Justine is a strong advocate for creating and maintaining psychologically safe and healthy workplaces. Justine has significant experience in organisational development and people-centred strategies that improve organisational performance and employee well-being. Justine has extensive experience on national and state committees for the Industrial/Organisational (I/O) Psychology profession and is a member of national working groups for improving workplace psychological health. Justine’s vision for SIOPA is to create a strong advocacy voice that contributes to the growth and sustainability of the I/O Psychology profession in Australia.
Dr Ali Burston
Ali has been one of Australia’s loudest champions for gender diversity and mental health in the energy, construction and resources sectors. Ali brings a wealth of international experience delivering organisational development assignments creating people-focused business growth. Ali is passionate about developing sustainable solutions for the Industrial/Organisational (I/O) Psychology profession and maximising SIOPA’s national influence in industry.
Gina is a strong advocate for gender equality and animal welfare. She has a PhD in Industrial and Organisational Psychology and has worked on a wide variety of projects, from safety climate and volunteer recruitment, to a market analysis for a biomedical start-up company. She has a strong passion for strategic organisational development and enjoys advancing organisational learning and development. Gina joined SIOPA because she is passionate about bridging the scientist practitioner gap, promoting relevant research to be translated into tangible actions for organisations.
Michelle is a considered and engaging facilitator, coach and Psychologist who is solution focused and passionate about mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. She has significant experience consulting to organisations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Michelle has been an active committee member since SIOPA’s foundation and would like to continue to advocate on behalf of I/O Psychologists at the Board level.
Barry is a people, culture and transformation executive with extensive international experience working in and with Boards and Executive teams to develop strategic business and functional turnaround and transformation. With a career spanning more than 25 years across multiple economic sectors, Barry brings a wealth of international experience and specialised knowledge in people and culture discipline. Barry is passionate about the practice of Industrial /Organisational (I/O) Psychology, having collaborated and mentored numerous professional colleagues across Australia. Barry’s vision of SIOPA involves furthering opportunities to contribute, develop and enhance our profession.
Jon is an organisational development specialist who works with medium and large organisations to enhance organisational and people outcomes. He has managed improvement and change projects in Australia and overseas across a range of industries. He has a Masters in Organisational Psychology and is also a Certified Management Consultant and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Jon has over 20 years of experience as a practising Psychologist, including 14 years as a self-employed independent consultant. Jon’s focus in SIOPA is to engage and involve experienced members of the Industrial/Organisational (I/O) Psychology community to advance the profession and promote the profession amongst organisational leaders.
Ralph is an endorsed Organisational Psychologist with lengthy career, having done extensive work and projects across Western Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. Ralph has been involved with numerous psychology industry groups over the years. Throughout his career, he has provided a vast range of psychological services including executive coaching and psychological assessments, outplacement, career guidance across the private and public sector. Ralph’s focus in SIOPA is to support and guide practitioners in the early stages of their careers.