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, collaboration and psychological distress) 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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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 James, O., Delfabbro, P., & King, D. L. (2021). A Comparison of Psychological and Work Outcomes in Open-Plan and Cellular Office Designs: A Systematic Review. SAGE Open, 11(1), 13 pages.
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2019 Academic Tutor for Doing Research in Psychology (Level 2)

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

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

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  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2019 - ongoing From struggling to thriving? Adaptation to open-plan work environments: What we know now (3MT presentation) Australian Psychological Society 13th Industrial and Organisational Conference Australian Psychological Society Australia
    2018 - ongoing Finding your space: Adapting to open-plan work environments (Poster) 12th annual Florey International Postgraduate Research Conference The University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 - ongoing From struggling to thriving? Adaptation to open-plan work environments (3MT presentation) University of Adelaide Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences 3MT Final The University of Adelaide Australia
    2016 - ongoing Awareness and Vigilance in Online Gambling National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) 26th Annual Conference National Association for Gambling Studies (NAGS) Australia

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