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Professor Paula Brough

Professor of Organisational Psychology

Education: Paula attained her BA (Hons) in Psychology, University College of North Wales. She then was awarded an MSc in Applied Psychology, Cranfield University. Her Ph.D. Research Degree, from University of Bristol, UK.

Areas of Expertise: Paula’s primary research and teaching areas are occupational stress and coping, employee mental health and wellbeing, work engagement, work-life balance, workplace conflict (bullying, harassment, toxic leadership), and the psychosocial work environment.

About Paula

Paula Brough is a Professor of Organisational Psychology in the School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University in Brisbane, and Leader of the Occupational Health Psychology Research Lab. Paula’s primary research and teaching areas are occupational stress and coping, employee mental health and wellbeing, work engagement, work-life balance, workplace conflict (bullying, harassment, toxic leadership), and the psychosocial work environment.

Paula assesses how work environments can be improved via job redesign, supportive leadership practices, and enhanced equity to improve employee health, work commitment, and productivity. Paula works with a variety of organisations to reduce their employee’s experiences of stress and burnout, and to improve employee’s wellbeing, mental health and work-life balance.

This work includes group and individual training to improve both long-term leadership skills and the follow-on wellbeing and performance of their workers. Paula has authored over 60 industry reports, over 150 journal articles and book chapters, and has authored nine scholarly books based on her research. Paula is a popular speaker at industry stress and wellbeing forums.