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Who are we?

The Future of Work Institute is a global leader in work design and organisational data analytics. Through both research and practical application, we have developed 30 years’ worth of experience in partnering with organisations to provide evidence-based guidance and solutions to move towards a thriving workplace.

Our team is comprised of a unique mixture of over 50 academics and practitioners at the cutting edge of Organisational Behaviour research and practical application. We conduct high quality, independent and innovative research to understand the role of work design in generating healthy and productive work.

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Lead Thrive Researchers

ARC Laureate Professor Sharon Parker 

Sharon is a world leader in work design research. Recognised in 2019 as one of the world’s most influential researchers of the past decade by Web of Science Group, Sharon has over 80 publications, 5 books, 50 book chapters and over $40 million in research funding.

Professor Mark Griffin

Mark is a global leader in health and safety research, an expert in modelling multilevel and longitudinal data, and a Fellow of the US Society for Industrial/Organisational Psychology. In 2019 he received the Society’s Presidential recognition as a leading scientist-practitioner in the field.

Associate Professor Karina Jorritsma

Karina is the inaugural Professor of Practice at Curtin University; highly experienced in bringing together cross-discipline academic thinking and industry stakeholders to translate research into actionable practices. Karina has successfully led more than 100 multidisciplinary projects with high profile clients in the public and private sectors.

Research in practice

The Collaboratory is comprised of a team of Psychologists with years of combined experience delivering consultancy services. The Collaboratory possesses a well-honed set of skills in translating research into engaging and accessible formats for organisations and frontline staff alike. Their person focused approach comes with the support of industry leading researchers, ensuring the measurement conducted and insights provided align with current evidence-based best practice.

The team has successfully led a number of Thrive at Work projects and supported the development of many of the Thrive at Work tools and resources including the development and delivery of:

  •              Audits of organisational practices
  •              Employee perception surveys
  •              Deep dive focus groups uncovering psychosocial risks
  •              Solutions generation workshops
  •              Action planning activities
  •              Well-being strategy development; and
  •              The Thrive at Work website, resources, and guidelines
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