Kathryn McEwen is an organisational psychologist with more than 25 years consulting experience across all industry sectors. She has a special interest in workplace resilience and is author of the book Building Resilience at Work as well as co-developer of the Resilience at Work (RAW) Scale. Her areas of expertise include leader and team development, coaching and addressing team dysfunction.
Kathryn has a strong evidence-base to her work as she collaborates with the University of South Australia through lecturing, student placements, applied research and membership of advisory committees for its Centre of Applied Psychological Research and School of Social Work, Psychology and Social Policy. She is sought after as a speaker and is an active member of the College of Organisational Psychologists having served in numerous executive positions including SA Chair.
A full profile can be viewed at www.kathrynmcewen.com
Gorjana is an organisational psychologist (provisional) and has worked in both private and public sectors with most of her experience being in the health sector, across a range of roles including research and organisational development positions. This has included working on projects involving change management, team development, respectful behaviours in the workplace, individual and group training and coaching sessions.
Underlying this work has been Gorjana’s strong and ongoing interest in workplace resilience and well-being, both from individual and organisational perspectives. Gorjana has recently commenced a Doctorate in Business Administration through the Sydney Business School (The Australian Institute of Business Well-being) at the University of Wollongong where she is working on a project investigating the role of psychological flexibility in workplace well-being.
Rochelle is a provisional psychologist and post-graduate student at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. She is presently undertaking the final year of her Master of Psychology (Organisational and Human Factors) degree and her current research project is set to investigate the interplay between individual occupational resilience, job characteristics (demands and resources), and team performance. Rochelle is fascinated by the diversity and complexity existing within workplaces and amongst organisations, and she believes strongly that resilience is a key element in employee and organisational well-being. Her role within Working with Resilience is to provide auxiliary and research-based support.
Carolyn is a psychologist with a Masters Degree in Organisational Psychology and Human Factors. She has experience in the health, unemployment and education sectors. Carolyn is particularly passionate about working with youth and striving to build strengths and resilience in school students.
Carolyn’s strengths include career counselling, psychometric assessment and providing guidance and support to educators. Carolyn’s role within Working with Resilience is to advocate the principles of resilience to students and teachers at schools.
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Dan is an organisational consultant with training in organisational psychology, and has experience in both the public and private sectors. He has experience in helping organisation manage their people, including team building, leadership development, group facilitation, learning and development, and organisational change. He applies psychological principles and methods to understand and influence work behaviours, attitudes, and organisational structures, in order to help organisations achieve their goals.
Dan is particularly passionate about working with leaders to produce sustainable and effective practices that enhance the effectiveness and wellbeing of their employees, and likes to use multiple interventions in order to achieve the best results. Dan’s role within Working with Resilience is to promote the principles of resilience through workshops and individual interventions in the workplace.
Dr Peter Winwood
Peter’s personal work history is somewhat different. He was educated in the UK, taking his first degree from Manchester University’s Turner Dental School. Emigrating to Australia in 1966, he had a career of over 30 years as a General Dentist with a large practice in the Northern suburbs, at the end of which he was completely burnt out, obliging him to take early retirement for health reasons. In his middle 50’s he went back to University and took three more degrees, in psychology, including a PhD. Which goes to prove that you’re never too late to start again?
Peter has become an acknowledged expert in the field of work-related stress and recovery. He has published extensively in international journals, and has developed two psychometric scales currently in use worldwide, the Occupational Fatigue Exhaustion Recovery (OFER) scale, and the Psychological Injury Risk Indicator (PIRI) scale. He has carried out work stress research on nurses, police, and aged care workers and is currently a part-time Research Associate in the Work and Stress Research Group at the University of South Australia.
Peter is also the principle Director of his own consulting company; DeStress Consulting within which he offers counselling in work-related stress management, as well as undertaking other private projects in his sphere of expertise.