Dr Annabelle Neall

Lecturer -Organisational Psychology

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
a.neall@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 67561

Overview

I am a Lecturer of Organisational Psychology, based in the School of Psychology. I am a specality researcher in the fields of workplace bullying and harassment, psychosocial risk assessment, and bystander behaviour in organisational settings. I completed my Bachelor of Psychology (Honours, First Class) in 2013, and my PhD in 2019, at the Centre for Workplace Excellence, University of South Australia. I also hold a Graduate Certificate in Teriatry Teaching from Curtin University.

As part of a small research team, I have generated Category 2 and 3 research funding as a Chief and Co-Investigator through work with partners such as SafeWork SA, SafeWork NSW, WorkSafe Victoria, and the Department of Justice (Custodial Corrections) NSW, and the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (SA Branch).

I am committed to establishing and maintaining active research networks, and furthering the collective knowledge of the field of Psychology, through active and sustained representation of my research collective. Since 2014, I have regularly reviewed for top-tiered international journals (e.g., Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, International Journal of Stress Management), and a number of national and international conferences. I currently serve as the Executive Officer for the Asia Pacific Academy for Psychosocial Factors at Work – a multidisciplinary forum that brings together academics, practitioners and policy makers from the Asia Pacific region and beyond, and contribute to better working arrangements in the region.

Research Impacts

My programs of research are inherently solution based. As part of a small research team, I am seeking to address a serious psychosocial hazard present within Australian workplaces, experienced by 1 in 10 Australian workers: workplace bullying. My goal is to tackle the problem of workplace mistreatment in all forms, by conducting research to understand the causal mechanisms and by generating creative and innovative measures and tools that remove the underlying risk contexts that give rise to the problem.

I have explored the issue of workplace mistreatment through different angles, including the identification of processes through which workplace bullying has its negative effects (Tuckey and Neall, 2014), exploring how and when bystanders of workplace bullying decide to intervene (Neall, 2018), and uncovering the underlying organisational risk contexts for workplace bullying. As a result of my sustained contributions to the third line of research, I am co-inventor of a risk audit tool for psychosocial hazards – a ‘litmus test’ for work design factors that can contribute to the development of bullying, stress, and other threats to the mental health of workers.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), University of South Australia
  • Graduate Cerrtificate in Tertiary Teaching, Curtin University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of South Australia

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