Professor Philip Bohle

BA, Dip. Psych., PhD
Joint Head of Ageing, Work & Health Research Unit
Team Leader, Work and Health Research Team
Director of Faculty Units

C43M - M Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9992

Website Work & Health

Biographical details

Philip Bohle's research concentrates on occupational health. The research stream on working hours and health has contributed substantially to knowledge of structural relationships between working hours, social and organisational support, work-related control, work-life conflict and health. Related research focussed on the psychometric refinement of diurnal type measures.

Professor Bohle?s second stream of research on precarious employment, principally conducted in collaboration with Professor Michael Quinlan, has yielded well-cited literature reviews, empirical studies and theoretical contributions on the mechanisms through which precarious employment affects health and safety. A further stream of research on workforce ageing has examined individual and organisational variables affecting the work attitudes, workforce participation, and health and safety of older workers. Related projects have evaluated and refined measures of ?work ability' and tested the efficacy of work ability interventions for improving the health and retention of older workers.

The final stream concerns the impact of traumatic workplace death on the families of victims and the support provided to them by institutional bodies and other organisations. Since 2001, this research has attracted over $7.8million in grant funding from the Australian Research Council, the National Health and Medical Research Council, and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (Canada). Professor Bohle has also been awarded substantial research funding from various institutions and other organisations during this time.

Professor Bohle has worked at The University of Queensland, Griffith University and The University of New South Wales, where he was Head of the School of Industrial Relations and Organisational Behaviour (2000-2003) and Director of the Industrial Relations Research Centre (2000-2001). He has held visiting appointments at The University of Sheffield, The University of Wales Swansea, The University of Connecticut, The University of Oldenburg, Maastricht University and the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.

Research interests

Professor Bohle is a member of the following research teams:

Work & Health

Professor Bohle's principal research interests include:

  1. working hours, work-life conflict and health;
  2. workplace death: institutional responses to the needs of victims' families;
  3. the health and safety of older workers;
  4. the health impact of precarious work.

Teaching and supervision

Professor Bohle teaches in a wide range of units of study at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as teaching within his expertise in work and health.

  • REHB5071 unit of study coordinator
  • BACH3147 unit of study coordinator

Themes

Ageing, Work and Health

Selected grants

2013

  • Work ability data analysis project; Bohle P, Mackey M; Safe Work Australia/Research Support.
  • Understanding and Promoting Sustainable Work: International Comparisons; Kant I, Bohle P; DVC Research/International Research Collaboration Award (IRCA).

2012

  • Health and Work Research Network; Buchanan J, Bohle P, Schofield D, Colagiuri S, Hickie I, Glozier N, Shaw T, Leeder S, Grunstein R, Riley J, Johnstone R, Quinlan M, Schofield T, Jones M, Matthews L, Grant A, West S, Chen T, Nyberg D, Shrestha R, Fattore T, Scott L, Knox-Haly M, McNamara M, Callander E; DVC Research/Research Network Scheme (SyReNS).
  • Precarious Employment and Health: New Knowledge, New Solutions.; Bohle P, Quinlan M, Quinlan M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Workplace death: Assessing and improving institutional responses to the needs of surviving families; Bohle P, Matthews L, Quinlan M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2011

  • Relative effects of employment status and perceived precariousness on OHS; Bohle P; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.
  • Work ability and change among NSW employers; Mackey M, Bohle P, McNamara M; Safe Work Australia/Research Support.
  • Caring for the Carers: Occupational Health and Safety in Homecare; Bohle P, Quinlan M, Mavromaras K, Rawlings-Way O; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2007

  • Working longer: Policy reforms and Practice innovations; Piggott J, Bohle P, MacDonald P, Woodland A, Choi C; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Strategic Awards: Ageing Well, Ageing Productively Program Grant.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Quinlan, M., Bohle, P., Lamm, F. (2010). Managing occupational health and safety: A multidisciplinary approach. Victoria, Australia: Palgrave Macmillan.

Book Chapters

  • Quinlan, M., Bohle, P. (2014). Job quality: The impact of work organisation on health (In Press). In Warhurst, C; Knox, A (Eds.), Job quality in Australia. Sydney: Federation Press.
  • McLoughlin, C., Taylor, P., Bohle, P. (2011). Promoting worker resilience over the lifecourse. In Barbara Resnick, Lisa P. Gwyther, Karen A. Roberto (Eds.), Resilience in Aging: Concepts, Research and Outcomes, (pp. 121-132). New York, USA: Springer.
  • Quinlan, M., Bohle, P. (2004). Contingent work and occupational safety. In Julian Barling, PhD and Michael R. Frone, PhD (Eds.), The Psychology of Workplace Safety, (pp. 81-106). Washington, USA: American Psychological Association.

