Terence Chia

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Biography

Arriving from Singapore in 2007, Terence started at UWA as an international student. In the following year, Terence commenced an internship with the UWA Human Resources department. Since then, he worked in several functions across HR (Employment, Recruitment, HR Systems, Equity and Diversity, Organisational Development, and now with the Employee Relations team).

Terence graduated with a distinction in Master of Psychology (Industrial and Organisational) in 2013. Between 2013 and 2014, he worked as an external consultant with various not-for-profit organisations and the state government organisations in Bunbury. As an external consultant, Terence helped assessed workplace culture with a focus on wellbeing, assisted in the investigation of workplace grievances, and facilitated leadership development for managerial teams.

In 2015, Terence returned to the HR Organisational Development team at UWA as a Staff Developer. His responsibilities include facilitation of workshops for staff members on campus. He is a registered psychologist specialising in the area of organisational psychology, enjoys reading applied research, facilitating workshops and telling not so funny jokes.

In 2016, Terence worked with the HR Employee Relations team to support the negotiation, development and implementation of the University's enterprise agreements.

In 2021, Terence completed his PhD and he is currently working as a Research Associate and a Sessional Tutor. 

Roles and responsibilities

Key interests:
- Organisational development and change management
- Staff development training and workshop facilitation
- Communication in the workplace
- Public speaking and storytelling
- Wellbeing.

Future research

Terence is interested in organisational research that focuses on inclusion and diversity in the workplace and how it impacts behaviour at the workplace.

Since his graduation in 2013, Terence continues to work as a Graduate Research Assistant with academics from the UWA Business School, UWA School of Psychology, and the UNSW Business School.

Key research areas include:
- Inclusive leadership
- Psychologically safe communication

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