Dr Kirsten Way

Senior Lecturer

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
k.way@psy.uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 69504

Overview

Dr Kïrsten Way is a Senior Lecturer and Program Director at the Centre for Business and Organisational Psychology at UQ where she conducts research on safety, the role of supervisors in conflict, psychosocial hazards, occupational stress, fatigue, injury management, and occupational health and wellbeing. Dr. Way is an Organisational Psychologist, Occupational Therapist and Certified Professional Ergonomist. She specialises in the study of worker and group-level psychology and its influence on various aspects of organisational performance, but in particular, work health and safety (WHS) and injury management. She has expertise in work design and occupational health including workplace bullying, work-related mental health, workplace stress, work-related fatigue, human factors and ergonomics, and MSDs. She has significant industry expertise having worked as the Director of a private consultancy specialising in WHS and organisational psychology and having held positions for Australian and UK WHS regulatory authorities, including Principal Inspector (Ergonomics), Manager Psychosocial Strategy Unit, and Manager WHS Policy Branch. She has provided expertise to the Australian and UK Governments to assist in the development of both the NSW Mentally Healthy Workplaces Benchmarking Tool and The NSW Mentally Healthy Workplaces Strategy 2018-2022 and has contributed to writing both The Workplace Harassment Code of Practice (Qld) and The National Guidance on Work-Related Psychological Health and Safety.

Research Interests

  • Work Health and Safety, Supervisor behaviour; Workgroup conflict; Work-related mental health; Work Stress and Wellbeing; Organisational Psychology; Organisational Justice; Human Factors and Ergonomics

Qualifications

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

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Caponecchia, C. and Way, K. A. (2021). Bullying and Violence. The Core Body of Knowledge for the Generalist OHS Professionals. (pp. 1-38) edited by Pryor, P.. Gladstone Park, VIC Australia: Australian Institute of Health and Safety.

  • Way, Kïrsten (2020). Psychosocial hazards. The core body of knowledge for generalist OHS professionals . (pp. 1-50) Tullamarine, VIC, Australia: Australian Institute of Health and Safety.

  • Way, Kïrsten, Jimmieson, Nerina L. and Bordia, Prashant (2016). An integrative framework of supervisor responses to workgroup conflict. New directions in organizational psychology and behavioral medicine. (pp. 191-220) edited by Alexander-Stamatios Antoniou and Cary Cooper. Farnham, United Kingdom: Taylor and Francis.

  • Way, Kïrsten, Jimmieson, Nerina L. and Bordia, Prashant (2016). An integrative framework of supervisor responses to workgroup conflict. New directions in organizational psychology and behavioral medicine. (pp. 191-220) edited by Cary Cooper. London, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi: 10.4324/9781315597942

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

  • Way, Kirsten A. (2012). Psychosocial Hazards and Occupational Health. 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. 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. New directions in organizational psychology and behavioral medicine. (pp. 191-219) edited by Alexander-Stamatios Antoniou and Cary Cooper. Farnham, Surrey, United Kingdom: Gower.

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Current Supervision

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