Researcher biography

Dr. Kïrsten Way is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Business and Organisational Psychology at UQ where she conducts research on the role of supervisors in conflict, occupational stress, fatigue, injury management, and occupational health and wellbeing. Dr. Way is an Organisational Psychologist, Occupational Therapist and Certified Professional Ergonomist who specialises in the study of worker and group-level psychology and its influence on various aspects of organisational performance, but in particular, WHS and injury management. She has particular expertise in work design and occupational health including workplace bullying, work-related mental health, workplace stress, work-related fatigue, human factors and ergonomics. She has worked as the Director of a private consultancy specialising in WHS and organisational psychology and has held positions for Australian and UK WHS regulatory authorities, including Principal Inspector, Manager Psychosocial Strategy Unit, and Manager of the WHS Policy Branch.