Dr Carlo Caponecchia - IAWBH IMMEDIATE PAST President
I’m interested in several aspects of workplace bullying research and practice, including measurement, conceptual issues, and interventions, though my overall approach to workplace bullying research is from the perspective of workplace health and safety. This approach views bullying as an occupational hazard that should be managed like other health and safety hazards. My training is in psychology, and my interest in bullying grew from my work in stress.
I co-authored the 2011 book “Preventing workplace bullying: An evidence based guide for managers and employees” with my colleague Dr Anne Wyatt (published by Routledge/Allen & Unwin), and convene the risk management special interest group within the IAWBH.
In the past few years, I’ve been advising government agencies on policy development regarding workplace bullying, as well as contributing to several inquiries into workplace bullying in Australia. In addition to research and research consultancy projects, I’ve been involved in designing workshops for senior staff and public agency decision makers. Recently I've been part fo the committee working on the development of the new International Standard on psychological health at work, ISO45003, which is expected to be released in 2021.
I’m based in Sydney, Australia, and have been a member of the Board since 2016.