Maureen Dollard is Professor of Work and Organisational Psychology and Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety, a WHO Collaborating Centre in Occupational Health at the University of South Australia.
She is an honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham, and has a Fellowship from the European Academy for Psychosocial Factors at Work.
Maureen’s research passion is in the area of work stress and she holds a PhD on the topic. Her main contribution is Psychosocial Safety Climate theory and measures, and the Australian Workplace Barometer, providing national surveillance data on psychosocial factors at work in Australia. She has worked with human service workers, correctional officers, Salvation Army officers, call centre workers, ambulance officers, nurses, farmers and police officers, and has developed best practice models for psychological injury prevention and management.
She has published three edited books and over 140 book chapters and refereed journal articles in the field. She serves on the beyondblue Workplace Mental Health Advisory Group and is on several international journal editorial boards (Journal of Organisational Behaviour; the European Journal of Work, and Organisational Psychology; Work & Stress). She was Foundation President of the Asia Pacific Academy for Psychosocial Factors at Work, is Co-chair of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) – Work Organisation and Psychosocial Factors (WOPS), Scientific Committee, and was Chair of the ICOH-WOPS congress convened in Adelaide September 2014. She has held many nationally competitive research grants and numerous industry grants.
Maureen is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international venues such as the European Conference of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology, Fachgruppentagung Arbeits-, Organisations- und Wirtschaftspsychologie Germany, Australian Psychology Congress, British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology and ICOH 2018.