Journals

  • Quinlan, M., Fitzpatrick, S., Matthews, L., Ngo, M., Bohle, P. (2014). Administering the cost of death: Organisational perspectives on workers’ compensation and common law claims following traumatic death at work in Australia. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, In Press.
  • Hutton, M., Bohle, P., McNamara, M. (2014). Effects of disability on job search amongst older workers. International Journal of Disability Management, 9(e2). [More Information]
  • Quinlan, M., Bohle, P., Rawlings-Way, O. (2014). Health and safety of homecare workers engaged by temporary employment agencies. Journal of Industrial Relations, , 1-21. [More Information]
  • Bohle, P., Quinlan, M., McNamara, M., Pitts, C. (2014). Health and wellbeing of older workers: Comparing their associations with Effort–Reward Imbalance and Pressure, Disorganisation and Regulatory Failure. Work & Stress, In Press.
  • Bohle, P., Rawlings-Way, O., Finn, J., Ang, J., Kennedy, D. (2014). Housing Choice in Retirement: Community versus Separation. Housing Studies, 29(1), 108-127. [More Information]
  • Matthews, L., Fitzpatrick, S., Bohle, P., Quinlan, M. (2014). Investigation and prosecution following workplace fatalities: Responding to the needs of families. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 25(2), 253-270. [More Information]
  • Quinlan, M., Bohle, P. (2014). Re-invigorating industrial relations as a field of study: Changes at work, substantive working conditions and the case of OHS. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 38(3), 1-24.
  • Sang, X., Teo, S., Cooper, C., Bohle, P. (2013). Modelling Occupational Stress and Employee Health and Wellbeing in a Chinese Higher Education Institution. Higher Education Quarterly, 67(1), 15-39. [More Information]
  • Hutton, M., Bohle, P., McNamara, M. (2012). Disability and job search among older workers: A narrative review. International Journal of Disability Management, 7(1), 27-34. [More Information]
  • Matthews, L., Quinlan, M., Rawlings-Way, O., Bohle, P. (2012). The Adequacy of Institutional Responses to Death at Work: Experiences of Surviving families. International Journal of Disability Management, 6(1), 37-48. [More Information]
  • Matthews, L., Bohle, P., Quinlan, M., Rawlings-Way, O. (2012). Traumatic death at work: Consequences for surviving families. International Journal of Health Services, 42(4), 647-666. [More Information]
  • Baker, M., Kennedy, D., Bohle, P., Campbell, D., Wiltshire, J., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2011). Core self-evaluation as a predictor of strength training adoption in older adults. Maturitas, 68(1), 88-93. [More Information]
  • Finn, J., Younis, V., Kennedy, D., Kendig, H., Bohle, P., Rawlings-Way, O. (2011). Financial planning for retirement village living: A qualitative exploration. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 25(2), 217-242. [More Information]
  • Bohle, P., Willaby, H., Quinlan, M., McNamara, M. (2011). Flexible work in call centres: Working hours, work-life conflict & health. Applied Ergonomics, 42(2), 219-224. [More Information]
  • McNamara, M., Bohle, P., Quinlan, M. (2011). Precarious employment, working hours, work-life conflict and health in hotel work. Applied Ergonomics, 42(2), 225-232. [More Information]
  • Mackey, M., Bohle, P., Taylor, P., Di Biase, T., McLoughlin, C., Purnell, K. (2011). Walking to wellness in an ageing sedentary university community: Design, method and protocol. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 32(2), 273-279. [More Information]
  • Bohle, P., Pitts, C., Quinlan, M. (2010). Time to call it quits? The safety and health of older workers. International Journal of Health Services, 40(1), 23-41. [More Information]
  • Di Milia, L., Bohle, P. (2009). Morningness or morning affect? A short composite scale of morningness. Chronobiology International: the journal of biological and medical rhythm research, 26(3), 494-509.
  • Quinlan, M., Bohle, P. (2009). Overstretched and unreciprocated commitment: Reviewing research and policy debates on the OHS effects of downsizing and job insecurity. International Journal of Health Services, 39(1), 1-44.
  • Williamson, A., Bohle, P., Quinlan, M., Kennedy, D. (2009). Short trips, long days: Safety and health in short-haul trucking. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 62(3), 415-429.
  • Di Milia, L., Bohle, P., Loudoun, R., Pisarski, A. (2008). Editorial: Contemporary research in shift work. Applied Ergonomics, 39(5), 539-540. [More Information]
  • Bohle, P., DiMilia, L., Fletcher, A., Rajaratnam, S. (2008). Introduction: Aging and the Multifaceted Influences on Adaptation to Working Time. Chronobiology International: the journal of biological and medical rhythm research, 25(2-3), 155-164.
  • Pisarski, A., Lawrence, S., Bohle, P., Brook, C. (2008). Organizational influences on the work life conflict and health of shiftworkers. Applied Ergonomics, 39(5), 580-588. [More Information]
  • Quinlan, M., Bohle, P. (2008). Under pressure, out of control, or home alone? Reviewing research and policy debates on the Occupational Health and Safety effects of outsourcing and home-based work. International Journal of Health Services, 38(3), 489-523.
  • Baker, M., Kennedy, D., Bohle, P., Campbell, D., Knapman, L., Grady, J., Wiltshire, J., McNamara, M., Evans, W., Atlantis, E., et al (2007). Efficacy and Feasibility of a Novel Tri-Modal Robust Exercise Prescription in a Retirement Community: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 55(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Pisarski, A., Brook, C., Bohle, P., Gallois, C., Watson, B., Winch, S. (2006). Extending a model of shiftwork tolerance. Chronobiology International: the journal of biological and medical rhythm research, 23(6), 1363-1377.
  • Bohle, P., Quinlan, M. (2005). Long working hours and OHS: What have we learned? Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 21(4), 275-278.
  • Caci, H., Adan, A., Bohle, P., Natale, V., Pornpitakpan, C., Tilley, A. (2005). Transcultural properties of the Composite Scale of Morningness: The relevance of the "morning affect" factor. Chronobiology International: the journal of biological and medical rhythm research, 22(3), 523-540.
  • Bohle, P., Fischer, F., Rotenberg, L., de Castro Moreno, C. (2004). Editorial: Equity, diversity and working hours: Challenges and solutions. Revista de Saude Publica, 38(Suppl), 1-2.
  • Bohle, P., Quinlan, M., Kennedy, D., Williamson, A. (2004). Working hours, work-life conflict and health in precarious and "permanent " employment. Revista de Saude Publica, 38(Supl), 19-25.

