Better work and wellbeing research

How can we increase opportunity and productivity in regional work and workplaces while ensuring the wellbeing of workers and their communities?

Through research at the College of Business and Economics we are identifying positive workplace practices that increase organisational productivity and enhance worker and community wellbeing.

We have a particular focus on regional and remote workplaces, including Antarctica. We investigate workplace and labour market issues, including local labour market mismatches where skills shortages and unemployment coexist, worker and workplace diversity, and precarious and insecure working conditions.

Our researchers are interested in the future of work, including changes to how and where work is done, shifts away from traditional jobs and organisational cultures, and changing employment terms and conditions.