Expert insights from an esteemed group of advisors
To ensure our Wellness Designs Academy training programs hit the mark, we have enlisted the brains’ trust of an esteemed Faculty of expert advisors.
Drawing on the insights of our Faculty, coupled with our practical training, provides participants with the most up-to-date, cutting-edge experience available.
Members of this select group are thought leaders across a range of related disciplines including workplace design, safety, age and work, occupational health, human factors, organisational psychology, public health and digital technology.
We would like to acknowledge and thank the following Faculty members for their contribution:
Sara Pazell, PhDManaging Director, Viva Health at Work; affiliated with four Australian universities for teaching & research
Expertise: Human-centred design strategist across all industries to help organisations realise their potential for innovation in work and job design
Favourite wellness pastime: Yoga, cycling, beach time, quality time with friends and family.
Sharon Leadbetter,WayAhead Workplaces Lead, WayAhead Mental Health Association
Expertise: Preventative health and health promotion, psychology, working with ethnically diverse communities, and relationship building
Favourite wellness pastime: Connecting with family and friends, yoga, exploring new places, playing music, dancing and laughing!
Gary Webb, PhDRegional Health Lead – Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Mars Global
Expertise: Global workplace health practitioner and Adjunct Lecturer in lifestyle medicine
Favourite wellness pastime: Coaching sports, music, exercise and reading.
Geoff Pearman,Director, Partners in Change
Expertise: Speaker, consultant, commentator, trainer and author in Age and Work
Favourite wellness pastime: Walking on Aramoana Beach Otago with camera in hand.
Audrey McGibbon,Co-Founder & Director of EEK & SENSE & Co-Author of GLWS (Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey)
Expertise: Business Psychologist, Executive Coach & Wellbeing Researcher
Favourite wellness pastime: hanging out with close friends, cosying up to gorgeous black Labrador Jess and sneaking away to the beach for long walks.
Dr Angela Martin,Principal Consultant, Pracademia & Adjunct Professor, College of Business & Economics, University of Tasmania.
Expertise: Industrial/Organisational Psychology researcher, educator & practitioner specialising in workplace mental health
Favourite wellness pastime: Kayaking in the beautiful waters of Tasmania.
Jo Kitney,Managing Director, Kitney OHS & Chair, Safety Institute of Australia Certification Governance Committee
Expertise: Occupational health, safety, business and quality management, specialising in governance, strategy and systems
Favourite wellness pastime: Sailing and music
Melissa Marsden,Chief Creative, Comuniti
Expertise: Strategic workplace interior designer creating workplaces where people feel connected to their colleagues, the organisation and themselves
Favourite wellness pastime: Pilates, hiking [when time allows!]
Anna-Louise Bouvier,Wellbeing Engagement Strategist/Adjunct Fellow Macquarie University
Expertise: Creating go-to-market engagement strategies for scaling digital health and wellbeing products, especially in the B to B market
Favourite wellness pastime: Ashtanga Yoga.
Dr Judd Allen,President, Human Resources Institute, LLC & an editor of the American Journal of Health Promotion
Expertise: Speaker, trainer, consultant and author of over 50 books and journal articles on creating healthier and more productive cultural environments
Favourite wellness pastime: Running (having completed 35 New York City Marathons!)
David Burroughs,Workplace Psychologist/Strategist & Partner, Ethics applied & Chief Mental Health Officer – Westpac Group & Leadership Advisory Group – Everymind
Expertise: Workplace mental health strategy, workplace misconduct, men’s mental health, business commercialisation & behavioural ethics
Favourite wellness pastime: Surfing, fishing and travel.
Professor Niki Ellis,Occupational & Public Health Physician, MBBS, FAFOEM, FAFPHM, OAM
Expertise: Consultant, researcher, facilitator, speaker and author promoting the integration of health and wellbeing into occupational health and safety.
Cameron BlightWHS and Wellbeing Advisor
Wellness Coaching Australia
Mark CassidyGM Risk and Innovation
Tony BradfordManaging Director
Public Health, University of Queensland
Paul RichardsHead of Workplace Health Solutions
Andrew DouglasPrincipal – Workplace Relations
Sheree HughesHealthy Living Manager
Kristen ClarkHealth Promotion Manager
Siyan BaxterUniversity Associate
Menzies Institute for Medical Research
David Burroughs,Senior Psychologist
Expertise: Strategist, Consultant and Speaker on workplace mental health
Favourite wellness pastime: tbc
Ana GoodeResearch Fellow
Public Health, University of Queensland
Megan KinghamWellbeing Manager
Association of Australia
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