Dr Tristan Casey joins Work Science as Chief Scientist and releases new safety innovation whitepaper

Dr Tristan Casey joins Work Science as Chief Scientist and releases new safety innovation whitepaper

Today Work Science welcomes Dr Tristan Casey as our Chief Scientist. Tristan will lead our complex work health, safety, and wellbeing projects.

Dr Casey is an applied safety scientist with two doctoral degrees, including his PhD that involved the development and validation of the award-winning LEAD model promoted by WorkSafe Queensland. His extensive scientist-practitioner background will enable Work Science to grow its capabilities in applied research, thought leadership, and bespoke intervention design.

With an impressive 15-year career across industry, government, and academia, Dr Casey joins Work Science after an international sabbatical working in the UK as a Senior Lecturer at Middlesex University (Business School) leading a major review of global OHS qualifications with the International Labour Organisation.

Dr Casey brings to Work Science significant safety science experience and honed consulting skills to practically apply research across a range of high-risk industries.

Dr Casey is skilled at forming collaborative partnerships between government, industry, and academia. His expertise centres on safety culture and leadership, safety training transfer, workplace mental health, and leading indicator development. He is passionate about translating contemporary safety ideas and models into actionable interventions for industry. Tristan has generated new insights from research and improved the safety systems and practice of organisations such as SafeWork NSW, Downer Group, and the Australian Institute of Health & Safety.

An accomplished international keynote speaker, Tristan is passionate about science outreach and education. Tristan is due to present at the following upcoming events: Royal Australian Chemical Institute National Congress (Brisbane, 3rd-8th July 2022), Australian Psychological Society’s IOP Conference (Gold Coast, 4th-9th July 2022), and the 15th Conference of the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology (Bordeaux, 6th-8th July 2022).

 Safety innovation whitepaper launch

We’re excited to share the latest academic insights Tristan brings from his recent international experience.

In a new whitepaper released today, Dr Casey summarises the landscape of health, safety, and wellbeing innovation. This whitepaper identifies the groundswell of ideas, theories, and models that have recently been combined into various innovative movements (e.g., New View, Safety Differently, Human and Organisational Performance). Readers will benefit from a straightforward summary of the science underpinning these new concepts and learn about practical ways that safety innovation can be stimulated in organisations.

The whitepaper is available for download here.

Tristan will deliver a short, impactful webinar on safety innovation. Registration for this webinar is via the whitepaper download link. Join us for an engaging and interactive session!