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I went to university at the age of 16. I’m not sure that is something I would recommend, but it meant I had graduated with Honours by the age of 19, when I began working as a junior lecturer in psychology at the Flinders University of South Australia. Preparing for my first...

What do your webinars cover?

We have three webinars available, all looking at Neurodiversity in relation to a specific topic or concept. We have focused on Neurodiversity and gender, looking at areas of...

What are you presenting on, and how did you get interested in it?
I’m going to present three projects where the common themes are how individuals impact collectives or units (being in teams or organisations); looking primarily at how individuals make a...

While psychologists have a long history of supporting national policy to improve safety at work, their contribution to workplace health has perhaps been less prominent. Two psychologists who work on a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) committee spoke to Ella Rhodes about how...

Finding work that brings deep satisfaction is one of life’s great challenges. It can take time, persistence and courage to discover it, as well as patience to deal with the inevitable setbacks. The search, however, is truly worth it. When our daily work is connected with our...

Most of us spend a large part of our life working, so it’s important to be in a job that is suited to our capabilities. The Peter...

The pervasive dogma of productivity undermines the psychological wellbeing of not only the workforce, but that of society as a whole. Productivity as a value has become an accepted and embodied norm in neoliberal societies. I feel that this is not adequately contested,...

Before the coronavirus pandemic, mental health and musculoskeletal disorders represented the leading, and most long-standing causes of sickness absence and avoidable work disability.[1,2] This was despite increased workplace regulation, clinical guidance[3]...

A new report published by the Society of Occupational Medicine and The Louise Tebboth Foundation has detailed evidence that UK doctors are at greater risk of work-related stress, burnout and...

In a report from the Institute of Policy Studies in 2013, researchers examined the performance of the 241 corporate chief executives who had ranked among America’s 25 highest-paid CEOs in one or more of the previous 20 years. Their analysis revealed widespread poor...