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The 2024 Centre for Transformative Work Design Conference

Work Design for Success: Innovative Research and Leading-Edge Practice

Perth, Western Australia
13-14 February 2024

with pre-conference workshops on 12 February 2024

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The inaugural Centre for Transformative Work Design (CTWD) Conference in 2024 aims to inspire discussions around creating healthier, happier workplaces through work design.

Making it the first work design conference of its kind globally, the conference is dedicated to:

• Sharing successful work redesigns
• Discussing innovative research
• Providing an evidence-based approach to addressing health and safety laws
• Learning from world leading work design scholars and practitioners

Conference details
Why attend the conference

  • Connect with like-minded peers from business, academia and government

  • Share ideas and contribute to the transformation of work

  • Engage in interactive workshops and professional development

  • Travel bursaries available for early career academics and PhD students to assist with travel costs

Who should attend the conference?
  • Human resources leaders

  • Work, Health and Safety (WHS) leaders

  • Consultants

  • Senior leaders

  • Regulators

  • Policy makers

  • Union officials

  • Researchers/academics, PhD students

  • Anyone else passionate about creating great work for people

Where is the conference held?


The 2024 Centre for Transformative Work Design Conference will be held at The Westin Perth, located at Hibernian Place, Perth CBD.

It will be a 7-minute walk from Perth Mint and 10 minutes by foot from Elizabeth Quay.


Call for submissions opens (incl. travel bursaries):
Mon 31 July 2023
Registrations open:
Coming soon
Call for submissions close:
Sun 1 October 2023
Acceptance notifications:
Tues 10 October 2023
Early bird registrations close:
Fri 10 November 2023
Pre Conference workshops:
Mon 12 February 2024
Hosted dinners:
Mon 12 February 2024
Conference sessions begin:
Tues 13 February 2024
Conference dinner:
Tues 13 February 2024
Conference ends:
Wed 14 February 2024


Call for papers

The Centre for Transformative Work Design invites submissions on emerging innovations related to work design

Work design has never been more important. Many sectors face high levels of staff burnout, employers struggle to understand how to address psychosocial risks, and many stakeholders are unsure how AI, Chat GPT and other transformative technologies will impact work. This 2-day, in-person event will bring together academics and practitioners to discuss the latest research and industry perspectives on transforming work for the better.

Submission types and guidelines

Submissions will be assessed by the conference committee and are judged on clarity, innovation, contribution, and overall quality.

Oral sessions are approximately 15 minutes and organised in concurrent themed sessions. Delegates can submit abstracts in which data collection and/or analyses have not been finalised, however the research/project should be completed by the conference date. Poster presentations will suit work that are in- progress or contain emerging ideas. Note that the committee will determine the presentation type by taking account of the authors’ preference, the topic and completeness of the paper, as well as the overall quality/number of submissions. Authors will receive notification of type of presentation by 10 October 2023.

Interested authors should submit:

  • Submission title

  • Short bios of presenter(s) and/or author(s)

  • Abstract summary (150 words)

  • An extended abstract of up to 3 pages (PDF format - single spacing acceptable, excluding appendices and references)

Submit your application via the button below.

Submissions deadline: 8 October 2023 [EXTENDED]
Author notifications issued by: 10 October 2023

Call fo papers

Example topics include:

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The SMART Work Design model

Writing a Diary

Job crafting

Stressed Man

Addressing psychosocial

Artist in Workshop

Self-managing teams


Work redesign

Code on Laptop Computer

Work design for AI and other digital technologies

Meeting Room Business

Playful work design

Healthcare Workers

Work design in mining, health care, aged care and more

Example topics

Speakers lineup

Announcement of more speakers coming soon

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Sharon Parker

Curtin University



Maureen Dollard

University of South Australia

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Dave Burroughs

Chief Mental Health Officer, Westpac Group

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Arnold Bakker

Erasmus University Rotterdam



Maria Tims

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Jim Kelly

Director Health and Safe Design, SafeWork NSW



Evangelia Demerouti

Eindhoven University of Technology

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Associate Professor

Karina Jorritsma

Curtin University

Speaker lineup

Pricing and registration

2 day conference registration

Academic and Professional Attendees

Full Time Students

Early Bird






1 day conference registration

Academic and Professional Attendees

Full Time Students

Early Bird






Pre-conference workshops

All prices are in Australian Dollars and inclusive of GST.

Early Bird registrations close: Friday 10 November
Proof of full-time tertiary enrolment is required on registration for student pricing
Catering inclusions: Mornin
g tea, afternoon tea and lunch on your selected date.
Program inclusions: Access to all in-person sessions on your selected date (workshops require pre-registration due to capacity)


Travel bursaries

For Early Career Researchers and PhD students

A limited number of travel bursaries are available to Early Career Researchers (ECRs) and PhD students who have their papers or posters accepted for presentation at the 2024 Centre for Transformative Work Design Conference


  • Cash bursary of $AUD 1,000 – 3,000 to support travel costs. The individual amounts awarded will be decided by the selection committee

  • Full complimentary 2 day conference registration


  • Eligible applicants must be currently enrolled in a PhD program or have completed their PhD no longer than 5 years prior to the conference date. An extension to this limit may be approved on the basis of an applicant demonstrating significant career interruptions.


Interested applicants should submit

  • Brief statement about how this bursary will benefit your career development (approx 200 words)

  • Current CV

  • Details of presentation already submitted for consideration (If you are a presenter as part a paper that has already been submitted by the lead presenter)

Award notification

Successful applicants will be advised in writing at the time of acceptance of their presentation.


Full payment of the awarded cash amount will be made to successful applicants on submission of the Payment form and proof of travel arrangements (flight booking confirmation and itinerary). Instructions for completing complimentary conference registration will be provided.

If awardees are experiencing financial hardship, they may apply for upfront payment prior to booking travel by contacting

Travel bursaries

About Perth

Come see the spectacular scenery located in and around Perth, Western Australia.

About Perth

Don't miss this opportunity to hear from world-leading experts, bridge research and practice and gain valuable insights adopted by companies and businesses to transform work.


Please complete the below form to submit your paper and apply for the ECR and PhD travel bursaries

For enquires please email:

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