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Work Well Conference 2023

Our Work Well Conference returned in 2023.

Over 650 delegates joined us for a jam-packed program full of ground-breaking research and trends in work health and safety and return to work, including:

  • AI and safety in the workplace
  • Preventing musculoskeletal disorders
  • Good work design
  • Systems thinking
  • Safety capability
  • Critical conversations
  • Psychosocial risk management

With high profile keynote presenters, the conference provided delegates with new ideas and practical strategies to take back and implement in their workplace. With a full day program, delegates took the learning beyond the podium into the breaks and networking areas where they were able to connect, collaborate and share ideas with other industry professionals.

Event program

7.30amRegistration and exhibition open
8.30amWelcome and Acknowledgement of Country
Andrew Barrett, Master of Ceremony
8:40am Official welcome
8:45amAI and safety in the workplace: transforming health and safety management
Dr Mark van Rijmenam
9.25amWhy do work systems fail? Ten lessons learned about safety and systems failure - Presentation (PDF, 9.53 MB)
Associate Professor Gemma Read
10.05am Morning Tea
10.35amSafety capability: a new practical concept that moves safety culture forward
Naomi Kemp
11.15amPreventing musculoskeletal disorders and supporting safe return-to-work through good work design - Presentation (PDF, 5.95 MB)
Leanne Loch
11.55amCritical conversations: mastering the art of a difficult conversation - Presentation (PDF, 4.66 MB)
Anneli Blundell
1.40pmTranslating good work design into practice - Presentation (PDF, 5.01 MB)
Dr Lisette Kanse
2.20pmA case study in implementing a mental health strategy in a large complex organisation
Simon Brown-Greaves
3.00pmAfternoon Tea


Utilising the working alliance to manage and prevent adverse injury management experiences for people who have a psychological injury
Matthew Wall
4.10pmUnderstanding WHY: the importance of human factor
Natalee Johnston
4.55pmClosing remarks
Andrew Barrett
5-6pmNetworking event

Thank you to our sponsors for their support.