Edited Journals

  • Bohle, P., Di Milia, L., Fletcher, A., Rajaratnam, S. (2008). Aging and working hours: Creating safe environments, Proceedings from the 18th International Symposium on Shift Work and Working Time, August 2007, Yeppoon, Australia. Chronobiology International: the journal of biological and medical rhythm research, 25(2&3).
  • Di Milia, L., Bohle, P., Loudoun, R., Pisarski, A. (2008). Special issue: Contemporary research findings in shiftwork. Applied Ergonomics, 39(5).
  • Bohle, P., Fischer, F., Rotenberg, L., de Castro Moreno, C. (2004). Equity, diversity and working hours: Challenges and solutions: Revista de Saúde Pública 38 December (supl). Revista de Saude Publica, 38 (Supl)(December).

Working Paper Internal

  • Bohle, P., Rawlings-Way, O., Finn, J., Ang, J., Kennedy, D. (2008). 'If I Leave Here it will be in a Bloody Box!': Influences on Retirees' Housing Choices.

Report

  • Matthews, L., Bohle, P., Quinlan, M., Rawlings-Way, O. (2010). Traumatic work-related death in the construction industry: Experiences of victims' families.

Other

  • Mackey, M., Noone, J., Bohle, P. (2013), Work ability assessment and exercise program evaluation for the University of Sydney. University of Sydney.
  • Mackey, M., Noone, J., Bohle, P. (2013), Work ability assessment and intervention evaluation for Xstrata coal. University of Sydney.

