The Psychosocial Safety Climate Global Project Workshop

Introduction of the workshop

Psychosocial Safety Climate (PSC) is the corporate climate for employee psychological health. Building PSC is essential to achieve the UN 2030 agenda for sustainable development. PSC is important for individual psychological health, motivation, productivity and the national economy. The PSC Global Project workshop is a platform for all PSC researchers to share their thoughts and critical reflection on the latest progress in PSC theory and research, identification of recent challenges and opportunities that emerge from the new way of working. The workshop is aimed to provide a golden opportunity to build professional networks and promote future collaboration. we would like to invite researchers, policy makers, and practitioners who are interested and delegated to promote healthy work in collaborating in a cross-national project.

Introduction of the planners

Professor Maureen Dollard is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow, Director of the PSC Observatory, University of South Australia and Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham. She is the founder of the Psychosocial Safety Climate (PSC) theory. She has published six edited books and 200 papers/book chapters and has been cited over 18, 000 times. Maureen is a board member of the International Commission on Occupational Health, and is on the editorial advisory board for Work and Stress, and the European Journal of Work & Organisational Psychology, (formerly the Journal of Organizational Behavio)r, and is past foundation president of the Asia Pacific Academy for Psychosocial Factors at Work.

Dr Ali Afsharian, BA and MA in clinical psychology (USWR, Iran); His PhD (UniSA, Australia) focus was on Psychosocial Safety Climate (PSC) from composition and dispersion perspectives to highlight and prevent psychosocial risk factors at national and international levels at work. He investigated and compared PSC in different cultural contexts (Australian and Iranian workplaces). Ali’s research interests are organisational and clinical psychology, psychosocial safety climate, psychosocial risk factors, variability of underlying perception of corporate policies and management plans to design working environments; psychosocial health issues and risk factors at work, cross-cultural prevention and intervention for work health and safety and refugees’ education, mental health and employment. He is a research associate at the Centre for Workplace Excellence at UniSA. Ali had most recent publications with high-ranking journals such as Work & Stress Journal and Safety Science Journal. To find more about his publications, visit
May Young Loh is a Research Associate of PSC Global Observatory, University of South Australia. Her research mainly focuses on the Psychosocial Safety Climate (PSC), job design, and occupational health and well-being. May has published articles with the top-tiered journals in the field, such as the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Journal of Occupational and Organisational Psychology and Safety Science. She is currently the Executive Officer of the Asia Pacific Academy for Psychosocial Factors at Work (APAPFAW). Her research aims to put theory into practice, by examining the mechanisms of how to promote a psychologically healthy working environment.