Psychology Colloquium: Body, Heart & Mind in Business: Creating Engaged and Collaborative Research Partnerships to Advance Knowledge on Well-Being & Performance at Work
The Body, Heart and Mind (BHM) in business is a large, highly active research group in the University of Sydney Business School. Our research seeks to advance knowledge on employee health, wellbeing and performance at work using rigorous, multidisciplinary, multimethod and multilevel methodologies. We are passionate about doing applied, engaged research and work closely with organisations to help solve important practical questions and to advance theory and knowledge on how to maximise employee performance, health and well-being at work. In this talk, we will start with a behind the scenes look at how we have built the collaboration with our partners in health and the data we collect and we use the data to help build their capacity for evidence based practice. We will also discuss a paper using data collected from our industry collaboration. This study uses a dyadic design (nurse-patient interactions) to investigate the psychological factors that influence the process and successful transmission of compassion from one individual to another and extends practical insights into the malleable, person-level levers to creating more compassionate interactions at work.
Presenters: Helena Nguyen and Anya Johnson are Associate Professors at the University of Sydney Business School, Work and organisational studies and Co-Directors of the Body Heart and Mind in Business (BHM) Research Group: http://sydney.edu.au/business/research/bhmb
Helena Nguyen (email@example.com) received her PhD and Masters of Organisational Psychology from School of Psychology, University of New South Wales. Helena’s area of research expertise is in the areas of emotions at work and employees’ health and wellbeing. Her research aims to improve the lives of employees and the effectiveness of organisations by examining the factors that facilitate well-being and job performance. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards and grants, such as Australian Research Council, NHMRC and most recently, as part of a team (including A/Professor Anya Johnson) received the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) 2020 Award for Innovation and Excellence in Research. Helena is also Associate Editor for the Australian Journal of Management and has published in leading journals including the Academy Management Journal, Journal of Management, British Journal of Management, Annual Review of Organisational Psychology and Organisational Behaviour and the Journal of Service Research
Associate Professor Anya Johnson is Co-Director of the Body, Heart and Mind in Business Research Group and Deputy Head of Discipline with Work and Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney Business School. She was awarded her PhD from Manchester University and her Masters in Organisational Psychology from Sheffield University in the UK and her Bachelors degree from the University of Western Australia. Anya’s research is in the area of Organisational Behaviour. Specifically, Anya investigates how employees regulate their emotions and cognitions in the workplace, and the relationship between the design of jobs and teams and outcomes such as engagement, wellbeing and performance. Anya is Associate Editor for Group and Organization and her research has been published in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Vocational Behaviour, Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, Journal of Service Research
Zoom webinar at https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/j/81358411713