Professor Sharon K. Parker is an ARC Laureate Fellow, Director of the Centre for Transformative Work Design at Curtin University, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology. Her research focuses on job and work design, and she is also interested in employee performance and development, especially their proactive behaviour.
She is a recipient of the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Award, the Academy of Management OB Division Mentoring Award and, in November of 2019, Sharon was named among the world’s most influential scientists and social scientists in the Web of Science Group’s 2019 list of 2019 Highly Cited Researchers, and the only female in Australia appearing on this list in the field of Economics and Business. She has published more than 100 internationally refereed articles, including publications in top tier journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and the Annual Review of Psychology, on topics including work design, proactive behaviour, and job performance. She is currently an Associate Editor for Academy of Management Annals and has previously served on numerous editorial boards. Sharon has attracted competitive research funding worth over $40,000,000 and has worked with a wide range of public and private organisations.