Research Updates

Research

This page lists all research updates available on Return to Work Matters.

Research is chosen for review based on quality of the evidence and its practical value in return to work.

Requests to undertake reviews of research on particular subjects are welcome.

Click the ‘Topics’ button below to drill down into all articles and research updates on your topic of interest.

Supervisors know RTW is a team sport

contributorRTWMatters team

What competencies do supervisors think they need to manage the impact of RTW on teams and coworkers?

Supervisor self-care

contributorRTWMatters team

Supervising RTW can be challenging, both emotionally and professionally. What supports are...

Team players or nay-sayers?

contributorRTWMatters team

Five things that make or break co-worker support for modified duties during the early days of...

Training to fail?

contributorRTWMatters team

Australian Return to Work Coordinators complain about the quality and relevance of the training...

Positivity and disability

contributorRTWMatters team

What personality traits and experiences make people more likely to cope with adversity such as...

The downside of accommodation

contributorGabrielle Lis

A look at the challenges faced by supervisors obliged to oversee modified duties in a workplace...

Jargon busters

contributorGabrielle Lis

Researchers are worried that medical mumbo jumbo hurts recovery. What happens when medical...

Back to basics: RTW plans

contributorRTWMatters team

What aspects of RTW planning are the most important, according to supervisors and rehabilitation...

Asking questions improves RTW motivation

contributorDr Mary Wyatt

Motivational interviewing promotes better RTW results, especially for people who lose or leave...

The talking heart of RTW

contributorRTWMatters team

What kinds of communication skills do supervisors need to support injured workers?

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