Dr Daniela Andrei to speak at Change At Work (Perth)

CEPAR’S Dr Daniela Andrei will be speaking at the Diversity Council of Australia’s (DCA’s) Change At Work event on Wednesday 11 September 2019.

The event will be hosted by Curtin University and provide Perth-based DCA members with insights on DCA’s ground breaking-research on Change At Work.

DCA joined forces with Google and Deloitte to investigate how effectively D&I change management is implemented and to develop an evidence-based model for more effective D&I organisational change.

DCA's new report Change At Work: Designing Diversity and Inclusion Differently to Achieve Organisational Change differs to approaches typically taken by D&I practitioners and change agents.

DCA CEO Lisa Annese will discuss:

  • How effective D&I change management is in Australia
  • How organisations can do better
  • What a new model for D&I organisational change looks like

Lisa Annese will then join MC Ian Jackson, Director, People and Culture at Curtin University to unpack the research with a guest panel including:

Dr Daniela Andrei, CEPAR Research Fellow, Centre for Transformative Work Design at Curtin University, Future of Work Institute Curtin Graduate Business School and Associate Professor Kantha Dayaram, School of Management, Curtin University

Event Details

Date: Wednesday 11 Sep 2019

Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm AWST

Venue: Curtin University, 139 St Georges Terrace, Perth

Bookings close: 10 Sep 2019

Registration link:

Cognitive Ageing, Work and Work Ability

Sydney Public Lecture by A/Professor Gwen Fisher

6 Aug 2019

University of NSW, Tyree Energy Technologies Building


Workforce demographics have been shifting over the past couple of decades due to economic, health, social and psychological factors. These factors include decreasing fertility, increased life expectancies, changes in public policy and age of eligibility for government pensions, and other economic and psychological reasons for continued work. As a result, a higher proportion of workers remain at work until later ages than in the past and retirement ages have been increasing in recent years. Recent research has highlighted the importance of keeping workers healthy and engaged in productive work. When people remain engaged in the workforce, they continue to contribute to, and benefit, society. Although a great deal of past research has examined physical health and wellbeing of working older adults, less research has investigated issues related to cognitive functioning and work. This presentation provides some background on work and retirement trends, discuss ageing and cognitive functioning, and explain implications of ageing and cognitive functioning for work and human resources management. Additionally the presentation describes research, practical, and policy implications for the labour force at societal, organisational and individual levels.

Gwenith Fisher

A/Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Colorado State University
CEPAR Associate Investigator
Industrial/Organizational Psychology Program Coordinator and DirectorOccupational Health Psychology Concentration, Colorado State University

Dr Gwenith G. Fisher is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Colorado State University (CSU), Adjunct Associate Professor in the Colorado School of Public Health, Adjunct Associate Research Professor at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, and Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research in Australia. Her research investigates individual and work-related factors relevant to environmental and occupational health and worker wellbeing. In particular, she conducts research that focuses on ageing workers, retirement, and issues regarding work-non-work issues, and parental leave. She serves on four journal editorial boards and is a member of the executive committee for the Society for Occupational Health Psychology. In her non-work time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two active sons, playing ice hockey, skiing, hiking, running and cooking, and reading.

Download the Recording and Slides from this Lecture here.

Mature Workers: the 21st Century Challenge for Organisations

An introduction to our research

Sydney 9 July 2019

The CEPAR Mature Workers research team hosted around 50 representatives from industry, not-for-profits and government organisations at an afternoon tea event in Sydney.  Read more

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