View the research projects that Comcare is leading or is involved in, grouped by the research themes which are identified in our Research plan.
Enabling safe and healthy work
Preventing workplace harm in all forms is the cornerstone of enabling safe and healthy workplaces. A feature of safe and healthy workplaces is when leaders and workers understand their duties and obligations, including responding to physical and psychosocial hazards and risks.
- Employer survey project
- Reduce workplace sitting trial project
- Improving the health of Australian truck drivers project
Facilitating mentally healthy workplaces
Thriving organisations support worker mental health and wellbeing. Psychological safety is fostered when leaders drive positive workplace cultures that protect workers from harm, support and respond to mental ill health or distress, and promote the positive aspects of work.
- Lead indicator mentoring program
- Mental health coaching service (NewAccess workplaces) project
- Work-related mental health guidelines in General PRacticE (IMPRovE) project
- New approaches to preventing workplace bullying
Fostering work participation
Good work supports worker health, wellbeing, engagement and productivity. Providing good work that is person-centric and tailored to match the current capability and capacity of workers; maximises retention, recovery at and return to work.
- Assessing return to work policy and practice (ComPARE) project
- Design and trial a transition support service for people moving between systems
- Early intervention service pilot project
- Employee awareness project
- Health service use of compensated workers with low back pain project
- Measuring the movement of people between systems
- Mobilising employers to employ people with work disability project
- Reviewing cross sector income support systems project
- Safe Work Australia's national return to work survey project
- National Certificate of Capacity proof of concept
Adapting to the future of work
Responding to evolving work practices and environments requires ongoing curiosity, agility, and responsibility by organisations and workers. Sustainable organisations will foresee and mitigate future risks and seize opportunities to innovate, whilst keeping worker needs front‑of‑mind.