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Associate Professor Ben Farr-Wharton

Associate Dean

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5136
Mobile: 0438 755 019
Email: b.farrwharton@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.374  
ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9987-934X

Dr Ben Farr-Wharton is the Associate Dean Management at the School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University.

Key Research Areas

  • Organisational compassion
  • Employee wellbeing
  • Stress
  • Workplace safety

Biography

Dr Ben Farr-Wharton is an Associate Professor of Management within Edith Cowan University's School of Business and Law. Since 2013, Ben has been working with international and Australian colleagues to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the antecedents and consequences of employee wellbeing, with a broad focus on factors including; stress, safety culture, resilience, harassment, performance and engagement. Ben has undertaken research for the Australian Army, Ramsay Health Care, The Maltese Civil Police Force, Tasmanian Department of Emergencies, and Humanitas Hospital(Italy).

Theme One: Health; employee wellbeing, healthcare management, human resource management

Theme Two: Society and Culture; people analytics, public sector management, psychological capital

  • 2016 - 2018 - Top Postgraduate Lecturer, UTS Business School
  • 2016 - 2018 - Top Undergraduate Lecturer, 2016-18, UTS Business School
  • 2017 - Excellence in Early Career Research Award, UTS Business School
  • 2014 - Peiter Van Hooff Best PhD Research Presentation Award, Southern Cross University
  • 2012 - Australian Postgraduate Award.
  • Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management
  • International Research Symposia for Public Management
  • Academy of Management

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Southern Cross University, 2015.

Research Outputs

Book Chapters

  • Farr-Wharton, B., Brunetto, Y., Shacklock, K. (2020). Formal and Functional Social Exchange Relationships in the Public Sector. The Handbook of Public Sector Communication (127-138). John Wiley & Sons.

Journal Articles

  • Simpson, AV., Farr-Wharton, B., Reddy, P. (2020). Cultivating organizational compassion in healthcare. Journal of Management and Organization, 26(3), 340-354. https://doi.org/10.1017/jmo.2019.54.
  • Farr-Wharton, B., Farr-Wharton, G., Brunetto, Y., Farr-Wharton, R., Xerri, M., Shriberg, A. (2020). Social Networks, Problem-Solving, Managers: Police Officers in Australia and the USA. Policing (Oxford): a journal of policy and practice, 14(3), 778–791. https://doi.org/10.1093/police/pay095.
  • Brunetto, Y., Xerri, M., Farr-Wharton, B. (2020). Comparing the role of personal and organisational support on the innovative behaviour of frontline healthcare workers in Australia and the United States. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 79(3), 279-297. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12414.
  • Brunetto, Y., Farr-Wharton, B., Farr-Wharton, R., Shacklock, K., Azzopardi, J., Saccon, C., Shriberg, A. (2020). Comparing the impact of management support on police officers’ perceptions of discretionary power and engagement: Australia, USA and Malta. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 31(6), 738-759. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2017.1375964.
  • Brunetto, Y., Xerri, M., Farr-Wharton, B. (2020). The impact of management on NFP and FP social enterprises governed by government contracts and legislation. Public Management Review, 2020(Article in press), Article in press. https://doi.org/10.1080/14719037.2020.1743342.

Journal Articles

  • Farr-Wharton, B., Brunetto2, Y., Xerri, M., Shriberg, A., Newman, S., Dienger, J. (2019). Work harassment in the UK and US nursing context. Journal of Management and Organization, 2019(Article in press), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1017/jmo.2019.16.
  • Xerri, M., Brunetto, Y., Farr-Wharton, B. (2019). Support for aged care workers and quality care in Australia: A case of contract failure?. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 78(4), 546-561. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12379.
  • Trinchero, E., Farr-Wharton, B., Brunetto, Y. (2019). Workplace Relationships, Psychological Capital, Accreditation and Safety Culture: a new Framework of Analysis within Healthcare Organizations. Public Organization Review: a Global Journal, 19(1), 139-152. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11115-017-0390-6.

Journal Articles

  • Brunetto, Y., Xerri, M., Farr-Wharton, B., Nelson, S. (2018). The importance of informal professional networks in developing a proactive organizational culture: a public value perspective. Public Money and Management, 38(3), 203-212. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2018.1434343.
  • Farr-Wharton, B., Charles, M., Keast, R., Woolcott, G., Chamberlain, D. (2018). Why lecturers still matter: the impact of lecturer-student exchange on student engagement and intention to leave university prematurely. Higher Education, 75(1), 167-185. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-017-0190-5.
  • Trinchero, E., Farr-Wharton, B., Brunetto, Y. (2018). A social exchange perspective for achieving safety culture in healthcare organisations. International Journal of Public Sector Management, 32(2), 142-156. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJPSM-06-2017-0168.

Conference Publications

  • Simpson, A., Farr-Wharton, B. (2018). The NEAR Organizational Compassion Scale: validity, reliability and correlations. Proceedings of 2017 Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (19 pages). ANZAM.

