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2020 Laureate Profile: Professor Maureen Dollard

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Professor Maureen Dollard

Professor Maureen Dollard

Also the 2020 ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Australian Laureate Fellow

Administering Organisation: University of South Australia

Fellowship project summary: 

FL200100025: The project will assist Australia meet its UN Sustainable Development Goal to promote decent and safe work by producing new knowledge to support radical reform to Australia’s corporate climate. Only 52% of Australian workers report that their workplace is psychologically healthy. Bullying rates are high, work pressure is increasing. The Fellowship will establish the world’s first Psychosocial Safety Climate Observatory, a research platform to gather, analyse, and synthesise, national and international data. By inspiring world-class researchers to build state of the art knowledge and tools for work climate change, Australia will be an authoritative leader in human-centred, more psychologically healthy, innovative and productive workplaces.

Australian Research Council funding: $ 3,112,050.00 

About Professor Maureen Dollard

Maureen Dollard is Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology, and Co-Director of the Centre for Workplace Excellence, at the University of South Australia, Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham, and Fellow of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology.

Professor Dollard is concerned to prevent work stress and promote decent work. She established the Australian Workplace Barometer (AWB) a national survey of Australian work conditions, the StressCafé public interface of the AWB, and pioneered Psychosocial Safety Climate theory which is revolutionising how the root cause of work stress and related health and productivity issues is viewed in the field.  

Professor Dollard is a board member of the International Commission on Occupational Health, and is on the editorial board for Work and Stress, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and the European Journal of Work and Organisational Psychology, and is past foundation president of the Asia Pacific Academy for Psychosocial Factors at Work.

Find out more about Professor Dollard’s research by visiting her profile page on the University of South Australia website

For further information about this funding scheme, please visit the Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme page.

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