Olivia James

Olivia James

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


I am a candidate in the combined Doctor of Philosophy/Master of Psychology (Organisational & Human Factors), supervised by Professor Paul Delfabbro and Dr Daniel King. My research is in the area of workplace design with a focus on the social and psychological adaptation to open-plan workplace designs.

I am interested in how people deal with and adapt to changing work circumstances and environments. In-particular, why some workers in open-plan work environments score highly on general outcome measures (i.e. productivity, job satisfaction, work stress and retention) while others do not. I am interested in finding strategies that can be implemented at both an individual and organisational level to help people adapt to, and perform well in their new work environments.

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  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2017 Scholarship Research Training Program Stipend The University of Adelaide
    2016 Scholarship NAGS Student Conference Scholarship National Association For Gambling Studies Inc
    2013 Scholarship AsiaBound Subsidy The University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2016 - 2016 The University of Adelaide Australia Honours Degree of Bachelor of Psychological Science (First Class)
    2013 - 2015 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Psychological Science

2018 Academic Tutor for Foundations Health & Lifespan Development (Level 2)

2017 Academic Tutor for Doing Research in Psychology (Level 2)


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