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Publications and Media

Recent Publications, Grants and Awards

The Healthy Work Group in engaged in the following research areas: workplace bullying, workplace violence, psychosocial hazards and wellbeing at work, occupational health and safety management, sociology of work and wellbeing, precarious and non-standard employment, tourism safety.

Newest Publication - August 2020: The HWG would like to announce the release of our latest report entitled 'The 2019 New Zealand Workplace Barometer'

Report available here: The 2019 New Zealand Workplace Barometer (1,079 KB)

Other Publications - April 2019: View our report entitled 'Understanding Management Competencies for Managing Bullying and Fostering Healthy Work in Nursing'

Report available here:  Understanding Management Competencies for Managing Bullying and Fostering Healthy Work in Nursing (460 KB)

  • Bone, K.(2019). ‘I don’t want to be a vagrant for the rest of my life’: Young peoples’ experiences of precarious work as a ‘continuous present’. Journal of Youth Studies. Online First: https://doi.org/10.1080/13676261.2019.1570097

  • Bone, K.,Jack, G., & Mayson, S. (2018). Negotiating the greedy institution: A typology of the lived experiences of young, precarious academic workers. Labour and Industry: a journal of the social and economic relations of work. 28(4), 225-243. https://doi.org/10.1080/10301763.2018.1528654

  • Kobayashi, K., Eweje, G., & Tappin, D. (2018). Employee wellbeing and human sustainability: Perspectives of managers in large Japanese corporations. Business Strategy and the Environment

  • Green, N., Tappin, DC., & Bentley, T. (2017). Exploring the teleworking experiences of organisations in a post-disaster environment. New Zealand Journal of Human Resources Management. 17(1), 1-19 

  • Catley, BE., Bentley, TA., Anderson, D., & Tedestedt, R. (2017). An evaluation of the impact on organizational awareness and practice of a national level intervention for the prevention of workplace bullying. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment. 33(3)

  • Gardner, D., Bentley, T., Catley, B., Cooper-Thomas, HD., O'Driscoll, M., Roche, M., . . . Trenberth, L. (2017). Organisational strategies to manage workplace bullying. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment. 33(1)

  • Blackwood, K., Bentley, T., Catley, B., & Edwards, M. (2017). Managing workplace bullying experiences in nursing: the impact of the work environment. Public Money and Management. 37(5), 349-356

  • Catley, B., Blackwood, K., Forsyth, D., Tappin, D., & Bentley, T. (2017). Workplace bullying complaints: lessons for “good HR practice”. Personnel Review. 46(1), 100-114

  • Edwards, M., & Blackwood, KM. (2017). Artful interventions for workplace bullying: exploring forum theatre. Journal of Workplace Learning. 29(1), 37-48

  • Haar, JH., Brougham, DM., Roche, M., & Barney, A. (2017). Servant leadership and work engagement: The mediating role of work-life balance. New Zealand Journal of Human Resource Management. 17(2), 56-72

  • D'Souza, N., Forsyth, D., Tappin, D., & Catley, B. (2017). [¶33-221] Engaging industry specialists on the issue of workplace cyberbullying - A New Zealand study. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment. 33(2)

  • Catley, B., Blackwood, K., Forsyth, D., Tappin, D., & Bentley, T. (2017). Workplace bullying complaints: lessons for “good HR practice”. Personnel Review. 46(1), 100-114

  • Port, ZMJ., Forsyth, DK., & Tappin, DC. (2017). Hit and miss: Examining antecedents and organisational responses to physical workplace violence in New Zealand. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment. 33(1)

  • Gardner, D., O Driscoll, M., Cooper-Thomas, HD., Roche, M., Bentley, T., Catley, B., . . . Trenberth, L. (2016). Predictors of workplace bullying and cyber-bullying in New Zealand. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 13(5)

  • Tappin, DC., Vitalis, A., & Bentley, TA. (2016). The application of an industry level participatory ergonomics approach in developing MSD interventions. Applied Ergonomics. 52, 151-159

  • Tappin, DC., Bentley, TA., & Ashby, LE. (2015). An implementation evaluation of a qualitative culture assessment tool. Applied Ergonomics. 47, 84-92

  • Catley, B., Blackwood, K., Forsyth, DK., & Tappin, D. (2015). Workplace bullying in New Zealand: “She’ll be right?”. In M. Omari, & M. Paull (Eds.) Workplace Abuse, Incivility and Bullying: Methodological and Cultural Perspectives. (pp. 173 - 191). London: Routledge

Healthy Work Group Media

The Healthy Work Group often finds itself in the media discussing new research and the implications our research findings have for practice. Please see some recent TV, radio and print media exposure the group has had through the links below.

Associate Professor Bevan Catley discusses the NZ Workplace Barometer Study:

Bullying in the health sector
Ensuring wellbeing at work

Professor Tim Bentley is on a mission to make work a better experience for people. Through the Workplace Barometer, he is helping organisations identify their risks and improve employee wellbeing.

Radio 531pi interview with David Tappin

Calling All Workers! - Heather with Zoe Port
Kate Bone (2019) - Dependent and vulnerable: the experiences of academics on casual and insecure contracts. 
Kate Bone (2019) - House, children, pets on hold as universities exploit staff.