Webinar: Bridging Research and Practice (30th March)

Webinar: Bridging Research and Practice (30th March)

The Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology Australia is proud to present our upcoming CPD event :

Bridging Research and Practice

SIOPA’s advocacy is focused on strengthening the profession of I/O Psychology for the future. In this session, we will highlight the value proposition that is rather unique to Organisational Psychology, which is the application of evidence-based approaches. We are hoping to bring this to life with two complementary perspectives from Dr Kathryn Page and Karina Jorritsma who both have extensive experience straddling both practice and research.

Topics include:

  • Benefits of bridging research and practice
  • How to overcome challenges in applied research
  • Pragmatic examples and case studies
  • Hot topics and key future trends in both areas

Date and time

Register for the webinar here!

About the Speakers:

Dr Kathryn Page

Kathryn is a senior HR professional and wellbeing, leadership and talent strategist with a broad experience base that includes big four and boutique consulting, academia and senior management. An experienced organisational psychologist and ‘pracademic’, she works collaboratively and applies data and logic to address complex people challenges. Kathryn drives change by focusing on the system of work including leadership and culture.

Kathryn is a passionate advocate for wellbeing, mental health and inclusion both personally and professionally. Alongside her full-time role at NAB, she is an honorary fellow in the School of Psychology at Deakin University in Australia and a Global Advisor on Men’s Mental Health for Movember. An active writer and researcher, Kathryn has published over two dozen empirical papers, book chapters and books on well-being, stress and mental health.

Professor Karina Jorritsma

Karina is the Professor of Practice at Curtin University’s Future of Work Institute, a recently established Research Institute which promotes productive and meaningful work as essential foundations of a healthy economy and society. Her main objective in this role is to foster new ways for academia and industry to interact, aligning both with the University’s focus on balancing researcher-led and industry demand-driven research and an increased focus on non-academic impact. Karina is also a member of the SIOPA strategic advisory group.

Karina’s background is as an applied organisational psychology researcher working in non-traditional academic roles. She holds over 15 years’ of experience in successfully bringing together academic thinking across disciplines and working with industry stakeholders to address critical workplace challenges. In her career to date, Karina has successfully contributed to, or led, more than 100 multidisciplinary projects with many high-profile clients in both the public and private sectors and across a wide range of industries, including health care, mining, aviation, fire and emergency services, law enforcement, and the Royal Australian Navy, including more than 60 industry-funded University research projects totalling more than $8 million. In recent years, Karina’s applied research has had a particular focus on employee well-being.

A webinar that facilitates human connection:

We value human connection even in a virtual environment. We’ll encourage attendees to discuss, reflect, and engage with others. The session will include some interactivity and networking breakout rooms. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with Kathryn, Karina, senior members of SIOPA, and other attendees.

Register for the webinar here!


SIOPA is an independent association with a purpose to create growth, supervision and professional development for Organisational Psychologists and related disciplines in Australia. It was established in Western Australia and has the involvement of many of the most experienced local practitioners in the profession.