CEPAR Chief Investigator Professor Sharon Parker and her team at the Centre for Transformative Work Design recently moved to Curtin University from the University of Western Australia. Based within a new collaborative research hub, called The Future of Work Institute, Parker will lead the CEPAR Organisations and the Mature Workforce research stream.
The Future of Work Institute includes about 40 researchers and professionals with expertise in the changing nature of work and employment.
The Institute will provide research, knowledge and advice for businesses, government and communities seeking to understand the challenges and capitalise on the opportunities presented by technological and social change, digital innovation and automation.
Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry welcomed the team to the University and acknowledged the Australian Research Council, the Western Australian Government, and industry partners for supporting the Future of Work Institute.
“I would like to formally welcome the new researchers to Curtin University and look forward to seeing the important work of the new Institute, which will complement the priority given by the Federal and State Governments to support and create the jobs and industries of the future,” Professor Terry said.
ARC Laureate Fellow Professor Sharon Parker, Director of the Curtin-based Centre for Transformative Work Design is a world-renowned scholar in the field of work design and employee productivity. She is the CEPAR Director of Mentoring, and stream leader of the Organisations and Mature Workforce research stream.
Associate Professor Patrick Dunlop, a CEPAR Associate Investigator, will be joining the team in 2019. His research focuses on personnel recruitment, selection, and socialisation.
The Future of Work Institute will include senior and early career researchers, postgraduate students, and professionals dedicated to building Australia’s capability to embrace opportunities in the changing world of work and centred at the Curtin Graduate School of Business.