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Professor Herbert Biggs

Faculty of Health,
School - Psychology and Counselling

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Name
Professor Herbert Biggs
Position(s)
Adjunct Professor
Faculty of Health,
School - Psychology and Counselling
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Psych and Counc - IPTM
Discipline *
Psychology
Phone
+61 7 3138 4749
Fax
+61 7 3138 7532
Email
Location
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Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology) (Massey University), PHD (Social Sciences (Massey University), BA (University of Queensland), AssocDipRehabCouns (University of Sydney)

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Research Interests

Generally

  • Organisational psychology
  • Counselling psychology
  • Health psychology.

Specifically

  • Organisational change
  • Occupational stress
  • Rehabilitation counselling
  • Injury prevention
  • Competency attainment in driving tasks
  • Occupational concerns in industrial settings.
This information has been contributed by Professor Herbert Biggs.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Advisor/Consultant for Industry
Reference year
2006
Details
Provided a consultancy service to the Office of the Federal Safety Commissioner and expert advice on leadership roles in commitment to safety in the construction sector.
Type
International Collaboration
Reference year
2006
Details
Invited by Hong Kong Polytechnic University colleagues to join a research team investigating safety issues in the construction maintenance and renovation industry sector in Hong Kong and Macau
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2004
Details
NSW Premiers Public Sector Award 2004. I was awarded a commendation for research collaboration with the State Transit Authority of NSW for investigations into bus driver training and occupational concerns.
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2003
Details
I was Chair of the Steering Committee of the Inaugural Australian Counselling and Supervision Conference 2005. This fully refereed Conference was the first of its kind in the counselling discipline in Australia and sought to integrate research, practice and training in the one general conference. The Conference ran from 17-18 February 2005 and included 2 international key presenters and delagtes from the UK, USA, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Iran and Mongolia as well as degetaes from all Australian Stess and Territories.In addition to Chairing the Steering Committee, I was Chair of the Scientific Committee with 21 Members from Universities in Australia, New Zealand and the USA
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2002
Details
I am on the Editorial Board of the Australian Journal of Rehabilitation Counselling
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2002
Details
I am a Consultant Reviewer for two academic Journals whose Editors are based in the USA.Journal of Rehabilitation AdministrationWork: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation
Type
International Collaboration
Reference year
2001
Details
I was consultant for the REHAB group in Ireland, Scotland and England during this period. I provided an analysis of the Group's research and development needs and recommended a set of future R& D strategiesThe REHAB Group is a diverse community based organisation providing training, independent living services and employment for people with disabilities in Ireland, Scotland and England.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Integrating Technological and Organisational Approaches to Enhance the Safety of Roadworkers
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP100200038
Start year
2011
Keywords
Roadworker Safety; Road Construction Site Safety; Safety Culture; Workplace Health and Safety; Road Safety Policy; Speeding
Title
Development And Evaluation Of An Occupational Health And Safety Framework For Work Related Driving
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0883549
Start year
2009
Keywords
Occupational Health And Safety; Work Related Road Safety; Safety Management
Title
Promoting Adult Resilience in the Workforce: Synthesizing Mental Health Promotion and Work-life Balance Approaches
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
Start year
2006
Keywords
Mental Health; Promotion; Resilience; Workforce

Supervision