Sharon K. Parker is a Professor of Organizational Behavior at the UWA Business School, University of Western Australia and an Honorary Professor at the University of Sheffield where she was previously Director at the Institute of Work Psychology. She is also a recent Australian Research Council Future Fellow Her research focuses particularly on job and work design, and she is also interested in employee performance and development, especially their proactive behaviour. She has published in top tier journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and the Annual Review of Psychology on these topics. Sharon is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, and a Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organisational Psychology. She is a recent past Associate Editor of the leading organisational psychology journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and she has severed on numerous editorial boards. Professor Parker has attracted competitive research funding worth over $7,000,000, and has worked as a researcher and consultant in a wide range of public and private organizations.