The Centre for Business and Organisational Psychology (CBOP) is the largest Australian centre for research that improves our understanding of people at work and the factors that underpin motivation, well-being and effectiveness.

Now more than ever, businesses recognise that people provide the greatest competitive advantage. As the world becomes more connected, it is increasingly important that we understand how people can operate effectively in a changing workplace.

UQ's Centre for Business and Organisational Psychology is at the very forefront of understanding how organisations and practitioners can position themselves to meet future challenges. We provide professional training for postgraduate students as well as collaborating in projects with both public and private sector organisations. Our experts are available for public consultation.

We prepare students and practitioners to leverage psychological knowledge and consulting skills to approach challenges in a novel way now and into the future.

Our graduate programmes develop leading evidence-based practitioners in three domains:

  1. Organisational Consultants with expertise in the application of psychology to business.
    Master of Business Psychology
    An 18-month program for students who are looking to gain advanced organisational psychology and strategic business expertise.
  2. Registered Psychologists with expertise in mental health in the workplace.
    Master of Organisational Psychology 
    A 24-month program for students who are looking to gain advanced organisational and mental health expertise.
  3. PhDs able to provide international leadership in research and practice in business and organisational psychology.
    Doctor of Philosophy in Business and Organisational Psychology 
    A 3-4 year programme of research for students wanting to develop expertise at the frontier of research and knowledge in business and organisational psychology.

Master of Business Psychology Program Director

  • Professor Andrew Neal

Master of Organisational Psychology Program Director

  • Dr Kïrsten Way

Research Centre Director

  • Dr Stacey Parker

    Senior Psychologists 

    • Emma-Jane Harrison
    • Michelle McEniery

    Postgraduate Administrator - Coursework

    • Rachelle Croton

    Academic staff

    • Professor Alex Haslam
    • Professor Andrew Neal
    • Associate Professor Courtney von Hippel
    • Dr Kïrsten Way
    • Dr Stacey Parker
    • Dr Nik Steffens
    • Dr Timothy Ballard
    • Dr Annabelle Neall

    Honorary Academic Staff & HDR Supervisors

    • Professor Hannes Zacher
    • Professor Gillian Yeo
    • Associate Professor Kim Peters
    • Associate Professor Anja van den Broeck
    • Associate Professor Shayne Loft
    • Associate Professor Alannah Rafferty

    Internship Supervisors

    • Ms Jodee Allanson
    • Ms Shelley Phillips
    • Mr Ed Kelly

    Adjunct professional staff

    • Dr Mike Allan
    • Cherie Curtis
    • Dr Danica Hooper
    • Allison McDonald
    • Dr Mel Miller

    Master of Business Psychology Program Director
    Professor Andrew Neal
       +61 7 3365 6372
      a.neal@psy.uq.edu.au

    Master of Organisational Psychology Program Director
    Dr Kirsten Way
       +61 7 3346 9504
      k.way@psy.uq.edu.au

    Research Centre Director
    Dr Stacey Parker
       +61 7 3365 6423
      s.parker@psy.uq.edu.au