The Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research is the premier New Zealand hub for inclusive dialogue, research and teaching with researchers, students and multiple stakeholders. Its purpose is to build research and teaching capacity in occupational health and safety not only in New Zealand but also in Asia and the Pacific. It is leading prevention on work-related illnesses, injuries and fatalities by applying multidisciplinary approaches to complex problems. It attempts to raise the level of occupational health and safety prevention through education and robust research by targeting the tough issues and developing people-centred interventions.
The Centre is directed by Associate Professor Felicity Lamm and Associate Professor Mark Boocock and supported by a team of experts.
The aims of the centre are to:
- Turn research into reality
- Participate and collaborate in multidisciplinary research and teaching
- Promote dialogue between employers, employees, and government agents
- Input into laws, policies and practices that will improve the working environment
- Support existing and emerging OHS researchers and professionals nationally and internationally.