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Carlo Caponecchia

Senior Lecturer, School of Aviation, UNSW Sydney

Carlo Caponecchia is an academic at the University of New South Wales, and holds a bachelors degree and PhD in Psychology.

He is an expert on psychological hazards at work, and teaches in the area of workplace safety and risk management. His research comprises human factors issues (fatigue, stress, bullying); risk perception, communication and behaviour; and error classification.

Carlo has provided expert opinions and consultancy advice to several industries on safety-related projects, and is involved in training, independent workplace investigations, and organisational development.

Carlo is a member of the Standards Australia Committee on Occupational Health and Safety Management (AS/NZS ISO45001: 2018), and the working group on the International Standards Organization TC283 which is developing a new standard on psychological health at work.


  • 2005–present
    Lecturer, The University of NSW
  • 2012–present
    Senior Lecturer, The University of NSW


  • 2005 
    The University of NSW, PhD (Psychology)
  • 2000 
    The University of Newcastle, Bachelor of Arts (Psych)


  • 2011
    Preventing Workplace Bullying: An evidence based guide for managers and employees, Allen & Unwin; Routledge,