Happiness, Health and Wellbeing at Work Conference, 31st October 2012

21 Aug 2012

Health and Wellbeing at Work: Making a Difference 

The Workplace Research Centre is delighted to announce it is running the 6th Happiness, Health and Wellbeing @ Work conference in partnership with the University of Sydney Health and Work Research Network. There will be a range of experts from the field of work and health presenting at the conference, including: 


Understanding the Risks
  • Stephen Colagiuri, Professor, Institute of Obesity, Nutrition and Exercise, Sydney Medical School
What to look out for in your workplace - The hidden costs of unhealthy policies, presentations & panel discussion
  • Philip Bohle, Professor, Work and Health Research Team, University of Sydney.
  • Ron Grunstein, Professor, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
  • Anna-Louise Bouvier, Physiotherapist and Mind Body Expert, Executive Director Physiocise Group
Sustaining Workplace Wellbeing Programs
  • Andrew Hosie, Manager Health Programs, Railcorp

  • Megan Clark, Employee Safety & Wellbeing Coordinator, Workcover
Innovative uses of IT to help people be healthier at work
  • Judy Kay, Professor, Computer Human Adapted Interaction Research Group, School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney

Improving health at work: reflections on recent experiences in large UK organisations
  • Nick Glozier, Associate Professor, Brain & Mind Research Institute.
World Cafe Discussion: Sustaining Health + Wellbeing initiatives in your workplace: what are the main challenges encountered and how do you overcome them? 

Happiness, Health  + Wellbeing @ Work 2012 promises to be a great learning and networking opportunity for all involved with participants and speakers getting the opportunity to participate in our successful world cafe discussion which we held for the first time in 2011. This year's topic is Sustaining Health + Wellbeing initiatives in your workplace: what are the main challenges encountered and how do you overcome them? In this session participants will have the opportunity to discuss their challenges, obstacles and ideas with experts and fellow attendees. This important floor discussion will be facilitated by John Buchanan, Director of the Workplace research Centre.

Who attends?

The conference attracts around 100 HR, OHS and Wellbeing Managers each year from both the private and public sector. This is conference will be especially useful for those involved in implementing wellbeing programs in the workplace.  Academics and policy makers are also encouraged to attend.


Early bird: $595 until 14th September
Standard rate: $695
Special rates: University Staff, University of Sydney Health and Work Research Network Members,  Mental Health Association NSW Workplace Health Promotion Network members and Student rates are also available. Contact stacey.young@sydney.edu.au for more information.


The University of Sydney Law School Building with beautiful views of Sydney CBD and Victoria Park.


31st October


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Contact for more information:

Karen Treacy, Business Manager

02 93515624



Stacey Young, Project Officer

02 93515622