Journal Articles

  • Farr-Wharton, B., Shacklock, K., Brunetto, Y., Teo, S., Farr-Wharton, R. (2017). Workplace bullying, workplace relationships and job outcomes for police officers in Australia. Public Money and Management, 37(5), 325-332. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2017.1328180.
  • Novak, J., Farr-Wharton, B., Brunetto, Y., Shacklock, K., Brown, K. (2017). Safety outcomes for engineering asset management organizations: Old problem with new solutions?. Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 160(1), 67-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ress.2016.12.004.
  • Woolcott, G., Keast, R., Chamberlain, D., Farr-Wharton, B. (2017). Modelling success networks to improve the quality of undergraduate education. Quality in Higher Education, 23(2), 120–137. https://doi.org/10.1080/13538322.2017.1356617.
  • Trinchero, E., Farr-Wharton, B., Borgonovi, E. (2017). Relationships with managers and harassment: the Italian nurse experience. Public Money and Management, 37(5), 341-348. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2017.1328198.
  • Brunetto, Y., Xerri, M., Shacklock, K., Farr-Wharton, B., Farr-Wharton, R. (2017). Management, bullying and the work outcomes of Australian paramilitary. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 50(3), 341-359. https://doi.org/10.1177/0004865816647429.
  • Charles, M., Farr-Wharton, B., Von Der Heidt, T., Sheldon, N. (2017). Evaluating Perry’s structured approach for professional doctorate theses. Education and Training, 59(2), 215-230. https://doi.org/10.1108/ET-02-2016-0025.

Journal Articles

  • Farr-Wharton, B., Azzopardi, J., Brunetto, Y., Farr-Wharton, R., Herold, N., Shriberg, A. (2016). Comparing Malta and USA police officers’ individual and organizational support on outcomes. Public Money and Management, 36(5), 333-340. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2016.1194078.
  • Brunetto, Y., Xerri, M., Farr-Wharton, B., Shacklock, K., Farr‐wharton, R., Trinchero, E. (2016). Nurse safety outcomes: old problem, new solution - the differentiating roles of nurses' psychological capital and managerial support. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72(11), 2794-2805. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13036.
  • Brunetto, Y., Xerri, M., Nelson, S., Farr-Wharton, B. (2016). The role of informal and formal networks: How professionals can be innovative in a constrained fiscal environment. International Journal of Innovation Management, 20(3), article no.1650051. https://doi.org/10.1142/S1363919616500511.

Conference Publications

  • Brunetto, Y., Xerri, M., Nelson, S., Farr-Wharton, B. (2016). Using a Public Value lens for examining informal professional networks. British Academy of Management Conference (22 pages). British Academy of Management.

Book Chapters

  • Farr-Wharton, R., Farr-Wharton, B., Brunetto, Y. (2015). Evaluating Economic Development Officers Through the Lens of Managerial Flow. Managerial flow (98-111). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315796116.
  • Farr-Wharton, B., Brown, K. (2015). Managing complexities through Flow in industry clusters: An emergent framework and case-study evidence from Australia. Managerial Flow (133-147). Routledge.
  • Farr-Wharton, R., Farr-Wharton, B., Brunetto, Y. (2015). Evaluating the Potential Impacts of Development Policies. Managerial flow (14-25). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315796116.

Journal Articles

Journal Articles

  • Trinchero, E., Borgonovi, E., Farr-Wharton, B. (2014). Leader–member exchange, affective commitment, engagement, wellbeing, and intention to leave: public versus private sector Italian nurses. Public Money and Management, 34(6), 381-388. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2014.962361.
  • Farr-Wharton, R., Farr-Wharton, B., Brunetto, Y., Bresolin, F. (2014). The role of generational cohorts: Comparing approaches to innovation using internal networks. International Journal of Innovation Management, 18(4), article no 1450028. https://doi.org/10.1142/S1363919614500285.
  • Farr-Wharton, R., Farr-Wharton, B., Brunetto, Y. (2014). Regional Development: The Importance of a Relationship with Government. Journal of Social and Economic Policy, 16(2), article no.7.

Research Projects

  • Wellbeing Evaluation Tender Proposal: Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management, Tasmanian Government, Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management Tasmania, Tender, 2019 ‑ 2022, $200,867.
  • Diversity and Inclusion Census – DWER , Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA), Grant, 2020 ‑ 2021, $13,748.
  • Flexible work and psychological safety: best practice to advance psychologically safe work from alternate locations, NSW Government, Understanding the Changing World of Work (Tender), 2020 ‑ 2021, $135,157.
  • Ready For Response Evaluation Quotation, Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management Tasmania, Tender, 2021, $35,443.
  • BHP - Heritage: Work and Wellbeing, BHP Billiton, Grant, 2020, $47,989.
  • Valuing Remote Workers, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (WA), Grant, 2020, $75,000.
  • Diversity Disclosure in an Inclusive and Psychologically Safe Work Environment - A Work Guide for the WA Public Sector, Public Sector Commission, Public Sector Commission, 2020, $32,879.
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