School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences| Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Dr Nicole McDonald, Dr Amy Cosby, Professor Bobby Harreveld
Doctor of Philosophy

Research Details

Thesis Name

Exploring the effect of psychological safety on team learning, performance and wellbeing among cotton farming employees to achieve optimal positive workforce culture and workplace sustainability.

Thesis Abstract

My research proposal seeks to better understand the factors that lead to a psychologically safe workplace, and how psychological safety, which is a factor significantly associated with workplace wellbeing, and team learning and performance, can be utilised within cotton farm work environments to enhance the employment experience for cotton farm employees.

Why my research is important/Impacts

Given the past research on psychological safety, learning more about the factors that lead to a psychologically safe work environment and understanding ways to improve this, could illuminate what may be a lynch pin to achieving a more socially sustainable work environment in terms of learning and wellbeing. This would be a valuable contribution, generating new knowledge that would place the industry at the cutting edge of positive workplace culture and sustainability at work.


Yes, the research is funded by the Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) and CQUniversity's Elevate Scholarship.