Sharon Parker

Perth, WA
ARC Laureate Fellow
Curtin University
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Academy of Social Sciences in Australia
Behavioural science

I am an expert in working from home and mental health at work (which you don't have in your list above); see BIO Sharon K. Parker is an ARC Laureate Fellow, Director of the Centre for Transformative Work Design at Curtin University, a Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Curtin Faculty of Business and Law, an Honorary fellow at the University of Western Australia, and an Honorary Professor at the University of Sheffield where she was previously Director at the Institute of Work Psychology. She is a recipient of the ARC’s Kathleen Fitzpatrick Award, and the Academy of Management OB Division Mentoring Award. Her research focuses particularly on job and work design, and she is also interested in employee performance and development, especially their proactive behaviour. She has published more than 100 internationally refereed articles, including publications in top tier journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and the Annual Review of Psychology on these topics and, in November of 2019, Sharon was named among the world’s most influential scientists and social scientists in the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list released by the Web of Science Group, and the only female in Australia appearing on this list in the field of Economics and Business. Sharon is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, and a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology. She is an Associate Editor for Academy of Management Annals, a past Associate Editor of the leading organisational psychology journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and she has severed on numerous editorial boards. Professor Parker has attracted competitive research funding worth over $40,000,000, and has worked as a researcher and consultant in a wide range of public and private organizations, as well as being extensively involved in delivering executive education on topics such as leadership, design thinking, work redesign, self-management, proactivity, and organisational change; the design and development of organisational leadership programs; and the development of leadership evaluation processes and measures. Her research has been cited more than 21,000 times.

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