Dr Stacey Parker

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 336 56423


I am an organisational psychologist who researches, teaches, and also consults with public- and private-sector organisations on a range of topics related to the psychology of work. My consulting projects have included tackling issues with personnel selection, training and development, career development, work (re)design, change management,​ and operational safety. Through this work, I aim to help organisations and their employees devise new strategies to carefully balance being productive and healthy.

I completed my PhD in 2012 and joined the UQ School of Psychology in 2013, following a postdoctoral research position at QUT School of Management. My research focuses on occupational health psychology and work motivation. Topics I study include, but are not limited to: the moment-to-moment physiological impact of work stress (i.e., on cortisol levels, heart rate variability); how employees manage their energy during the work day; how employees recover from work stress in off-the-job time; how jobs and careers can be designed to maximise well-being, motivation, and performance; and I also explore the 'hidden costs' of performance-based pay and compensation systems.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours Class 1, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Business Management, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Norton, Thomas, Parker, Stacey L. and Ashkanasy, Neal M. (2015). Employee green behavior and aging. In Nancy A. Parchana (Ed.), Encyclopedia of geropsychology (pp. 769-776) Singapore, Singapore: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-981-287-080-3_308-1

  • Greenaway, Katharine H., Louis, Winnifred R., Parker, Stacey L., Kalokerinos, Elise K., Smith, Joanne R. and Terry, Deborah J. (2015). Measures of coping for psychological well-being. In Gregory Boyle, Donald H. Saklofske and Gerald Matthews (Ed.), Measures of personality and social psychological constructs (pp. 322-351) London, United States: Academic Press. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-386915-9.00012-7

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors:

Completed Supervision