Professor and Director, Social & Organisational Psychology Research Unit, Griffith University

Professor Paula Brough is employed in the School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University, Australia and is Director of the Social & Organizational Psychology Research Unit. Professor Brough’s research focuses on the evaluation and enhancement of occupational psychological health, with specific interests in occupational stress, coping 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 15 years focusing specifically on police stress, and also with other high-risk groups (ambulance, fire, corrections and customs services). Paula has published over 50 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