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Professor Tony Machin
Professor Tony Machin
Head of Department (Psychology)
Faculty of Sciences
+61 7 4631 2587
BA, BA(Hons), BSc, MA
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Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS) since 1989.
Member of the APS College of Organisational Psychologists since 1992.
Member of the International Association for Applied Psychology (since 1992) and Australian representative for Division 13 (Traffic and Transportation Psychology).
International Affiliate of the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology since 1994.
Member of the Society for Occupational Health Psychology since 2008.
International Affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) since 2010.
Registered Psychologist, Psychology Board of Australia Registration number PSY0001362866.
Member of the National Committee of the APS College of Organisational Psychology from 1999 to 2001.
Editor of Interface, the newsletter of the APS College of Organisational Psychology from 1999 to 2001.
1. Understanding the impact of individual and organisational factors on transfer of training in the workplace was the topic of my PhD completed in 1999.
2. Numerous funded projects with Prof. Gerry Fogarty have focused on the determinants of occupational health and well-being. Our major collaborators have been Queensland Health, the Department of Public Works, Main Roads, Queensland Transport, the Department of Industrial Relations, Queensland Treasury, the Department of Emergency Services, and the Southern Queensland Rural Division of General Practice.
3. Evaluation of training interventions designed to improve the well-being of the unemployed has been the focus of several projects with Dr Peter Creed from Griffith University.
4. Management of fatigue in long-distance driving is the focus of a funded project that was completed in 2002. Research is continuing into the organisational factors that influence drivers' safety beliefs, safety behaviour and well-being.
5. Antecedents and consequences of workplace incivility and the role of past experiences. Also examining what predicts the occurrence and reporting of harmful behaviours in the workplace.
6. Factors influencing motivational mindsets for participation in non-mandatory professional development activities provided within an organisational setting.
Recent Research Outcomes
Three most recent :
1. Burns, R. A., & Machin, M. A. (2012). Moving beyond the pleasure principle: Cross-sectional and longitudinal effects of employee eudaimonia within a school organizational climate context. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 80, 118-128. DOI: 10.1016/j.jvb.2011.04.007
2. Hoare, P. N., & Machin, M. A. (2010). The impact of reemployment on access to the latent and manifest benefits of employment and mental health. Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology, 83, 759-770. DOI: 10.1348/096317909X472094
3. Burns, R. A., & Machin, M. A. (2010). Identifying gender differences in the independent effects of personality and psychological well-being on two broad affect components of subjective well-being. Personality and Individual Differences, 48, 22-27. DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2009.08.007
Most notable :
1. Fogarty, G. J., Machin, M. A., Albion, M. J., Sutherland, L. F., Lalor G. I., & Revitt, S. (1999). Predicting occupational strain and job satisfaction: The role of stress, coping, personality, and affectivity variables. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 54, 429-452.
2. Machin, M. A. (2002). Planning, managing, and optimizing transfer of training. In: K. Kraiger (Ed.), Creating, implementing, and managing effective training and development (pp. 263-301). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
3. Machin, M. A. & Sankey, K. S. (2008). Relationships between young drivers’ personality characteristics, risk perceptions, and driving behaviour. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 40, 541-547.
Currently Teaching Courses/Programs
PSY8020 Advanced Research Techniques (Masters course)
PSY3101 Career Assessment and Development.
1. Head of the Psychology Department (from 14 July 2008)
2. Psychology Fourth Year (Honours) Coordinator (2001-2004)
3. Psychology Undergraduate Coordinator (S2, 2004 - S3, 2007)
4. Director of the Career and Organisational Research (CORE) Unit from 2005.
5. Member of Faculty Board from 2005.
6. Member of the Faculty of Sciences Academic Program Committee (2002-2008).
7. Member of the Faculty of Sciences Learning and Teaching Committee from 2008.
8. Member of the Faculty Promotion Committee (2008 and 2010).
9. Member of the APC Working Party on the Implementation of the Attributes of a USQ Graduate (2005)
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