Stacey completed her PhD in 2012 and joined the UQ School of Psychology in 2013, following a postdoctoral research position at QUT School of Management.
Her research focuses on occupational health psychology and work motivation, particularly what individuals and organisations can do to manage stress and improve performance. More specifically, she studies the moment-to-moment physiological impact of work stress (i.e., on cortisol levels, heart rate variability), how employees manage their energy during the work day, how employees recover from work stress in off-the-job time, how jobs can be designed to maximize well-being, motivation, and performance, and she also more recently explores the 'hidden costs' of performance-based pay and compensation systems.
She is an endorsed organisational psychologist and consults on applied research projects. Her consulting work has included tackling issues with selection and recruitment, training and development, work design, change management, workload management, and operational safety.