Dr Georgia Hay
Ultimately, Georgia’s Fellowship research will inform the development of a ‘blueprint’ for designing effective interdisciplinary (medical) teams, and a business case for facilitating more opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and creativity in the healthcare system.

Under the guidance of ARC Laureate Fellow Prof. Sharon K. Parker at the Curtin University Future of Work Institute, Centre for Transformative Work Design (CTWD), Georgia’s research investigates the psychology behind teamwork and collaboration in interdisciplinary medical teams.

Her work draws from research on work design, social categorisation, and team creativity to discover new ways of facilitating teamwork in interdisciplinary medical teams – particularly ones working on information-intensive problems that require ‘out of the box’ solutions.

Georgia’s Fellowship research will entail building on her work with the WA Undiagnosed Diseases Program (UDP), an Australian-first program run by Genetic Services WA and the WA Department of Health Office of Population Health Genomics. In this program, an interdisciplinary team of medical and scientific experts work to diagnose patients with chronically undiagnosed rare diseases (sometimes with a 1-in-1-million diagnosis). She will compare the design, effectiveness, and implementation of this team to other international UDP teams, and other WA-based interdisciplinary teams.

Georgia completed her PhD with Prof. Sharon Parker (UWA/Curtin), Assoc. Prof. Alex Luksyte (UWA), and Assoc. Prof. Anja Van den Broeck (KU Leuven, Belgium) at the UWA Business School, and her first postdoctoral research position at the Curtin University Future of Work Institute with Prof. Sharon Parker.

In her spare time, Georgia organises events as part of the St. George’s College alumni committee (The Georgians) and sings Soprano in the Perth Undergraduate Choral Society (PUCS).

Georgia grew up in Dampier, in the Pilbara region, where she went to primary and high school, and where she enjoys visiting for snorkelling and kayaking trips when she can.

ResearchingOrganisational psychology
AffiliatedCurtin University|
Focus areaHealth, Society