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I am a senior lecturer in the School of Management where I teach Employment Relations, Project Management, and supervise postgraduate students. I am a member of the Healthy Work Group, a multidisciplinary research team interested in the nature and quality of work, and its effects on health, wellbeing and performance. I am also a member of the Sustainability & CSR Research Group within the School of Management.
I adopt a sociotechnical systems perspective in my research, which captures the wide range of work system elements both within and external to organisations, and recognizes the inter-relationships between the people involved. This approach helps to identify organisational and management practices, as well as related social and cultural factors, that have an influence on health, wellbeing and performance. A sociotechnical systems perspective also requires the collaborative development and implementation of interventions through participation with both internal and external stakeholders of work systems. This perspective complements and overlaps with components of occupational health and safety management, employment relations and social sustainability.
My background includes industry-based research and consultancy, with funded projects in primary processing, manufacturing, healthcare and residential construction sectors in New Zealand.
Associate Editor - Journal of Management & Organization
Editorial Board Member - Applied Ergonomics
Editorial Board Member - Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management
I am a senior lecturer in the School of Management where I teach Employment Relations, Project Management, and supervise postgraduate students.
My areas of research interest primarily concern what leads to meaningful and sustainable work and include: sociotechnical systems design, social sustainability, health and safety culture, and some consequences of unhealthy work including work-related musculoskeletal disorders, workplace bullying and workplace violence.
21st Century Citizenship, Health and Well-being
Field of research codes
Business and Management (150300): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000):
Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705):
Human Resources Management (150305): Industrial Relations (150306):
Medical And Health Sciences (110000):
Organisational Planning and Management (150312):
Public Health and Health Services (111700)
Project Title: Evaluating a qualitative safety culture assessment tool for musculoskeletal disorder prevention
Date Range: 2012 - 2012
Funding Body: Massey University
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