Blake Yue

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School of Management
Massey Business School

Profile

Thesis Title
Does being HIV positive create differential effect in relation to psychosocial risk in the work place

Research Description
Given that HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Viruses) and AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) are currently incurable and transmittable diseases, people infected with HIV may be exposed to various psychosocial hazards in the workplace. As a minority group with an illness that still carries a strong anti-social stigma, there are many who consider the psychosocial risks associated with being HIV-positive in New Zealand to have received very little research focus. My PhD research aims to understand the effects that psychosocial factors have on HIV positive people in the workplace environment and address the problem of how to reduce their psychosocial risks and promote healthy work.

Personal Description
I am from Hohhot, Inner Mongolia. I worked as a manager and an assistant economist for six years at Hohhot Railway Bureau. As part of my work experience, I became increasingly aware of the importance of a healthy work environment. I chose Massey University for my PhD studies as the university has the professional research Healthy Work Group, focusing on psychosocial risks related to the work environment being my specialist area of study. After my PhD study I hope I will continue to make contribution to healthy work as a scholar in academia.

Supervisors
Dr Darryl Forsyth
Associate Professor Bevan Catley

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