Senior Lecturer, organisational behaviour, management, CQUniversity Australia

Olav Muurlink is a social and health psychologist, specialising in working time, work and wellbeing, as well as attitude change. He is a senior lecturer in organisational behaviour at Central Queensland University, with a background in media and manufacturing SMEs, and member of the Working Time Society and the Australian Psychological Society. He is also chair of the international education charity, Co-operation in Development, which builds and operates free schools for disadvantaged children the delta of Bangladesh.


  • 2014–present
    Senior lecturer, Central Queensland University
  • 2014–present
    Senior research fellow (adjunct), Griffith Institute of Educational Research
  • 2010–present
    Research Fellow, Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing, Griffith University
  • 1991–1992
    Researcher, Social Policy Research Unit, University of St. Andrews


  • 2003 
    Griffith University, PhD, social psychology
  • 1992 
    The University, St. Andrews, M.Phil (coursework), psychology
  • 1991 
    University of Queensland, B.A. (Hons). (Communications)
  • 1990 
    Charles Sturt University, B.A. (psychology, literature)

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Psychological Society
  • Working Time Society
  • Academic Board, Central Queensland University
  • Human Ethics Committee, Central Queensland University

Research Areas

  • Psychology (1701)
  • Public Health And Health Services (1117)
  • Mental Health (111714)
  • Environmental And Occupational Health And Safety (111705)
  • Communications And Media Policy (160503)
  • Creative Arts, Media And Communication Curriculum And Pedagogy (130201)
  • Journalism And Professional Writing (1903)
  • Entrepreneurship (150304)