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Thu, 15 Sept


Microsoft Teams

Webinar 16: Crafting your job for meaning and purpose

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Webinar 16: Crafting your job for meaning and purpose
Webinar 16: Crafting your job for meaning and purpose

Time & Location

15 Sept 2022, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm AWST

Microsoft Teams

About the event

Research has shown when people are able to control their work, they can feel more fulfilled with their jobs and find it easier to stay committed to their work.

Job crafting can be useful for an individual who are seeking more satisfaction in their work life. By initiating simple changes in your work environment and tasks, you can lead a more fulfilling and enjoyable work life, without needing to change jobs.

So how can you shape and mould your job to better suit your preferences, passions, strengths, and interests? How can job crafting be applied to women in academia?

Host of the Women in Research 'Small wins' webinar series, ARC Laureate Fellow and John Curtin Distinguished Professor Sharon Parker from Curtin University will share some of her research findings around well-designed work and evidence-based strategies to help you craft your own job.

She will be joined by Professor Sara Dolnicar, an ARC Laureate Fellow at the University of Queensland who will share some of the challenges she faced and the lessons she learned around building a meaningful and satisfying career.

You can submit your questions to the guests upon registrations. We hope to see you online!


Professor Sharon K. Parker is the Director of the Centre for Transformative Work Design within the Future of Work Institute at Curtin University. Sharon’s research focuses on job and work design, employee performance and development, mature workers, mental health and well-being, and related topics. As part of her ARC’s Kathleen Fitzpatrick Award, Sharon created the Women in Research initiative and hosts the Women in Research "Small Wins" webinar series.

Professor Sara Dolnicar is a Professor in the School of Business at the University of Queensland. An expert in tourism, she is best known for her work in improving market segmentation methodology and testing and refining survey measures used in social science research. Sara is also a recipient of the Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship.


Open to all women academics who engage in research as part of their role, Level A to Level E, across all disciplines and Universities/Research institutions. 

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