Our Research Themes
Thriving in the digital age:
An overall theme
Our overall theme is “thriving in the digital age”. We support thriving individuals and organisations through leading-edge research, collaborative projects, embedded in translation and dissemination activities.
The Institute will implement the following thematic programs.
These six programs will shape the research and practice of the Institute. The programs intersect with each other and research across Curtin University to build the theme of thriving in a digital age
Transform work, through work design, to create better lives for workers, more effective organisations, and a flourishing society.
Australian Research Council Laureate Professor Sharon Parker leads this theme. Sharon is the Director for the Centre for Transformative Work Design and manages multi-industry collaboration to redesign work structures, leadership roles, and communication networks.
Engaging people through changing organisational structures, intensive communication media, and fluctuating demands.
Professor Marylene Gagne leads this in collaboration with Associate Professor Patrick Dunlop. The projects undertaken will help to understand the recruitment, motivation, compensation, and skills required in new and evolving work structures.
Generating, analysing, and using data to create a better workplace.
Professor Mark Griffin leads this theme to ensure all projects are supported by recent advances in data modelling, machine learning, and visualisation. The theme also explores how analytics can better support organisational decision making.