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

Ms Heather Ikin
Phone: 0407 714 187
Heather is a Registered Organisational Psychologist with over a decade 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 developing and implementing strategies to improve organisational performance and effectiveness, with a particular focus on leadership development and change management. Heather also has a passion for employee wellbeing and psychosocial hazard management.

Heather has made a significant contribution to the College, having been a part of the COP Queensland Committee from February 2009 to October 2017, and holding roles including PD Coordinator, Secretary and State Chair. On joining the national committee, she started out as Qld representative, prior to taking on the roles of Member Engagement Officer and Deputy Chair at the national level. Heather is proud to serve the College as Chair until July 2021.

Chair-Elect

Ms Heather Ikin
Phone: 0407 714 187
Heather is a Registered Organisational Psychologist with over a decade 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 developing and implementing strategies to improve organisational performance and effectiveness, with a particular focus on leadership development and change management. Heather also has a passion for employee wellbeing and psychosocial hazard management.

Heather has made a significant contribution to the College, having been a part of the COP Queensland Committee from February 2009 to October 2017, and holding roles including PD Coordinator, Secretary and State Chair. On joining the national committee, she started out as Qld representative, prior to taking on the roles of Member Engagement Officer and Deputy Chair at the national level. Heather is proud to serve the College as Chair until July 2021.

Secretary

Position vacant

Treasurer

Dr Christine Boag-Hodgson
Dr Boag-Hodgson is a Senior Lecturer and Placement Coordinator at Griffith University. She has held a number of human factors and safety specific roles, including Human Factors Manager–Operations; Safety Manager; Head of School Enterprise Leadership and Safety; and Senior Transport Safety Investigator (Human Factors). Christine is also the Director of Humanology, a consultancy specialising in human factors and safety training and consultancy services. Christine has completed a PhD in Organisational Psychology, specialising in mental workload and situation awareness in air traffic control. She is a registered Psychologist endorsed in Organisational Psychology and Board approved supervisor. Christine is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, the Australian and International Societies of Air Safety Investigators, the US Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and the Australian Aviation Psychology Association, as well as a Fellow of the APS College of Organisational Psychologists.

CPD Coordinator

Position vacant

Sustainability

Miss Maree Riley
Maree is an Organisational Psychologist with the Australian Antarctic Division (ADD) located in Hobart. In this role she is responsible for the delivery of a range of psychological services designed to promote individual, team and organisational wellbeing and effectiveness across the Australian Antarctic Program. Prior to assuming her current role, Maree served for 20 years as an Army Psychologist providing a range of psychological services to Australian Defence Force personnel both domestically as well as in operational environments. Maree is a Registered Psychologist in both Australia and New Zealand, is a Certified Professional Member of AHRI and an Assoc. Member of SIOP. From mid-2014 until Aug 2017 she held a Ministerial appointment as the Tasmanian Practitioner Member on the ACT/VIC/TAS Regional Board of the Psychology Board of Australia. Maree has been involved with the College since the late 90s and assumed her current position on the National Committee in March 2018.

Office Bearer

Position vacant

National Awareness and Engagement Lead

Ms Traci Carse
Phone: 0421 351 148

Early Career Representative

Miss Kirsten Forgione

Chair
ACT

Ms Jennifer Manson

Chair
NSW

Ms Lily Tran

Chair
QLD

Mr Matthew Neale
Matthew is a registered and endorsed Organisational Psychologist with many years of experience in private, public and academic organisations. He holds a Masters degree in Organisational Psychology from the University of Queensland and a PhD in Management from the Queensland University of Technology. His current interests include employee recruitment and selection, work attitudes, employee development and applied methods.

Chair
SA

Ms Hayley Lokan

Chair
VIC

Mrs Tessa Dehring

Chair
WA

Ms Pauline Willis
Phone: 08 9467 2218
As a provider of integrative, systemic solutions for individuals, teams and organisations, my professional practice focuses on high impact individual and team coaching and development solutions to board level in Australasia & internationally. Consultancy for strategic design & implementation of corporate coaching and mentoring programmes from c-suite to shop floor is a specific area of expertise. In 2017, I will be judging the leadership & coaching category of the Workplace Excellence Awards.