2014

  • Quinlan, M., Fitzpatrick, S., Matthews, L., Ngo, M., Bohle, P. (2014). Administering the cost of death: Organisational perspectives on workers’ compensation and common law claims following traumatic death at work in Australia. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, In Press.
  • Hutton, M., Bohle, P., McNamara, M. (2014). Effects of disability on job search amongst older workers. International Journal of Disability Management, 9(e2). [More Information]
  • Quinlan, M., Bohle, P., Rawlings-Way, O. (2014). Health and safety of homecare workers engaged by temporary employment agencies. Journal of Industrial Relations, , 1-21. [More Information]
  • Bohle, P., Quinlan, M., McNamara, M., Pitts, C. (2014). Health and wellbeing of older workers: Comparing their associations with Effort–Reward Imbalance and Pressure, Disorganisation and Regulatory Failure. Work & Stress, In Press.
  • Bohle, P., Rawlings-Way, O., Finn, J., Ang, J., Kennedy, D. (2014). Housing Choice in Retirement: Community versus Separation. Housing Studies, 29(1), 108-127. [More Information]
  • Matthews, L., Fitzpatrick, S., Bohle, P., Quinlan, M. (2014). Investigation and prosecution following workplace fatalities: Responding to the needs of families. Economic and Labour Relations Review, 25(2), 253-270. [More Information]
  • Quinlan, M., Bohle, P. (2014). Job quality: The impact of work organisation on health (In Press). In Warhurst, C; Knox, A (Eds.), Job quality in Australia. Sydney: Federation Press.
  • Quinlan, M., Bohle, P. (2014). Re-invigorating industrial relations as a field of study: Changes at work, substantive working conditions and the case of OHS. New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 38(3), 1-24.

2013

  • Sang, X., Teo, S., Cooper, C., Bohle, P. (2013). Modelling Occupational Stress and Employee Health and Wellbeing in a Chinese Higher Education Institution. Higher Education Quarterly, 67(1), 15-39. [More Information]
  • Mackey, M., Noone, J., Bohle, P. (2013), Work ability assessment and exercise program evaluation for the University of Sydney. University of Sydney.
  • Mackey, M., Noone, J., Bohle, P. (2013), Work ability assessment and intervention evaluation for Xstrata coal. University of Sydney.

2012

  • Hutton, M., Bohle, P., McNamara, M. (2012). Disability and job search among older workers: A narrative review. International Journal of Disability Management, 7(1), 27-34. [More Information]
  • Matthews, L., Quinlan, M., Rawlings-Way, O., Bohle, P. (2012). The Adequacy of Institutional Responses to Death at Work: Experiences of Surviving families. International Journal of Disability Management, 6(1), 37-48. [More Information]
  • Matthews, L., Bohle, P., Quinlan, M., Rawlings-Way, O. (2012). Traumatic death at work: Consequences for surviving families. International Journal of Health Services, 42(4), 647-666. [More Information]

2011

  • Baker, M., Kennedy, D., Bohle, P., Campbell, D., Wiltshire, J., Fiatarone Singh, M. (2011). Core self-evaluation as a predictor of strength training adoption in older adults. Maturitas, 68(1), 88-93. [More Information]
  • Finn, J., Younis, V., Kennedy, D., Kendig, H., Bohle, P., Rawlings-Way, O. (2011). Financial planning for retirement village living: A qualitative exploration. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 25(2), 217-242. [More Information]
  • Bohle, P., Willaby, H., Quinlan, M., McNamara, M. (2011). Flexible work in call centres: Working hours, work-life conflict & health. Applied Ergonomics, 42(2), 219-224. [More Information]
  • McNamara, M., Bohle, P., Quinlan, M. (2011). Precarious employment, working hours, work-life conflict and health in hotel work. Applied Ergonomics, 42(2), 225-232. [More Information]
  • McLoughlin, C., Taylor, P., Bohle, P. (2011). Promoting worker resilience over the lifecourse. In Barbara Resnick, Lisa P. Gwyther, Karen A. Roberto (Eds.), Resilience in Aging: Concepts, Research and Outcomes, (pp. 121-132). New York, USA: Springer.
  • Mackey, M., Bohle, P., Taylor, P., Di Biase, T., McLoughlin, C., Purnell, K. (2011). Walking to wellness in an ageing sedentary university community: Design, method and protocol. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 32(2), 273-279. [More Information]

2010

  • Quinlan, M., Bohle, P., Lamm, F. (2010). Managing occupational health and safety: A multidisciplinary approach. Victoria, Australia: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Bohle, P., Pitts, C., Quinlan, M. (2010). Time to call it quits? The safety and health of older workers. International Journal of Health Services, 40(1), 23-41. [More Information]
  • Matthews, L., Bohle, P., Quinlan, M., Rawlings-Way, O. (2010). Traumatic work-related death in the construction industry: Experiences of victims' families.

