Associate Professor of Employment Relations, Dr Felicity Lamm has accepted the role of Government Chief Advisor, Health and Safety and will be on secondment from AUT's Occupational Health and Safety Research Centre.
Felicity will support the sector in health and safety and be available to 35 government agencies working in the area of occupational health and safety.
"This role will provide me with the opportunity to work in a new and exciting environment with a team that is dedicated to supporting the public sector in making a difference," she said.
She has been teaching and researching in the area of employment relations and occupational health and safety (OHS) for the past 25 years.
Felicity's research for New Zealand and overseas public and private sector organisations covers areas such as regulating and complying with employment and OHS law in the small business sector and OHS issues in the agricultural, construction, forestry, mining, fishing and service sectors. She has also been involved in a number of governmental inquiries into OHS.
As Co-Director of the Centre, she has led a number of collaborate research projects and established a support network for academics and practitioners. The team at the Centre were awarded the AUT's Vice Chancellor's Award for Academic Excellence in Research in 2013.