Specialisation: Work design, employee stress and health, job performance, proactivity.
Winthrop Professor Sharon K. Parker is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, and a Professor within the UWA Business School. She is a co-Director of the Accelerated Learning Laboratory@UWA, a recent past Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology, and a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology. Winthrop Professor Parker’s research includes topics such as job and work design, employee well-being and stress, organisational change, employee proactivity, positive psychology, and job performance. Professor Parker is the past Director of the Institute of Work Psychology. Her work has supported practice and policy in the USA, UK, and Australia.
2011 – on going: Australian Research Council Future Fellow
2010 – on going: Winthrop Professor, Business School, University of Western Australia; Honorary Professor, University of Sheffield.
2006 (July)- November (2009): Director, Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield; Professor of Work Psychology.
2005 (March) – June (2006): Associate Dean (Research), AGSM, The University of New South Wales, Australia
2004 (Jan) – June 2006: Professor, AGSM, The University of New South Wales, Australia
2000 (Oct) – 2004 (Jan): Associate Professor, AGSM, The University of New South Wales, Australia
1999-2000 (October): Senior Lecturer, AGSM, The University of New South Wales, Australia
1994-1999: Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield, UK
1993-1994: Research Scientist, MRC/ESRC Social and Applied Psychology Unit, University of Sheffield, UK
1989-1991: Research Associate, School of Management/ Department of Psychology, Curtin University, Western Australia.
ARC Future Fellowship
Fellow of the USA Society for Industrial Organizational Behavior
UWA Business School Excellence in Teaching Award, Program Award 2013
Citation of Excellence Award, Emerald, 2013
UWA Highly Cited Paper Award 2013
UWA Business School Dean’s Best Paper Prize 2011, 2013
Parker, S. K. (2014). Beyond motivation: Job and work design for development, health, ambidexterity, and more. Annual Review of Psychology, 65, 661-691.
Parker, S. K., Johnson, A., Collins, C., & Hong, H. (2013). Making the most of structural support: Moderating influence of employees’ clarity and negative affect. Academy of Management Journal, 56:3 867-892.
Strauss, K., Griffin, M., and Parker, S.K., (2012). Future work selves: How salient hoped-for identities motivate proactive career behaviors. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97 (3), 580-598
Parker, S. K., Bindl, U., & Strauss, K. (2010). Making things happen: A model of proactive motivation. Journal of Management. Vol, 36, 827 – 856.
Parker, S. K., & Collins, C. G. (2010). Taking stock: Integrating and differentiating multiple proactive behaviors. Journal of Management, 36, 633-662.
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