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Conference program - day one

Wednesday 4 May 2022
7.30am - 8.30am Registration and exhibition
8.30am - 8.40am

Megan Woodward, Master of Ceremonies


8.40am – 8.45am

Aaron Harper MP, Member for Thuringowa

Opening address

8.45am – 9.30am

Rachael Robertson, Antarctic Expedition Leader

Leading on the edge

9.30am – 10.15am

Sam Cawthorn, Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker

Bounce forward: How to transform crisis into success

10.15am – 10.45am Morning tea
10.45am – 11.25am

Barb Popp, Occupational Therapist, Upper Limbs and Things

Prevention of upper limb injuries, understanding safe postures and the recovery process following injury

11.25am – 12.05pm

Robyn Neilson, Safety Advocate, Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

Her life in my hands – the Robyn Neilson story

12.05pm – 12.45pm

Aaron Williams, CEO and Co-Founder, Mindstar

The simple strategies to improve your mental fitness and self-care

12.45pm – 1.45pm Lunch
1.45pm - 2.30pm

Dr Bruce Powell, Writer, Podcaster, Broadcaster

The only thing that is certain, is uncertainty

2.30pm – 3.15pm

Dr Jenny Brockis, Speaker, Author and Lifestyle Medicine Physician

Safety at work: Why psychological safety is the key to better organisational health

3.15pm – 3.45pm Afternoon tea
3.45pm – 4.30pm

Professor Paula Brough, Director of Organisational Psychology and Director of the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing, Griffith University

Psychological response to injury: research to support workers’ psychological responses to injury and successful return to work


Megan Woodward, Master of Ceremonies

Outcomes, takeaways and actions

5.00pm – 7.30pm Networking event

Masterclass program - day two

Thursday 5 May 2022
8.30am - 9am Registration
9am - 9.10am

MC welcome

9.10am - 9.15am

Bruce Watson, Work Health and Safety Board

Opening address

9.15am - 10.45am

Tim Curtis, Senior Partner, Mettle Global Holdings

The Resilience Shield: From the battlefield to the boardroom and beyond

10.45am - 11.15am Morning tea
11.15am - 12.50pm

Anna Nicholls, Occupational Therapist, North Queensland Therapy Services

Passing the success line – Trials and experiments to set up an effective on-site ergonomic program

12.50pm - 1pm

MC event close