Sam Popple

Invited Speaker, Occupational Health

Director, Office of Industrial Relations, QLD

    Sam is the director of the psychological health unit at the Office of Industrial Relations. Sam is an organisational psychology registrar working in the growing field of psychosocial risk management within Queensland’s work health and safety regulator, OIR.

    Sam’s previous career as an intensive care nurse educator provided the bedrock for her passion in the wellbeing and welfare of staff, initially as a way to enhance patient outcomes – ‘look after your staff and they will look after the patients’. As a registered psychologist in psychological health this has broadened out to the protection of workers from the broad suite of psychosocial risks that can often play out differently across different industries.