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Conference program

Below is a draft schedule of what is planned for the WorkSafe Tasmania Conference program. Please revisit this page for updates and changes. All dates and times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).

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Wednesday 28 July
Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston


Registration desk opens – tea and coffee on arrival

Hotel Grand Chancellor Foyer


Welcome and Opening


Keynote speaker: Professor Angela Martin, Menzies Institute for Medical Research

The global and national context for workplace mental health: Increasing focus on psychosocial risk management and mitigation


Keynote speaker: Professor Alex Collie, Monash University

Work injury, suicide and self-harm: Findings and implications of a global evidence review

11.10–11.30am  Morning refreshments

Concurrent Sessions

Mental health and wellbeing

Work health and safety

Workers compensation and return to work


Roz Taylor
Managing Consultant, Respect at Work

Respect at work

Vallorie Hodges
University Dive Officer/Safety and Wellbeing Advisor, University of Tasmania
Fiona McCarthy
Safety and rehabilitation professional

Prevention is not enough

Dr Peter Sharman
Occupational Physician, Hobart Occupational Medicine

'Health first' in the workplace: Evidence-based interventions by employers to facilitate recovery and return to work


Dr Ian Snape
Cofounder, The Coaching Space

The doorstep pattern: Leave your baggage at the door

Mark Heaysman
Chief Executive Officer, Longitude6 Pty Ltd

Why technologies are not changing the number of workplace injuries or the cost associated with these injuries.

John Mellors
General Manager
Hailey Buchhorn
National Life Insurance Advisor/Area Manager: Victoria and Tasmania, Guardian Exercise Rehabilitation

Exercise therapy for mental illness in personal injury spheres: The journey and the destination

13.00–13.45pm  Lunch


Keynote speaker: Dr Sharron O’Neill, UNSW Canberra

WHS data: Business intelligence, distraction or fake news?


Keynote speaker: Dianah Brown, Safe Work Australia

Managing psychosocial hazards at work

15.15–15.35pm  Afternoon refreshments


Keynote speaker: Professor Peter Gahan, University of Melbourne

The future of work after COVID: What's next?


Conference close

Updated: 10th June 2021