Expert insights from an esteemed group of advisors

To ensure our Wellness Wise™ Academy training programs hit the mark, we have enlisted the brains’ trust of an esteemed Faculty of expert advisors.

Drawing on the insights of our Faculty, coupled with our practical training, provides participants with the most up-to-date, cutting-edge experience available.

Members of this select group are thought leaders across a range of related disciplines including workplace design, safety, age and work, occupational health, human factors, organisational psychology, public health and digital technology.

We would like to acknowledge and thank the following Faculty members for their contribution:

Sara Pazell, PhD

Sara Pazell, PhD

Managing Director, Viva Health at Work; affiliated with four Australian universities for teaching & research

Expertise: Human-centred design strategist across all industries to help organisations realise their potential for innovation in work & job design

Favourite wellness pastime: Yoga, cycling, beach time, quality time with friends & family.

Sharon Leadbetter,

Sharon Leadbetter,

WayAhead Workplaces Lead, WayAhead Mental Health Association

Expertise: Preventative health and health promotion, psychology, working with ethnically diverse communities, and relationship building

Favourite wellness pastime: Connecting with family and friends, yoga, exploring new places, playing music, dancing and laughing!

Gary Webb, PhD

Gary Webb, PhD

Regional Health Lead – Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, Mars Global

Expertise: Global workplace health practitioner and Adjunct Lecturer in lifestyle medicine

Favourite wellness pastime: Coaching sports, music, exercise and reading.

Geoff Pearman,

Geoff Pearman,

Director, Partners in Change

Expertise: Speaker, consultant, commentator, trainer and author in Age and Work

Favourite wellness pastime: Walking on Aramoana Beach Otago with camera in hand.

Audrey McGibbon,

Audrey McGibbon,

Co-Founder & Director of EEK & SENSE & Co-Author of GLWS (Global Leadership Wellbeing Survey)

Expertise: Business Psychologist, Executive Coach & Wellbeing Researcher

Favourite wellness pastime: hanging out with close friends, cosying up to gorgeous black Labrador Jess and sneaking away to the beach for long walks.

Dr Angela Martin,

Dr Angela Martin,

Principal Consultant, Pracademia & Adjunct Professor, College of Business & Economics, University of Tasmania.

Expertise: Industrial/Organisational Psychology researcher, educator & practitioner specialising in workplace mental health

Favourite wellness pastime: Kayaking in the beautiful waters of Tasmania.

Jo Kitney,

Jo Kitney,

Managing Director, Kitney OHS & Chair, Safety Institute of Australia Certification Governance Committee

Expertise: Occupational health, safety, business and quality management, specialising in governance, strategy and systems

Favourite wellness pastime: Sailing and music

Melissa Marsden,

Melissa Marsden,

Chief Creative, Comuniti

Expertise: Strategic workplace interior designer creating workplaces where people feel connected to their colleagues, the organisation and themselves

Favourite wellness pastime: Pilates, hiking [when time allows!]

Anna-Louise Bouvier,

Anna-Louise Bouvier,

Wellbeing Engagement Strategist/Adjunct Fellow Macquarie University

Expertise: Creating go-to-market engagement strategies for scaling digital health and wellbeing products, especially in the B to B market

Favourite wellness pastime: Ashtanga Yoga.

Dr Judd Allen,

Dr Judd Allen,

President, Human Resources Institute, LLC & an editor of the American Journal of Health Promotion

Expertise: Speaker, trainer, consultant and author of over 50 books and journal articles on creating healthier and more productive cultural environments

Favourite wellness pastime: Running (having completed 35 New York City Marathons!)

David Burroughs,

David Burroughs,

Workplace Psychologist/Strategist & Partner, Ethics applied & Chief Mental Health Officer – Westpac Group & Leadership Advisory Group – Everymind

Expertise: Workplace mental health strategy, workplace misconduct, men’s mental health, business commercialisation & behavioural ethics

Favourite wellness pastime: Surfing, fishing and travel.

Professor Niki Ellis,

Professor Niki Ellis,

Occupational & Public Health Physician, MBBS, FAFOEM, FAFPHM, OAM

Expertise: Consultant, researcher, facilitator, speaker and author promoting the integration of health and wellbeing into occupational health and safety.

Cameron Blight

Cameron Blight

WHS and Wellbeing Advisor

Worksafe Tasmania
Expertise:

Fiona Cosgrove

Fiona Cosgrove

Director

Wellness Coaching Australia
Expertise:

Mark Cassidy

Mark Cassidy

GM Risk and Innovation

2CRisk
Expertise:

Tony Bradford

Tony Bradford

Managing Director

Public Health, University of Queensland
Expertise:

Paul Richards

Paul Richards

Head of Workplace Health Solutions

Bupa
Expertise:

Andrew Douglas

Andrew Douglas

Principal – Workplace Relations

Macpherson Kelley
Expertise:

Sheree Hughes

Sheree Hughes

Healthy Living Manager

Heart Foundation
Expertise:

Kristen Clark

Kristen Clark

Health Promotion Manager

Diabetes Queensland
Expertise:

Siyan Baxter

Siyan Baxter

University Associate

Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Expertise:

David Burroughs,

David Burroughs,

Senior Psychologist

Expertise: Strategist, Consultant and Speaker on workplace mental health

Favourite wellness pastime: tbc

Ana Goode

Ana Goode

Research Fellow

Public Health, University of Queensland
Expertise:

Megan Kingham

Megan Kingham

Wellbeing Manager

Optus
Expertise:

John Lang

John Lang

CEO

Workplace Health
Association of Australia
Expertise:

Favourite wellness pastime:

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