Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety

One of the great challenges for modern workplaces is to maintain a strong psychosocial safety climate in the face of increasing global competition and pressures for increased productivity. The Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety (APC-WHS) is committed to a research agenda that provides evidence about the importance of balance between workplace productivity and psychological health and safety. We generate and apply new knowledge to make work environments throughout the Asia Pacific more accessible, healthier, safer and more productive. Engagement with external organisations and industry ensures we generate a real-world impact with our research.

Our research concentrates on psychosocial risks and psychosocial safety at work, stress, bullying and harassment, and social exclusion from work. The Centre is also home to the Work & Stress Research Group, The Australian Workplace Barometer and the StressCafe.

To stay at the cutting edge we collaborate with the world’s best researchers to produce the finest outputs. The Centre is a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health ensuring that the research of the centre will be aligned with the WHO Global Action Plan with clear translation potential for workplaces in the region. The Centre is also the foundation member of the Asia Pacific Academy for Psychosocial Factors at Work.

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Learn more about the Centre

  • The Psychosocial Safety Climate Framework

    The Psychosocial Safety Climate Framework

    Organisational climate for employee psychological health, wellbeing, and safety.

    Download PSC Framework

  • Our research

    Our research

    Read about the exciting range of research projects being worked on at the Centre.

    Projects and grants

  • Get in touch

    Get in touch

    You can find us at:
    Level 2, A Building,
    Magill Campus
    p: + 61 8 8302 4262
    f: + 61 8 8302 4242 

    Contact the Centre Director

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    Engage with us

    Collaborate with us and tap into our worldwide research network, highly-skilled academic researchers and talented students.

    More about our collaborations