Speaker: Dr. Stacey Parker (UQ)
Topic: Organisational Psychology
This week we have another of our very own presenting. If you have ever wondered what what our young and talented Organisational Psychologist, Dr. Stacey Parker does - come along Friday and find out. Stacey will present a talk titled: Energy management at work: Tips for making it through the daily grind
While at work employees engage in a variety of strategies to help restore depleted energy, maintain energy expenditure, or activate energy reserves. Momentary recovery at work can occur in two ways: either by stopping a task that depletes regulatory resources or by engaging in a preferred behaviour that is enjoyable and energizing. In a program of research using experience sampling methodologies, we examine the utility of a variety of different energy management strategies used during the work day. I will report on these findings, as well as some preliminary findings from an experience sampling study that included ambulatory heart rate monitoring, to help understand the physiological mechanisms at play in energy management at work.
Dr. Parker joined UQ Psychology as a Lecturer in 2013. This was following a postdoctoral research position at QUT Business. She completed her PhD in occupational health psychology at UQ Psychology in 2012. Her research focuses on employee stress and motivation, particularly what individuals and organisations can do to manage stress and improve performance. For example, some of her research interests include the stressfulness of pay-for-performance incentives, the career insecurity of music professionals, and the dynamic interrelationships of emotion regulation and heart rate variability while coping with stressful work. Through her research she aims to help organisations and their employees devise new strategies to work healthier while still being productive. She serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology. Stacey is also an organisational psychologist who consults to both private and public organisations; on issues like recruitment and selection, training and development, work design, and operational safety.