Researcher biography

I am a postdoctoral research fellow for the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law and an honorary research fellow for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Queensland. Prior to my academic career, I worked as a safety professional in various industries including construction, mining, defence R&D, and manufacturing. I currently continue to consult in a health and safety capacity to sub-contractors in the building and construction industry. My current research interests focus on the mental health and well-being of construction workers by evaluating the egonets and support structures available to workers. In addition to supporting the mental health of construction workforces, I am also evaluating risk perceptions and attitudes towards respirable silica dust control measures implemented in work practices in response to legislative changes in managing respirable silica dust in the construction industry. I am also recognised as a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and have previously taught undergraduate students in the disciplines of business, psychology, and construction management.