Dr Tessa Bailey (she/her)
Senior Consultant – Psychologist (SA)
Dr Tessa Bailey is a registered psychologist who completed her PhD focusing on lead indicators for worker psychological health and safety, for which she received the 2019 Ian Davey Award for the most outstanding PhD thesis at the University of South Australia. She has experience working in the areas of human resource management, injury preventions, and injury management.
In her prior role as a Research Fellow at UniSA Dr Bailey assisted with coordinating the Australian Workplace Barometer project which analysed data on working conditions, worker health, and productivity outcomes for over 7000 workers across Australia.
Her focus on applied practice led to the creation of The OPUS Centre for Psychosocial Risk working with industry partners to design integrated workforce health and safety systems that provide a psychologically safe environment, protect worker health, and promote wellbeing. As a Consultant Dr Bailey has assisted organisations from a wide range of industries to design safe systems of work that optimise worker health and productivity outcomes.