Professor Sharon Parker wins ARC Laureate Fellowship …


The Academy congratulates Professor Sharon Parker FASSA, on winning a prestigious Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Fellowship.

One of the 16 Australian Laureate Fellows to be recognised in 2016, Professor Parker was awarded $2.9 million, the single highest amount in this round, to continue her research into the way work is changing.

The Fellowship plans to study how transformative work design promotes meaningful, healthy, and productive work. The ‘what, how, where, when, and who’ of work is changing: the digital revolution is reconfiguring work processes more rapidly and on a much larger scale than ever before, and the demography of the workforce is profoundly shifting. Work design is a crucial but neglected strategy for optimising health, for unleashing employee talent, and for creating agile and effective organisations. Anticipated outcomes include a new theory on the future of work, a national longitudinal study on how work design fosters critical human development, field interventions, and evidence-based collaborative activities.

Professor Parker also won the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Award which is aimed at mentoring women in the social sciences.

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