Karina Jorritsma has over 15 years’ experience in research-based consulting roles requiring her to contribute to, and lead, multidisciplinary teams in the delivery of large scale applied research projects. In her career to date she has successfully delivered more than 100 projects with many high profile clients in both the public and private sectors and across a wide range of industries, including health care, mining, aviation, fire and emergency services, law enforcement, and the Royal Australian Navy to name a few. Over the last 3 years she has personally been involved in scoping and successfully obtaining industry sponsored research funding for more than a dozen research projects totalling more than $1.8m.
Karina is highly experienced in successfully bringing together academic thinking across disciplines and working with industry stakeholders to translate research findings into useable and actionable recommendations. In recent years her applied research has had a particular focus on employee wellbeing. She has been invited to collaborate with multiple organizations in the design of wellbeing measures and initiatives including with DFES, WAPOL, BGC Contracting, Rio Tinto and RAN and engaged in numerous translation activities including co-authoring a whitepaper with PwC entitled “Thriving at Work” and contributing to the BCA and Beyondblue workplace mental health KPI's project group.