Well-being and Productivity in Metricised Employee Performance Systems

Project opportunity

This Earmarked Scholarship project is aligned with a recently awarded Category 1 research grant. It offers you the opportunity to work with leading researchers and contribute to large projects of national significance.

The project explores the impact that the increasing use of digitised HR technologies, in particular metricised performance measurement and metric systems, are having on the workforce. It will generate a greater understanding of why, when and how these systems have a positive rather than a negative impact on employee motivation, well-being and performance. It aims to identify ways to help enhance organisations’ understanding and capability of these systems to ensure that they positively influence worker well-being and work culture.

Scholarship value

As a scholarship recipient, you'll receive: 

  • living stipend of $32,192 per annum tax free (2023 rate), indexed annually
  • tuition fees covered
  • single Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)


Associate Professor Martin Edwards

School of Business

Email: m.edwards1@business.uq.edu.au

Preferred educational background

Your application will be assessed on a competitive basis.

We take into account your

  • previous academic record
  • publication record
  • honours and awards
  • employment history.

A working knowledge of psychology with an interest in organisational contexts and psychology applied in work settings and some knowledge of the field of HR would be of benefit to someone working on this project.

The applicant will demonstrate academic achievement in the field(s) of psychology and the potential for scholastic success.

A background or knowledge of statistical techniques especially knowledge of longitudinal analyses and experimental methods is highly desirable.

Latest commencement date

If you are the successful candidate, you must commence by Research Quarter 1, 2025. You should apply at least 3 months prior to the research quarter commencement date.

If you are an international applicant, you may need to apply much earlier for visa requirements.

How to apply

You apply for this project as part of your PhD program application.

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