The Next Generation of Better Health

In July 2019 Back2Work, powered by The Better Health Generation, launched our PhD program – The Next Generation – a collaborative, international partnership between The Better Health Generation (TBHG), The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) and the Université du Québec à Montréal in Canada (UQAM).

We currently have six research projects that will address barriers and constraints in transitioning from unemployment to employment, enhancing job seekers employability and how community-based employment services can enhance their specialised expertise into innovative strategies.

Our research team and their projects include:

Chris Mo

Chris Mo

Psychologist & Back2Work Regional Manager

Development of a work-focused ACT intervention (wACT) and effect on RTW outcomes.
Elli Riley

Elli Riley

Psychologist & Back2Work State Manager

Effect of unemployment stigma on job search behaviours.
Fred Cicchini

Fred Cicchini

Psychologist & TBHG Group CEO

Examining Work-focused CBT and the additive effect of a vocational intervention that replicates the first day of work.
Jessica Francis

Jessica Francis

Occupational Therapist & Care Squared National Manager for Medical & Physical Services

Physical job simulation in conjunction with Occupational Therapy clinical intervention: Does it improve re-employment outcomes for unemployed Australians.
Malcolm Choat

Malcolm Choat

Psychologist & Assessment Squared General Manager

The Effect of Working Alliance on Employment Outcomes for Work Focused Cognitive Behavioural Interventions.
Susanne Hendricks

Susanne Hendricks

Psychologist & Care Squared State Manager

The effect of a group work focussed Cognitive Behaviour Therapy on work self-efficacy and employment outcomes.

Back2Work is deeply committed to quality and innovation, and we are excited about the potential outcomes of this important, international collaboration. Please keep an eye on our on our website for research news and updates.