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Professor of Organisational Psychology, Griffith University

Professor Paula Brough is employed in the School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University, Australia and leads an Occupational Health Psychology Research Lab there.

Her research focuses on the evaluation and enhancement of mental health at work, with specific interests in occupational stress, leadership, work engagement, wellbeing and work-life balance.

Her research has focused on two main categories: (1) reducing experiences of occupational stress within the high-risk industries and, (2) enhancing individual health and organisational performance.

Paula has worked with UK, NZ and Australian police services for the past 20 years focusing specifically on police stress, and also with other high-risk groups (ambulance, fire, corrections and customs services).

She has published more than 150 academic works based on her research, is the Chief Investigator on several local, national and international research grants, and supervises both post-graduate and post-doctoral organisational psychology researchers.

Paula holds memberships of journal editorial boards, serves as an academic reviewer for competitive research grants, psychology journals and conferences, and regularly presents her work to both academic and industry audiences.


  • –present
    Chief Investigator, Work Life Balance Project, Griffith University