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Managing Workplace Mojo

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Ever felt like a fraud in the workplace, despite your accomplishments? Or thought that burnout and stress could be impacting you or your team’s performance?

You are not alone. Navigating emotional rollercoasters and challenging culture are complexities many of us manage in the modern workplace. In Australia, researchers estimate that 15% of all depressive episodes among working people are attributable to workplace conditions, and that 8% of total mental health costs in Australia are linked to workplace stresses, injuries, and conditions experienced by employed Australians.

Given the scale and impact of this problem, how do we create the systems and master the skills to facilitate safe and rewarding workplaces? Join our panel of experts and discover what the research recommends.

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  • Professor Maree Roche, Professor of Management and International Business, University of Auckland
  • Professor Angela Martin, Research Fellow in Work and Mental Health, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania
  • Associate Professor Terri Simpkin, Associate Professor of Management, College of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania
  • Hosted by Dr Larissa Bartlett, Research Fellow in Mental Health, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania

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About the experts

Professor Maree Roche

Professor of Management and International Business, University of Auckland

Professor Maree Roche

Professor Maree Roche has expertise in three interconnected clusters: leadership psychology, employee wellbeing/mental health at work, and Māori and leadership and employee wellbeing, from a Māori/kaupapa perspective. These clusters can be examined separately, however, her research also identifies their interconnectedness to provide a comprehensive understanding of organisational challenges. Through her research, Maree continues to inform international and national audiences of the value of properly understanding and resourcing the mindsets of leaders and employees in today’s complex, bi cultural, and changing business environments. She has also been awarded: Fellowship - Positive Organisational Behaviour Institute (USA) Fellowship - New Zealand Psychological Society, Human Resource Management Institute of New Zealand Institute (Chartered).

Professor Angela Martin

Professorial Research Fellow of Work and Mental Health, University of Tasmania

Professor Angela Martin

Angela combines a passion for research supervision and research translation in university work, with private sector, government and NGO consulting through her company, Pracademia. Pracademia is a knowledge translation consultancy focused on improving the quality of working life. Her early research focussed on industrial and organisational psychology and environmental factors that promote psychological adjustment to organisational change. She is well known nationally and internationally for her research on mental health in the context of working life and for developing psychological management capabilities in organisations at all levels, including employees, supervisors, and managers/leaders. You can view more information, including her publication record on the University webpage: https://discover.utas.edu.au/Angela.Martin

Associate Professor Terri Simpkin
Associate Professor of Management and Director of the MBA(Executive), University of Tasmania

Associate Professor Terri Simpkin

Terri has enjoyed a broad international career in the education sector, holding global leadership roles for Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Nottingham. Before her academic career, Terri held multiple private-sector leadership roles in human resources, strategy, and business management. As a consultant, she has worked extensively with government agencies, SMEs, educational institutions, international industry associations and large companies and has become known as a research-informed, practice-led academic. Her work often focuses on the complexity of contemporary workforces and emergent leadership challenges. Continuing her academic interest in the topic, Terri is known as an authority on the impostor phenomenon, reflecting her professional interest in contemporary inclusion practices and global workforce challenges.  She has worked with organisations such as the NHS, CBRE, BAE Systems, Ocado and Cambridge University delivering professional development relating to the experience. Terri was named as one of the fifty most influential women in the data economy for her work on digital infrastructure sector workforce challenges and was awarded the Brynn Fowler Agent of Change award by Global Women in Telco and Tech for her work advancing inclusion and diversity both in and outside of the workplace. Find Terri’s work on leadership, the impostor phenomenon and the Essex Girl motif, among other topics, at www.forfakesake.org.

Dr Larissa Bartlett
Research Fellow in Mental Health, University of Tasmania

DR Larissa Bartlett

Larissa’s research skills include occupational health psychology, behavioural medicine, behaviour change, and assessment methods in public health and social psychology. She was the lead in establishing a statewide dementia prevention public health study in Tasmania; and is now working closely with Professor Angela Martin on another statewide study on workplace mental health, which will launch in Tasmania very soon... 

Separately to her research, Larissa is registered by the Mindfulness Training Institute of Australia and New Zealand to teach mindfulness principles, skills and practices and runs courses and bespoke programs in workplaces and in community.

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