APS College of Organisational Psychologists

Committee Information

The following members of the National College Committee have been elected by the members of the College of Organisational psychologists. Please feel free to contact the College Committee members with any queries or suggestions about the activities and events which they organise for members of this College.

Chair

Dr Timothy Bednall
Dr Timothy Colin Bednall is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management and Marketing at Swinburne University. He previously worked at the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales. He has also worked in industry for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and Chandler Macleod. Dr Bednall is the National Chair of the APS College of Organisational Psychologists. His broad research area is employee learning and innovation, and charitable behaviour.

Chair-Elect

Dr Timothy Bednall
Dr Timothy Colin Bednall is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Management and Marketing at Swinburne University. He previously worked at the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales. He has also worked in industry for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and Chandler Macleod. Dr Bednall is the National Chair of the APS College of Organisational Psychologists. His broad research area is employee learning and innovation, and charitable behaviour.

Secretary

Position vacant

Treasurer

Ms Karen Whittingham
Dr Karen Whittingham provides bespoke OD, L and D and strategic planning advice to ASX listed companies and public sector organisations. She is well versed in a variety of interventions including executive coaching, training and facilitation and assessment. She is currently the Treasurer of the College of Organisational Psychology.

CPD Coordinator

Mr Mark Cipants

Marketing and Communications

Miss Diya Dey
Diya is an experienced senior consultant and registered organisational psychologist with a passion for helping individuals, teams and organisations work at their best. She works with a wide range of clients, in both the public and private sector, who span across several industry sectors including financial services, emergency services, corrections, education and human services.

Diya's been involved with the College for over 6 years now in various capacities and is excited about having the opportunity to work on the Communications portfolio for the College.

She would welcome any ideas or suggestions from other members looks forward to working with the Committee over the next few years.

Industry and Stakeholder Engagement

Miss Courtney Wurth

Supervision Coordinator

Mr Elliot Wood

Secretary

Mrs Martha Knox-Haly

IOP Conference Chair

Dr Mark Wiggins
Mark Wiggins is a Professor of Organisational Psychology at Macquarie University. He also holds positions as the Deputy Director of the Centre of Elite Performance, Expertise, and Training, and Director of the Macquarie University Simulation Hub. He is a Registered Psychologist in Australia with an endorsed area of practice in Organisational Psychology.

Student Representative

Miss Chantelle Warren

Chair
ACT

Mr Warwick Graco
Phone: 02 62162646
I have worked in Defence and Health. I currently employed in the ATO as a data miner. I am focused on the Whole of Government Data Analytics Centre of Excellence and how government departments and agencies use data and analytics to achieve government objectives. I am also working on workforce planning and learning and development requirements with analytics professionals. My interests include analytics, use of digital assessments to measure human capabilities, organizational learning, organizational decision making and innovation and disruptive change

Chair
NSW

Dr Ben Searle

Chair
QLD

Ms Heather Ikin
Heather is a Registered Organisational Psychologist with over eight years of experience in consulting, organisational development, culture change, leadership, and health, safety and wellbeing. Heather currently works for the Office of Industrial Relations in Queensland, specialising in the facilitation and practical application of research to improve organisational performance and effectiveness in the regulation of health and safety legislation. Her primary areas of interest include psychosocial hazard management and the prevention and management of workplace bullying.

Heather has made a significant contribution to the College, having been a part of the COP Queensland Committee since February 2009, and has previously held the roles of PD Coordinator and Secretary.

Chair and Organisational Liason
SA

Mrs Sophie Holdstock

Chair
VIC

Dr Renee Tunney

Chair
WA

Ms Pauline Willis