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Sharon Kaye Parker

Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow, Curtin University

I am an ARC Laureate Fellow, a John Curtin Distinguished Professor at Curtin University, and an Honorary Professor at the University of Sheffield where I was previously Director at the Institute of Work Psychology. I am a recipient of the ARC’s Kathleen Fitzpatrick Award, and the Academy of Management OB Division Mentoring Award. My research focuses particularly on job and work design, and I am also interested in employee performance and development, especially their proactive behaviour. I am the Director of the Centre for Transformative Work Design at the Future of Work Institute. I have published more than 100 internationally refereed articles, including publications, many in top tier journals. I am a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, and a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology. I am a past Associate Editor for Academy of Management Annals and the Journal of Applied Psychology. I have attracted competitive research funding worth over $40,000,000, and have worked as a researcher and consultant in a wide range of public and private organizations. My research has been cited more than 29,000 times, and I was a Clarivate Highly Cited Research in 2019.


  • –present
    Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow, Curtin University


  • 1994 
    Curtin University, Organisational Psychology


ARC Laureate Fellow, Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher 2019