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Thu, 17 Mar


Future of Work Institute

Leading Healthy Work: Lessons from the Pandemic

With Professor Tim Bentley and Associate Professor Ben Farr-Wharton

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Leading Healthy Work: Lessons from the Pandemic
Leading Healthy Work: Lessons from the Pandemic

Time & Location

17 Mar 2022, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm AWST

Future of Work Institute, 78 Murray Street, Perth WA, Australia

About the Event

Part of Future of Work Institute’s Thursday Seminar Series

The presentation will introduce the new ECU Centre for Work + Wellbeing and outline its research themes. Following this, the Centre’s research across the past two years examining the role of leadership during the pandemic in maintaining worker mental health and wellbeing will be outlined, with key findings including new leadership challenges associated with new ways of working. Outcomes of the research, including translation and tools, will also be overviewed.

About the Speakers

Professor Tim Bentley is Director of the ECU Centre for Work + Wellbeing, an Edith Cowan University Strategic Research Centre based within the School of Business and Law. Tim has served in several previous research leadership roles, including co-founder and Director of the Healthy Work Group at Massey University, and Director of the New Zealand Work Research Institute, based at AUT in Auckland, New Zealand. Tim has also worked in a variety of other academic leadership roles, including Head of Department and Associate Dean - Research. He is a former Editor-in-Chief of the Cambridge University Press publication, Journal of Management & Organization. Tim's research focuses on psychosocial risks in the workplace, work and wellbeing, mental health, occupational health and safety, and the future of work. He has published widely in these fields and has received over $5M in funding to support his research over his career.

Associate Professor Ben Farr-Wharton is the Associate Dean (Management) at Edith Cowan University, and his research specialises in employee wellbeing and compassion. For the last decade, he has worked with a broad array of organisations across the globe, to enhance workplace productivity through wellbeing, inclusion, and psychosocial safety initiatives.


  • Online: via Microsoft Teams
  • In-person: 78 Murray Street, Level 4

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