Participants wanted: Understanding psychosocial issues related to occupational health

Published: Monday 14th March 2016

Volunteers are needed for a research project that aims at assessing psychosocial factors associated with occupational health and wellbeing in the workplace. Participants who complete the research go in the draw to win one of five Westfield gift vouchers.

James Halpin (student researcher) and Dr Carina Chan (supervisor) are currently seeking participants who wish to take part in a project that aims at understanding the relationships between psychosocial factors and wellbeing in the workplace.

You will be required to complete a survey that will take approximately 30 minutes and there will be a brief 10-minute follow up survey in 2 months’ time. After completion of both surveys
you will then have the opportunity to go into a draw to win one of five $20 Westfield vouchers. Results from this study can help inform future interventions to promote staff health and wellbeing.

To participate in this research you must meet the following criteria:

  • Over 18 year old;
  • Currently working full-time or part-time (greater than 25 hours per week);
  • Your role at work predominately consists of the following tasks: administrative tasks, personal assistant duties, data entry, research, filing, report writing and human resources management, or other.

If you are interested in participating, and meet the previously mentioned criteria, then please contact the student researcher James Halpin ( with your campus location for further information. Interstate participants will be emailed an anonymous unique survey link to complete the survey online. Participants from Brisbane will have the option of completing the survey online, or attending a scheduled session on campus to complete the survey via paper and pen.

If you are interested in completing the survey in person then please contact the student researcher further information regarding scheduled session times.

We thank you for your time and hope to hear from you. James Halpin or Dr Carina Chan