Prof. Katharina Naswall
Katharina Naswall is Professor of Organisational Psychology at the University of Canterbury. Her research focuses on employee well-being and factors which lead to psychologically healthy workplaces, and on how organisations and leaders can contribute to creating a sustainable working life, where employees are able to perform and thrive despite uncertainty and high demands. She has worked on several projects on psychosocial recovery after disasters focusing on how businesses can play an important role in individual and community recovery. Katharina strives to work with end-users to disseminate findings from her own and others’ research to support organisational development, and has built several ongoing collaborations with organisations outside the University, providing advice and evaluations of staff engagement and wellbeing. She currently conducts research across several projects on how organisations and managers can make a positive difference and contribute to employee wellbeing. Katharina’s vision is to improve mental health and well-being for all individuals, by making workplaces a positive part of people’s lives.