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Associate Professor, Social Innovation, CQUniversity Australia

Olav Muurlink is a social and health psychologist, specialising in working time, work and wellbeing, as well as attitude change. He is an Associate Professor at Central Queensland University, and head of course of social innovation. e 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, which has led him to research work in the field of dengue fever, climate change, arsenic poisoning, birth weight and breastfeeding termination--all fields of significant interest in public health and policy in Bangladesh.


  • 2010–present
    Research Fellow, Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing, Griffith University
  • 2014–present
    Senior research fellow (adjunct), Griffith Institute of Educational Research
  • 2014–present
    Senior lecturer, Central Queensland 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)