Dr Kirsten Way

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 334 69504


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.

Research Interests

  • Supervisor behaviour; Workgroup conflict; Work-related mental health; Work Stress; Wellbeing; Workplace health and safety; Organisational Psychology;


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, The University of Queensland


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Parker, Stacey L., Jimmieson, Nerina L. and Way, Kirsten A. (2013). Occupational Health Psychology. In Sarris, Aspa and Kirby, Neil (Ed.), Organisational Psychology: Research and Professional Practice (pp. 219-242) Prahran VIC Australia: Tilde Publishing and Distribution.

  • Way, Kirsten A. (2012). Psychosocial Hazards and Occupational Health. In The Core Body of Knowledge for Generalist OHS Professionals (pp. 1-45) Victoria, Australia: SIA.

  • Way, Kirsten A. (2012). Psychosocial hazards: Bullying, Aggression and Violence. In The Core Body of Knowledge for Generalist OHS Professionals (pp. 1-45) Victoria, Australia: SIA.

  • Way, Kirsten, Jimmieson, Nerina L. and Bordia, Prashant (2011). An integrative framework of supervisor responses to workgroup conflict. In Alexander-Stamatios Antoniou and Cary Cooper (Ed.), New directions in organizational psychology and behavioral medicine (pp. 191-219) Farnham, Surrey, United Kingdom: Gower.

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Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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