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Janet’s career has focused on workplace relations and dispute resolution. She has clocked up over 27 years’ experience in a range of roles, the last 16 of which have been as a Director of WorkSight. Janet has post-graduate qualifications in industrial relations and human resource management and has undertaken training in both problem solving and transformative forms of mediation. Janet’s recent work has focused on drafting tailored workplace agreements, developing early intervention grievance procedures, undertaking workplace investigations and assisting a number of public sector employers manage restructuring of their workforce.


  • Bachelor of Arts (University of Melbourne)
  • Bachelor of Social Work (University of Melbourne)
  • Graduate Diploma Industrial Relations/Human Resource Management (University of Melbourne)
  • Australian Mediation Registered Mediator
  • Licensed Investigator

Professional Affiliations

  • Associate Member Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators, Australia
  • Member Australian Human Resources Institute

Areas of Expertise
Janet is passionate about assisting employers and employees to positively resolve workplace conflict and has developed an interest in the use of transformative mediation to assist in facilitating workplace communication and early intervention to resolve workplace conflict.

Janet’s areas of expertise include:

  • Workplace mediation
  • Facilitation of workplace communication processes
  • Complaint handling and investigations
  • Development of workplace agreements
  • Award and agreement interpretation and advice

Janet’s recent work has been in the following sectors:

  • Post-secondary and higher education sectors
  • Group training sector
  • Not for profit sector
  • Social and community services sector
  • Small and medium business

Recent work carried out:

  • Mediation and conciliation of workplace disputes
  • Investigating employee grievances and workplace bullying complaints
  • Advising employers about employment obligations and interpreting awards and assisting employers transition to modern awards
  • Assisting employers develop organisation specific workplace agreements and policies
  • Training employees in award interpretation and the basics of the employment relationship
  • Developing remuneration policies, classifying positions, and chairing classification appeals committees
  • Undertaking organisational and staffing reviews, including providing restructuring advice in the public sector and within TAFE