Shannon Butcher


  • The University of Western Australia (M304), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Shannon is an experienced Organisational Psychologist and a member of the Psychology at Work Lab at UWA; specialising in team and individual development, performance improvement, change management and the design and delivery of training. Possessing strong problem solving and diagnostic skills, she employs strategic interventions based on psychological theory to assist organisations to effectively develop performance driven cultures consistent with today's operating environment. Shannon has a passion for enabling people to reach their potential and achieve their goals, and is known for her ability to build rapport and effectively manage relationships across all levels.

Shannon has worked extensively with industry and has experience across both private and public sectors, not for profit, health care, and mining. 

Research interests include leadership, employee well-being and the design of work for productivity and performance with a focus on real world industry challenges. 

Roles and responsibilities

2022 - Deputy Program Director: Master of Psychology (Industrial and Organisational)

Funding overview

2021: De Boeck, G., Butcher, S., Parker, S. K., & Jorritsma, K. Work Design in Autonomous Teams. Chorus Australia Ltd. $62,000

2021: Parker, S. K., Gilbert, J., Fruhen, L & Butcher, S. FIFO Worker Mental Health and Wellbeing: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Roster Changes: Mining Organisation. $94,000

2021: Parker, S. K., Jorritsma, K., Tian, A & Butcher, S. Thrive at Work Project: Federal Government Agency. $41,000

 2020: Parker, S. K., Bahri, J. & Butcher, S. Role redesign for network locomotive drivers. Mining organisation. $113,400

2019: Butcher, S., Parker, S. K. & Knight, C. ACT Government Transition to Activity Based Work. $22,160

2019: Butcher, S., Jorritsma, K., Parker, S. K. & Bahri, J. SMART Work Design. Federal Government Agency. $70,469.72


Endorsed Organisational Psychologist, Fellow, Member of the Australian Psychological Society , MPsych, BSc (Psych)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Psychology, Master of Industrial and Organisational Psychology, The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 1 Feb 2013

External positions

Committee Member, APS College of Organisational Psychologists

2022 → …

Chair, Perth Learning Professionals

2021 → …

Captain, Department of Defence

2014 → …


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