Psych Health and Safety Podcast

Promoting readiness for psych health and safety - with Dr Kevin Teoh

Episode Summary

In this episode we chat with Dr. Kevin Teoh, Occupational Health Psychologist and the Programme Director of the MSc Organizational Psychology at Birkbeck, University of London. Kevin shares a broad range of research findings relating to psychological health and safety, and discusses the approaches he finds most effective in generating trust and collaboration when coming into an organisation as an outsider. He explores the role of job supports in moderating the harmful effects of high job demands, and shares strategies that can be implemented at a team or local level to effect positive change in mental health outcomes. Finally, he describes a research project exploring the mechanisms by which national WHS legislation improves employee mental health. AIHS Improving Integrated Approaches to Workplace Mental Health Conference (December 1-2, 2021): Free Live Panel Event: Improving mental health in the construction industry by improving 'work' (November 30, 2021): Get FlourishDx Basic for free: European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (2014). Calculating the cost of work-related stress and psychosocial risks. Luxembourg: European Communities. ISBN 978-92-9240-420-8 Hassard, J., Teoh, K.R.H., Visockaite, G., Dewe, P., & Cox, T. (2018). The cost of work-related stress to society: A systematic review. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 23(1), pp. 1-17. doi: 10.1037/ocp0000069 De Lange, A., Lovseth, L., Teoh, K., & Christensen, M. (2020). Healthy healthcare: lessons learned and a new research agenda for occupational health psychology. Frontiers in Psychology – Organizational Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.02236 Teoh, K.R.H., Lima, E., Vasconcelos, A., Nascimento, E., & Cox., T. (2019). Trauma and work factors as predictors of firefighters’ psychiatric distress. Occupational Medicine, 69(8-9), 598-603. Teoh, K.R.H., Hassard, J., & Cox, T. (2019). Do doctors’ perceived working conditions influence quality of care? A systematic review. Work & Stress, 33(4), 385-413.