2009

  • Di Milia, L., Bohle, P. (2009). Morningness or morning affect? A short composite scale of morningness. Chronobiology International: the journal of biological and medical rhythm research, 26(3), 494-509.
  • Quinlan, M., Bohle, P. (2009). Overstretched and unreciprocated commitment: Reviewing research and policy debates on the OHS effects of downsizing and job insecurity. International Journal of Health Services, 39(1), 1-44.
  • Williamson, A., Bohle, P., Quinlan, M., Kennedy, D. (2009). Short trips, long days: Safety and health in short-haul trucking. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 62(3), 415-429.
  • Bohle, P., Finn, J., Quinlan, M., Rawlings-Way, O. (2009), The occupational health and safety of homecare contract workers in Adelaide and the Barossa Region. , , , 1-40.

2008

  • Bohle, P., Rawlings-Way, O., Finn, J., Ang, J., Kennedy, D. (2008). 'If I Leave Here it will be in a Bloody Box!': Influences on Retirees' Housing Choices.
  • Bohle, P., Di Milia, L., Fletcher, A., Rajaratnam, S. (2008). Aging and working hours: Creating safe environments, Proceedings from the 18th International Symposium on Shift Work and Working Time, August 2007, Yeppoon, Australia. Chronobiology International: the journal of biological and medical rhythm research, 25(2&3).
  • Di Milia, L., Bohle, P., Loudoun, R., Pisarski, A. (2008). Editorial: Contemporary research in shift work. Applied Ergonomics, 39(5), 539-540. [More Information]
  • Bohle, P., DiMilia, L., Fletcher, A., Rajaratnam, S. (2008). Introduction: Aging and the Multifaceted Influences on Adaptation to Working Time. Chronobiology International: the journal of biological and medical rhythm research, 25(2-3), 155-164.
  • Pisarski, A., Lawrence, S., Bohle, P., Brook, C. (2008). Organizational influences on the work life conflict and health of shiftworkers. Applied Ergonomics, 39(5), 580-588. [More Information]
  • Di Milia, L., Bohle, P., Loudoun, R., Pisarski, A. (2008). Special issue: Contemporary research findings in shiftwork. Applied Ergonomics, 39(5).
  • Bohle, P., Cooke, T., Jakubauskas, M., Quinlan, M., Rafferty, M. (2008), The evolving work environment in New Zealand: Implications for occupational health and safety - NOHSAC Technical Report 10. , , , i-130.
  • Quinlan, M., Bohle, P. (2008). Under pressure, out of control, or home alone? Reviewing research and policy debates on the Occupational Health and Safety effects of outsourcing and home-based work. International Journal of Health Services, 38(3), 489-523.

2007

  • Baker, M., Kennedy, D., Bohle, P., Campbell, D., Knapman, L., Grady, J., Wiltshire, J., McNamara, M., Evans, W., Atlantis, E., et al (2007). Efficacy and Feasibility of a Novel Tri-Modal Robust Exercise Prescription in a Retirement Community: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 55(1), 1-10. [More Information]

2006

  • Pisarski, A., Brook, C., Bohle, P., Gallois, C., Watson, B., Winch, S. (2006). Extending a model of shiftwork tolerance. Chronobiology International: the journal of biological and medical rhythm research, 23(6), 1363-1377.

2005

  • Bohle, P., Quinlan, M. (2005). Long working hours and OHS: What have we learned? Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 21(4), 275-278.
  • Caci, H., Adan, A., Bohle, P., Natale, V., Pornpitakpan, C., Tilley, A. (2005). Transcultural properties of the Composite Scale of Morningness: The relevance of the "morning affect" factor. Chronobiology International: the journal of biological and medical rhythm research, 22(3), 523-540.

2004

  • Quinlan, M., Bohle, P. (2004). Contingent work and occupational safety. In Julian Barling, PhD and Michael R. Frone, PhD (Eds.), The Psychology of Workplace Safety, (pp. 81-106). Washington, USA: American Psychological Association.
  • Bohle, P., Fischer, F., Rotenberg, L., de Castro Moreno, C. (2004). Editorial: Equity, diversity and working hours: Challenges and solutions. Revista de Saude Publica, 38(Suppl), 1-2.
  • Bohle, P., Fischer, F., Rotenberg, L., de Castro Moreno, C. (2004). Equity, diversity and working hours: Challenges and solutions: Revista de Saúde Pública 38 December (supl). Revista de Saude Publica, 38 (Supl)(December).
  • Bohle, P., Quinlan, M., Kennedy, D., Williamson, A. (2004). Working hours, work-life conflict and health in precarious and "permanent " employment. Revista de Saude Publica, 38(Supl), 19-25.

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