Director of the Centre for Safety; Co-Director of the Accelerated Learning Laboratory
BA GradDipPsych MEd Melb., DipEd La Trobe, PhD Penn.
Area of expertise/Research Interests: 
  • Safety Leadership
  • Culture
  • Organisational Change
  • Statistical Analysis

Professor Mark Griffin is the Director of the Centre for Safety and well as the Co-Director of ALL@UWA. He has extensive experience working in organisational psychology throughout Australia, Europe and the USA, investigating areas such as safety, well-being, organisational health, culture and leadership. Mark also has extensive knowledge in statistics and research methods. He currently holds a prestigious Australian Research Council Future Fellowship for his leading-edge research in safety leadership.

Mark is an associate editor for the Journal of Management, associate editor for the Organizational Psychology Review, program chair for the Academy of Management Research Methods Division, and an Honorary Professor at the University of Sheffield

Research Grants

How leaders integrate safety goals for employees to build adaptive safety capabilities in organisations.
Griffin, Yeo, Day, & Gibson (2012).
Australian Research Council Discovery Grant. $320,000 over 3 years.

Work-related road traffic injury: Managing the risk.
Stevenson,  Newman, Griffin, McClure, & Heller, 2012
National Medical and Health Research Council Grant. $492,000 over 3 years.

Evaluation of Common Safety Training Program.
Yeo, Day, Griffin & Loft (2012).
Emergency Response Group Training. $20,000 for 2 years

Managing Safety vs. Productivity in Safety Critical Contexts.
Yeo, G., Day, D., Griffin, M. A. (2010).
UWA Business School Research Development Award. $15,000 for 12 months.

Understanding fitness to operate in the offshore oil and gas industry.
Griffin, M. A., Hodkiewicz, M., Cordery, J., Unsworth, K., Morrison, D. (2011).
National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority. $180,000 for 18 months.

Key Papers

Griffin, M. A., Hodkiewicz, M., Dunster, J., Kanse, L., Parkes, K., Finnerty, D., Cordery, J. & Unsworth, K. (in press). A conceptual framework and practical guide for assessing fitness-to-operate in the offshore oil and gas industry.  Accident Analysis & Prevention

Griffin, M., & Talati, Z. (in press). Safety Leadership. In D. Day (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Leadership and Organizations. New York: Oxford University Press.

Andrei, D., Yeo, G., Griffin, M., Van Drumpt, E., & Day, D. (2013). Leadership Functions in Action Teams: Differences across Phases and Time. In Yeo, G. & Andrei, D. Leadership and team processes in safety-critical environments. Symposium Presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, Texas, 11-13 April.

Newnam, S., Griffin, M. A., & Mason, C. M. (2008). Safety in Work Vehicles: A Multi-level study linking safety values and individual predictors to work-related driving crashes. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93, 632-644. 

Neal, A. & Griffin, M. A. (2006). A longitudinal study of the relationships among, safety climate, safety behavior, and accidents at the individual and group levels. Journal of Applied Psychology, 91, 946-953.

Griffin, M. A. & Neal, A. (2000). Perceptions of safety at work: A framework for linking safety climate to safety performance, knowledge, and motivation. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 5, 347-358.

Maierhofer, N., Griffin, M. A. & Sheehan, M. (2000). Organizational values and safety at work: The impact of manager values and behavior on employee values and behavior. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 5, 417-427.

Neal, A., Griffin, M. A., & Hart, P. M. (2000). The impact of organizational climate on safety climate and individual behavior, Safety Science, 34, 99-109.