Dr Ben Farr-Wharton is a Human Resource Management lecturer within the Management Discipline Group at the University of Technology Sydney's Business Faculty. Since 2013, Ben has been working with international and Australian colleagues to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the role of effective management on workplace outcomes, including factors such as; employee performance, stress, safety, resilience, harassment and engagement. Ben has undertaken research for the Australian Army, Ramsay Health Care, the Maltese Civil Police Force and Humanitas Hospital (Italy). He has also spearheaded a number of regional development activities, including the Boards for Billion – Indian surf industries development program, and the Southern Gold Coast Music Hubs project. As a researcher, Ben has expertise in quantitative methods using structural equation modeling analysis, and was formerly employed as a methodologist. Ben has published a range of articles in management and public management journals, and one co-edited book in 2015 as part of Routledge advances in management series.
Ben has contributed to a number of academic symposia and workshops at the Academy of Management Conference, including coordinating the Arts Management Symposium from 2012-2014. Additionally, he has coordinated a number of industry workshops centered on engineering management, health care management, and creative entrepreneurship. Ben has a passion for collaborative research that generates positive, real world impact for organisations and their employees.
The importance of informal professional networks in developing a proactive organizational culture: a public value perspective