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Professor Sharon K. Parker

Director of Mentoring (Mid-Career Researchers), Curtin Node Leader and Stream Leader - Organisations and the Mature Workforce

BSc (Hons) University of Western Australia; PhD University of Sheffield; FASSA

Primary affiliation:

John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Centre for Transformative Work Design, Future of Work Institute, Curtin University

Research stream: 

Organisations and the Mature Workforce

Sharon K. Parker is a CEPAR Chief Investigator, ARC Laureate Fellow, John Curtin Distinguished Professor and Director at the Centre for Transformative Work Design within the Future of Work Institute at the Curtin Business School, Curtin University.

Sharon’s research focuses particularly on work design, as well as other topics such as proactivity, mental health and job performance. She has attracted competitive research funding worth over $40,000,000, has published over 150 academic articles, and and her research has been cited more than 26,000 times internationally.

Sharon is a recipient of the ARC’s Kathleen Fitzpatrick Award and the Academy of Management OB Division Mentoring Award and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences as well as a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology. She also helped to develop the Good Work Design principles now used by Safe Work Australia and Comcare to foster the improved quality of work within Australian organisations.

Sharon is a former Associate Editor for the Academy of Management Annals and the Journal of Applied Psychology, and has served on numerous editorial boards. 

Keywords: Mature Workers; Work Design; Organisational Interventions

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