interventions in workplace bullying in New Zealand’s nursing profession.

Dr David Brougham

David Brougham is a senior lecturer in Massey Business School, specialising in project management and the future of work. He has taught both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. These courses include project management, leadership, and contemporary management. David received his PhD from the University of Waikato in 2013 after working on a Marsden funded research project (contract X957). The findings from this research highlighted the importance of cultural support as a predictor of job and well-being outcomes for Maori and European employees, beyond established measures of support. At present, David has nine refereed journal articles and over 30 refereed conference papers. David is currently researching how smart technology, artificial intelligence, robotics and algorithms are changing the nature of work and employment. 

Bevan Catley.jpg Dr Bevan Catley

Bevan is an Associate Professor in the School of Management. He teaches introductory management and his research interests centre around violence/organisation. Bevan completed his PhD at the University of Otago where his thesis provided a discursive analysis of the representation of workplace violence in the management and organisation studies literature.

Darryl Forsyth.jpg Dr Darryl Forsyth

Darryl is a senior lecturer in School of Management. He currently teaches in the areas of Human Resource Management & Research Methods, and has research interests in the areas of time management from a psychological wellbeing perspective and Information Communication Technology (ICT) overload. He holds a PhD in Applied Industrial and Organisational Psychology.

Dr Dianne Gardner

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Dianne Gardner is a registered psychologist and Senior Lecturer in Industrial/ Organisational Psychology in the School of Psychology at Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand. She researches wellbeing and healthy work, in particular the positive and negative outcomes that can arise from work demands. She has published papers on research into work-life balance, coping, resilience, generational differences at work, the role of optimism, self-esteem and social support in work-related wellbeing and stress, emotional intelligence, the veterinary profession, learning from errors, and the effective management of hazards at work. She is particularly interested in researching effective solutions to the problem of workplace bullying.

Dr David Tappin

David's research adopts a systems perspective to identify and address organisational and extra-organisational factors that contribute to unsustainable work. His experience is in industry-based research and consultancy, with government and industry funded projects in primary processing, manufacturing, healthcare and residential construction. Before joining Massey in 2011, David was a researcher with Forest Research (now Scion) for ten years, and co-Director of an ergonomics research and consultancy company for seven years prior to this. His main areas of research interest include musculoskeletal disorder prevention, organisational safety culture, and work psychosocial factors. 

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